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Serving our Neighbors


Family Promise of Brevard 

Suntree is hosting families for Family Promise of Brevard from August 11-18. Family Promise of Brevard seeks to transform the lives of local families experiencing housing instability by coming alongside them in their time of crisis. Suntree is one of many congregations that host families for one week, four times a year, and surround these families with a community of extraordinary love.

Sign Up to Serve with FamilY Promise 


Our Mission Partner of the Month is:
Daily Bread

Suntree has the pleasure of serving a hot meal on the first Wednesday of every month. Daily Bread does more than serve daily lunches. They offer a comprehensive range of transitional support, including case management, healthcare services, and employment support. Since their services are free, they rely on the generosity of communities such as ours. To learn how to get involved with Daily Bread, visit Daily Bread's Webiste. This year, we will be collecting donations of the following new, unopened: Boxer Briefs in all sizes (S-3XL), women’s underwear in any style in sizes XS & S, bug spray, sunglasses, and baseball hats. Donations can be placed in the bins located outside of each worship space, or at the Church Office.


Our Community Partner Organizations

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 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. 

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 to serve meals!

Website: www.dailybreadinc.org

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Devereux

Website: www.devereux.org

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Family Promise of Brevard

The goal of Family Promise of Brevard is to address 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 families experiencing a housing emergency to create a path toward stable, long-term housing and provide peace and security along the journey.  

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

 

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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 conducts regular blood drives on our campus throughout the year.

Sign up here to make a donation appointment

All donors will receive a OneBlood long sleeve T-shirt and a $20 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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