Georgianna Church has a mission to be a beacon of light for all people. Feeding children at risk of hunger each year at local schools truly puts lightness in the steps of children on Friday afternoons, knowing that they at least have food to sustain them through the weekend.

This is a church where everyone “walks the walk” of faith and embraces every human being. Pastor Corky Calhoun is a regular speaker on behalf of the work that we do, and feels that if every church would get involved, we could end the problem of child hunger in Brevard.

Throughout the years, Georgianna Church has partnered with TCHP to help feed more kids in Brevard who are at risk of hunger. During the pandemic, they repurposed their Children’s Ministry wing for The Children’s Hunger Project meal packing. Georgianna Church not only packs and distributes food packages weekly on behalf of TCHP kids, they also pray over the meals being packed, sending a bit more love in each package.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14

Georgianna Packing Jan 2019Past events:

Check Presentation: Georgianna United Methodist, always working hard on behalf of families and children, delivered $6,000 to TCHP!

Rebecca’s Lemonade Stand: Georgianna Church sets the bar high and teaches compassion and responsibility to the very young, who are #kidshelpingkids  A lemonade stand  by this young lady helps turn lemons into lemonade for hungry children in Brevard. Eight year old Rebecca raised $80 to donate to TheChildren’s Hunger Project, or as she calls it, “the place she packed meals for kids.” We LOVE you Rebecca and your heart for your community!

Georgianna Church’s Pie Auction: This was a fundraiser for them to build a new church in Guatemala and also to fund food for Cambridge and Endeavor Elementary schools. TCHP Executive Director Cheryl Cominsky said, “I had to sit up and take notice when the first pie sold for $2,000! A Beef Tenderloin Shepards Pie sold for $3,000! I was told at the end of the event that we should expect about $20,000 from this event! Georgianna has been one of our biggest and most consistent supporters.

Pastor Corky Calhoun’s speech to other churches in 2013: We are well aware of the problem…the question I have is, what are we going to do about it? To understand our church’s commitment to children and those marginalized by the world, you need to understand that everything we do is anchored in 1st Thessalonians 2:8.  Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our very lives as well. Sharing the Gospel is not just about talking a good game, it’s about having a dog in the hunt, some skin in the game. At Georgianna, we have partnered with The Children’s Hunger project at Cambridge Elementary School in Cocoa and Tropical Elementary on Merritt Island.

Because of you, fewer kids in our own back yard are going hungry on weekends! Sometimes you simply have to take the love of God to them…sometimes you gotta go and be Jesus where they are at because somebody has placed roadblocks and hurdles to dispensing HOPE. Jesus said, “It would be better to be thrown into the depth of the sea than to cause one of these little ones of mine to stumble.”

When we ignore hunger and fail to seek the opportunity to speak encouragement and blessing into the lives of these little ones, then we are guilty of being part of the problem and not part of the solution. Not on my watch, not at our church…I want us in the game, I want us sharing our lives, I want us to do for one what I wish we could do for everyone.

This is not optional at our place. Children matter. It’s been said that a hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account says, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child…Children matter…but they will have no one to speak for them if we remain silent.”