Hurricane Resources
All donations can be dropped off at the Church Office Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please label your bags with the name of the church that is to receive your donations and place them on the correct side of the lobby.
This past Sunday, October 2, Pastor Corey shared how Hurricane Ian damaged a long-time friend and UMC Pastor’s church. Rev. DenvilFarley (Gwen), the pastor of Port Charlotte UMC, has asked for the following donations to help his congregation. We have a lay delegate from the Conference who will take these items to them on Friday.
  • Paper towels
  • Diapers (especially size 4/5)
  • Baby wipes
  • Body wipes
  • Baby food
  • Water
  • Ready-to-eat food (fruit cups, canned meat, peanut butter, nuts and nut butter, beef jerky, canned tuna, salmon and other fish, canned chicken, dried fruits, raisins, applesauce, energy/snack bars, trail mix, granola, rice cakes, pita chips, dark chocolate
  • Candles
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Heavy-duty trash bags
  • Disposable latex kitchen gloves
  • Work gloves
  • Tarps
  • Deodorant (spray)
  • Batteries
  • Battery-powered lanterns
First UMC St. Pete has offered to become a collection site for the Pinellas County South side to collect relief items for those affected by Hurricane Ian. If you can collect any of the items below, please bring them to the church this Sunday during worship. We will also collect these items in the church office during the week.
Priority Items:
  • tarps (all sizes)
  • Diapers
  • Adult Underpants
  • Baby Formula
  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Gatorade or Powerade
  • Sunscreen
  • Cleaning Supplies
(Amounts given are for EACH bucket – please note sizes & descriptions. You don’t need to donate the entire list; you can donate one item in bulk or whatever you can – buckets will be assembled from individual supplies donated.)
  • One five-gallon round bucket with a re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d) No screw lids! Buckets may be used but must be free from all residual products. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.
  • One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner, No spray cleaners
  • One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
  • One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener (liquid, not gel)
  • One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable) Pump spray bottles must have protective covers
  • One scrub brush; With or without a handle
  • 18 re-useable cleaning wipes; No terrycloth, microfiber, or paper towels
  • Five scouring pads; No stainless-steel pads with soap in them
  • 36-50 clothespins
  • One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
  • 24 rolls of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45-gallon sizes)
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm thickness); No surgical masks
  • Two pairs of kitchen gloves; Durable for multiple uses
  • One pair of work gloves; Cotton with leather palm or all leather
FLUMC Conference Hotline 855.CAT.FUMC (855.228.3862)
You can call the hotline to volunteer or donate supplies.
The FLUMC Ian fund will go to churches’ and communities’ urgent needs to supplement what UMCOR will do.

Be prepared during hurricane season.

We are in the midst of hurricane season, and as much as we would like to avoid it, we must stay informed and prepared. Here are some resources to help prepare you for the upcoming hurricane season and the storms it may bring.

Storm Resource Links

Make sure you stay in the know by subscribing and visiting these sites for pre-storm recommendations and storm updates:

Pinellas County Emergency Management

For preparedness information or to sign up for Alert Pinellas

Download the New Ready Pinellas Mobile Application

Follow Pinellas County Emergency Management on Twitter

Red for a hurricane during Coronavirus Outbreak

How to prepare your home for a storm:

Hurricane Ready Checklist