Manatee United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Sharing God's Abundant Grace

Community Outreach

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Family Spring Celebration

     We have an annual Spring event, which is aimed at the neighborhood families, with games, food and prizes. This is a free activity for the community. 

       

 

 

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Blood Drives

     Manatee UMC sponsors a bi-monthly blood drive through Florida Blood Services. Church members and community members are encouraged to help save a life through blood donations.

 

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     Manatee United Methodist Church participates in the Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids program. This is a program of the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries, where churches supply bags of healthy food to children who show signs of chronic hunger and may be at risk of having no food over the weekend. Presently we are supporting 30 children from Manatee Elementary School.
 
 

 

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 Migrant Tea

     Manatee United Methodist Women and our Sew 'n' Sews, in cooperation with the Manatee Church Women United, each year sponsor a Migrant Tea in November. Migrant workers are invited for a program and tea, at which time quilts that have been made during the year by women of all the churches are given to the workers. This is always held at Manatee United Methodist Church.

 

 

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 Christmas Food Boxes    

     At Christmas Manatee United Methodist Church provides food boxes every year for families who would not otherwise have a good Christmas dinner. These go to families of children at Manatee Elementary School and our own Preschool.

 

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    Every year Manatee United Methodist Church cooperates with the national Crop Walk, which takes place in February.

     The CROP WALK is an effort of Church World Service to help relieve hunger and poverty in underdeveloped nations. CROP WALKS raise over $16 million nationwide, which is used to provide wells, seeds, tools, emergency medical supplies to hurricane victims, blankets for families devastated by an earthquake and job training for Latin American street children. 

 

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 Community Partners

Manatee United Methodist likes to work with others helping the community.

We are in partnership with the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, in that we donate goods to them and they allow us to send those in need to the store for help.

We are a collection site for children's books to support the Kiwanis Book Bus, which gives books to children to encourage the love of reading.

We also work with Manatee Elementary School, with volunteers helping at the school and supporting them however we can.

 

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