It was a bold leap of faith . . .
In the summer of 2008, the congregation of the now-defunct Community United Methodist Church refocused its efforts to reach out and aid the families in the community who were in financial and spiritual distress. This body of Christ ended its old charter and established in its place a nonprofit organization called Joining Hands Community Mission, a faith-based social services agency that held worship services on Sunday.
Success and transformation . . .
Fast-forward three years. Joining Hands Community Mission evolved into the Pasco County outreach center of Tampa-based Metropolitan Ministries, and the worshiping congregation was adopted as a mission project of the Gulf Central District of the United Methodist Church.
The congregation grows . . .
Joining Hands Mission Church is now an official United Methodist missional congregation. The “Mission Cafe” free breakfast before church is a hugely successful way for Joining Hands to reach out and nourish its community.
The next bold leap . . .
In the summer of 2015, Joining Hands Mission United Methodist Church moved to a new space with more room for more ministries. With assistance from the Gulf Central District and the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, generous donors, countless volunteers, and a dedicated staff, Joining Hands is bringing Christian witness and servanthood to a new level.