WELCOME TO CHURCH RELATIONS
Since our founding in 1908 as the Florida Methodist Orphanage, the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home has enjoyed a strong and vibrant connection with the local United Methodist Churches of the Florida Annual Conference. We continue to seek ways for local churches to be involved in meaningful ways with the total ministry of the Children’s Home. We also continue to rely on the local churches to underwrite the financial needs of this life changing ministry.
The Children’s Home is an extension of your local church. We are here to help you and assist you with those difficult family situations that many arise in your church or ministry. Do not ever hesitate to call on us with questions or concerns about children and families in your church. Many calls we receive are not just about admitting a child into care, but deal with available resources, possible alternatives, suggestions and advice on dealing with issues facing children and families in your community. Keeping families together is always a priority. Moving a child out of their home should always be a final measure once all other possible interventions have been considered.
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The Fifth Sunday Offering was instituted at the very beginning of the Children’s Home and continues to this day to be the bedrock of support that we receive to help underwrite the day-to-day operating expenses of the Children’s Home. Always remember to receive this important source of income for the Children’s Home.
An integral part of our Church Relations efforts is the Local Church Representative (LCR) program. Each local church should elect an LCR that will be an advocate and ambassador in your church that will assist the pastor to communicate the needs and services of the Children’s Home. LCRs are the primary link we have with the each local church.
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Download our Local Church Representative (LCR) Handbook.