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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 32
November 24th, 2020
Week 32 was another record-setter. We had the most bags donated this week, we had the most bags given out, and most Members served ever! Each day we had folks lined up and ready to receive food by 8:4...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Blessings for Children - November
November 19th, 2020
The little girl is pedaling excitedly on the pink tricycle.The toddler boy clomping proudly in too big cowboy boots that no-one dares try to get off of him.The "princess ballerina fairy" twirling in t...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 31
November 19th, 2020
Destin Harvest came back in a big way this week. They had one of their churches that receive food test positive for COVID. They could not accept any donations or give them out. Shalimar was able to ta...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 30
November 12th, 2020
Destin Harvest visited the Bread House Thursday, providing meat, bread, and vegetables for the community that we serve. Our weekly focus on foods needed at the Bread House remains the same. Canned mea...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Help A Family In Need At Thanksgiving
October 29th, 2020
Last year, the simple idea of helping local families in our church and community was born, and within two weeks, you, the church, had donated 74 Thanksgiving Bags!Little did we know the impact these f...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 28
October 29th, 2020
Week 28Every week is a story, all good! Last weekend we ended up getting a pallet and a half from the food drop at the fairgrounds. This week Destin Harvest showed up and gave us a ton of food, to inc...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Week 27 Bread House Report
October 22nd, 2020
This has been a very interesting week at the Bread House. We did not receive a shipment from Destin Harvest this week, which put us in a scare. As God always provides, we had donations come in from ou...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 26
October 15th, 2020
Matthew 25: 35 (NIV)For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat.Acts 27: 33-34 (NIV)You haven't eaten anything. Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive.According to the U.S. De...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Lead Pastor's Report to Charge Conference Part 3
October 15th, 2020
Type your new text here. In a continuation of sharing my annual pastoral report, below is part 3 for this week’s BeaconOur new wineskin will consist of a heavy diet of discipleship with the goal of ha...  Read More
by Philip McVay
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Bread House Week 25
October 8th, 2020
Week 25 has come and gone! By the time you read this, we will have been open for half a year already! We started off working out of an SUV and now a more permanent home.On another note of good news, D...  Read More
by Julie Covert
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Bread House Week 24
October 1st, 2020
We had a big week after Hurricane Sally. Our main supplier of meat and produce didn’t deliver anything this week because of the aftermath of the hurricane. We had no idea how we were going to make it ...  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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