Posts with the category “missions”

The Link: Healing Through Art
by Residing Hope Hope on June 13th, 2024
Legacy Scholars Academy's 4th Annual Student Art Showcase was held on May 17th at the historic Enterprise Museum. A large crowd of local leaders and art enthusiasts converged to see and learn about the amazing artwork done by our incredible artists from the Legacy Scholars Academy at Residing Hope in Enterprise under the direction of their teacher Melissa Stilwell. The artwork by artists from sixth...  Read More
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Bannerman Year 1 Complete
by Faith Parry on June 5th, 2024
I want to share that the year ended strong with the Boomers and Bannerman. They delivered 11 months of mailbox appreciations along with something in the workroom for the teachers. Along with these items, the Boomers also provided breakfast multiple times and an appreciation bar for Teacher Appreciation week that was "grab and go" style. We also started to work with businesses in our community to hel...  Read More
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The Link: Providing Hope Through Outpatient Counseling
by Residing Hope on May 16th, 2024
In 2019, Circle of Friends Services became a division of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, now known as Residing Hope. This was a very important and vital addition to the growing range of services being provided by the Children's Home at that time. By providing trauma-based therapy to children and families at an earlier point, it was possible to avoid the need for higher levels of care...  Read More
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The Link: Day On Campus
by Residing Hope on April 26th, 2024
We were excited and blessed to welcome more than 500 guests to our Enterprise campus on Saturday, March 16th for our annual Day on Campus! Guests arrived from all over Florida to take tours of our campus, attend presentations on Foster Care, Traumatic-based Crises and Legacy Planning, hear the stories of our continuing ministry and eat a delicious lunch.During our presentation, we were honored and...  Read More
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Seeds of Support
by Karen Robinson & Faith Parry on April 17th, 2024
From Karen: The Boomers met on April 2nd and prepared the monthly mailbox motivations for the Bannerman (BLC) faculty and staff. Hagan Ace Hardware in Green Cove donated flower seed packets. We attached notes to each packet and placed them in faculty and staff mailboxes (pictured above). This week, Pizza Hut of Green Cove provided the staff with pasta trays and breadsticks for lunch, and the Boomers...  Read More
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8 Days and Over 500 People Fed
by Faith Parry on April 4th, 2024
Over eight days, March 16-23, we participated in 3 events and helped feed people across Clay County. Thank you to everyone who helped, either by volunteering, donating items, or giving financially. A team of us went to Jacksonville to pack food at a table our church sponsored. This event was the 2nd Annual Faith in Action that Hunger Fight has put on. Churches sponsored all the tables. It was so much f...  Read More
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Children's Home is now Residing Hope
by Residing Hope (formerly Florida United Methodist Children's Home) on March 21st, 2024
This month is a month with 5 Sundays, which means we're collecting for the Residing Hope (formerly Florida United Methodist Children's Home).For over a century, the Children’s Home has been guided by an unwavering commitment to serving children and families throughout the state of Florida with compassion, integrity, and faith. Since our beginning in 1908 as the Florida Methodist Orphanage, we have...  Read More
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Showing Love
by Faith Parry on March 14th, 2024
Every month, our Boomers focus on a project to show love to the teachers at Bannerman Learning Center. Here are some pictures from their recent meeting where they were putting together the mailbox motivations. For February, the Children's Ministry helped create Valentine cards. The Boomers took these cards and set up a candy bar in the teachers lounge as a small way of showing the teachers they are loved by others. They al...  Read More
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Day On Campus is Coming Soon
by Florida UM Children's Home on February 21st, 2024
One of the most anticipated days at Children's Home is our annual Day on Campus. Each year, it provides us with the opportunity to both thank our faithful churches and ministry partners and highlight all of the wonderful things God is doing through the ministry here. We are excited to announce that the next Day On Campus on Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.This year's Day on Camp...  Read More
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Starting the Year Serving
by Faith Parry on January 25th, 2024
The Kitchen of Clay County has become one of our favorite ways to serve our community. This past weekend, 6 of our members went out to Middleburg to serve those in our community who need some support. We don't ask why they need the meals or check their qualifications. If people show up and ask for food, we give it to them. The team showed up with 5 crock pots of soup and stuff to make sandwiches. 131 servi...  Read More
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Little Things Go a Long Way
by Faith Parry on January 17th, 2024
There are many places where a little can go a long way. This is especially true when it comes to kindness and love. When Karen arrived at our church, she had a passion for helping show love to the teachers at Bannerman Learning Center. As a retired teacher, she knew firsthand how hard teaching is and how important it is for a teacher to feel loved and supported. She wanted the Bannerman teachers to...  Read More
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2023 in Review
by Faith Parry on January 11th, 2024
This past Sunday, the above video was shared in worship as a celebration of all God did in 2023 I thought I woud take a moment and expand on these numbers a bit more, sharing some stories behind them. We had 3 baptisms in 2023, 2 new-believer baptisms and 1 infant baptism. This is paired with our 28 new members. Both of the new-believer baptisms were new families who came to us, not from any oth...  Read More
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Visit to Bannerman
by Faith Parry on January 9th, 2024
For their December meeting, the Boomers (our older adults), went and toured Bannerman Learning Center. The Boomers are our newest group on campus and chose Bannerman to be their mission focus. Normally, they meet at the church, have brunch together, then put together something to show love to the teachers at the school. On this occasion, we took a trip to the school to learn about their programs. I ...  Read More
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Last 5th Sunday 2023
by Faith Parry on December 27th, 2023
This month is a month with 5 Sundays, which means we're collecting for the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. Here's a message from the Children's Home: Robert came to us with a trauma history that meant bedtime was a really difficult time for him. He never slept in his bed, preferring to sleep in his closet or on the ground. Staff and therapists worked hard with him to help him feel safe so...  Read More
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Another Year's Impact
by Faith Parry on December 6th, 2023
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home has been a part of our church's missions list since our founding. I love hearing all the stories that come from this incredible ministry as much as Val and Eddie love to go visit every year. Last year, we chose as a church to downsize our missions list and focus on organizations that embodied who we are as a church, and those that give our congregation ways t...  Read More
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Church Volunteers At The Children's Home
by The Florida United Methodist Children's Home on November 20th, 2023
Rosalie Waller Moore: One of the great blessings of working at the Children's Home is the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. We were contacted this summer by Rosalie Moore who told us she was born and raised at the Children's Home.She was the youngest child of Dr. Harry H. Waller who served as a Field Agent (now known as Director of Development) from 1930 to 1935. He also served as the ...  Read More
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5th Sunday Info
by Faith Parry on October 18th, 2023
This month is a month with 5 Sundays, which means we're collecting for the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. In light of that, I wanted to share two stories from the Children's Home so you can see what impact your gifts make. Emily (pictured) is 12 years old and has been living at the Madison Youth Ranch for the past two years after multiple failed foster placements. She had to be removed f...  Read More
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Christmas Wish List
by The Florida United Methodist Children's Home on October 10th, 2023
OCTOBER IS A FIFTH SUNDAY MONTH: Starting in 1906, the Fifth Sunday Offering remains our largest source of church funding and is a vital component to the ministry here at the Children's Home. From the early days of our founding, the dedicated work of faithful churches has sustained the good work done here. We ask that your church once again take up a special offering for the Children's Home on Oct...  Read More
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Food Pantry Low
by Faith Parry on October 10th, 2023
If you're like me and you follow the Green Cove Springs Food Pantry on Facebook, you might have seen the post that their shelves are at an all-time low. With the holidays approaching, this is the worst time. We just did a HUGE drive for them, bringing in record amounts of food, but that only put a bandaid on the situation. I received this letter from them last week: Dear Valued Partner of The Food...  Read More
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New Hands Helping
by Valerie Coppage on September 16th, 2023
Volunteering at The Kitchen of Clay County this morning... 5 members of the More 2 Life small group were out of town, but 8 church friends stepped in to volunteer for the first time with us!  We had a great time making and serving 87 soup & sandwich lunches to those in need....  Read More
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Return to Madison Youth Ranch
by Florida United Methodist Children's Home on September 14th, 2023
Hurricane Idalia popped up out of nowhere as a tropical storm and becoming a powerful hurricane as it came through the Gulf of Mexico. Our Madison Youth Ranch proved to be right in Idalia's path so most of our staff and all of our children were moved to our Enterprise campus. We were relieved, humbled and grateful to learn that though losing power, suffering some downed trees and some minor damage...  Read More
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Record Food Collection
by Faith Parry on September 13th, 2023
August 26, we participated in the 3rd parking lot food drive with Sacred Heart Catholic Church. This food drive was started to honor one of their members, Jack Graves, and has become one of the largest drives the Green Cove Food Pantry has. What I love about this event is that we get to spend time with our neighbors next door. This time around, I was able to volunteer for the entire event. I lear...  Read More
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Boomers for Bannerman
by Faith Parry on September 6th, 2023
It's always exciting to receive new members to our church. If you haven't had a chance, check out the recent postings that share our new members. What's even more exciting is when those new to our church family jump in and share their gifts, talents, and passions with the church family. As I write this, I'm listening to one of these new members pounding away as he repairs a closet in the church....  Read More
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Soups and Sandwiches
by Faith Parry on August 19th, 2023
Members of the Missions and Worship Teams volunteered at The Kitchen of Clay County, Middleburg location, this morning.  We served  137 soup & sandwich lunches as well as prepackaged breakfast,  lunch and dessert items courtesy of Waste Not Want Not and their partners.  This is a great way for students to get community service hours.  We had 2 students from Paxon High School volunteering with us t...  Read More
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Zip Line Adventures
by The Florida United Methodist Children's Home on August 9th, 2023
Summer Fun on Friday at the Children's Home means zip lining on our high ropes course! Not only is it fun for the youth, but it's also a big boost to their self-confidence. For some it's a major accomplishment conquering their fear of heights. And their friends cheering them on from the ground is a big plus. This young man really struggled to find the courage to step off that platform. And as soon...  Read More
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Paper Paper Paper
by Faith Parry on August 3rd, 2023
In worship Sunday, Eddie announced that we donated items to the Children's Home. Pictured is Rev. Brian Carr, the Director of Church Relations for the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. Brian stands excitedly beside our donation pile of paper, school supplies, and suitcases. These items are things they desperately need. We collected the paper last quarter when they shared this need wit...  Read More
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Women Help a Stranger
by Faith Parry on July 18th, 2023
The women of Fleming Island (with some of their male counterparts) banded together to cook, make sandwiches, and serve our community. With only 7 sets of hands, this quick working group of ladies served soup, sandwiches, and pulled pork to our community through the Middleburg location of the Clay County kitchen. Their results? 150 lunches served!Did you know that older children and youth are welco...  Read More
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Members Bike for the Childrens Home
by Faith Parry on July 11th, 2023
Four members from Lake Deaton United Methodist Church in the Villages spent eight straight days from June 9-16th biking across Kansas to raise funds for the Children'sHome!One of the four, Wendy Wright, attended our Day on Campus event in Enterprise back on March 25th where she discovered that folks described the Children's Home with single words like: Sanctuary, Healing, Blessing, Love, Hope, Opp...  Read More
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Student Art and Learning
by Faith Parry on June 27th, 2023
The Enterprise Museum hosted a student art exhibit during the month of May which featured artwork created by students from the Legacy Scholars Academy on the Enterprise campus of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. The artwork by artists from sixth through twelfth grade featured traditional art mediums, such as watercolor and acrylic paintings, as well as 3D sculptures and multimedia ins...  Read More
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Small Group Big Impact
by Valerie Coppage on May 20th, 2023
Today was a great day for Volunteering!  Members of our Men's Ministry began their day at 8:00 am painting at one of the Habitat for Humanity homes in Green Cove Springs.   At 10:00 am, members of the More 2 Life small group & friends met at the Middleburg location of the Kitchen of Clay County to prepare and serve 106 soup & sandwich lunches to those in need....  Read More
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Thank You Men
by Clay County Habitat on May 20th, 2023
What an amazing day!  Thank you for being love in action and being part of the change for affordable housing,  where every volunteer helps to build strength, stability, and independence! According to the Independent Sector, the average national value of a volunteer is estimated at $31.80 an hour, although we know that the heart of a volunteer is priceless!  Your contribution of service helps exten...  Read More
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UM Children's Home Holy Week Recap
by Faith Parry on May 10th, 2023
Holy week began on Palm Sunday with everyone gathering first at the regular chapel and then walking together to the outdoor chapel waving palm branches and shouting Hosanna all the way out back remembering and reliving Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem!An escape room was created for both staff, our youth and children which included different, historic moments of Holy Week: Jesus’ triumphant...  Read More
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Children Home Needs
by Faith Parry on April 20th, 2023
This month is our second 5th Sunday month. What that means is it's our second opportunity to invest in the Florida United Methodist Children's Home.This week, Val and I had the opportunity to meet with Rev. Brian Carr, who is the Children's home's Director of church relations. This was my first time meeting Brian, although Val and Eddie have met him before on trips to Enterprise, FL. Brian shared ...  Read More
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Teams Serving Together
by Faith Parry on April 16th, 2023
This month's group at Clay County's Kitchen was a combination of the Missions Team and the Worship Team. These two laity groups are small buty might. Each team helps plan their respective ministries and organize much of what our church experiences. Ever few months, they join together to serve at the kitchen. With just a few hands, and a lot of joy, they served 151 fresh soups and sandwiches to peo...  Read More
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Day on Campus Was A Success
by Faith Parry on April 14th, 2023
It had been four long, frustrating years since our last Day on Campus in March of 2019 due to the lingering Covid pandemic. Even though we hosted virtual Days on Campus in 2021 and 2022, there is nothing quite like actually being here on the lovely shores of beautiful Lake Monroe in person with our loved ones. We were so excited to welcome more than 450 guests to our Enterprise Campus on March 25t...  Read More
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2nd Parkinglot Food Drive
by Faith Parry on March 26th, 2023
Our second parkinglot food-drive, done with Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was another wonderful Kingdom Day! We had volunteers from both churches and from the Green Cove food pantry serving along side eachother. Here's what the food pantry shared on their Facebook Page:Thank you to all who came out today and donated at the Jack Graves Memorial Good drive! Special thank you to Fr. Sebastian and Dea...  Read More
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Day on Campus is Back
by Faith Parry on March 6th, 2023
One of the most anticipated days in the life of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is our annual Day on Campus. Each year, it provides us with the opportunity to both thank our faithful churches and ministry partners, as well as highlight all of the wonderful things God is doing through the ministry here. Even though the global pandemic kept us from meeting together personally the last t...  Read More
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February Clay County Kitchen
by Valerie Coppage on February 18th, 2023
What a great way to spend a Saturday morning helping others in our community! Members of our Pace Island Small Group volunteered at The Kitchen of Clay County, Middleburg location, today preparing and serving 132 lunches to those in need....  Read More
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Children Home Giving for January
by Faith Parry on February 16th, 2023
Thank you! Once a quarter, we take the time to give a special offering for the United Methodist Children's Home here in Florida. Your gift makes a difference in the lives of children right down the road.I thought the best way to say thank you, is to share some things from the Children's Home's last Newsletter. Here's a word from the President: Reflecting over the past year, most things have gotten...  Read More
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Pantry Field Trip
by Faith Parry on February 2nd, 2023
In December, we joined with Sacred Heart Catholic Church next door for a joint parking lot food drive. My heart was so warmed with Deacon Rich contacted us about joining forces to serve those around us in this way. It was such an amazing day, filled with Muti-generation service, and cross-denomination Kingdom work. Last week, I got the opportunity to take a field trip over to the Green Cove Food P...  Read More
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