The Community

Community

Serving our Neighbors


 

Thanksgiving is coming! 

Community Meal

We don't want anyone to be home alone on Thanksgiving. We are serving a classic Thanksgiving Meal here at Suntree on Thursday, November 25th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. 

This $15 dinner will include turkey, fixings, and dessert! Reservations open October 27 and close November 10. Stop by the church office to purchase your tickets for Thanksgiving or purchase tickets in between services on the following  Sundays: October 31 or Sunday, November 7 and 14. We do need people willing to serve on this day. Use the link below to sign up to serve!

SIGN UP TO SERVE THANKSGIVING MEAL

Thanksgiving Missions Baskets

We will be giving away Thanksgiving missions baskets again this year! We are requesting the following items to be donated based on the first letter of your last name:

A – D  - 4 cans of Green Beans
E – G - 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup and 2 Cans of Onion Crisps
H – J - 2 large cans of Sweet Potatoes and 2 bags of Mini Marshmallows
K – M - 2 boxes of Stuffing Mix and 2 boxes of Instant Mashed Potatoes
N – O - 2 large Jars of Gravy and 2 cans of Cranberry Sauce
P – S - 2 cans of Corn and 2 cans of Cream of Corn
T – Z - 2 Boxes of Jiffy Mix Corn Bread Mix and 2 Boxes of Chicken Broth

We will need them to be dropped off on November 7 and November 14 during morning services and also after church on November 14 for a drive-by drop-off from 12:30-1:30. We will distribute the baskets on a reservation basis on November 21.

We need help in a variety of ways sorting and organizing the baskets the week of Nov 15-21 so that they are ready to go on November 21! Click here to view the sign up opportunities to serve. 

For those wishing to reserve a Thanksgiving basket, please call the church office at (321)242-2585. 


Our Mission Partner of the Month is 

Gifts from the heart (brevard)

This is a local organization for 10 non-profit organizations in Brevard County to provide participating parents with a dignified shopping opportunity, where they may choose gifts that they believe best suit their children.

We have giving trees outside our worship spaces, where you may select a tag with a suggested gift. You can also order through Amazon, Target or Walmart—just check our website suntreeumc.org/community and scroll to Gifts from the Heart. We have boxes just outside the worship doors for you to drop off your gifts, as well as in the church office.  You may make a financial donation and designate it “Mission Partner” or simply drop a check in the mission box outside the worship spaces.

You can learn more about this wonderful ministry by clicking here 


 Ways to get involved in the Community

Blue Sky Community Garden

 Blue Sky Community Garden grows food to be shared with the community.  Produce is given to local soup kitchens. For the fall growing season, we need volunteers on Saturdays from 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blueskycommunitygarden/

More Info Contact: Karen Shea < >

Brevard Family Partnership (foster care)

We are inviting foster families to come to our playground for a "Swap, Sip and Slide!" every other month. They can (privately) prearrange items to swap with each other and use our campus as a meet up spot, enjoy some coffee (and juice), and enjoy time together while they supervise their children on the playground. We need people to help with serving juice/coffee and greeting the families on the following dates: 1/8/22, 3/12/22, 6/11/22

We really need your help to keep our closet full of diapers of all sizes, wipes, and duffel bags. Some popular sizes of diapers requested are “Goodnites” (Small, Medium, and Large) and “Pull-ups” in all of the toddler sizes. Newborn, sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4 are also needed. 

Our next Diapers, Duffels and Donuts event is November 6. Sign up here to serve! 

We offer (new or like new) duffel bags to foster parents so that when their foster child(ren) is being reunited with their family, the child has a bag to pack all of their belongings to take home.

Donations are accepted in the front office. 

Website: www.brevardfp.org

More Info Contact: Peggy Stickney ( )

Brevard Rescue Mission

Website: brevardrescuemission.org

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Congregational Care Tree

Each Christmas, a Caring Tree offers a chance to select one or more names from the tree and provide a Christmas gift to a child who might otherwise not receive one.  Special gift baskets are also provided to single parents.

Daily Bread

We serve on the first Wednesday of every month (adults 18 and up only, please). Sign up for the following dates for 2021: 10/611/3,    12/1

Click one of the dates for more information, and to easily sign up to serve!

Website: www.dailybreadinc.org

More Info Contact:

Devereux

Website: www.devereux.org

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Family Promise of Brevard

Addresses homelessness in our community with the goal of making family homelessness brief, rare and non-recurring.   SUMC welcomes families quarterly for a week, with food, lodging, conversation and fellowship.

The “Family Promise” is to empower homeless families to create a path towards stable, long term housing and provide peace and security along the journey.  

In lieu of staying at our church during covid, Family Promise is providing families short-term housing in a hotel on 192. This October, we provided meals to the families. Our members have served with a grocery store gift card, preparing a meal, or driving the meals to the families. Website: https://fpbrevard.wpengine.com/

More Info Contact: Chris Yarbrough ( )

Gifts from the Heart

This is the Christmas outreach of several nonprofit care organizations in Brevard County. Families affected by poverty can select brand new, quality gifts for their children at greatly reduced prices. This process restores some dignity and gives parents agency to thoughtfully provide a Christmas experience for their children. You can bring your unwrapped, brand new children's gifts to Suntree on November 21 and November 28. Here are registries for gifts that can be sent straight to their facility: Amazon, Walmart and Target . (If you shop online for GFTH, please let us know!) 

Website: http://www.giftsfromtheheartshop.org/

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Harbor City Elementary School

Through our Church/School Partnership with Harbor City Elementary School, volunteers work with the school administration to provide support, supplies and assistance to teachers.

Website: https://www.brevardschools.org/HarborCityES

More Info Contact: Staci Plonsky ( )

His Place Melbourne

Cold night shelter in Melbourne, when temperatures dip below 45ºF. 

Website: http://hisplacemelbourne.org/outreaches

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Hope Builders

Provides support to raise single parents out of the poverty cycle through long-term mentorship and help through spiritual, emotional, physical, educational and financial challenges.

Habitat for Humanity

Website: www.brevardhabitat.com

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Hymnstirs

More Info Contact: Brad Shea ( )

 Injoy Thrift Store

Website: injoythrift.com

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Neighbor Up Brevard

Website: www.neighborupbrevard.org

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One Blood

 One Blood will be on Suntree UMC's campus Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 8:30-1:00 PM. 

Sign up here to make a donation appointment

All donors will receive a OneBlood Blanket and a $10 eGift Card! Plus, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! 

Website: https://www.oneblood.org/

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Salvation Army Women's Domestic Violence Center

Website: https://thesalvationarmymelbourne.wordpress.com/locations/

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Small Beginning Ministry

https://www.facebook.com/smallbeginningsfeedingministry/

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Suntree Stars & Stripes

Our annual cookout and music celebration of the Independence Day holiday.  Free food and children’s activities in the afternoon; musical concerts in the evening.

Thanksgiving Missions Baskets

Each Thanksgiving, Suntree UMC provides all the items for Thanksgiving Dinner for deserving families in our area.

 This is an extraordinary opportunity for the entire SUMC family to help our neighbors! We are asking for food and cash donations at the beginning of November. 

 You can donate to this by typing "Thanksgiving basket" in the memo line of your online giving. 

Sign up here to serve throughout November with this ministry!

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