SErve in our community
Staff Contact: Church Office
Join one of our community BUILD teams. Contact the church office to discover BUILD jobs and to explore where your gifts best fit as we work together to turn love outward.
The Sharing Center Longwood
Volunteer to serve 3-4 hours per week to sort, stock shelves and distribute food, sort donations in the warehouse, hang clothing, tidy displays, assist customers in the Thrift Store or Boutique, or serve in the Oasis Center where homeless or people without access can take a shower, do a load of laundry or get a haircut.
For more information about the Sharing Center visit thesharingcenter.org
Florida United Methodist Children’s Home
Fifth Sunday Offering – Throughout the year we support the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH). A monetary collection is taken on the 5th Sunday to support the residential facility that helps children who do not live with the parents. We encourage every member of the Sanlando community of faith to give $1/month for a total of $12/year to FUMCH. Our school, Sanlando Christian School, asks children to bring in a coin offering to chapel each week. Chapel offerings are also sent to FUMCH.
For more information about FUMCH visit allchildrenfirst.org
Sanlando Supports Camp Pioneer
Camp Pioneer is a Methodist summer camp for adults with disabilities held at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, FL. Each year a dedicated team of adult volunteers donate their time as “buddies” partnering to help them have the best camp experience possible. Buddies experience the fun of camp with crafts, Bible study, swimming and boating. We take a team of one-day volunteers and send a team for all five days.
Area Public School Support
Volunteers are needed during the week to assist students. The greatest need is for mentors and/or tutors for as little as 30-minutes once a week. Ongoing Sanlando collections to assist students with extra needs include:
- Seats & Feets (socks and underwear)
- Backpacks and school supplies
- Box Tops for Education
A Gift for Teaching
A Gift for Teaching is a program of The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, a nonprofit organization based in Central Florida. Through this program’s Free Store for teachers, its goal is to ensure every child has both the basic learning tools and experiences they deserve to succeed in school and life. As a volunteer, you can help the store run smoothly and take part in bringing joy to and fulfilling needs of children in schools with high poverty rates, right here in Seminole County. See the A Gift for Teaching Job Description, and contact church office for more information.
HOMER – Home Maintenance and Repair Ministry
Volunteers are always needed to help hammer nails and complete home repair projects for
our neighbors and Sanlando members who are in need. HOMER is more than a “home
repair” ministry, but also the team works to “repair the spirits” of the homeowner by shining the light of Jesus. If you can help occasionally or want to get involved, contact Tony Bower at 407-774-1429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shepherd’s Hope in Longwood is always in need of clerical, medical and interpreters to
help at the evening clinics, Monday – Thursday, 5pm-9pm. For more information,
visit their website at shepherdshope.org
Pathways To Care
Our bi-monthly bingo ministry is open to anyone who can volunteer for one-hour on Mondays at Pathways To Care in Longwood. Pathways to Care is a medical recovery facility for homeless people who are recovering from surgeries.
Cornerstone Manicure Ministry
Twice each month, our Sanlando Manicure Team cleans and polishes women’s fingernails. They provide a time to socialize and time listening to the elderly residents at the Assisted Living facility in Longwood. If you enjoy spending time with the elderly you may help occasionally or as often as you are able.
Gleaning for the Society of St. Andrew
Throughout the year, our Sanlando team participates in gleaning projects with the Society of St. Andrew who organizes volunteers, growers and distribution agencies to gather food for the needy. If you can spare an hour or two of your time, this is a wonderful outreach for the whole family. Depending on the season, fruit and vegetables are harvested. Then it is given to local organizations that work to feed hungry families in our neighborhood. Thousands of volunteers participate each year and tens of millions of pounds of produce are picked and given to the poor at no cost to them.
For more information, please visit their website at endhunger.org