Grace & Grits

Grace & Grits is a Sanford area ministry that has been around for 25 years, operating as a shared effort amongst Sanford area churches to feed our food insecure neighbors and to provide an opportunity for folks to eat together on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm and Saturday mornings at 8:00am. A hot meal is provided on the campus of First United Methodist Church of Sanford in the Fellowship Hall twice a week, and all are welcome to eat! For the Wednesday meal at 6:00pm, local faith community members cook and serve each week and have the opportunity to build relationships with community members. To help with Grace & Grits, please contact Ryan Bozeman, our Director of Community Engagement: ryanb@fumcsanford.org

Picnic Project

Picnic Project is a 501(c)3 organization in the community entirely run by volunteers. For over 8 years, Picnic Project has provided a hot chef-prepared meal to anyone in the community who wants to be there. Folks from all over Sanford come and eat together, share resources, build relationships and take care of one another. The Picnic Project serves in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church on Sundays at 1:00pm. For more information or to get involved, visit their website at: thepicnicproject.us.

United Methodist Children’s Home

FUMC Sanford has had a connection and a passion for supporting the Children’s Home for as long as its been around. Just across the lake from the church, the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home provides holistic care for children and families in crisis. We support them through financial contributions, volunteering, and other efforts to bring our communities together. For more information about their work, check out their website: www.fumch.org.

Crisis Pregnancy Center

Each year, FUMC Sanford participates in the Crisis Pregnancy Center baby bottle fundraiser between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, where we collect change and small bills and send them to support the work of the center. For more information, email us at info@fumcsanford.org

Operation Christmas Child

Every year, First United Methodist of Sanford supports the ‘Operation Christmas Child’ ministry. The congregation comes together to collect the supplies and pack several shoe boxes. For more information on this ministry, visit their website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/


Local help for local families

We believe we’re called to Love Thy Neighborhood and we seek to love our neighbors well. We see approximately 20 families per month seeking financial and/or emotional assistance as they navigate the complexities of living in poverty in Central Florida. We are in need of community members interested in walking with families who are working their way out of poverty. If you’re interested or willing to help, let us know! info@fumcsanford.org