Blessings For Children


Our mission is to meet the needs of children in our community while encouraging and developing Christ-centered and church-involved relationships with their families.

We are excited to introduce Blessings for Children, a new outreach Missions ministry of Shalimar UMC, that will involve our entire church family. Our mission is to meet the needs of children in our community while encouraging and developing Christ-centered and church-involved relationships with their families.

In our outreach to the community, we will be serving families in need who have children ages infant through 5th grade. Our ministry is located in the #10 2nd Street house right behind Shalimar UMC and starting January 9, 2019, we are open the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from noon until 3:30 p.m., and starting February 2, 2019, we will add the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our volunteers will seek to share God’s love and serve His children in need by providing clothing, personal care items and school supplies to families who visit our ministry, as well as Christ-centered materials and church event invitations.

Our church family can join us in ministry by praying for this mission and for the specific prayer needs of the families we serve, volunteering to help on Wednesdays and Saturdays with families or donations, and/or donating the following items that will be offered to our families:

Please consider sharing a BLESSING by donating any of the following items that will then be distributed by Blessings for Children to families in need with children (infants through 5th grade):

CLOTHING

Socks, Underwear, Onesies, and T-shirts 
(sizes for infants through 5th grades)

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

Diapers, Wipes, Lice Treatment Kit, Toilet Paper, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Soap, and Shampoo

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Washable Markers, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Three-prong Folders, Scissors, Erasers
(Pencil Cap or Flat), Highlighters, and Pencils (Regular & Fat)

Donations of our needed items can be made the 3rd Sunday of each month in the Family Life Center lobby and Sanctuary Narthex, or can be dropped off at the #10 2nd Street home any time we are open. You may also choose to make a financial donation to the Blessings for Children account at SUMC, knowing your gift will provide for the care of our community’s children.

For further information about this exciting and needed new ministry, or if you would like to join us by praying or volunteering, please contact Mary Jane Robertson, or text /call 850-499-6173.

Thank you for being a part of this vital new ministry for our church and our community! 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Mary Jane Robertson   |  850-499-6173