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St. Pete First hosted a food donation for Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger to help Meals on Wheels For Kids. The organization feeds children throughout Pinellas County. MOW4KIDS have picked up families who are out of work and school due to COVID19 to help feed them during the week. They currently serve over 400 families.
Families are provided a box of staples, fresh fruit and vegetables each week and delivered by volunteers and Pinellas county school buses. Thank you for your participation and kindness!
Sacred Spaces, A Lifeline of Prayer was an extremely meaningful and moving experience. It was wonderful to be at home in God’s house and have that time of prayer, kneel at the altar, tie a tag to the lifeline, read about the meaning behind each window along with a prayer just made it that much more special. We don’t need a building to experience God’s presence. He is with us and in us at all times. But it really was great to be there.
On November 2, four women traveled to Clermont, Florida for a One Day Conference held by the Celebrate Recovery (CR) team. There were about 300 celebrating their individual recoveries from hurts, habits, and hang-ups. CR has grown in 30 years to over 30,000 churches globally. It is a discipleship movement that isn’t going away. We sang, worshipped, listened to live testimonies and received top-notch training on how to make our program better.
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A group of FUMC Preschool teachers and parents participated in the Readiness Run on April 6th. This was a 5k run that benefited the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County (ELC). The ELC is a board ran, federally funded organization that helps children receive funds for qualified families who need help to pay for Preschool or after school programs. Their mission is to serve families and providers by supporting the mission that all children in the county will be successful when entering school. It was a great time and we represented FUMC well!
Recently, our church hosted an Emergency Response Team (ERT) Training for the district, with 27 attending, 16 in which were our own. Those pictured are now certified to provide physical, emotional and spiritual assistance in the early days following a disaster. While we are certainly praying for a lack of devastating storms for our state in the months and years to come, if and when they do come, we now have a team, ready to be there with a caring Christian presence.
Every third Wednesday the Boppees Girls of the UMW gather to cut,sew and stuff about 40 pillows that we take to All Children's. Small blankets are also made. Joyce LeGor also has a small group at Bon Secour Nursing Home residents who stuff and we finish those up also. The nursing moms of preemies are always grateful for the positioning pillows! It’s a joy as well as fun fellowship!
UMW DITTY BAGS
Once a year women in the UMW gather to fill a Ditty Bag , hand made by members, with toothbrush n paste, razors, deodorant , shampoo, cream rinse, lotion, socks, wash cloths, devotionals, and love.
We deliver them to the Salvation Army who immediately distributes to those in need. Start saving things now and come join us next year as we joyfully put Love in Action!