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.
Learn more about the Family Advocacy program and how to help families experiencing homelessness or poverty. Family Advocates are volunteers that help families create goals and help support and guide families on the road to self-sufficiency. If you are interested in learning more, come to the information session. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be the first Do Something Sabbath of the year, and we will be helping From Outside In with their move to a new location (just a block from FHC). There are two timeslots when you can assist—a morning or afternoon shift. Sign up at www.hospitalchurch.org/dss.
Sponsor a From Outside In Wishlist Item or Donate – Check out From Outside In’s Christmas wish list, and consider sponsoring much-needed items for their program! Go to www.fromoutsidein.org/wishlist.
From Outside In’s New Location – FOI is also getting ready to move into a new location! They will need your help making the new space nice for at-risk youth in the community to come and shop. Please consider donating at www.fromoutsidein.org/donate.
Do Something Sabbath – January 5. This will be the first Do Something Sabbath of the year, and we will be helping From Outside In with their move to a new location (just a block from FHC). There are two timeslots when you can assist—a morning or afternoon shift. Sign up at www.hospitalchurch.org/dss.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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!