Posts with the category “missions”

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Bread House Week 78
October 21st, 2021
Meet Barbara (pictured above); she lives at Bob Hope Village and has started volunteering at the Bread House! She is a Prayer Warrior. She loves talking to the folks and offering prayer and words of e...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 77
October 14th, 2021
Meet Larry; he has health issues and picked up groceries for himself and his friend James (James broke his leg).  Larry asked for prayers for himself and James.  Terry Brown is praying with Larry!Week...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 76
October 7th, 2021
Two members of the Searcher’s Sunday School class came to the Bread House this week for food. The Bread House volunteers were happy to provide food for them while the Searcher’s class provided food fo...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Helping As We Are Able
September 30th, 2021
The calendar’s ever flying by days, the cooler weather and the declining Covid numbers heighten the anticipation of this year’s holiday season more than ever. Gathering together safely seems like a re...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 75
September 30th, 2021
This week we received a call from a teacher at Silver Sands School who needed some snacks for her students.  They are 18–22-year-olds, and the lunch meals leave them hungry in the afternoon. So we del...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 74
September 23rd, 2021
Meet Dave Hall! Most folks know Dave from singing in the choir, but Dave recently joined our Bread House team! He makes sure we have Mike and eggs and comes on Thursdays to help unload food delivered ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 73
September 16th, 2021
Pic 1.  Meet Jonathan, on the left; he brings his friend Rome who is disabled and can't drive. They are both so thankful for everything we do as a church for them. People like this are what makes work...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 72
September 9th, 2021
Above Photo: Meet the Hensley’s! They are from Louisiana. A tree fell on their house. They headed our way because the power and water are out for some time! The Bread House was able to help them out w...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 71
September 2nd, 2021
Picture #1: Mike and Helen on the left receive food for their daughter and her four kids in Navarre. Dennis (in red shirt) is raising four grandchildren.                     Week 71 Numbers        Bag...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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For the Children
August 26th, 2021
When a group of us gathered at the church in the fall of 2018 to talk about what we believed children in our community needed and how Christ would want us to serve them, our focus was always “for the ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 70
August 26th, 2021
With The Storm “Fred” heading our way, we had some rain and wind, so we brought the folks inside to fill out their menu forms.  Everything worked out great!ATTENTION:  Shelves are getting very low on ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 69 at the Bread House
August 19th, 2021
Week 69 Numbers        Bags Collected - 152        Bags Given Out - 202      Gift cards Given - 0      Members Served - 176    Total NumbersBags Collected - 19,934Bags Given Out - 18,253 (68.4 tons)Gi...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 68
August 12th, 2021
Week 68 Numbers        Bags Collected - 183        Bags Given Out - 173      Gift cards Given - 0      Members Served - 186    Total NumbersBags Collected - 19,782Bags Given Out - 18,051 (68 tons)Gift...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Back to School Drive-By
August 5th, 2021
Heartfelt thanks to our generous church family for making last Sunday’s Back to School event possible. The Back-to-School Bash is one of the ways our SUMC Mission team reaches out to our community. Th...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 67 at the Bread House
August 5th, 2021
Week 67 Numbers                       Bags Collected - 245                     Bags Given Out - 252                  Gift cards Given - 0                        Members Served - 250                To...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 66 at the Bread House
July 29th, 2021
A record this past week was 10 new families visiting the Bread House. The total number of family members was 46. We average between 7-10 new families each week! It is amazing that we still don’t see a...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Leaders of Tomorrow
July 29th, 2021
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6Throughout the bible, and more specifically in the words of Jesus, children have a very special pl...  Read More
by Matt Langford
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School Supplies All Year Long!
July 22nd, 2021
Do you remember how exciting it was when you had brand new, sharpened pencils, all the colors a box of Crayola crayons could offer, fresh pens and a crisp supply of notebook paper to start out the sch...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 65 at the Bread House
July 22nd, 2021
Week 65The Bread House would like to spotlight a new volunteer who has made many contributions. 9-year-old Charlie Harrison attended Vacation Bible School at Shalimar United Methodist Church. Children...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Donate Books for Back to School
July 14th, 2021
There is still time to donate your gently used children's books to the library !!  A donation box awaits your donations just inside the library back door and will be offered to our back-to-school bash...  Read More
by Faith Parry
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Bread House Week 64
July 14th, 2021
Week 64 NumbersBags Collected - 297Bags Given Out - 297Gift cards Given - 0Members Served - 249New Families Visited - 12 (41 total persons)Total NumbersBags Collected - 18,729Bags Given Out - 17,021Gi...  Read More
by Faith Parry
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Bread House Week 63
July 7th, 2021
Week 63Things are starting to increase at the Bread House. Numbers are up, and when we asked some of the visitors, they said they were concerned over the upcoming storm, so they wanted to have some fo...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Library News July 2021
July 1st, 2021
It's "me" again. The best friend of your SUMC library ever! With a bit more browsing time this visit, I checked out some gatherings there that I had not discovered before. For instance, I found a coll...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 62
July 1st, 2021
Week 62 was interesting. We were slow Monday and Wednesday, then Friday hit, and it was standing room only. We had seven new visiting families and gave out 136 bags of food on Friday alone.Remember, t...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 61 at the Bread House
June 24th, 2021
Meet Sharon and Joe! Sharon and Joe live in Shalimar. When they saw Bread House's impact on the community, they brought a truckload of items to be shared with those in need. We receive donations every...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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We will never run out of this…….Ephesians 6:18
June 24th, 2021
After we close Blessings for Children each Wednesday, we inventory what has gone out and what needs to be restocked to be ready for the children Jesus will send us the next week. It's with a prayer, h...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 60
June 17th, 2021
Destin Harvest donations come in on Thursday! Big restock day for the Bread House! Through your donations and local purchases, we then augment what they deliver to give out a variety of items our gues...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 59 at the Bread House
June 10th, 2021
Look at our new addition! Thanks to Dan Mank we have another full-size upright freezer. We used to have to haul stuff to the FLC kitchen if we had extra freezer items but now, we can keep everything i...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 58 at the Bread House
June 3rd, 2021
Week 58 Visitors to the Bread House on their bikes and wagon. Interesting, the lady on the right has a shirt that says, “Feed Me”!Week 58 NumbersBags Collected - 315Bags Given Out - 241Gift cards Give...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 57 at the Bread House
May 26th, 2021
Week 57:  A special Shout out to Jenny Shim for nominating the Bread House for a Community Service award for the month of May.  The Bread House was honored with a plaque and a $250 gift certificate.  ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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LICE and Blessings for Children!
May 26th, 2021
Thankfully, we do not have lice at the #10 2nd Street house where our Blessings for Children mission outreach serves, but we do have lice treatment kits, and they are one of the reasons our ministry b...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 55
May 6th, 2021
Week 55: It was an interesting week. We had a man who came in to receive food tell us he was moving and how this food pantry has helped him so much while he was down and out. He then proceeded to give...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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NUMBERS and NAMES
April 28th, 2021
We all need and have to do it – we let "numbers" enter into our lives. Businesses, schools, churches, and our own families have to operate and survive knowing the "numbers." It is how we pay the bills...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 54 at the Bread House
April 28th, 2021
Week 54:  The Bread House had a steady stream of folks this week. We see our numbers drop somewhat with the stimulus checks out, but they are starting to pick back up. We continue to see new families ...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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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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