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Access Florida -

   In cooperation with Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services, Shady Hills United Methodist Church
   serves as a resource to those in need of services such as food stamps and Medicare.  Access is available from 9 to 1
   every Wednesday, except holidays. Volunteers assist clients with applying for DCF services on line. 
   All communications are confidential and volunteers have received DCF training and certification for participation
   in this ministry. Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 1, 1963 persons and their families have  accessed DCF services
   through the Shady Hills site. Two volunteers are available each Wednesday.

Baby Luv -

   This is an outreach mission presented through our Metro Market and the Thirft Store.  Newborns of our community
   are given a small layette to help start them in their new world at no cost to the parents. Please help support this with
   your donations of money or gifts. Items must be brand new. We are always in need of lightweight receiving blankets,
   one piece outfits, and especially outfits for boys.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service -

    December 24th, 2019 @ 6PM

Christmas Parade -

 In the past years, the church has taken part in organizing and participating in a community celebration of the Christmas
Hopefully we will be doing this in future Christmas's

Community Tree Lighting -

    Done the night before the Christmas Parade in the Shady Hills Park.

Gas Cards -

    These cards are provided through the church office for those in dire need of help.

Hands On Ministry -

    The men's group offers help for community members needing maintenance and small repairs.

Metro-Market -

    This is a unique opportunity for those in need to receive items from our food store.  Those in need complete a brief information form and meet with the program manager, Marie Chancey.  They are given a form identifying amounts and categories of food. Volunteers then assemble food selections based upon the number of people
in the household. They are also given the opportunity to select complete clothing outfits for themselves and family members from the Thrift Store. Hours of operation are Wednesday from 9-1. Between January and September, Metro Market has served 505 families, over 1,454 persons ,with 16 volunteers spending over 1100 hours of service.

Needy Children Support -

    See small groups, Women’s Circle of Christian Service.

Senior Nutrition - See Seniors.

Thrift Store -

    The thrift store accepts donations of clothing, books, and household items. No electronics, computers or
    furniture, please.  Low cost clothing and other items are available to the community.   Hours of operation
    are 9-1 Wednesday through Saturday. From August through January of 2013, the thrift store earned
    approximately $12.000.00 to help support church ministries.

Vacation Bible School -





Food Pantry-Every Wednesday 9:00-1:00
Thrift Store - Wed-Sat 9:00-1:00
Sunday Worship 10:30-12:00
Adult Sunday School (Sunday) 9:15am

With joy we welcome all who have come to worship. As we gather in the name of Jesus
Christ we know that God meets us in this place. We welcome our guests with Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors and pray all are blessed by a genuine experience of God's love and grace.

Pastor Doug Zipperer