Next Collection: Sunday October 11, 1-4pm

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” ~ James 2:15-16

Our next collection day will be Sunday, October 11 from 1-4 pm at the Mission Depot on the Vistabula St side of the church. We are collecting for our migrant ministry partners – Mulberry UMC Food Pantry and Called to Serve Farmworkers.

The requested items list will be posted here.

We need servants to help with the collection and sorting of the food, a maximum of six for each shift: 12:45-2:30; 2:30-4:15. Social Distancing guidelines will be strictly observed. Email Forrest White, Director of Mission Ministries, to sign up (

Mobile Food Pantries

Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM) – First United has long had a connection with this volunteer-run healthcare center, which provides free, high-quality medical care to those in need. Now, we are helping with their food distribution on the second and last Tuesday of each month, from 10:45 am-2:15 pm. Next opportunity to serve: September 29.

Salvation Army Lakeland – First and third Thursday, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. First United was there from the beginning for this needed ministry in area once served by Kathleen UMC’s food pantry. Next opportunity to serve: October 1.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) – Second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 4-6:30 pm at 4441 Academy Drive, Mulberry, 33860. Next opportunity to serve: September 23.

*** Social distancing guidelines strictly observed at mobile food pantries. Please contact Forrest White,, if you’re interested in serving.

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Lakeland, Florida 33801
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