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:

When Helping Hurts

September 29, 9 am-12:30 pm

1605 Rainer Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

Want to help someone step out of the cycle of poverty or homelessness? Learn the principles that will equip you to do this work of compassionate ministry without hurting those we seek to help during our free When Helping Hurts seminar! Coffee and breakfast snacks are provided! If you are interested in this Z88.3 Radio Ministries Seminar please RSVP HERE.

Do Something Sabbath

October 6

2800 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL, USA

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 www.hospitalchurch.org/dss.

Family Advocate Training

October 6, 9 am-4 pm

1065 Rainer Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

For those of you who want to become a trained Family Advocate, please mark your calendars for the training session at Z88.3 Radio Ministry Center. You can RSVP for the training HERE.

Coffee and a Cause

October 13, 10:45-11:45am

Purpose: A monthly opportunity for church members, community partners, and friends, to come together and talk about issues facing Central Florida (and beyond) and how to get involved and make a difference!

Goals:

  • Have meaningful discussions about issues facing our community
  • Share opportunities to get involved and make a difference
  • Hear from community leaders
  • Learn about the different ministries at FHC and get plugged in!

Frequency/Time: Second Saturday of every month

RSVP: krizia@hospitalchurch.org

*Note: This is the new address for the new From Outside In store.

Free Hugs at Orlando Pride

October 13

Free Hugs at Orlando Pride – “Join us at the Orlando Pride Parade on Saturday, October 13, at 2 pm to give everyone who wants/needs the love and hugs they deserve.” This idea was inspired by a group called ‘Free Mom Hugs.’ Free Mom Hugs is a group of affirming parents who love their LGBTQ+ kids unconditionally and take hugs of love and acceptance to others. If anyone is interested in being a part of a group to give hugs on this day (you do not have to be a parent to participate, please contact Mileidys Garcia-Barbon at millyfrancogb@gmail.com.

Family Promise Host Week

October 14–20

2800 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL, USA

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

From Outside In 5k

October 21, Begins at 10 am

UCF Arboretum, Apollo Circle, Orlando, FL, USA

Join From Outside In for their 2nd annual Walk with Confidence 5k event at the UCF Arboretum. This fall-themed 5k is fun for all ages! There will be fall-themed games, refreshments, pumpkin painting, and of course, a beautiful scenic trail for the 5k race.

Registration is OPEN!  www.fromoutsidein.org/run

We are also accepting volunteer applications for the event as well.

Coffee and a Cause

November 10, 10:45-11:45am

Purpose: A monthly opportunity for church members, community partners, and friends, to come together and talk about issues facing Central Florida (and beyond) and how to get involved and make a difference!

Goals:

  • Have meaningful discussions about issues facing our community
  • Share opportunities to get involved and make a difference
  • Hear from community leaders
  • Learn about the different ministries at FHC and get plugged in!

Frequency/Time: Second Saturday of every month

RSVP: krizia@hospitalchurch.org

*Note: This is the new address for the new From Outside In store.

Meet/Worship/Serve

November 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hospital Church, North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, USA

This year for Meet/Worship/Serve we will be doing one large service project at the church. We are partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere and will be packing over 70,000 meals for families experiencing food insecurity both locally and globally. Mark your calendars! You will not want to miss this opportunity to serve along your church family!

Coffee and a Cause

December 8, 10:45-11:45am

Purpose: A monthly opportunity for church members, community partners, and friends, to come together and talk about issues facing Central Florida (and beyond) and how to get involved and make a difference!

Goals:

  • Have meaningful discussions about issues facing our community
  • Share opportunities to get involved and make a difference
  • Hear from community leaders
  • Learn about the different ministries at FHC and get plugged in!

Frequency/Time: Second Saturday of every month

RSVP: krizia@hospitalchurch.org

*Note: This is the new address for the new From Outside In store.

Baked Goods for FH Pediatric Families

December 10

The Family Advisory Council at Florida Hospital for Children is planning their annual Christmas party for the parents of patients at the Walt Disney Pavilion. The event will include food, drinks, and music for about 200 people. FHC members have traditionally helped by making homemade baked goods that can be dropped off at the church on the Saturday before the event. Please contact Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org if you would like to sign up to donate baked goods and/or lead out.

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!

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

Find out what our most pressing needs are and how to get involved.
Sign-up to facilitate one our upcoming Coffee and a Cause discussions.