Justice Ministries focuses on making a difference in the lives of youth in the community through lasting relationships. We help bring justice to youth through volunteering, awareness, prayer and local partnerships.

Our Mission: To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly.

Our Vision: To create opportunities for relational engagement with youth in our community in order to bring greater justice both locally and globally.

Upcoming Events:

Justice Ministry Information Meetings
January 20, March 3, May 5, August 4, September 29, and December 1, 2018
Justice Ministry Team Meetings are an opportunity for anyone to come and learn about what FHC is doing in the community. We also encourage anyone that is already involved in a ministry to come and share! Bring a friend or family member! Breakfast is provided. Please RSVP by emailing Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org.


From Outside In Mobile Boutique Events
January 6, February 3, March 3, May 5, August 4, 2018
Every month From Outside In (FOI) provides a FREE pop-up mobile-boutique to at-risk youth in the community. FOI works with youth in foster care, youth living in shelters, youth experiencing poverty, and more.  If you are interested in helping at one of their upcoming events please go to the website: www.fromoutsidein.org and fill out a Volunteer Interest Form. Please note that you can find more dates to volunteer on the website!


Volunteer Training
February 10, June 9, September 8 from 9:30-11:30am
Every quarter Justice Ministries offers a volunteer training for all volunteers who have not attended a training before. Both new and old volunteers should attend this training at least once. The first part of the training will go cover general expectations for all volunteers. We will also cover the various volunteer opportunities available to everyone. For the last part of the training we will split everyone up into groups depending on the ministry that you are, or will be, volunteering with. During that time you will be trained on the specifics of your volunteer role. To sign-up for an upcoming volunteer training please email Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org.


Do Something Sabbath
April 7, August 4, October 6, 2018
FHC encourages Sabbath School classes and the congregation to volunteer with an organization on the first Saturday of every quarter. Many of these volunteer opportunities are with organizations that we work closely with throughout the year. Sign-up for Do Something Sabbath by going to: hospitalchurch.org/dss

Family Promise Host Weeks
April 1, July 8, October 14, 2018
Family Promise of Greater Orlando (FPGO) helps families experiencing homelessness. At the heart of Family Promise is community, basic comfort, compassion and hope. FPGO provides shelter, meals, transportation, and supportive services for up to 90 days for families experiencing homelessness. FHC has been hosting family promise guests for over 12 years. Each quarter we convert our Sabbath School rooms into bedrooms and provide meals to our guest families. Please sign-up to volunteer with Family Promise during one of our host weeks. Email Sheila Spraggins if you are interested in getting involved: sspraggins.slp@gmail.com


Foster Care Awareness Month
The Month of May
May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care. The campaign raises awareness about foster care and encourages many more citizens to get involved in the lives of these youth – whether as their foster parents, volunteers, mentors, employers or in other ways.


Foster Parent Q&A
May 3rd at 6pm
Join this information session to learn more about foster care and how to become a foster parent. You will hear from a panel made up of foster parents and foster care professionals.


Foster Parent Training
January 10, March 7, June 6, and August 1 from 6-9:15pm

If you feel called to become a foster parent, please sign-up for the foster parent training classes. Classes are offered at FHC. Please contact Rhonda Murphey to find out more details: rmurphy56@cfl.rr.com

Prayer

There are many ways to get involved in Justice Ministries, but one of the most important things you can do is pray for the communities and the individuals we serve. With God’s help, we can make a lasting change in people’s lives. Please visit a few of our partner organizations’ websites for specific causes that need our prayers: The Florida Abolitionist’s 31 Days of Prayer and the International Justice Missions Prayer Request.

FHC Partner Organizations: 

FHC Justice Ministries focuses on serving youth in the community. Below are partner organizations that you can get involved with today!

 

 

Family Promise of Greater Orlando (FPGO) is a nonprofit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness. FPGO provides services through participation of local congregations, dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers. FHC hosts three to four families experiencing homelessness every quarter through FPGO. When families come to the FHC, they spend a week in our classrooms converted to bedrooms and are provided daily meals and snacks. To get involved, contact  Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org.

FHC has several annual drives for children in foster care. In December, we collect toys to give foster care children a special Christmas. We also continuously collect clothes to donate to From Outside In, which provides one-day boutiques to children in foster care and adoptive families. You can sign-up to “Adopt a Family” that has foster and/or adopted children here. In the “Adopt a Family” program, you can help families by babysitting, grocery shopping, performing household chores and more! For more information, contact  Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org.

From Outside In (FOI) is a mobile boutique that allows youth (ages 12-21) to shop for free new and gently used clothes. Some families find it hard to get the services that they need—FOI provides services directly to the community. FOI believes every youth should feel confident, and the right clothing can help boost confidence at school, in the community and eventually in the workforce. FHC gets involved with FOI each year by donating clothes and assisting with events. FOI has current volunteer position openings! To get involved, contact  Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org.

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. IJM’s global team includes more than 750 lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices. IJM rescues victims by bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors and strengthening justice systems in developing nations. To get involved with this organization, contact Darlyn at darlyn@hospitalchurch.org.

The Open Table model trains congregations to form communities—called Tables—that help transform the lives of people living in poverty. While congregation members and attendees join Tables to help others, they soon realize they are also changed forever by relationships created through missional community. God gives everyone human potential, and the Open Table model allows us to use our skills to give lives of meaning to each other. FHC needs a leader to help bring this model to the church. If you are interested in starting this ministry, contact Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org.


2017 Community Service Fair Video

In this short clip, Krizia, our Director of Justice Ministries, meets with each of the local organizations that we partners with. Watch now to learn how you can get involved!

FHC SIGNATURE VOLUNTEER EVENTS

  • Do-Something Sabbath: Every quarter, FHC encourages the congregation to volunteer with an organization Sabbath morning.
  • Meet Worship Serve: Meet, Worship, Serve is an annual opportunity for the entire congregation to volunteer in the community. In years past, Meet, Worship, Serve has on Sabbath morning in November or December, and followed by a worship service at noon. After learning from our community partners that there is a great need to fill volunteer slots in the first week of January, FHC has decided to move Meet, Worship, Serve to the entire first week of January! Our next Meet, Worship, Serve will be January 1-6, 2018!