Posts with the category “um-childrens-home”

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
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
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
Ways to Support the Childrens Home
by Faith Parry on July 12th, 2023
Fifth Sunday Offering, one of the vital means of support for the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Each month that has a fifth Sunday, the United Methodist Churches in the Florida Annual Conference are asked to receive an offering to support the ministry of the Children’s Home. When you contribute to this offering, you allow us to carry on the life changing ministry of the Children’s Home. ...  Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
January Is A Fifth Sunday Month!
by Faith Parry on January 17th, 2023
As 2023 provides a fresh start, we are excited to start the new year with a Fifth Sunday Offering. The Fifth Sunday Offering began in 1906 as a way to raise funds to build an orphanage and continues to show the deep connection between the Children’s Home and local churches around the state. The Fifth Sunday Offering remains the backbone of all the support we receive here at the Children’s Home. As...  Read More
Deadline for 2022 Church Giving
by Faith Parry on December 20th, 2022
We have been so grateful for the outpouring of support through our annual Christmas gift card drive. This drive gives us an opportunity to show God’s love through gifts – during both a season in which gift- giving is especially celebrated, and a pandemic in which good news and generosity are desperately needed. If you would like to give gift cards for the Children's Home, it's not too late! You ca...  Read More
Recap of the United Methodist Childrens Home
by Faith Parry on December 15th, 2022
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) is a mission that's special to the hearts of many Methodists. Our church's representative is Eddie Coppage. That means Eddie stays connected with the home and how they need support. Val and Eddie take so much joy in going to visit the home and taking our donations.The UM Children's Home has two campuses that includes residential homes, therapeuti...  Read More
Christmas Wish List and Gift Card Information
by Faith Parry on October 18th, 2022
Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? We are all excited as we approach Christmas once again and get to celebrate with the pageantry, the plays, the carols, the parties, the nativities, the Christmas trees, the worship services, the gifts, and of course the gift cards! Our annual Christmas gift card drive is now beginning which gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the amazing love of C...  Read More
Ready to S.O.A.R.
by Faith Parry on September 20th, 2022
School is back in session at Legacy Scholars Academy (LSA) which was founded in 2015 as a partnership school with the Volusia County School District. LSA serves middle and high school students on the Enterprise campus which includes youth living in family foster homes. LSA was designed to meet the academic and social and emotional needs of the students. The school utilizes Yale University's R.U.L....  Read More
Children's Home Visit
by Faith Parry on August 11th, 2022
On Monday, Aug. 8, Eddie & Valerie Coppage delivered the school supplies and a check to the Children's Home. The following message was shared on the the Children's Home Facebook page: Our wonderful friends at Fleming Island UMC collected a lot of Back To School items for our children, as well as a sizable check! This will certainly help to make sure the children have all they need to start the new...  Read More
House Parents Recognized for Nurturing Well-Being
by Faith Parry on August 9th, 2022
The Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) recently recognized Enterprise house parents, Mike and Maritza Velez, with the Nurturing Well Being Award at FCC's Annual Conference. This award is granted to an individual, couple, team, or organization who is highly regarded by their peers and community for their extraordinary compassion in nurturing the well-being of those they serve. Mike and Maritza ha...  Read More
Summer Fun! Fun! Fun!
by Faith Parry on July 14th, 2022
We are four weeks into our Summer Fun program and half-way through summer break. Each week our youth have the opportunity to participate in: swimming, team sports, arts & crafts, theatre, dance, music lessons, and ropes course. Teenagers ages 15 - 17 years old are enhancing their life skills by volunteering or working, cooking, gardening, and attending college/career readiness workshops. Marie Maz...  Read More