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The Church Has Left the Building

Jesus calls us to share the Good News with the Greater Melbourne/Palm Bay community and beyond. We participate in larger community events to connect with all people. Relieving suffering is God's love made real. Local mission and domestic and international opportunities in Cuba and Haiti help us live into the call on our lives to reach out to the least, the lost, and the lonely.

Below is a list of local and global mission areas that First Church Melbourne supports financially and/or with donated items. Volunteers from First Church Melbourne also support many areas. If you have any questions about these mission areas or want to get involved, please contact our missions chairperson at missions@firstchurchmelbourne.org or call the church office at 321.723.6761.

 

201 Local Missions Emphasis

Local Missions: 

Family Promise - First Church is one of thirteen host churches for Family Promise in Brevard County. Once a quarter, our church hosts up to five families in transition - limited to fourteen people. We provide an evening meal, fellowship, an assigned sleeping room for each family, breakfast, and a sack lunch. It takes a team of volunteers for each week to run smoothly.

University Park Elementary - First Church began a partnership with UPE several years ago. The staff and students are supported with school supply donations, teacher appreciation luncheons and more. There are many ways to get involved. Including:

Work with 1st Grade students in AR Reading
Work with upper grade students in AR Math
Mentor - meeting with a student once a week
Library Aide
Provide office assistance
Provide food and volunteer for special meals for staff
Join us for workdays at the school to clean up the building and grounds

Community of Hope - This organization provides transitional housing that allows families with children to remain together, become self-reliant, and move into a permanent home. We are currently in partnership with Community of Hope by providing housing use for a family. We financially support this organization with a monthly donation. Mentors are needed.

Promise In Brevard - a place where young adults with special needs can live a life full of opportunities and freedom never thought possible. For details about Promise in Brevard and ways to offer your support, please click here: www.promiseinbrevard.com

Florida United Methodist Children's Home

Caps of Love - Each week, we invite you to bring in plastic caps. Donated caps are sorted and recycled. Funds raised from these being recycled support handicap children in need of equipment to make their lives easier.

 

Missions Feeding the Hungry:

South Brevard Sharing Center and WE CAN - The Sharing Center provides food, clothing, rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation, and employment referral assistance to families in need. Each week, we ask each person who attends First Church to bring a nonperishable food item for our "We Can" program. Our current goal is 10,000 food items in 2017. We invite you to participate. Volunteers are needed!       

The Daily Bread - This organization provides hot lunches for the poor and/or homeless. Other services are also provided for this population. Our church provides a team of worker to cook and serve meals on the second Friday of each month. New volunteers to the team are always welcome!

The Children's Hunger Project - The Hunger Project provides packets of food each weekend during the school year to students identified by his/her school as coming to school hungry on Monday mornings. They also provide food packets to be given out at the summer "Feed and Read" program. Volunteers are needed for upcoming food packing events that are TBD.

 

Global Mission Areas:

Haiti - Mission Teams have gone to Haiti to assist with projects. Currently, we are not collecting clothing, glasses, or toys to send to Haiti.

Cuba - We have a sister church in Gibara, Cuba. We have had a mission team go to Cuba.