Posts with the tag “missions”
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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!......
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State of Shalimar United Methodist Church 2021Week 42 Bread House40-Day Lent DevotionsCheck It Out! Feb 7, 2021Using the New Church AppIn Praise of our Ministry TeamsWeek 43 Bread HouseA Word from Our Librarian - Feb 14, 2021Bread House Week 44Announcing a New Children's Ministry DirectorBread House Week 45How You Can Help Refer Families to Blessings for ChildrenLibrary NewsLearning from History and Including All as Jesus
Time to Nominate this Year’s Hospitality Award WinnerBread House Week 46Bread House Week 47Around the SUMC LibraryTime Change is This SundaySave the Dates…A Month of Special SundaysBread House Week 48Updated Shalimar UMC Covid Protocol for Holy WeekBread House Week 49Giving DandelionsEaster Lily Project
Bread House Week 50God Has the Final Word!Some Clues for the Unforgettable Message After EasterWeek 51 at the Bread HouseWhat have we missed? What will be the same? Different?Make Us One...Week 52 at the Bread HouseEighteen Lives and Eternal LifeThank You from REBOOT Class MemberWeek 54 at the Bread HouseNUMBERS and NAMESThe “SHIPS” of the ChurchVBSSenior Recognition
Around Shalimar, Things to Know, and Having Some FunBread House Week 55Thank You, Deb Steele!Young Adults Summer Schedule2021 OCSW Women of HonorWelcome!!! Welcome Back!!!Summer News from Our LibrarianLICE and Blessings for Children!Week 57 at the Bread HouseShalimar UMC receives the Heroes and Hard Workers Award!
McVay’s MeanderingWeek 58 at the Bread HouseCongratulations, Keith Latimer!Week 59 at the Bread HouseA STORY WORTH SHARINGJune 6, 2021 BaptismStephen MinistryShalimar United Methodist Church is 70 Years Old Today!Bread House Week 60Jesus Loves the Little ChildrenWe will never run out of this…….Ephesians 6:18Week 61 at the Bread HouseStephen Ministry Motto
Immediate Opportunities to GrowBread House Week 62Library News July 2021Bread House Week 63Patriotic Service from an Online PerspectiveDr. Brad Bradford will take Study Leave for Six WeeksBread House Week 64Donate Books for Back to SchoolA Few Mid-Year Observations and Hopes for Rest of Year (Part One Mid Year Report)Hopes for the Next Six Months (Part Two Mid Year Report)Men's Barn MeetingWeek 65 at the Bread HouseSchool Supplies All Year Long!Leaders of TomorrowPutting Our Oars in the WaterWeek 66 at the Bread House
Staying on Mission saying “Yes to Disciple 2022”Week 67 at the Bread HouseBack to School Drive-ByDavid Dale Hospitality 2021 Award WinnerCurrent Status and Future Plans of the Church Steak Dinner, My TreatBread House Week 68Hugs from the LibraryUpdated: Free Steak Dinner and Church PlansWeek 69 at the Bread HousePart of Being a Disciple: Taking Care of Our Sheep?Bread House Week 70For the Children