Lakewood United Methodist Church | 6133 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL | 904.733.8477
Serve in our Community | Lakewood UMC

Serve in our Community

Celebrate Recovery

Prepare or provide food and/or desserts on Monday nights for up to 20 people.
Contact Cyndi Morphew - 318-6539 or Mark& Suzanne Biery 730-3057

City Rescue Mission

234 State Street, downtown.
Serve meals once a month to the residents.
Ages 12-17 are allowed to serve if accompanied by any adult.
When: The 2nd Tuesday of each monthfrom3:50-5:30 pm
Contact: Larry Cahill , cahilljax@comcast.net -or- 904-737-9210

Family Promise

Volunteers needed three weeks a year for nightly meals and overnight hospitality for the families who are staying here. Contact Jennifer Ramp at jennifer.l.ramp@gmail.com or
Pam Reed at pamreed110@att.net

First Coast Women’s Services

11215 San Jose Blvd. Work at the facility to help sort donations,
offer receptionist support and an opportunity to take a training
course to become a counselor. Age: 18+
When: Weekly
Contact: Ruth Bailey, hrbailey2@bellsouth.net, 904-268-2936

Meals on Wheels

Southside area. Pick up meals and deliver to people in need. We always need substitute drivers! Age: Driver needs to be 18+, any age can accompany.
Where: Pick up meals at All Saints Episcopal Church, Hendricks Avenue. Deliver in the southside area
When: Every Friday
Contact: Ann Crenshaw, 904-737-2797

San Jose Elementary School

5805 St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL. San Jose Elementary School is our adopted school. We help with the first week of school, carpool, bus pickup, Book Fair, vision testing and one-on-one tutoring, as well as Teacher Appreciation events, etc.
Age: 18 +, occasional family opportunities
When: Various times throughout the year
Contact: Ree Unterspan - 904-626-6026

Seniors on a Mission

Pick up is at Lakewood UMC. Various locations. Seniors on a Mission is a group of senior citizens serving God and their community through volunteer work. This active group is engaged in many projects in and around Jacksonville.
Age: 70+
When: Once a month, no set day
Contact: Judy Hiden, jhiden@aol.com 904-992-1443.
leet, laurafleet@clearwire.net, 904-608-4007

UCOM (United Community Outreach Ministry)

3349 St Augustine Rd., Jacksonville. UCOM is a Food pantry, Meals on Wheels, and offers Certified Nursing Training scholarships and training. They need help organizing the shelves. Setting up bags of food to give to those in need. We support UCOM through on site volunteering, food drives and financial donations. Donations are accepted at Lakewood UMC and UCOM.
Age: All ages
When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday – Friday, Occasional Saturdays
 

Kairos Prison Ministry (Men Only)

Putnam Correctional Institution, a medium security prison – 128 Yelvington Rd. East Palatka. The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, and to assist them as they transition into becoming productive citizens.
Age: 21 years + to serve on team (men and women 18+ can attend closing)
When: A weekend in May and November, Thursday – Sunday
Contact: Bryan Cooksey, bcooksey@mccallservice.com.

Opportunities for Teens 15+

City Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, UCOM, San Jose Elementary School
Opportunities for ages 5 with an adult UCOM, San Jose Elementary School, Meals on Wheels
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Michele Johnston, our Outreach Ministries Coordinator at raejohnston40@gmail.com.