Missions & Outreach



Pete Peters, Chair of Missions & Outreach

If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact Pete by email below. The following are some of the various connections in our community that we actively have established or partnered with to spread Christ's love through our community. Do you have any idea how to reach new people groups or needs? Please let us know! 

Blessings for Children

Hours of Operation:
Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

We serve children in need (infants-5th grade). Our ministry provides diapers, pull-ups, wipes, clothing, personal care items, and school supplies.  Located in the Refuge Room on the Shalimar United Methodist Church main campus

POC:  Rendi Bonner

Bread House (Casa De Pan)

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

We seek to assist people experiencing food insecurities by providing food, personal items, and paper products. Located at the Cross Corner facility on the Shalimar United Methodist Church main campus.

POC: Pete Peters

Children in Crisis

Children in Crisis is a local, non-profit charity committed to “Providing Homes…Keeping Brothers and Sisters Together.”

1000 Luke's Way Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 864-4242

POC: Danna Franks

Fresh Start

Fresh Start for Children and Families is a non-profit organization that has been serving the area's homeless population since 1987. Their primary focus is helping families achieve long-term self-sufficiency through a nine-month residential and educational program.
8 Bobolink Street NE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 243-5648

POC:  Phil Richter

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides nutritionally-balanced meals that meet RDA requirements for a modest cost to the elderly, handicapped, or recuperating individuals in our community who cannot do so for themselves.
207 Hospital Drive NE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-9165

POC: Casey Brennan

One Hopeful Place

One Hopeful Place is the primary homeless shelter in Okaloosa County, serving single men, women, and veterans experiencing homelessness. OHP operates a shelter for men and women who have the desire to make changes in their current life circumstances. During inclement winter weather, defined as 40 degrees or below, OHP provides temporary shelter for all those experiencing homelessness.
1564 North Beal Extension Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 586-7879

POC: Sherry Jones

Safe Connections

Safe Connections provides a nurturing environment and trained monitors to ensure the safety of vulnerable children during supervised visitation times and monitored custody exchanges. Safe Connections also provides parenting classes, resources, and referrals to parents to encourage them to be the safe and stable parents every child deserves.
56 Beal Parkway NW Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 609-1850

POC: Sharon Rogers

Sharing and Caring

Sharing & Caring opened its doors on January 2, 1985 as an emergency food bank providing a basic staple of foods for needy individuals and families. We are an emergency food source for the needy who qualify within our guidelines.  It is available to anyone who resides within the area of Hurlburt Field on the west, to Destin on the East, and to Eglin Air Force Base on the North.
126 Beal Parkway SW Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 244-0778

POC: Ken Winzeler

The Arc of the Emerald Coast

The Arc of the Emerald Coast is an advocacy organization for citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of the Emerald Coast provides services in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties.  We provide services that work to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. We also focus on abilities, respect, and choice for all and encourage active citizenship and inclusion in every community.
123 Truxton Avenue  Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 863-1530

POC: Bear Teusch


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For I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat.
I was thirsty, and you gave me drink.
I was a stranger, and you took me in.
                                                                 - Matthew 25:3