Community Partners

community outreach
Our goal is to "see" the needs of our neighbors and serve them as Jesus would.

Parachute Team

Sometimes people find themselves in need of emergency assistance from unforeseen circumstances.

First Church Oviedo has created a Parachute Team that can be assembled quickly to provide immediate assistance to those who find themselves in a crisis situation with nowhere to turn.

No special skills are required to be a part of this team, although special skills are always welcome.

If you would like to be added to the Parachute Team, please click the volunteer link above or call Pastor Patina at the church office to sign up.  You will receive communications of needs in our community as they arise.

Click here to contact Pastor Patina and become a part of the Palm Valley Outreach team!


Parachute Project in Palm Valley

Food Pantry

We are a drop-off location for three food ministries. Each ministry has similar needs, but they do differ slightly based on products and sizing. We are not a food bank, but we do have volunteers who sort and coordinate with the ministries below. Please reach out to the church office at 407-365-3255, or, with questions or if you’d like to volunteer.

For donation needs please visit each ministry’s donation list:

Hope Helps Food Pantry

Lawton Elementary Backpack Program

Senior Citizen Palm Valley Food Delivery Ministry

Community Partners

(within 30 miles of First Church Oviedo)

HOPE HELPS: serves the working poor, many clients who have never been in crisis before, and the homeless. In addition to providing resources, they also have a food pantry and thrift shop in Oviedo, Florida. Spend a Saturday morning (8:15 AM—12:30 PM) working in the Hope Food Pantry.

MILITARY SUPPORT TEAM: Comprised of members from our congregation and the community who are dedicated to supporting and honoring our active duty military, the National Guard and Reserves and, especially, our treasured Veterans.  Activities include the shipping of treats and personal care items to deployed service members, making blankets for Honor Flight Veterans and hosting our annual Veterans Day Luncheon. Meets the third Sunday of every month at Noon in Fellowship Hall.

Christmas stockings for our soldiers