Thanks to our partners and your generous support, we were able to use KUMC Art Festival's proceeds to help charitable organizations and missionaries do God's work of helping those in need locally and beyond! Below you will find a list of all of the organizations and people who we helped with your support.
Miami Youth for Christ exists to help young people develop a relationship with Jesus and reach their God-given potential. Miami YFC is committed to empowering the children, youth, and families of our community by providing faith-based services that enhance their emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational well-being through our educational and outreach programs.
MIAMI YOUTH FOR CHRIST
Runs 38 programs weekly at 19 ministry sites
Serves nearly 5,000 youth annually
Partners with 52 churches and organizations
Trains 170 church youth leaders in outreach
Mobilizes 48 staff and 150 volunteers
FIU'S Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is designed to support students in or seeking recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. The program provides an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other. The program includes dedicated staff with expertise in recovery, individual and group counseling, a dedicated physical space, 12-step meetings, scholarships and grant opportunities, classes dedicated to addition recovery, academic support, social events, prevention, and sober housing. The CRP allows students to have an authentic college experience while maintaining their recovery.
The Portland Arts and Vocational Education (PAVE) Centre creates customized training classes that come along side students and provide them with the training, mentoring and hands-on experience needed to succeed in their vocation of choice. PAVE's mission is to transform at-risk youth in Portland and surrounding community into self sufficient adults through self-worth, life skill and vocational training.
75 lives impacted
60% are currently employed
13% are continuing their education
13 Hospitality Industry Partners
7 Community Partners
18 Guest Speakers from U.S. and Jamaica
Thanks for purchasing the KUMC Art Festival 2019 T-shirts prior and during the festival! All proceeds from the KUMC Art Festival’s t-shirt sales went to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to assist in Hurricane Dorian Bahamas’ recovery efforts. Founded in 1940, UMCOR responds to disasters in the United States and around the world by working with communities and local partners. When a natural or human-caused disaster, be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events, overwhelms a community’s ability to recover on its own, UMCOR provides essential relief supplies and supports long-term rebuilding efforts. UMCOR’s goal is to assist the most vulnerable people affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
Part of the proceeds from the KUMC Art Festival helped KUMC to be able to host over 90 kids and youth from Branches Florida City to the Branches Ball 2019 (Dinner & Dance). Founded by the United Methodist Church, Branches provides holistic and long-term services to help families break the cycle of poverty through educational opportunities, financial stability services, after-school programming, youth development, hunger relief and much more. Branches in Florida City began very simply by serving 20 children over 25 years ago. Today the program in Florida City serves 440 kids & youth. KUMC is a proud partner of Branches Florida City since its inception and of our tradition to host the December Branches’ Ball.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami is an ecumenical ministry that transforms lives & communities throughout Miami-Dade County by providing low-income families with affordable homeownership opportunities. We build and renovate decent homes, which families purchase at a low sales price with a 0% interest loan. We engage people of conscience within our community by providing volunteer and financial support opportunities to accomplish the building of homes and communities in partnership with low-income families.
Kafakumba is a ministry with the people of Zambia for transformation - spiritual, economic, cultural and developmental transformation. The Kafakumba Training Center is the focus and locus of most of our formation ministry. The Center began as a mission project of United Methodist missionaries, John and Kendra Enright and Ken and Lorraine Enright. Although it is closely associated with United Methodists, it serves all who come. Its Pastors' School provides a seminary-type education for more United Methodist's pastors than any other educational facility in Africa. The facilities of the Training Center are open for all to use at a very nominal charge due to the subsidizing support of the Development Ministries. The Kafakumba Training Center. It is not only a ministry of the United Methodist Church, but also its own non-sectarian not-for-profit Center offered to others to foster formation.
Rise Against Hunger Miami launched in the fall of 2018. Previously, Rise Against Hunger’s efforts in the Miami area were supported by our Orlando location. Over the years, the community of South Florida has shown a commitment to ending world hunger through support from local volunteers, faith-based organizations, civic organizations, and business partnerships including Cornerstone Church, Gulliver Schools and the B’Nai Torah Congregation. In 2019 alone, nearly 3,000 volunteers in the region came together to package more than 477,000 meals! The Miami region has provided meals for recipients in five countries. Our vision is to see South Florida unite in full potential to end hunger by 2030 through support of Rise Against Hunger Experience meal packaging events and nourishing lives inititiatives, sustainable agriculture programs and emergency relief efforts.
Epworth Village, located at 5300 West 16th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida is a non-profit retirement community where independent seniors enjoy Family style living that is truly unique. There’s also assisted living or professional nursing care available in the Susanna Wesley Health Center, so residents and their families are assured continuing care within “the village”. At Epworth Village, “family style” retirement living is more than just a catchy slogan. It’s a way of life for more that 200 wonderful people of varied backgrounds, interests, and faiths who have chosen Epworth Village as their preferred place to retire. Epworth Village offers a comfortable, casual, “home style” way of life that gives independent seniors more freedom of choice… and more value for their retirement dollar. Epworth Village, an Independent and Assisted Living Facility (ALF), is related by faith to the Florida Conference, United Methodist Church.
MUIP is a relationship between The Methodist Church in Cuba and the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. Its focus is to: Pray for one another and develop a common study of Scriptures. Engage in the interchange of people of Cuba and Florida Conferences work teams, preachers, laity, caravans, study teams, professors, teachers and choirs. Respond to the priorities of the Methodist Church in Cuba. Build relationships between the Florida Conference and the Methodist Church in Cuba for mutual support and encouragement.Enable the training of pastors and lay people for the equipping of Cuban disciples. Mutually share the history, current events, culture and spirituality of both Conferences.