Manatee United Methodist Church
Monday, December 10, 2018
Sharing God's Abundant Grace

Community Outreach

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Easter Egg Hunt      

     The Manatee United Methodist Preschool sponsors an egg hunt at Eastertime each year along with food and prizes. This is open to all children. 

        

 

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Blood Drives

     Manatee UMC sponsors a quarterly 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 42 children from Manatee Elementary School.
 
 

 

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 Migrant Tea

     Manatee United Methodist Women and our Sew 'n' Sews and Crocheted Hearts, 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 Outreach    

     At Christmas Manatee United Methodist Church reaches out to families in need in various ways. These include 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 (Christian Rural Overseas Program) Walk, which takes place in February.

     CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. 

     For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources. From combating droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service. CROP Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs, from seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans.

 

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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 in addition to the Pack-A-Sack listed above.

 

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