Loving and serving the Lord and our neighbors in Cocoa, FL

Listed below are various Connectional Ministries and links to their websites:

Atlantic Inclusive Academy
This is the school on our campus, also known as “AIA.” The Academy is for all students, those with average intelligence and those with gifted learning potentials, as well those students who may be challenged by developmental, physical, or cognitive issues. Its vision statement is “Educating God’s Children, One Child at a Time.”

Reviving Souls Ministry
This is one of two other congregations who share our campus, and with whom we partner in ministry. Reviving Souls Ministry is a non-denominational pentecostal congregation.

Iglesia de Dios Misericordia
This is one of two other congregations who share our campus, and with whom we partner in ministry. Iglesia de dios Misericordia is a Spanish language Church of God congregation.

Atlantic Central District
Our congregation is part of the Atlantic Central District of the Florida Conference UMC. The District Office is in Vero Beach, and our District Superintendent is Rev. Gary Spencer.

Florida Conference UMC
Our congregation is part of the Florida Conference of the UMC. The Conference headquarters is in Lakeland, and our bishop is Bishop Kenneth Carter.

Florida United Methodist Children’s Home
Since 1908, FUMCH has served children in crisis at its residential campuses near Deltona and Madison, and through foster care in some counties of Central Florida. All UM congregations receive a special offering for this ministry on the fifth Sundays of months with five Sundays.

United Methodist Global Missions
The General Board of Global Ministries is the missions agency of our denomination. Visit this site to learn about what the UMC is doing to spread the Gospel by word and deed around the world through the work of missionaries and through “Advance Special” projects supported by individual and congregational donations.

United Methodist Committee on Relief
UMCOR is the relief agency of our denomination. Through offerings received by local congregations, the UMC is able to immediately respond to natural and man-made disasters locally and around the world. 100% of donations go to the designated cause. Overhead costs are paid for out of the apportionment local churches give.

Via de Cristo
Via de Cristo is a Spanish phrase meaning “Way of Christ.” Via de Cristo is a highly structured three-day weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and bring them to a new awareness of living in God’s grace. It is a combined effort of lay people and clergy toward renewal of the church. Like Cursillo, Tres Dias, and the Walk to Emmaus, Via de Cristo puts on separate weekends for men and women. The goal is to raise up committed disciples to serve Christ through their local congregation. To attend, you must be sponsored by someone from the Via de Cristo community. Contact the church office for more information on sponsorship.

The Upper Room
The Upper Room is an ecumenical ministry focused on spiritual development of Christians, and produces many wonderful materials, including The Upper Room Daily Devotional. You can also receive complementary daily devotions via email or an app on your smart phone. The Upper Room also sponsors retreats and spiritual renewal movements such as The Walk to Emmaus and The Academy for Spiritual Formation. If you need someone to pray with you by phone, the Upper Room provides a toll-free number 1-800-251-2468 (available 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Central Time). There will be someone to pray with you about your concern. The Upper Room is administered by the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship.

Cokesbury is the online Christian bookstore of the United Methodist Church, and is a great source of Christian books, devotionals, curriculum, and church supplies. Any profits Cokesbury makes are returned to the UMC to be applied toward the cost of providing pension for clergy.

The Sharing Center
The Sharing Center of Central Brevard is a community ministry to help those less fortunate in Brevard County.