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Thank You from REBOOT Class Member
April 22nd, 2021
Below are two thank you letters from class members from REBOOT. This class is touching lives!......  Read More
by Philip McVay
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Week 52 at the Bread House
April 15th, 2021
Week 52:  On April 7, 2021, Shalimar United Methodist Church celebrated the 1st year anniversary of the Bread House.Dignitaries attending included: Shalimar Mayor Mark Franks, Senior Pastor of Shalima...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 51 at the Bread House
April 8th, 2021
Week 51:By the time you read this, the Bread House will have celebrated its one-year anniversary! To review, we started in April of 2020, giving food out of the back of an SUV. All the food that was g...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 50
April 1st, 2021
(Picture above) We have two new volunteers at the Bread House! Meet Gloria and Laura! Vi, Barb, and Judy are pros and will train Gloria and Laura well!Week 50: This week we had a young mother who came...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Easter Lily Project
March 31st, 2021
For years, our church has used the Easter Lily Project as a way to honor or remember someone and help others in need at the same time. This year, proceeds will go to the following ministries: Blessing...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Giving Dandelions
March 31st, 2021
The little 3-year-old boy, with a smile bursting off his cheeks, came bounding through the Blessings for Children house doors. One hand was pulling his mother, and the other was holding out a dandelio...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 49
March 25th, 2021
Week 49: Early Monday morning, we had three individuals arrive at the Bread House around 8:45. We open at nine. They were hoping to get some food and get back home before going to work. Of course, we ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 48
March 18th, 2021
Week 48: Another great week at the Bread House! We had our 10,000th recipient receive food from the Bread House! Congratulations, SUMC, on a job well done! It is through the countless hours of volunte...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 47
March 9th, 2021
Week 47: This week we had 23 new families visit us, representing 99 new individuals touched by the Bread House. A military spouse and mother come to the Bread House for the first time. She was very ex...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 46
March 4th, 2021
(Photo: We want to welcome our newest volunteer, Gloria (in the green shirt). She still works but has Fridays off and wants to help when she can! Thank you, Gloria!)Week 46: This week we had 26 new fa...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 45
February 25th, 2021
Week 45: This week we had 13 new families visit us, which represented 70 new individuals touched by the Bread House. One lady shared her appreciation for the Bread House when she shared with us that s...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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How You Can Help Refer Families to Blessings for Children
February 25th, 2021
The question often comes up about how the families that visit Blessings for Children at the #10 2nd St. house hear about our ministry. We have placed flyers across our community at places that support...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 43 Bread House
February 11th, 2021
Week 43 was a light week for our visitors, but we had a lot of highlights! The previous Saturday, there was a huge Food Drop at the FORT Walton Beach Fairgrounds, which affected our visitors this week...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 42 Bread House
February 4th, 2021
Week 42 was an exciting week for us. We had good crowds all week. But the excitement for this week was a surprise from our very own Children’s Preschool Program at SUMC, who brought in non-perishable ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Blessings for Children January 2021
January 27th, 2021
Expanding How We Bless OthersIf you have been reading these Blessings for Children articles, you probably know by now what services we share with the children who visit our ministry each week, but you...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 41
January 27th, 2021
Week 41 was interesting. We started with a holiday on Monday, and our numbers stayed low all week. We think it might be because some people received their stimulus checks and had money to buy food. Th...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 40
January 21st, 2021
Businesses think in terms of record sales. At the Bread House, we have distributed record numbers of bags of food to our community. Thankfully, we have received a huge amount of produce and frozen mea...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 39: Let’s Play DID you KNOW!!!
January 14th, 2021
Let’s Play DID you KNOW!!!Who is the Bread House here to help?1. SUMC members and their families2. Neighbors to SUMC members3. Anyone who lives in Shalimar4. Anyone in need5. All the AboveDid you Know...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 37 & 38
January 7th, 2021
Week 37 & 38: Happy New Year from the Bread House! Luckily, we were open over the holidays, because we had many visitors in just two days each week!A special thanks go out to all our faithful contribu...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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God with us...Thanks be to God
December 30th, 2020
Emmanuel! God with us. We sing it during the Christmas season, but I don't have to tell you that it is a game-changer when we feel the promise and hope of that glorious Presence! When Covid-19 hit us ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 36
December 30th, 2020
Week 36: The Bread House Holiday Schedule is as follows: OPEN Monday and Wednesday New Year’s week from 9-12. We will be CLOSED for New Year’s Day! We Salute Candis Carrillo (in the Red coat), who bri...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 35
December 16th, 2020
Week 35 was busy and another record setting week of giving out food. Destin Harvest came through with more produce this week! The people we serve crave getting the produce. It makes them happy to rece...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 34
December 10th, 2020
Week 34 was crazy! We received a call from Destin Harvest, who was introduced to us by Larry (one of our customers from months ago), saying they had two food pallets for us. When the truck showed up, ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Trunk or Treat Winners
December 3rd, 2020
At the recent Trunk and Treat Festival the Church had a booth which raffled prizes.113 families visited the booth with their kids and in their wonderful costumes. The following pictures show the lucky...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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2020 Angel Tree Update #1
December 3rd, 2020
Christmas Angel Tree UpdateLast Sunday, 97 Angels were adopted! Thank you!This year we received 197 requests for assistance. Last year, we received 157. The needs are so great with Covid-19 and the ch...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Thanksgiving Bag Update
December 3rd, 2020
THANKSGIVING BAG UPDATEWords cannot express the gratitude for each of you who donated Thanksgiving Bags this year. Because of you, we collected and distributed 110 bags to families needing extra help ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 33
December 3rd, 2020
Week 33 was another record-setter. We went over 30 tons of food given out since we started in April! We were a little slower with Thanksgiving, but we had new visitors stop by and see us! One grandmot...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 23
September 24th, 2020
Last week the Bread House had a first.It  was  the  first  time  it was  closed  since  it’s  opening  during  Covid-19! The picturebelow shows exactly why. You couldn’t get to it! Hurricane Sally cau...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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1 Peter 4 Blessings for Children
September 17th, 2020
1 Peter 4:10 - "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others...."Through this church family's generosity and support, Blessings for Children strives to meet the many needs of...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 21
September 17th, 2020
Another huge week for donations at the Bread House! We continue to have a steady stream of folks who need our help. We were open Labor Day and had a huge day! Hunger doesn’t take a holiday! In the pic...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House
August 28th, 2020
Record numbers again this week! Bags collected stayed high, but the Bags outset a record of 308! Also, we served about ten homeless folks this week, which was new to us. They can’t have anything that ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Blessings For Children School Supplies
August 20th, 2020
Education and Shalimar UMC walk hand in hand in our community! Throughout the years, our church family has filled our schools with teachers, administrators and staff, board members, and superintendent...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Casa de Pan
August 20th, 2020
Casa de Pan is alive and doing well! After 18-weeks we have collected over 5,100 bags of groceries and given out over 17 tons of food, all this has served over 2,000 individuals. The stories of some o...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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I Hear An Outstanding
August 12th, 2020
Some of you knew my father, Pate Johnson, but most of you don't. Let me tell you; expectations were high in the Johnson household. If you could ever get an "outstanding" from him in his booming voice,...  Read More
by Faith Parry
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Quick Help
September 19th, 2019
Last week, I wrote about how we are still dealing with immediate rescue efforts in the Bahamas and still not asking for recovery supplies. They are encouraging us to give money that can quickly be con...  Read More
by Brian Dale
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Disaster Relief Update
September 12th, 2019
As you probably know, we are coming up on the first anniversary of Hurricane Michael with Hurricane Dorian fresh in our memories. The Panama City area is still in a state of devastation, and the wheel...  Read More
by Brian Dale
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Another Back to School Bash
July 31st, 2019
This Sunday, August 4th, we will once again put on our Back to School Bash for our local community's children. This annual event is always an excellent opportunity to show a little love to the neighbo...  Read More
by Brian Dale
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A Word About Charitable Giving
July 3rd, 2019
Shalimar UMC is a generous church! Aside from regular giving to theoperating fund and no small amount given to designated projects andministries, we also have a lot of giving to those in need. In the ...  Read More
by Brian Dale
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Preparing for the Next Disaster
June 27th, 2019
Hurricane Michael was a wake-up call for many people in our area. Itwas the first Category 5 hurricane ever to hit the contiguous UnitedStates and the devastation was enormous. Relief and rebuilding e...  Read More
by Brian Dale
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Following Hurricane Michael
April 18th, 2019
Last year when Hurricane Michael hit Panama City and the surrounding area, it left historic devastation that will take years to overcome. Even months later, many people are still struggling to get the...  Read More
by Brian Dale

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