Central Florida Commission on Homelessness has initiated a housing-first approach to resolve the homeless situation in Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties. The Commission provides subsidized apartment housing for Veteran, Disabled, and Chronic homeless individuals who qualify for assistance. In addition the Commission provides social services as needed for the recipients to insure they have a second chance to become productive in the community. Since initiation of the program, 339 recipients have received homes and greater than 98% of those are thriving in their new home environment. Tuskawilla United Methodist Church supports this effort by compiling and delivering Apartment Starter kits that include a TV, microwave, lamps, bed sheets, blankets, towels, dishes, cookware, and occasionally furniture items such as a couch, table, chairs, or dresser. The church has donated 13 of the kits and will continue to provide until homelessness in our area becomes nearly non-existent.
Children’s and Youth Ministry ServantsJesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs” (Lk 18:16). Servants with our Children and Youth Ministries welcome these precious ones in the name of Jesus and offer mentoring and support as teachers and encouragers on weekly and or special event basis.
Hospitality Ministry ServantsServants with our Hospitality Ministry provide and host refreshments for TUMC’s weekly services and special receptions. Servants are encouraged to serve in a pair or on a team.
Relay for Life SupporterServants on TUMC’s Relay for Life Team raise funds for the American Cancer Society and participate in the annual May relay in our community. On Relay Day servants offer hospitality and engage in fellowship with cancer survivors, care givers, family members, and friends. Cancer touches every life—every family—in some way, and we believe our servants at Relay for Life bring a bold message of hope—of health, life, and resurrection.
Interested servants are encouraged to connect with the Church Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).