In our Community

Backpacks on a Mission:  SSUMC addresses food insecurity for children in our neighborhood schools by providing a backpack full of healthy snacks and easily prepared food for the weekend for those in need.

If you are interested in helping host a food drive at your work, volunteer, or donate money please contact Kathy McGartland via email. Click here for more information:

Change the World Weekend:  SSUMC is part of the global initiative of the United Methodist Church called Change the World Weekend. The next Change the World weekend is May 16-18, 2014.  Click here for more about this initiative.

Angel Tree Mission: South Shore UMC is actively involved in providing Christmas gifts for those in the local community that are in need.  Help make a difference in a child’s life by participating in this year’s Angel Tree by contacting Kathy McGartland at 601-3783.

Family Promise: South Shore UMC is an affiliate church of Family Promise of Greater Brandon, a non-profit organization of local Christian churches committed to helping homeless children and their families within our community achieve lasting independence and escape the cycle of poverty. Click here to check out their website.

Needs for Family Promise at South Shore:

  • Twin size sheet sets – flat and fitted sheet, pillowcase
  • Twin size mattress pads
  • Twin size blankets
  • Sets of towels – bath, hand, washcloth
  • Crib sheets
  • Baby blankets
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Alarm clocks
  • Disposable diapers – size 1-2
  • Disposable diapers – size 3
  • Disposable diapers – size 4
  • Disposable diapers – size 5
  • Disposable diapers – size 6
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Crossword books, Sudoku books, decks of cards
  • Baby Bottles and Liners
  • Candyland Game
  • Monopoly game
  • Toys for Boys age 3-6
  • Toys for Boys age 6+
  • Toys for Girls age 3-6
  • Toys for Boys age 6+

Contact Kathi Sheehan, program coordinator, for information on how to get connected into Family Promise or to make a donation!

Feed the Bay: South Shore UMC participates every year in the Tampa Bay area Feed the Bay effort.  Help stock our local food pantries.  Click the logo for information.

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