Disaster Preporation & Disaster Relief
Prepare or repair is our team motto. One way or the other, we deliver Christ to our community! Preparing homes for upcoming storms, and cleaning up and repairing after the storm has passed. For more information, contact Pastor Hedy Collver by email or at 954-584-7500.
We partner with this ecumenical ministry of Broward County, which provides a hot meal for the hungry six days a week. Our day to serve is the fourth Thursday of each month. We need five volunteers each time to serve from 8:30 to 11:00am. For ore information, contact Lorrie Willard by email.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization that strives to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes for families in need. Volunteers are needed. For more information, please contact Debbie Gonzalez by email or at 954-401-3594.
We at Plantation United Methodist Church are responding to Jesus' call in many ways. Jubilee Center, a soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing bank (and so much more!) is one of the volunteer opportunities God has given us to respond to his call to serve our community. The Jubilee Center takes its name from the Biblical Year of Jubilee in Leviticus - the great year of social justice. Since 1984, the Jubilee Center offers services to the poor and homeless. They serve approximately 150 people a day. We assist Jubilee with donations of food, clothing and hands on service. They need volunteers who can work any day from Monday through Friday (holidays included) from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Closed shoes are a must for your safety. If you would like to volunteer, please contact LeAnna Vasquez via email: email@example.com.
Florida United Methodist Children's Home
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home was established in 1908 to provide a home for orphans and other children that had nowhere else to live. Today it serves as a diverse ministry with two campuses that include residential, therapeutic group, foster and emergency shelter care. The Home also provides independent living assistance and a community child care center. Our congregation has faithfully supported the Children's Home for many years. Periodically, a group will visit the Children's Home to see firsthand the ministry that takes place there. We'd love to have you join us on the next trip up to Deltona, Florida! The Children's Home also has a foster care program in Broward County. For more information on this vital ministry in our State, click here, or contact Ray Posgay by email.
Plantation Multicultural/Interfaith Committee
We bring people of diverse faith and cultural heritages together in an effort to foster mutual respect and closer relationships. This is done by reminding and educating people of the vision and dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year we host a Martin Luther King celebration in our Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. Other annual events include our International Cuisine Luncheon (held in October), and a scholarship program for graduating high school students. For more information, contact Pastor Hedy Collver by email or at 954-584-7500.
We seek to reach out and serve the community by sharing God's love in both practical and meaningful ways. Projects include such things as collecting items for people in need, partnering with other organizations that offer help to individuals/families, and supporting a variety of global ministries. If you would like to help guide the future of missions at Plantation UMC, we'd love to talk with you! For more information, contact Nancy Gibson by email.
Operation Christmas Child
Share the gospel message through the simple gift of a shoe box filled with school supplies, small toys and hygiene items. Join us in September as we express God's love in this very tangible way. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief agency, Samaritan's Purse. The mission is to reach out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, gift-filled shoe boxes have been shipped to more than 135 million children in more than 150 countries and territories. For more information, visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/
This holiday project enables us to reach out into the community to make connection with families and to demonstrate God's love during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Partnering with specific agencies since 1985, we've provided Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts to families and children in need. As of 2015, our partner has been ChildNet which serves foster families here in Broward County.
The Quilters meet once a week on Fridays at 9:30am. The quilts are our mission, and are donated to communities and individuals in need. We typically share a dessert and coffee during our time together.
Other Local Missions
If you are serving locally in a mission not listed here, please let us know! Contact Pastor Hedy Collver by email or at 954-584-7500. She always loves to hear about new ideas for missions!