SMALL GROUP LEADER TRAINING
Calling all small group leaders - current and prospective! The next training session will be Sunday, July 26th at 12:30pm. Please let Kathi know of your ability to attend by emailing her at email@example.com.
South Shore's next Family Promise week is coming up July 12-19. We will be housing homeless families in transition on our campus during this week. If you are interested in being a part of this vital mission for our community, contact Julene Hussey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cans for Christ and Disaster Response
Cans for Christ is a mission to raise funds for our Disaster Response Team.
Disaster Response Team (DRT) is an inter-denominational ministry which was started at our sister church, Sun City Center United Methodist Church. The active team of around 30 plus members work on community activities for churches such as painting, mowing, cutting trees, and jobs like fence mending at TiAnViCa, a horse riding facility for troubled youths and disabled vets. They also listen for "help calls" from the community and congregation. All projects they work on are simple repairs not needing permits.
When natural disasters do occur, DRT emerges as badge early responders called the Emergency Response Team(ERT), assisting in the rebuilding of a community while providing a Christian presence in the face of the disaster. Many in this church have participated in mission projects in South Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama.
South Shore UMC now has a recycled aluminum can trailer called Cans for Christ, found right next to the dumpster in the parking lot. This recycling mission is a way to raise funds needed for the DRT and ERT to embark on needed projects.
We are always looking to expand the DRT and are looking for more people who have a heart for those in the midst of disaster or difficult times to join the team. Yes, we are looking for hands-on folks to join in response to emergencies, however, you do not have to swing a hammer to join. You can be part of the team by donating cans! If you can't get them crushed, no problem! We can take care of that for you. We also need prayer warriors to pray and donations of food are needed when the team is on an extended stay trip. So many ways to get connected! Thank you in advance for choosing to be a part of this mission.
The Mission Smiles Dental Bus will be here again this summer on Saturday, July 25th. Mission Smiles provides free dental work to those in our community who have a proven need.
If you are in need of free dental care, please take a flyer from the lobby today, and sign up with Office Administrator Jennifer Woodall by calling the church office at 813-677-9482.
If you are serving that day, there is a mandatory training taking place on Wednesday, July 22nd from 6:30 to 8:00. Please plan on attending.