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In Memory: Reverend James Marshall Smith

 
Family and friends of The Reverend James Marshall Smith, who died on June 10 at the age of 85 in his hometown of St. Petersburg, have honored his life and ministry with memorial blessings for United Methodist Cooperative Ministries.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary, St. Petersburg, and children Dana Smith, Ormond Beach, Sara Smith, St. Petersburg, Rebecca Tseng Smith, Redwood City, California, Robert Smith, Atlanta, Georgia and Ruth Hughes, Easley, South Carolina, and eleven grandchildren.  
 
Born January 27th, 1927 in St. Petersburg, Jim was on the cradle (infant) roll at First United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg.  He was a member of the St. Petersburg High School graduating class of 1944 and a graduate of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA.
 
His ministerial candidacy was sponsored by First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg and his final service was held there on June 18. As a member of the Florida United Methodist Clergy he faithfully served ten congregations over 50 years including Gulfport United Methodist Church and, in retirement, Pinellas Park United Methodist Church. His dedication and service to the church and the community is celebrated by all who knew him.
 
We are very grateful to the family and to those listed below who sent memorial donations.
 
Mr. & Mrs. William Burkholder
Kendra Cosgrove
Liz Cowie
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Craig
Doris Currie
Mr. & Mrs. Roland Drake
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Garrido
Mindy Hollar
Barbara Hughes
Brad & Christy Hughes
Claudette Hughes
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Irwin
Dr. & Mrs. Walter Kalaf
 
 
 
Dr. & Mrs. Frank LaCamera
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lamb
Mr. & Mrs. James Larreau
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Locke
Rabbi Jacob and Joanne Luski
Joan Malone
Kim Matta
Holly Materman
Virginia McFall
James McIntyre
Betty Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Petersburg
Rev. & Mrs. John Powers
Rev. Gene & Martha Jane Rutland
 
 
Dr. & Mrs. James T. Ramey, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Riddle
Bob Schrepfer
Margaret and Richard Schuh
Stanley C. Shaver
Alva and Barbie Sholte
Rickie & Andrea Taylor
Heather Trippel
Rosemary Uebel
Barbara Wood
Amy Yuen
Vernon White
Clem and Carole White
 
 
 

Our Community Supports Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids

 
Our gratitude goes to Gina and Stan Wilkins and The Kind Mouse Productions.  

On June 1, the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach was the site of an evening of great food and fun with friends, but that's not all.  Over $800 was raised for Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids at this exciting event!

Special thanks go to the following, who provided their time, in-kind gifts, and donations to make the evening such a success.
 
ADC PACE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES                   ADVANTACLEAN
AMANDA GERTTULA
AMY MUELLER                                   BARBARA EISENMAN
BILL MAYHEW, ESQ.
BOUNCETEL                                       CBS 60 MINUTES
CVT
COLORS OF CAMBODIA                 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS
HMARINE                 
EMERALD CONTRACTORS
 
JACKIE FOLEY
JEREMY RITCHEA    
GAME POINT PRODUCTIONS                         JULIE LANGEVIN                                
JOHN MARZULLI  
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES TALKING DOG VIDEO                          
LISA HENRY 
JEFF POWELL MUSIC                                   LISA MATZNER                                  
MARK HAWKINS
LAURIE AND DENNIS JOLICOUER                 MATT McKILLEN
 
 
MARK VERNICK     
VERNICK FINANCIAL
MARIA AND DEAN JACKMAN 
MISTY WELLS        
MINUTEMAN PRESS OF ST. PETERSBURG            
POSTCARD INN                                  
SHANE WEBB
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICES SUP PADDLE BOARD                          
MOSCATO'S              
WILL AND MARIE SPATES                       KEN HAAS
 
 

Annual Scholarship Drive and Tea for Summer Camp

The response to this year's Annual Scholarship Drive and Tea for P.A.S.S. Summer Camp has been "Out of this World." 
 
The drive began in March and was highlighted by a Tea with Lunch held on April 9th at First United Methodist Church of Clearwater.  Supporters enjoyed a delicious meal and helped raise $750 in silent auction bids. Scholarship funds have been donated by approximately 80 individuals and 14 UMW, UMM, and other groups. Others helped by providing auction items and volunteer service.
 
Due to this outpouring of support, the camp was fully funded with a total raised of $15,500. We are so grateful for the generous response from all of you who love to help children reach their full potential!

Eugenia Akapo
Margaret Allbritton
Rosalyn Anderson
JoAnna Andriola
Shirley Appell
Rose Marie Ash
Sally Banwart
Janice Blaine
Joyce Brennan
Bill & Nancy Burkholder
Doris Campbell
Kitty Carpenter
Blythe Carpenter
Faye Carr
James Chance
Shirley Cobb
Julius David
Jill Dean
Maria Edmonds
John Ekers
Bonita Ganderson
Hazel Gass
Diane Gibson
Shirley Gordon
Lila Grant
Jeanette Hale
Jean Hanna
Ruth Hazelton
E.G. Hempel
Dr. & Mrs. Blaine Heric
Judy Hill
Barbara Hoffman
Doan Howie
Barbara Howland
Barbara Hull
Suzie Hutto
Arline Isaacson
Shirley James
Ellen Johnson
Virginia Jones
 
 
 
Betsy Kenas
Michelle Kiewit
Bishop Lloyd Knox
Nancy Anne Kragh
Gay Lancaster
Andrea LaRochelle
Roberta Lau
Betty Lester
Valeria Lindsay
Valene  Long
Janet Martin
Lizeth Mejay
Janet McLeod
Doug O'Dowd
Rose Oeschger
Barbara Parr
Judy Pitre
Daryl & Elaine Purchase
Pam Qualls
Blanch Raines
Maureen Ram
Carolyn Reichle
Agnes Rexroad
June Roberts
Patricia Roberts
Patricia Rogers
Peter Salazar
Iris Schreiber
Amelia Seip
Sara Simmons
Marion Stacey
Bonnie Swan
Helen Sweatt
Kathryn Sweatt
Nancy Thomas
Helen Thomas
Tracey Tyber
Marilyn Underberg
Grace Whitehair
Edony & Neil Elder 
 
 
 
Bahama Breeze, Tampa
City Fish, Oldsmar
Kally K's, Dunedin
Living Room/Smokehouse                    Restaurant, Dunedin               
Rick's Picks Shop, Dunedin
 
Anona UMC
East Lake UMC
First UMC Clearwater
Angel Outreach, Pasadena                  Community Church
Heritage UMC Missions
Skycrest UMC Missions
UM Men, First UMC Palmetto
UM Men, Palm Harbor UMC
 
UMW, Curlew UMC
UMW, First UMC Clearwater
UMW, First UMC Homosassa
UMW, First UMC Pinellas Park
UMW, First UMC Spring Hill
UMW, First UMC Hudson
UMW, First UMC St. Petersburg,           Rebecca Circle
UMW, First UMC Tarpon Springs
UMW, First UMC Seminole,                 Mary Circle
UMW, East Lake UMC, 
          Miriam Circle
UMW, First UMC Dunedin,                   Miriam Circle
UMW, Friendship UMC
UMW, Manatee UMC
UMW, Oakhurst UMC
UMW, Oneco UMC
UMW, Seminole UMC
UMW Union Street UMC
 
 
 
 

Our Grantors:

 
The Florida Annual Conference
United Methodist Church
 
The Gulf Central District of
the Florida Annual Conference
 
The Juvenile Welfare Board
 
The Early Learning Coalition
 
Federal Child Care Food Program
 
Rochester Area Community Foundation
 
IBM
The Pinellas Community Foundation
 
The Community Foundation
of St. Petersburg
 
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation
 
The DeBartolo Family Foundation
 
Publix Super Markets
Charities
 
Allegany Franciscan
Ministries
 
 
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (FEMA)
 
Florida Department of Children and Families
 
Pinellas County Schools
 
The Jim Moran Foundation
 
City of St. Petersburg
 
Pinellas County Health and Human Services
 
READ Pinellas
  
   

Our Collaborators: 

 

Businesses and Agencies Providing Program Support:

 
READ Pinellas
Pinellas Public Library Cooperative
Project Pro$per
ACES Tutoring
Pinellas County Head Start
 
AAA Tutoring
Florida First Start
 

Churches/Organizations Collaborating in Program:

 (this is a partial list, more to be added)

Food Pantries:

 
Clearview United Methodist Church
 
First United Methodist Church, Palmetto
 
Lealman United Methodist Church
 
Oneco United Methodist Church
 
Rogers United Methodist Church
 
Parrish United Methodist Church
 
Serenity United Methodist Church
 
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
 
Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church
 
Wesley United Methodist Church
 

ESOL and Adult Literacy:

 
East Lake Library
 
Nueva Esperanza United Methodist Church
 
Pasadena Community Church (UMC)
 
Pinellas Park Library
 
Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church
 
Verdad y Vida United Methodist Church
 
Wesley United Methodist Church
 
Young Life/Anona United Methodist
 

PASS Afterschool Tutorial:

 
First United Methodist Church, Clearwater
 
First United Methodist Church, Dunedin
 
 
 

Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids:

 
Anona United Methodist Church
 
East Lake United Methodist Church
 
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
 
First Presbyterian Church, Dunedin
 
First United Methodist Church, Clearwater
 
First United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg
 
Harvest United Methodist Church
 
Heritage United Methodist Church
 
Manatee United Methodist Church
 
Palm Harbor United Methodist Church
 
St. Luke's United Methodist Church