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:

From Outside In Sorting and Organizing Days
Due to an increase in donations, From Outside In needs extra help with sorting and organizing clothes at their storage unit. Please sign up HERE to volunteer. A group of up-to 5 can volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 – 12:30pm, or Saturdays from 9 – 1:30pm. If you have any questions contact Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org


From Outside In Event with Orlando Children’s Church

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From Outside In is having a mobile-boutique event with Orlando Children’s Church on July 29th from 8:00 – 11:00am. Volunteers are needed to assist with the set-up and take-down for the event. If you are interested in volunteering please click, here.


Do Something Sabbath
Do Something Sabbath is a quarterly opportunity for the congregation to sign-up to volunteer with an organization in the community. The next Do Something Sabbath is August 5 from 9-11:30am. Please sign-up at: hospitalchurch.org/dss. We are also collecting school supplies for the Orange County Government Community Action Division. Please bring all school supplies in by July 29th.

Justice Ministries Meeting
Please join us for our next Justice Ministries meeting on July 22nd from 9:30-10:30am in Pastor Andy’s office. Breakfast will be provided. Please email Krizia at krizia@hospitalchurch.org if you are able to attendIn this meeting you learn more about Justice Ministries, upcoming service opportunities, and ongoing volunteer positions that we need filled. Also, learn more about some of the new programs that Justice Ministries has launched!


Back-to-School Drive

The Orange County Community Action Division is collecting back-to-school items for families and youth in Orange County who are in need. Please consider helping Orange County Community Action by donating a backpack and/or school supplies prior to their event on August 5th! Please bring in all of your items to FHC by July 29, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Yvette at: Yvette.Shelton-Edmonds@ocfl.net

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: 

IMG_3583untitledjFHC 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.


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!