Opportunities to Serve

CHAPMAN PARTNERSHIP FOR THE HOMELESSChapman2018

  • Join us in preparing and serving meals for those in need! This program assists homeless men, women, and children in transition off of Miami’s streets and on their way to attaining greater stability and self-sufficiency in their lives. 
  • More details at the Chapman Partnership website.
When: Every third Friday of the month.
Where:

Chapman Partnership for the Homeless

1550 N. Miami Avenue in downtown Miami

  • Carpools depart from First UMC Coral Gables 
Contact:      

Fabie Moody

fabie001@aol.com

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support of umc miami's mobile homeless shower

  • MobileShowerCalling all men! Please join us in support of the Homeless Ministry of our sister church, FUMC Miami. A truly rewarding experience, we assist with the operation of their mobile shower units to provide up to 100 showers a week to our community's homeless population.  
  • Our volunteers are usually finished by 8:15 a.m., in plenty of time to be back in First UMC Coral Gables for our 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services.
  • More details at the First UMC Miami website.
When: First Sunday of every month, between 5:30 a.m. and 5:45 a.m.
Where:

UMC Miami

400 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami

Contact:      

Jim Morgan | james.morgan@squirepb.com | 305-607-4576

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BranchesBranchesTutoring

  • Branches empowers people to move from poverty to prosperity through holistic youth development, small business development, and hunger relief ministries in South Florida.
  • First UMC Coral Gables is proud to work with Branches on ongoing projects including Climb to College and the Tutoring as South Miami Branches Program.
  • For more information, please visit the Branches website at www.branchesfl.org
Climb to College
  • Helps prepare and assist high school students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for that next step after High School. Climb to College & Career provides a series of workshops, mentoring and completion of a postsecondary plan.
When: Ongoing
Where:

Branches in South Miami

Contact:      

Jack Edwards

edwardsjack1006@gmail.com

 

Tutoring at South Miami Branches 
  • Helps prepare and assist high school students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for that next step after High School. Climb to College & Career provides a series of workshops, mentoring and completion of a postsecondary plan.
When: Ongoing
Where:

Branches in South Miami

Contact:      

Margaret Cox

magsc@aol.com

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 kristi house - honoring survivors of human trafficking

  • KristiHouse_Dec.JPGWe serve and share a meal with the participants in Project Gold (Girls Owning their Lives and Dreams).
  • Kristi House’s Project Gold provides outreach and services to children exploited in sex trafficking to help them escape dangerous lives at the hands of traffickers and predators. 
When: Monthly gatherings on Tuesdays. Dates subject to change. Participants should be prepared to leave from First UMC Coral Gables at 4:00 p.m.
Where:

Kristi House

Contact:      

Rev. Vidalis Lopez

vlopez@fumccg.org | Church Office (305) 445-2578.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - FAITH PARTNERS BLITZ BUILD

  • Habitat2018.JPGHelp us build a home for a low-income family in need of a decent and affordable place to live.  Advance registration is required.

  

When:

Every February.  

Where:

Habitat for Humanity | Pre-registration is required.                                               

Contact:

Church Office (305) 445-2578.

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rise against hunger

  • IMG_0119.JPGA hands-on service event that includes the packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Visit or call our Church Office to sign up.
When: September 2018
Where:

First UMC Coral Gables

Contact:      

Harry Jordan

harryjordan@mac.com

 

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branches thanksgiving meal packaging event

  • IMG_7219-1.JPGA hands-on service event that includes the packaging of Thanksgiving meals for members of our South Florida community. Visit www.fumccg.org/volunteer or call our Church Office to sign up.
When: November 22, 2018
Where:

First UMC Coral Gables

Contact:      

Rev. Vidalis Lopez

vlopez@fumccg.org | www.fumccg.org/volunteer

Church Office (305) 445-2578

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collection corner

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  • Located in the back of the Sanctuary, Founder’s Hall and Chapel, collection containers are available to help support those in need in our community.
  • Items collected vary by month and need so check back often! 
When: Monthly - items requested vary depending on need
Where:

First UMC Coral Gables

Contact:      

Judy Griffis

Church Office: (305) 445-2578

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international missions

  • MISSION TRIP_DR 2017Join our international missions - traveling throughout the world to make a hands-on difference where and how needed!
  • Sign up for our upcoming mission to the Dominican Republic at www.fumccg.org/volunteer.
When: June 11 - June 17, 2018
Where:

Dominican Republic

Contact:      

 

Rev. Vidalis Lopez

vlopez@fumccg.org | www.fumccg.org/volunteer

Church Office (305) 445-2578

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To find out more about service opportunities, contact Rev. Vidalis Lopez at (305) 445-2579 or

via email at vlopez@fumccg.org.