Fill the Table is encouraging all our churches and non-profits to come together to write letters to local representatives urging Congress to:
* Make the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the American Rescue Plan permanent and available to all children regardless of immigration status. The CTC expansion would move millions of children out of poverty, as well as help reduce hunger and narrow the racial wealth gap exacerbated by unemployment as a result of COVID-19.
* As you determine funding priorities for the fiscal year 2022 Foreign Operations and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, I urge you to increase global nutrition funding to $300 million.
You can watch the recording of our recent workshop here.
May 26, 2021
By Joe Henderson | FLUMC
Congregations throughout the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church faced unprecedented challenges for the last 15 months.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many churches to reinvent themselves on the fly, not only in the way they presented worship services but also in how they continued their vital outreach missions to their communities.
As difficult as that was, the good news is that the people of this Conference came through the storm with praise on their lips and love in their hearts.
With infection rates dropping and normal life slowly returning throughout Florida, this seemed like a good time for a retrospective on how churches dealt with adversity and met the great commandment to love their neighbors.
We begin with First UMC Kissimmee, where Pastor Jose Nieves and many dedicated volunteers from the congregation didn't let the pandemic stand in the way of their community involvement.
Read the rest of the article at flumc.org.
Tomorrow, will be our last episode for this season of the Fill the Table Video/Podcast. We will dive into all things communication and storytelling with Brittany Jackson! #FilltheTable
Join us on Zoom or Facebook live on Thursday, June 10th at 7 pm! This will be an exciting event to celebrate the past year of the Fill the Table Initiative. The event will stream via Facebook live on the Florida Annual Conference Facebook Page or you can join us on zoom. The zoom information is listed below!
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We will be reporting our most current number of meals served in the past year at Annual Conference 2021. We need all of your reports before June 6th, 2021. The link to this form is here. Please send in all your numbers as soon as possible. Thank you!
Outstanding Volunteer! This week we are grateful for Theresa Jackson at First United Methodist Church of Miami. She has stayed on board to help in so many ways during the pandemic. What a gift! Thank you, Theresa!