The Community

Community

Serving our Neighbors

 Our Mission Partner of the Month is Zoe Empowers. This remarkable organization claims its mission statement as “guided by the core belief of not doing anything for these young people that they can be taught to do for themselves, we equip orphaned and vulnerable children to overcome extreme poverty by addressing multiple barriers simultaneously.” 

Suntree UMC has committed to supporting an Empowerment Group  in Rwanda for a three year cycle. This group is composed of 30 households and a total of 99 children. Within the first six months of a group's formation, vulnerable children complete training on topics of food security, health and disease prevention, business management, and child rights. Then, they begin to start gardens, attend school, and develop business skills. 

Zoe Empowers adds, "Most importantly, all begin to experience God's love and they realize that though many are orphans, they have a Father in heaven who loves them." 

To give to this organization, please designate "Zoe Empowers". 

Click here for more info about Suntree UMC's Empowerment Group! 


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

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. Sign up for the following dates for 2021: 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/9.

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

Website: www.dailybreadinc.org

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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.  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!

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 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!)

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: Ann McCandless ( )

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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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. 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY AT MOSAIC 

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. 

Website: www.mosaicpalmbay.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 soon for 2021. 

Click here for a direct appointment link. 

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. See our image at the top of this page for the food items we need by November 8, 2020. 

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

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