Missions and Outreach

For more information, please contact Laura Toshie, Director of Missions & Outreach or Elizabeth MathisMissions & Outreach Coordinator.

2020 Mission Trip Registration


Local

Family Promise

Our church family hosts up to 4 homeless families throughout the year for a week at a time.  We offer meals and shelter for families as they transition to full employment and stable housing.  We have opportunities for setting up or taking down rooms, providing meals or groceries, hosting weekday evenings or Saturday, staying overnight with families and washing linens after our guests depart.
Sign up:  fumcwp.org/signup


Restoration Circle

As the body of Christ, we will spread awareness about human trafficking throughout our congregation so that we can help prevent it and provide healing and spiritual restoration for those affected.


Daily Bread

Daily Bread offers a free nourishing noon-time meal to anyone in the community who is hungry. Sign up and join in to serve lunch.
Sign Up:  fumcwp.org/signup


United Against Poverty

Bring your family and join with our church family in the spirit of service for Family Night at UP Orlando Center (United Against Poverty). There will be dinner, music and a whole lot of fun as we work together to help organize the Cost Share Grocery Program, the Emergency Food Pantry and the Community Thrift Center.


Jobs PartnershipJobs Partnership logo

Mentor and coach Jobs Partnership students during their 12-week class. In addition, FUMCWP provides interview attire for the men in the program.


Sole to Soulshoes

Donate gently used athletic shoes for distribution to those who need but can’t afford them. All sizes of shoes needed.


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 Assemble bags of non-perishable food for distribution to our homeless neighbors. If your group is interested in scheduling an assembly party, contact our Missions & Outreach Coordinator.


Rise Against Hunger

Help feed our hungry brothers and sisters around the world by participating in this fun, family-friendly, meal packing event. Our church has purchased and packed over 150,000 meals to date!
Sign Up: fumcwp.org/signup


Food Drives

Summer – Bring the requested item of the week to church on Sunday. Help sort and deliver food to the Christian Service Center and/or United Against Poverty Orlando.
November – Pick up a grocery bag on Sunday, fill it with the items listed on the front of the bag, return filled bags to red bins at church. Shortly before Thanksgiving, help deliver/distribute filled bags to Reeves Terrace.


“Soup”er Bowl Sunday

We collect soups, stews and chili on Soup-er Bowl Sunday to help fill the shelves at the Christian Service Center right here in Winter Park. 


Regional

Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

Each 5th Sunday during the year, a special offering is given to the Children’s Home in Enterprise. Interested in a day on campus? Click here.


National

Sager-Brown Depot (UMCOR)UMCOR

The Sager-Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA is the headquarters for UMCOR’s relief-supply operations. Each year, about $4 million in supplies are prepared for shipment from the Baldwin campus. Locally, UMCOR Sager Brown reaches out to Baldwin neighbors through food distribution and housing rehabilitation projects, engaging volunteers in these projects that help families and the elderly.
Registration:
fumcwp.org/missionregistration


Appalachia Service Project (ASP)ASP_Logo_

Making homes warmer, safer and drier for low-income families in Central Appalachia.  Ages 13 and up are welcome to join us on this trip. Missioners are responsible for their own transportation.
Registration: 
fumcwp.org/missionregistration


Rebuilding HopeRebuilding Hope logo

Be the hand of hope, feet of faith, heart of compassion as we work to repair homes for those in need.
Registration: fumcwp.org/missionregistration


International

Inua

A joint ministry between FUMCWP and the United Methodist Churches of Kenya, this is a 2-year program for orphans and vulnerable children and youth in the slums of Naivasha, Kenya. Youth receive financial sponsorship for 2 years, business, vocational and life skills training, and spiritual guidance and encouragement. Show the love of Christ and share your blessings with our brothers and sisters in Naivasha! You may sponsor a youth financially for their 2-year training, become a letter-writer, and/or join a mission trip to Naivasha. For ways to get involved, please visit the Inua Partners in Hope website listed below for more details on donating and becoming a partner in hope.
Website: inuapartners.org
Email: [email protected]


Agua Viva Serves

Help drill water wells, provide Vacation Bible School to community children, build a church and/or help local students learn English. Along the way, worship and build community with our neighbors in Los Chiles, Costa Rica.
Age range: middle school (with parent) and up. 
Registration: fumcwp.org/missionregistration
Website: avs.ngo


Ministry Partners

Below is a list of local organizations that our church has partnered with that have regular service opportunities available outside of our specific planned events. You may contact them directly to find something that fits your passions and schedule.

Inua Partners in Hope

Jobs Partnership

Family Promise

Christian Service Center

Health Care Center for the Homeless

UP Orlando (formerly Community Food and Outreach)

Grace Medical Home

Agua Viva Serves


Other Opportunities

Students

Check out our Student Google Calendar which includes serving opportunities for grades 6-12 here. Summer trips, local events during the year, it’s all here! For up-to-the-minute events, sign up for the weekly e-newsletter here

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Visit our Act II page here to find year-round service projects for empty-nesters.