SundayServe is an annual outreach event in which United Methodist churches across the Central Florida area work together to accomplish service projects in their communities. The main goals of the event are to encourage churches to work together, to find new ways to best serve our communities, and to reignite the spirit of “serving others” within every member of every congregation.
Members of Trinity United Methodist Church of DeLand have taken the concept a step further by initiating a SundayServe week instead of just one day, which this year is scheduled for Sept. 28.
All this week, members have been engaged in a variety of projects ranging from performing intentional acts of kindness, to signing and hand-delivering cards and baked goods to shut-ins, to serving a free lunch to Stetson University students who do not have enough time or money to eat.
The church will host a free hot breakfast for individuals and families on Friday, Sept. 26 from 9:30-11:15 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall.
Victim Advocate Program
Of special note was the delivery of 30 stuffed bears to the Victim Advocate Program of the DeLand police and fire departments. Victim advocates respond to crises and work to meet the needs of victims and their family members. The bears will be given to young children and youth who are involved in and affected by crisis situations – bringing comfort in a time of need.
On Sunday, church members will participate in a churchwide Ice Bucket Challenge to take place after the 11 a.m. service that will raise awareness and funds for ALS.
For more information, contact Anita Campbell at 386-734-9224.