Missions & outreach

Ministries and Partnerships

We believe our mission is to participate in God's mission to restore Creation and draw people to Christ through ministries of love and reconciliation in our community. Through these ministries and partnerships, our members have the opportunity to become the living presence of Christ in someone’s life.

Local Missions

iServe

We believe it is important to use the gifts and resources of our church community to help our neighbors and church members who need assistance. Our projects focus upon safety and access for persons in their homes, including minor carpentry and home repair, small painting projects, home and yard maintenance and similar activities.

Need assistance?
  • Request a project online with this form. Or, turn in this hard copy to the church office.

Want to serve?
  • Join our email list for updates and project invitations here.
  • Contact ministry leader, Keith Tischler at kctish@hotmail.com.

Killearn UMC Food Bank

A foundational ministry at Killearn UMC, our food bank serves between 75–80 families twice each month by collecting, sorting, packing and delivering food boxes. The Food Bank also helps alleviate food insecurity through supporting organizations that address local needs.

Want to serve?
  • Volunteers meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 1:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall to set up.
  • Volunteers meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6 AM in the Fellowship Hall for packing and delivering.
  • Donations of food may be left in the bins located inside or behind the Fellowship Hall.
  • Contact Judy Hodge at foodbank@kumconline.org OR 850-893-1116 ext. 320 for more information on serving, or if you need assistance.

Frenchtown Breakfast

This ministry is supported by several churches in Tallahassee, including Killearn UMC. Breakfast is served the first Saturday of each month, in the park directly behind Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. A hearty breakfast, including fresh eggs, pancakes, sausage and more, is served. A message of salvation is presented along with prayer opportunities.

Want to serve?

Living Harvest

At the core, this is a crime prevention ministry. TLH is a faith-based, 12 Step Residential Christian Recovery Program for men re-entering society from prison. They want to create a stable environment that gives these men the opportunity to rebuild their lives through residential stability, increasing their skill levels and/or income, and obtaining greater moral integrity. They provide spiritual and mental health counseling, addiction education, case management, life and anger management, a safe and clean, alcohol/drug free residential environment, and transportation assistance.

Want to serve?
  • Visit thelivingharvest.org for more information.
  • Shop or donate to the Living Harvest thrift stores located at 4500 West Shannon Lakes Drive (Four Oaks Plaza), 1219 West Tharpe Street, or 308 East Orange Street.
  • Contact Christina Stanton for volunteer opportunities at the thrift stores - cstanton@kumconline.org

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides a well-balanced, diet-appropriate meal to homebound seniors, five days a week. Isolated seniors depend on the daily safety check and socialization. The Meals on Wheels program would not be possible without a corps of over 400 volunteers. Last year alone, these volunteers generously delivered 169,366 meals to over 500 homebound seniors in Leon County.

Need assistance?
  • Call Elder Care Services at 850-921-5554, to speak with a counselor about your individual situation and needs.

Want to serve?
  • Call Elder Care Services at 850-921-5554, or visit the ECS website if you are interested in volunteering. Lunch is delivered by volunteers around noon.
  • Contact Jim Anderson at jim32312@gmail.com for information concerning Killearn UMC volunteers.

MOPS and MOMSnext

Connect with a community of women who gather to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church. MOMSnext is a similar community designed for meeting the needs of moms with school-aged children.

Want to serve?

Pregnancy Help and Information Center

The PHI Center offers services to women who believe they might be pregnant, those who are pregnant, and those with young children. They assist both mothers and fathers during pregnancy and after the birth of their child in obtaining the emotional and physical necessities for their family. All PHI Center services are free and confidential, regardless of your age, race, or religion.

Want to serve?

Refugee Assistance

Killearn UMC has established a ministry to assist refugees who have resettled to Tallahassee. At present, we are serving families from Afghanistan and Syria. This assistance involves furnishing apartments, providing clothing, toys, cleaning supplies, transportation to appointments, and just being there to assist them with needs that they have.

Want to serve?
  • Contact Christina Stanton at cstanton@kumconline.org if you have household items that you would like to donate. We are currently serving approximately 20 families by keeping in touch with them to see what they might need. Furniture is not an immediate need but computers and TVs are in demand.
  • If you would like to establish a relationship with one of the families by taking them to an appointment, taking them on an outing, or just visiting with them in their home contact Christina.

Wesley Foundation

The United Methodist campus ministries supporting Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M University. The desire of this campus ministry is to make Jesus Christ known to everyone at FSU and TCC. Wesley's Pastor and staff invite students to know that God loves them exactly as they are, by engaging students in family groups, retreats, Wednesday night dinners, and much more. The mission of FAMU Wesley Foundation is to inspire, motivate, prepare and conscientiously transform FAMU and the community with the love and teachings of Christ. The FAMU Wesley community is passionate about making an impact through worship, prayer, outreach, service, social justice activism, leadership training, interactive theatre and more.

Want to serve?

Regional Missions

Madison Youth Ranch

A part of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, the Madison Youth Ranch houses children and allows them to move forward in developing healthy relationships and overcoming emotional instability.

Want to serve?

International Missions

Twelve Churches

Equipping and empowering the local Nicaraguan church. We work alongside the local Nicaraguan churches to encourage, train and equip pastors and their congregations. By building a strong foundation of theological teaching and preaching, we believe these congregations and lay leaders will grow in spiritual maturity, empowering them to reach the lost and hurting people in their communities. We believe that lasting change comes from the power of Jesus Christ - not from our own hands. God will work through these churches for the glory of God's Kingdom.

Want to serve?
  • Check out twelvechurches.org for more information on how to get involved, join a team, or provide financial support.
  • Contact Chris Smith for more information, including short-term opportunities with Killearn UMC - csmith@kumconline.org.

Iglesia Metodista Barajagua - Our Sister Church

Serve our sister church in Barajagua, Cuba. We continue to strengthen a precious friendship with our sister church through prayer, fellowship and service.

Want to serve?
  • Opportunities to visit our sister church are organized through the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. 
  • Contact Christina Stanton for more information at cstanton@kumconline.org.

Porch de Salomon

Serve the least of these in Panajachel, Guatemala. Lloyd and Melanie Monroe are missionaries who answered the call of God to Guatemala. Lloyd felt God calling him to ministry, so he sold his business and home, and moved to start this mission geared to minister to out-of-the-box individuals, with an emphasis on short term mission teams, a cafe ministry, humanitarian relief for indigenous families and music.

Want to serve?

Seasonal Outreach Events

Angel Tree

NOVEMBER 13-27, 2022
Angel Tree, a Prison Fellowship ministry, helps keep children and families connected by providing a way parents in prison can show their love with gifts to their children at Christmas. For more information, contact Christina Stanton at cstanton@kumconline.org.

Operation Christmas Child

THRU NOVEMBER 16, 2022
This drive, a Samaritan's Purse ministry, fills shoeboxes with gifts that reach out to children beyond the United States with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  For more information, contact Jim Anderson at jim32312@gmail.com.

The Alternative Christmas Market

NOVEMBER 27, 2022 - DECEMBER 18, 2022
Instead of stressing over the perfect gift for someone, why not honor them with a gift that will be a blessing to others? Your gift through the Alternative Christmas Market will support one of our many ministries that spend all year sharing the true gift of Christmas, the love of Jesus Christ.

The Living Christmas Story

DECEMBER 9-11, 2022
A live production presenting the story of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Guests can drive through the scenes in their own vehicles or travel via hayride in this Tallahassee favorite event. 

Shamrock Scurry 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

MARCH 2023
Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting Killearn UMC Missions and local ministry partners. One of Tallahassee's most popular races, the Scurry is an exciting family event! Check out shamrockscurry.com for more information.

Short-Term Mission Trips

If you have interest in going to Nicaragua, Cuba, or Guatemala, contact Christina Stanton at cstanton@kumconline.org.