Outreach

We serve like Jesus in the church, through the church and beyond the church as we engage in social justice-seeking and compassion-sharing ministries. Here are the ways that we serve our community and beyond.

Ministries located at one of our facilities

MARTHA’S CUPBOARD

A food pantry ministry of Orange City UMC.

We collect and distribute food items that are received from donations. They are distributed at the 3rd Saturday Community Connection and Mail Call Thursday events. Donate food, offer financial support, or serve by preparing or distributing! For more information contact the church office. For a printable list of suggested items to donate CLICK HERE

MAIL CALL MINISTRY: Thursdays 9am – 12:30pm (Fellowship Hall)

Are you or someone you know in need of a place to receive your mail for free? Mail Call ministry is a ministry with our homeless friends the community. Clients can receive their mail at the church while sharing a cup of coffee, snacks, and conversation with ministry servants. Join us to develop meaningful relationships while providing for basic needs. For more information contact Pat Parker Schwartz.

At Orange City UMC we have a secure system to collect and distribute your mail free of charge. At this time we are only distributing mail on Thursdays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm. However, if you need to pick up you mail at another time when our office is open you can arrange a pick up through our front office with prior notice. As you receive your mail we also provide you with a bag lunch.

We also have food distribution program on Thursdays as well in the same location through our food pantry, Martha’s Cupboard. Our ministry packs grocery bags for individuals and families. We also have a table set up to distribute other items as they are available such as, bread, pastries, hygiene products, books, clothing, and other items as they become available to us to distribute.

THIRD SATURDAY COMMUNITY CONNECTION: 9am – 12pm (church parking lot and Fellowship Hall)

On the 3rd Saturday of each month we provide several programs to help those in need. We have afood distribution program similar to our Thursday Mail Call. We also have other services available when able. In the past we have provided hair cuts, programs for children, medical assistance and a sit down meal. At the current time we are only able to offer grocery bags and clothing. Check back to see when other services become available.

MANNA MINISTRY

Ministering to those in need our Manna Ministry provides a bag of necessary items (socks, snacks, toiletries, resource list) at cost. In turn we are able to give these out as we see someone in need in the community. Contact the church office for further details about Manna Ministry bags.

A.A., N.A. F.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Food Anonymous)

Easily digestible, relatable information for people who are facing substance use issues — and for their support networks, too.

Click here for to find a group for you: START YOUR RECOVERY , or call our front office to find out when groups are meeting at our church.

PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY

Would you like to join us by Gathering together in prayer for a specific person in need or celebration? We pray as we tie knots around these soft and comforting blankets. You may join this group that meets once a month (or as needed). At this time this group is NOT meeting in-person.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

A wonderful tradition of the United Methodist Church, our United Methodist Women meet regularly to uphold their vision of supporting missions globally and locally.

PRAYER TEAM

If you have special prayer requests or praises, please call the office at 386-775-3068, and we will pray with you or  send them online. May God’s peace and comfort be with you all! Stay home and stay safe!! 

Ministries that we partner with (Off property)

The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

Empowering children and families to experience the transforming love of Christ through wholistic care.

The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is now a diverse ministry that includes residential care, therapeutic group care, foster care, emergency shelter care, independent living assistance, and community child care center.

Throughout its long and valued history the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home has been a haven of peace and a merciful blessing to all that have come into her care.

To take a look at their website or to donate visit their website: CLICK HERE

H.O.P.E. Helpers Of People Enslaved, West Volusia Churches United

This is a faith-based coalition of people of multiple denominations, that we partner with, who are passionately dedicated to helping end human trafficking and to supporting survivors rescued right here in Central Florida. We help to prevent more victims by providing awareness education in our churches and communities. We support survivors by fundraising to assist those organizations which help them by providing housing, therapy, medical care, and job preparation.

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise of this century growing from $9 billion to a $150 billion dollar global industry in a little over a decade. There is no typical trafficker. Traffickers can be parents or other close family members, boyfriends, girlfriends, neighbors, employers, or strangers. Traffickers can be a part of organized crime, corporations, gangs, or can work alone. Don’t ignore the facts. Slavery exists and we can work together to end it. (Source: National safe place network.) We welcome you to join us!

Hope sponsors an annual fundraising and auction event. To donate and find more information about this event click HERE

For more information about the H.O.P.E. team or to become a member, please contact the church office at 386-775-3068.

For more information about human trafficking please check out the links below.

Florida Abolitionist

The Ruth Home

Hotline

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Orange City UMC is proud to be one of the offices for the Greater Volusia Habitat for Humanity. Help Habitat provide high quality, affordable housing by volunteering or donating.

ZOE EMPOWERS

Making a difference in the lives of orphans around the world by empowerment! We are blessed to have been able to be a Hope Companion with ZOE Empowers.

5000 LETTERS

5000 Letters is a campaign by United Methodists in the Florida Annual Conference to contact state and federal government officials, urging them to seek legislation that will curb gun violence in this country. Join us in following Bishop Ken Carter’s call to speak for those whose voices have been silenced, for the sake of our children and their future. Visit their website or ours for the link and information on how you can write a letter to help! 5000letters.com

We serve like Jesus in the church, through the church and beyond the church as we engage in social justice-seeking and compassion-sharing ministries. Here are the ways that we serve our community and beyond.

Ministries located at one of our facilities

MARTHA’S CUPBOARD

A food pantry ministry of Orange City UMC.

We collect and distribute food items that are received from donations. They are distributed at the 3rd Saturday Community Connection and Mail Call Thursday events. Donate food, offer financial support, or serve by preparing or distributing! For more information contact the church office. For a printable list of suggested items to donate CLICK HERE

MAIL CALL MINISTRY: Thursdays 9am – 12:30pm (Fellowship Hall)

Are you or someone you know in need of a place to receive your mail for free? Mail Call ministry is a ministry with our homeless friends the community. Clients can receive their mail at the church while sharing a cup of coffee, snacks, and conversation with ministry servants. Join us to develop meaningful relationships while providing for basic needs. For more information contact Pat Parker Schwartz.

At Orange City UMC we have a secure system to collect and distribute your mail free of charge. At this time we are only distributing mail on Thursdays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm. However, if you need to pick up you mail at another time when our office is open you can arrange a pick up through our front office with prior notice. As you receive your mail we also provide you with a bag lunch.

We also have food distribution program on Thursdays as well in the same location through our food pantry, Martha’s Cupboard. Our ministry packs grocery bags for individuals and families. We also have a table set up to distribute other items as they are available such as, bread, pastries, hygiene products, books, clothing, and other items as they become available to us to distribute.

THIRD SATURDAY COMMUNITY CONNECTION: 9am – 12pm (church parking lot and Fellowship Hall)

On the 3rd Saturday of each month we provide several programs to help those in need. We have afood distribution program similar to our Thursday Mail Call. We also have other services available when able. In the past we have provided hair cuts, programs for children, medical assistance and a sit down meal. At the current time we are only able to offer grocery bags and clothing. Check back to see when other services become available.

MANNA MINISTRY

Ministering to those in need our Manna Ministry provides a bag of necessary items (socks, snacks, toiletries, resource list) at cost. In turn we are able to give these out as we see someone in need in the community. Contact the church office for further details about Manna Ministry bags.

A.A., N.A. F.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Food Anonymous)

Easily digestible, relatable information for people who are facing substance use issues — and for their support networks, too.

Click here for to find a group for you: START YOUR RECOVERY , or call our front office to find out when groups are meeting at our church.

PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY

Would you like to join us by Gathering together in prayer for a specific person in need or celebration? We pray as we tie knots around these soft and comforting blankets. You may join this group that meets once a month (or as needed). At this time this group is NOT meeting in-person.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

A wonderful tradition of the United Methodist Church, our United Methodist Women meet regularly to uphold their vision of supporting missions globally and locally.

PRAYER TEAM

If you have special prayer requests or praises, please call the office at 386-775-3068, and we will pray with you or (REPLACE>>>) send them online. May God’s peace and comfort be with you all! Stay home and stay safe!! 

Ministries that we partner with (Off property)

The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

Empowering children and families to experience the transforming love of Christ through wholistic care.

The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is now a diverse ministry that includes residential care, therapeutic group care, foster care, emergency shelter care, independent living assistance, and community child care center.

Throughout its long and valued history the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home has been a haven of peace and a merciful blessing to all that have come into her care.

To take a look at their website or to donate visit their website: CLICK HERE

H.O.P.E. Helpers Of People Enslaved, West Volusia Churches United

This is a faith-based coalition of people of multiple denominations, that we partner with, who are passionately dedicated to helping end human trafficking and to supporting survivors rescued right here in Central Florida. We help to prevent more victims by providing awareness education in our churches and communities. We support survivors by fundraising to assist those organizations which help them by providing housing, therapy, medical care, and job preparation.

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise of this century growing from $9 billion to a $150 billion dollar global industry in a little over a decade. There is no typical trafficker. Traffickers can be parents or other close family members, boyfriends, girlfriends, neighbors, employers, or strangers. Traffickers can be a part of organized crime, corporations, gangs, or can work alone. Don’t ignore the facts. Slavery exists and we can work together to end it. (Source: National safe place network.) We welcome you to join us!

Hope sponsors an annual fundraising and auction event. To donate and find more information about this event click HERE

For more information about the H.O.P.E. team or to become a member, please contact the church office at 386-775-3068.

For more information about human trafficking please check out the links below.

Florida Abolitionist

The Ruth Home

Hotline

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Orange City UMC is proud to be one of the offices for the Greater Volusia Habitat for Humanity. Help Habitat provide high quality, affordable housing by volunteering or donating.

ZOE EMPOWERS

Making a difference in the lives of orphans around the world by empowerment! We are blessed to have been able to be a Hope Companion with ZOE Empowers.

5000 LETTERS

5000 Letters is a campaign by United Methodists in the Florida Annual Conference to contact state and federal government officials, urging them to seek legislation that will curb gun violence in this country. Join us in following Bishop Ken Carter’s call to speak for those whose voices have been silenced, for the sake of our children and their future. Visit their website or ours for the link and information on how you can write a letter to help! 5000letters.com