The Community


Serving our Neighbors

Harbor City Elementary School Supply Drive! 

Back to school shopping is just around the corner! As you may know, we support Harbor City Elementary School, a title 1 school where 73% of students live at or below the federal poverty level.

Every year, we provide school supplies to every child to optimize their opportunity to learn effectively. This year, we are once again providing a $35 gift card to every student to select their necessary school supplies. Harbor City Elementary’s principal has requested this because covid-19 safety measures are still unclear for next year. You may make your donation online by designating “Harbor City Elementary” or drop a donation in the backpack displayed at our worship space door entrances. Thank you for your generous support of children in need. We are indeed acting as the hands and feet of Christ when we minister to impoverished children.  

Our Mission Partner of the Month is The Children's Hunger project! 

This non-profit  provides weekend meals to promote childhood nutrition throughout the school year.  



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. 


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Brevard Family Partnership

We are serving at BFP's school supply distribution here on our campus August 7 from 7:30-noon! This is a family-friendly service opportunity. Please consider dedicating a few hours on this Saturday morning to pass out donuts and backpacks (provided by Brevard Family Partnership) to their foster families. Click here for more information and to sign up


More Info Contact: Peggy Stickney ( )

Brevard Rescue Mission


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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: 8/4, 9/1, 10/611/3,    12/1

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


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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.  To support this mission, please designate “Family Promise” on the giving platform or drop a donation in the mission boxes in worship for February.

If you would like to volunteer to help the housing of these families at Suntree UMC, click here!


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 22 and November 29. Visit their website for Amazon, Walmart and Target online shopping options. (If you shop online for GFTH, please let us know!)


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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.


More Info Contact: Staci Plonsky ( )

His Place Melbourne

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


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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


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 Injoy Thrift Store


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Mosaic Palm Bay

A new United Methodist Church missional community welcoming all people. Mosaic offers a "Picnic Church" with social distancing once a month. Mosaic also offers weekly food distribution, Saturday mobile showers, laundry service, clothing distribution and is a site for medical care for persons in need. 



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Neighbor Up Brevard


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One Blood

One Blood will be on Suntree UMC's campus Sunday, April 25, 2021. 

Click here for a direct appointment link. 


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Salvation Army Women's Domestic Violence Center


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Small Beginning Ministry

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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.