MISSIONS AND OUTREACH

MINISTRIES AND PARTNERSHIPS

We believe our mission is to participate in God's mission to restore Creation and draw people to Christ through ministries of love and reconciliation in our community. Through these ministries and partnerships, our members have the opportunity to become the living presence of Christ in someone’s life. 

LOCAL

iServe

Reaching out to our community. We believe it is important to use the gifts and resources of our church community to help our neighbors and church members who need assistance. Our projects focus upon safety and access for persons in their homes, including minor carpentry and home repair, small painting projects, home and yard maintenance and similar activities.

Need assistance?

  • Request a project online with this form. Or, turn in this hard copy to the church office.

Want to serve?

Brian's Brigade

Bring hope to our community through food and friendship. Join us each month to serve food at HOPE Community, a housing community located off Pensacola Street. HOPE houses around 150 people regularly; about 120 are children. Named in honor of Pastor Bob Tindale's son, this ministry brings an energetic friendship to the community.

Want to serve?

  • We serve dinner for about 80 people on the first Thursday of each month. Dinner is served from 5 PM - 5:30 PM. Volunteers ca choose to cook on-site or being a pre-cooked meal. Teams of 4-6 are recommended.

  • Contact Chris Smith at csmith@kumconline.org if you would like to form or join a team.

  • BRIAN'S BRIGADE VOLUNTEER GUIDE

The Killearn UMC Food Bank

Serve local families in need. A foundational ministry at Killearn UMC, our food bank serves between 75–80 families twice each month by collecting, sorting, packing and delivering food boxes. 

Want to serve?

  • Volunteers meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 1:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall to set up.

  • Volunteers meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6 AM in the Fellowship Hall for packing and delivering.

  • Donations of food may be left in the bins located inside or behind the Fellowship Hall.

  • Contact Judy Hodge at 850-893-1116 ext. 320 for more information on serving, or if you need assistance.

Frenchtown Breakfast

Provide physical and spiritual food with love. This ministry is supported by several churches in Tallahassee, including Killearn UMC. Breakfast is served the first Saturday of each month, in the park directly behind Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. A hearty breakfast, including fresh eggs, pancakes, sausage and more, is served. A message of salvation is presented along with prayer opportunities.

Want to serve?

  • Breakfast is served at 704 W 4th Avenue in Tallahassee on the first Saturday of each month.

  • Check fbip.info for information on our next event, or contact Elizabeth Marschall at emarscha@maclay.org to get involved.

The Living Harvest

Provide a stable environment that gives men an opportunity to rebuild their lives after time in prison. At the core, this is a crime prevention ministry. TLH is a faith-based, 12 Step Residential Christian Recovery Program for men re-entering society from prison. They want to create a stable environment that gives these men the opportunity to rebuild their lives through residential stability, increasing their skill levels and/or income, and obtaining greater moral integrity. They provide spiritual and mental health counseling, addiction education, case management, life and anger management, a safe and clean, alcohol/drug free residential environment, and transportation assistance.

Want to serve?

  • Visit thelivingharvest.org for more information.

  • Shop or donate to the Living Harvest thrift stores located at 4500 W. Shannon Lakes Dr. (Four Oaks Plaza) or 1219 W. Tharpe St.

  • Contact Mary Stimmel for volunteer opportunities at the thrift stores - stimmel04@earthlink.net

Meals on Wheels

Help fill a most basic need by providing hot, nutritious meals to home. Meals on Wheels provides a well-balanced, diet-appropriate meal to homebound seniors, five days a week. Isolated seniors depend on the daily safety check and socialization. The Meals on Wheels program would not be possible without a corps of over 400 volunteers. Last year alone, these volunteers generously delivered 169,366 meals to over 500 homebound seniors in Leon County.

Need assistance?

  • Call Elder Care Services at 850-921-5554, to speak with a counselor about your individual situation and needs.

Want to serve?

MOPS and MOMSnext

Connect with a community of women who gather to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church. MOMSnext is a similar community designed for meeting the needs of moms with school-aged children.

Want to serve?

Pregnancy Help and Information Center

Supporting mothers and fathers emotionally and physically. The PHI Center offers services to women who believe they might be pregnant, those who are pregnant, and those with young children. They assist both mothers and fathers during pregnancy and after the birth of their child in obtaining the emotional and physical necessities for their family. All PHI Center services are free and confidential, regardless of your age, race, or religion.

Want to serve?

The Wesley Foundation

The United Methodist campus ministries supporting Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M University. Mike Toluba is the Pastor of the FSU Wesley Foundation. The desire of this campus ministry is to make Jesus Christ known to everyone at FSU and TCC. Wesley's Pastor and staff invite students to know that God loves them exactly as they are, by engaging students in family groups, retreats, Wednesday night dinners, and much more.​ Latricia Edwards Scriven is the Pastor of the FAMU Wesley Foundation. The mission of this campus ministry is to inspire, motivate, prepare and conscientiously transform FAMU and the community with the love and teachings of Christ. The FAMU Wesley community is passionate about making an impact through worship, prayer, outreach, service, social justice activism, leadership training, interactive theatre and more.

Want to serve?

 

REGIONAL

The Shadetree Group

Present the whole gospel to the whole person, by affirming and empowering the under-resourced. The Shadetree Group is a missional ministry in Gadsden County, based in Gretna, FL. Their purpose is to affirm the dignity of the under-resourced and empower them to transform their lives and their community, and to share the love of Christ with our brothers and sisters.

Want to serve?

The Madison Youth Ranch

Provide a safe, Christ-centered environment for children to grow and develop healthy relationships. A part of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, the Madison Youth Ranch houses children and allows them to move forward in developing healthy relationships and overcoming emotional instability.

Want to serve?

 

INTERNATIONAL

Twelve Churches

Equipping and empowering the local Nicaraguan church. We work alongside the local Nicaraguan churches to encourage, train and equip pastors and their congregations. By building a strong foundation of theological teaching and preaching, we believe these congregations and lay leaders will grow in spiritual maturity, empowering them to reach the lost and hurting people in their communities. We believe that lasting change comes from the power of Jesus Christ - not from our own hands. God will work through these churches for the glory of God's Kingdom.

Want to serve?

  • Check out twelvechurches.org for more information on how to get involved, join a team, or provide financial support.

  • Contact Chris Smith for more information, including short-term opportunities with Killearn UMC - csmith@kumconline.org

Iglesia Metodista Barajagua - Our Sister Church

Serve our sister church in Barajagua, Cuba. We send missionary teams to Cuba every year and continue to strengthen a precious friendship with our sister church through worship, fellowship and service.

Want to serve?

  • Opportunities to visit our sister church are organized through the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.

  • Contact Chris Smith for more information at csmith@kumconline.org

Porch de Salomon

Serve the least of these in Panajachel, Guatemala. Lloyd and Melanie Monroe are missionaries who answered the call of God to Guatemala. Lloyd felt God calling him to ministry, so he sold his business and home, and moved to start this mission geared to minister to out-of-the-box individuals, with an emphasis on short term mission teams, a cafe ministry, humanitarian relief for indigenous families and music.

Want to serve?

 

SEASONAL

Angel Tree

NOVEMBER 2019

 

Provide gifts for children who cannot be with their parents during the holidays. Pick up a card at worship and return your gift(s) to the tables in the courtyard on the following Sunday mornings.

Alternative Christmas Market

DECEMBER 1-22, 2019

 

Purchase alternative holiday gifts for friends and family by making a donation in their name to a Killearn UMC ministry partner. A catalogue will be available in November.

The Living Christmas Story

DECEMBER 13 - 15, 2019

 

A live production presenting the story of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Guests can drive through the scenes in their own vehicles or travel via hayride. This event is a Tallahassee favorite, so plan to arrive in advance.

Shamrock Scurry 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

MARCH 7, 2020  //  8AM

 

Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting Killearn UMC Missions and local ministry partners. One of Tallahassee's most popular races, this exciting family event includes a free pancake breakfast for race participants. Check out shamrockscurry.com for more information.

 

SHORT-TERM TRIPS

Twelve Churches: Medical Mission Team

JUNE 6 - 13, 2020  |  LEÓN, NICARAGUA

We are currently looking for doctors, nurses and other volunteers to join us for a medical mission this June! Contact Chris Smith at csmith@kumconline.org for more information.

Pura Vida: Mission Adventure

JULY 12 - 19, 2020  |  SAN RAMÓN, COSTA RICA

This trip is designed to be a family-friendly, cross-cultural experience of learning and mission all-in-one. Includes construction and a VBS. Cost is $1300, a deposit of $100 is due with application. Application deadline is February 23. Contact the team leader, Sheri Dodge at sdodge@kumconline.org for more information.

Visit our Sister Church

TBD  |  BARAJAGUA, CUBA

Contact Chris Smith at csmith@kumconline.org for more information.