2020 BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
It’s that time of year! With school beginning soon, let’s support our mission partners, Pinecrest Elementary AND the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home with the supplies they need. After viewing the options below, please choose the one that is best for you.
Our school partner has asked for cleaning supplies to assist in keeping the school as safe as possible. To donate this way, you may either purchase items locally and drop them off in the bin on the church courtyard OR you can order them online and have them shipped to the Church Parsonage (5910 Falconside Rd. Lithia, FL 33547).
Clorox or Lysol wipes (even non brand as long as they are disinfectants)
Wet Ones (antibacterial hand wipes)
Kid Size Masks and Adult Masks for teachers
The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home has asked for monetary donations at this time which they will use to purchase items the children need for school. The link to donate directly to them is below.
Thank you for supporting these ministry partners. We pray for their year to be full of learning and growth, safety and health.
Adopt A Road
We partner with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful by adopting a one mile stretch of roadway on Lithia Pinecrest Rd in front of our church building. We take great pride in helping to keep our community beautiful!
Family Promise of Hillsborough County
Ending Homelessness One Family at a Time
Family Promise of Hillsborough County allows a family to remain together while they work to escape homelessness. Several times each year, Grace transforms into a home and we welcome our Family Promise guests as we partner together to end homelessness.
Florida United Methodist Children's Home
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home was established in 1908 to provide a home for orphans and other children that had nowhere else to live.
Today it serves as a diverse ministry with two campuses that include residential, therapeutic group, foster and emergency shelter care. The Home also provides independent living assistance and a community child care center.
Ministry of Hope
Ministry of Hope is a local mission in Lithia which serves those in need by providing food, clothing, and household goods.
Contact the Church Office by email or phone (813-661-8858) to connect with this ministry.
Pinecrest Elementary School
Pinecrest Elementary School is our school partner. It is home to nearly 600 "Pilots" who are focused on being "anchored in excellence." There are many ways to serve at Pinecrest and come alongside the students, teachers and staff.
Porch de Salomon
Porch de Salomon is a response to several families and their friends being called into lives of love and service in Panajachel, Guatemala. We strive to bring the first-century church’s spirit of adventure, risk, service, and even fun to those who live in a 21st-century world. Solomon’s Porch was an ancient, open place where people seeking transformation gathered to explore Jesus of Nazareth’s radical message of love and redemption. Email for more information
Seeds of Hope
Our motto says it all. We want to nourish hope among people in need through the actions and help provided by our local students.
Seeds of Hope wants to provide community service hours that not only touch the lives of people who are struggling but also touch the hearts of local students which may spark an interest in lifelong pursuits of volunteer opportunities.
United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR)
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church.
UMCOR’s work can be categorized into three major areas:
1) Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response
2) Sustainable Development
3) Global Health (in collaboration with Global Ministries)