Community Outreach Ministries
Wednesday Night Dinners
Time: 4:30 – 6:00
Location: Fellowship Hall
Cost: $9 per adult meal, children and youth eat free
Come join us for a time of fellowship! A different meal is prepared each week and includes the meal, drink and dessert. After dinner you are invited to stay and join of the groups, classes or activities we offer year-round including Supper with the Savior, children’s ministry; pastor-led Bible studies; short term classes, special events and services; nursery for children up to 3-years-old. Call the church office for this week’s offerings! 941-474-5588
Feb 23-25, 2023
Our Annual Colossal Rummage Sale has been part of our UMW and UMM fund raisers for over 30 years. All proceeds go to the community in the form of scholarships or to local organizations who help persons in need such as Meals-on-Wheels, Englewood Community Clinic and Habitat. Items are collected and sorted year round. It takes over 500 volunteers and a week in February every year to pull it off. If you would like to be a part of our army of volunteers who, sort, pack, move furniture, sell items, set up, clean up, etc. To volunteer please call Annette by February 7: 941-882-4543
This is our annual colossal Rummage Sale with thousands of items: all kinds of furniture, small appliances, electronics, clothes & shoes for all ages & sizes, toys, tools/hardware, kitchenware, jewelry, fabric/crafts, books, miscellaneous décor, sporting goods, luggage, household items. You have to see it to believe it! All proceeds will support local college scholarships and missions.
Dates, Times & Cost:
Thursday, February 23, 3:00-6:00 PM $5 Early Admission Fee
Friday, February 24, 9AM-3:00PM Free Admission
Saturday, February 25, 9AM-Noon Free Admission
Location: 700 E. Dearborn Street, Fellowship Hall & surrounding area
EMC Concert Series
EMC’s Christian Concert Series celebrates the talents of local and distant artists as well as our own church musicians.
Thank you for a wonderful 2022/23 season! We hope you will be able to join us when we return in the Fall of 2023!
Next season’s line up along with an exciting announcement coming up in July!
Englewood Methodist Men
Dates: April 1 Last breakfast of the season. Don’t miss it!
Time: 7:30 – 11:00am
Cost: $8.00, children under 12 eat free!
Location: EMC Fellowship Hall
Hot breakfasts include choice of pancakes or egg & sausage or biscuits & sausage gravy or quiche & fresh fruit. Each served with choice of orange juice or bottomless cup of coffee or tea. All proceeds fund local college scholarships and various missions, local and abroad. Everyone is welcome!
Englewood Helping Hand
Englewood Helping Hand is a community supported social services agency that distributes food and assists with utilities to Englewood residents. It is located on EMC’s campus and we are one of several churches and groups that provide funds, food donations and volunteers. They are open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-1:00 for food distribution. To volunteer, call Lance Anderson at 941-474-5864.
Englewood Methodist Men
The Englewood Methodist Men (EMM) offers members of the church and community an opportunity to meet on a regular basis to celebrate fellowship, stewardship and Christ in our lives.
We meet year-round on Monday mornings in Fellowship Hall for breakfast followed by a devotional message and an interesting program. Our meetings begin at 8:00 am every Monday.
EMM sponsors and participates in numerous programs and services to benefit the church and community. We are currently continuing our scholarship and other outreach programs but on a reduced scale.
Membership is open to any man in the community. Come join us.
Englewood Methodist Women
Our Englewood Methodist Women’s group is a supportive and enjoyable fellowship of women who support numerous local and global missions. Monthly Unit, and smaller Circle, meetings include enlightening, informative and entertaining programs, volunteering opportunities and a business meeting. Our two major fundraisers: The Christmas Craft Bazaar in November and the Colossal Rummage Sale each February, assist us in supporting our missions and providing scholarships to graduating high schools seniors. All women are welcomed. For the current EMW contact person, please call the Church office at 941-474-5588.
Family Promise serves homeless families with compassion and dignity. The organization pools existing community resources and enriches the volunteers and local host congregations who participate.
Englewood Methodist Church and it’s members serve as partners with Family Promise of South Sarasota County which is part of a nation wide network of over 203 affiliates that have touched the lives of over 750,000 homeless family members. Our goal is to help families help themselves by giving them tools and the support they need to work through this life crisis. Family Promise’s model is nationally recognized for its effectiveness and success with over 74% of participants obtaining self-sufficiency within 9 weeks due to intense case management and community support. 60% of those served are children, most under the age of 6.
Kairos Inside Program brings positive and negative leaders of a prison together for a 3 1/2 day weekend based on a series of presentations, discussions, chapel meditations, and music led by a same gender team of volunteers. Every aspect of the weekend is rich in listening and loving from the weekend volunteers and a Christian community will start to form. Incarcerated participants who are released re-enter the outside world with a God centered perspective and a new desire to become productive citizens. EMC Kairos ministry augments the Kairos Inside Program with special prison visits that include the 3 1/2 day “retreats,” half day reunions. Matt: 25:40 To learn more or volunteer, please contact Joe Chirillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Reginald Santiago at 239-940-6667.
Kairos Outside is a ministry devoted to the family and friends left on the outside. It offers a comforting, non-judging retreat for women to support each other as they journey through the incarceration of a friend of relative. To volunteer at Charlotte County Correctional or other facilities, call Steve Kennedy at 941-809-2191.
Helping Our Returning Neighbors (HORN)
Helping Our Returning Neighbors works to create opportunities for previously incarcerated men to enter society through transitional housing, life skills and job training. The program begins while participants are still incarcerated. This 501(3c) ministry has been established for two years, raising funds and serving previously incarcerated men. It is growing in exciting ways. For more information, to donate, or volunteer, contact Steve Kennedy at 941-809-2191.
Children, Youth & Family Outreach Ministries
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is one week out of the summer where EMC hosts 100+ children from our community to learn about God, Jesus and salvation. It takes approximately 50 volunteers to make this exciting, fun filled week happen. Adults and youth, 6th grade and up are welcome to help. Child protection training is provided and all adults are back ground checked.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is held at EMC every year, the Saturday before Easter. A fun family day that includes age appropriate egg hunts, crafts, games, rides, music, and treats for free. Another great way to serve our community and tell them about the saving grace of Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross. To volunteer, please contact the Family Ministry Director, Beth Ann Smolinski at 941-474-5588, ext. 258.
Youth Outreach events happen throughout the year, including food drives for Englewood Helping Hand, volunteering at annual Rummage Sale, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas dinner, weekly church dinners, and an annual Missions trip.