Posts with the category “missions”

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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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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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