Food Collection for Local Food Pantry
Any non-perishable food items are wonderful.
-canned meats of any kind
-mac and cheese
There is a desperate shortage of IVIG which is used for patients with debilitating conditions like Hemophilia and Immune Deficiencies. Shands at University of Florida told patients they were likely to run out of IVIG for their patients by year end. Plasma is the main ingredient needed produce this medicine. It takes 1,000 people to make a batch of IVIG. It also takes 7-12 months to manufacture so time is of the essence. You can help with this crisis by donating.
Two places you can donate in Sarasota:
Suncoast Blood Blank- 1760 Mound Street Sarasota, FL
Phone: (941) 954-1600
KedPlasma-3900 N Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 210-5588
Our Missional Community Group, Sewing Sewls, needs your help.
This group has given the Safe Children's Coalition 30+ beautiful, hand made quilts to give to abused and neglected children. They need your help to continue this wonderful mission with the following supplies:
1. Heirloom 80/20 Cotton Blend Batting, by the yard found at JoAnn Fabrics; or
2. Hobb's Heirloom Cotton Batting, prepackaged found at Hobby Lobby.
3. Walmart is another possibility for prepackaged cotton or cotton blend
Please drop off all donations in the bin in the Narthex.
Florida Children's Home
Fifth Sunday Offering during all 3 services. Envelopes will be available in bulletins.
This will be a great opportunity to help support this wonderful organization that makes a difference in children’s lives.
Since our founding in 1908 as the Florida Methodist Orphanage, the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home has enjoyed a strong and vibrant connection with the local United Methodist Churches of the Florida Annual Conference. We continue to seek ways for local churches to be involved in meaningful ways with the total ministry of the Children’s Home. We also continue to rely on the local churches to underwrite the financial needs of this life changing ministry.
The Children’s Home is an extension of your local church. We are here to help you and assist you with those difficult family situations that many arise in your church or ministry. Do not ever hesitate to call on us with questions or concerns about children and families in your church. Many calls we receive are not just about admitting a child into care, but deal with available resources, possible alternatives, suggestions and advice on dealing with issues facing children and families in your community. Keeping families together is always a priority. Moving a child out of their home should always be a final measure once all other possible interventions have been considered.
For more information, check out their website: www.fumch.org.
Children's Home Representative: Kent Anderson
One Day Many Hands
This special event is our opportunity as a church family to join forces in helping numerous organizations around Sarasota. Please join us to help make a difference around our community.
To view photos from our last event, visit our photo gallery.