Every child deserves a loving home, and a chance to thrive. At the United Methodist Children’s Home, we are servants of Christ providing safe homes, caring support ,life skills, and college scholarships to neglected and abused youth from Alabama and Northwest Florida.
We strive to provide a safe and secure home environment for children and youth unable to live with their families.
Each child follows an individualized plan of care developed by our qualified caregivers. The goals of the plan are to increase self-reliance, emotional stability, spiritual growth, and interpersonal competence.
All of our programs provide spiritual care as an important part of our ministry. One way we do this is by connecting our children with local churches in their area so they may participate in worship services, Sunday school, and children and youth activities.
Our church financially supports the work UMCOR is doing throughout the world.
UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States, as well as internationally: in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. These beneficiaries are seen as partners, not victims, and UMCOR works to empower them. Wherever possible, UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend its reach.
In its holistic response to disasters, UMCOR:
If you are interested the required training necessary to serve if a disaster hits our area, please contact Alan Gantzhorn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our church is partnering with the Shadetree Group in their mission to present the whole gospel to the whole person by affirming the dignity of under-resourced people and empowering them to transform their own lives. In addition to a ministry of presence, we coordinate many programs serving Gretna-area children, youth, and families. Our programs are designed using a strengths/asset based approach for personal empowerment and community development. We practice the principles of Christian Community Development, and our current programmatic emphasis is heavily focused upon indigenous leadership development.
Each fall we serve on a family mission day in Gretna with our friends at the Shadetree Group. Please watch the website and church announcements for further information.