The needs in our world compel us to launch out beyond our community. Here are some of our current priorities in global outreach:
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UCUMC has built relationships with missionaries and missions organizations in several countries—including the Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Rwanda—and we regularly send mission/work teams there to minister. We are currently exploring a relationship with our sister church in Cuba and church members have taken vision and support trips to China.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Through this not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church, we respond to situations—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster—to alleviate human suffering in more than 80 countries.
Established in 2004, Zoe Ministry gives hope to orphans in Africa (due primarily to the HIV/AIDS epidemic) by ministries of food relief, education support, medical care, and empowerment life-skills training. ZOE staff members in Kenya have completed the first steps of the orphan empowerment process for the children and the young caregivers that form the Amani ("peace") Thuuria Working Group now partnered with University Carillon UMC.
Click PDF download to see a document about the challenges these young people face. Zoe Ministry is working on creating a personal blog page and posting pictures we can link to at www.hopecompanions.org. In the meantime, review how ZOE identifies and forms working groups and what the three-year journey for these children will be like by reading the online brochure, “Zoe’s Orphan Empowerment Program: A Look Inside” at www.hopecompanions.org.
The Dominican Republic
Jackie and her husband, Hernando, felt called to care for these poor and marginalized children in a loving, Christian home where they are happy, well fed, clothed and home-schooled. Jackie’s House relies completely on donations.
Zion Methodist Children’s Home (The Bahamas)
On tiny Current Island, a short ferry ride from the northwest shore of Eleutherea in the Bahamas, a group of people in Zion Methodist Church dreamed of building a home to care for children that lacked basic necessities and care. We are helping that dream to become a reality.
This locally-based ministry helps congregations and Christ-followers become more mobilized in God’s mission to people across American and in strategic places around the world. See Followone.org.
Through our budget, University Carillon supports the following full-time missionaries:
We’re a “Church of ONE”!
Orlando is a City of ONE; Oviedo is a City of ONE; Seminole is a County of ONE… and University Carillon was the very first Church of ONE!