Shalimar UMC receives the Heroes and Hard Workers Award!

Shalimar United Methodist Church received an award last Friday. The Heroes and Hard Workers Award. We received the award from Nash FM 105.5. This award goes to business groups and organizations that place others first. There was also a prize of $250 given to Shalimar UMC. (I call these Kingdom dollars when they come from places you do not expect.) The sponsors of this award include Eglin Federal Credit Union, Mountain Dew, and the Trophy Center. We appreciate Nash FM 105.5 for the honor of receiving this award!

Also of note is the person that nominated our church for this award. Ms. Jenny Shim is a long-time member and faithful attendee of the 8 am worship service and Special Buddies. Jenny loves her church. Here are several reasons for how SUMC has impacted our community. Shalimar UMC has a food pantry called the Bread House. We provide essential items (clothes, diapers, etc.) to families with kids through Blessings for Children. Shalimar is a sponsor of the Choctaw Band. We have helped feed children in Shalimar through the FAITH backpack program since 2008. Shalimar United Methodist helps military families through REBOOT, a ministry that helps bring healing from combat trauma. We have also been a host site for Feeding the Gulf Coast five times.

Thank you, Jenny, for taking the time to nominate our church for this award! We appreciate your nomination! You have noticed that we have many members of our congregation willing to serve our community! They go the extra mile every week in serving Jesus. Your affirmation means so much to everyone in the church.
Let me express a word of appreciation to all our mission teams, lay members, and all volunteers who serve so faithfully every week in Ministry! This recognition means all the more coming out of a world pandemic. Our church does look to be a servant and center of our community. We seek to let our light shine for Jesus to others. Let us give the glory to God for such an award and recognition! Well done, faithful servants!

Philip McVay

No Comments