Children’s Home

 

What started as an orphanage in 1908 is now The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. With its main campus in Enterprise and its Youth Ranch in the Panhandle, the FUMCH makes a difference in the lives of abused, abandoned, neglected and dependent children by providing a better life for them. Children living in one of the 14 houses on the main campus in Enterprise range from 5 to 17 years old. Boys and girls are accepted without regard to race, creed or national origin. They attend either the on-campus school or public school during the day, returning home to the 100-acre campus after school where they receive physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. The Home provides residential care, therapeutic group care, foster care, emergency shelter care, independent living assistance and a community child care center.

How YOU can help:

Personal Touch:
  • Pray for a child, a home, house parents, leaders
  • Write letters of encouragement for children
Share Resources:
  • Give a monthly offering. Every 5th Sunday special envelopes are in the church bulletin. You can also give online through the church website.
Showing Up:
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer at the Thrift Store (click here)
  • Assist with School Projects
  • Assist with Parties
High Impact:

ADOPT A COTTAGE. We are excited to announce that In 2019 we will spend one evening each month (Jan – May) at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home with the children in their environment for an evening of celebration and fun. There are a total of thirteen cottages and our goal is to “adopt” all of them. We will cook dinner, play games, and get to know the children. House parents will be there for support. To meet our goal, we need between 8-12 volunteers each month. Time commitment (which includes drive time) is 5:00 PM—9:00 PM. Families are welcome and encouraged to participate. Here are the sign-up pages:

Thursday, January 31, 2019: 8 volunteers for 2 cottages

Thursday, February 28, 2019: 8 volunteers for 2 cottages

Thursday, March 28, 2019: 8 volunteers for 2 cottages

Thursday, April 25, 2019: 12 volunteers for 3 cottages

Thursday, May 30, 2019: 8-12 volunteers for 2 or 3 cottages

 

ADDITIONAL FUMCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

March 16: Day On Campus Event – Volunteers needed in welcome tent and lunch tent. Parking volunteers are also needed.
March 22: Party Cookout – Looking for volunteers to provide food and help set up/take down the event.
May 31: End of School Year Party – Looking for volunteers to provide food and help set up/take down event.
Contact Pastor Patina in the church office (407-365-3255 or pripkey@fumco.net) if you can lend a hand.