Monday from 8:00am to 10:00am

Join us at the Listening Cafe. It is a space to listen to others in community and to listen for God's voice. Enjoy some food, some conversation, and some spiritual practices together.

(NOTE: The Listening Cafe has been postponed since the church fire in May 2019. We hope to resume it again when space is available.)

Mondays from 8:30am to 12:00pm

The McKenzie's Clothing Closet is open to everyone every Monday from 8:30am to 12:00pm and the second Saturday of every month. We also provide a sack lunch for our neighbors every Monday. 

Second Saturday of the Month

On the second Saturday of each month, the clothing closet is open and there is food available through Farm Share from 8:30am to 12:00pm. ​

Volunteer Workdays 
Help us restock the clothing closet on Wednesdays from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Plus, you and your friends could help supply the sack lunches.

Contact Hagar at for more information about volunteering.

Critical Clothing Needs

  • Men’s Clothing
  • Men’s Jeans
  • Work Shoes
  • Casual Shoes/Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Underwear

Big Bend Front Porch

Ministry Links

Our Team

Rev. Bob Gibbs, Co-Chair

Rev. Mike Toluba, Co-Chair

Pamela King, Treasurer​​

Hagar Mickens, Volunteers


Serve at the Listening Cafe, in our clothing closet, or serve sandwiches on Mondays or serve on Wednesdays to restock the clothing closet.

Who Are We

Big Bend Front Porch is a ministry of the Northwest District of the United Methodist Church serving people in the Big Bend of Florida. 

For many years, the people of Calvary United Methodist Church in Tallahassee have sought to serve their neighbors through a variety of ministries. As the needs of the clothing closet and the food distribution ministry have grown​, there has been a need for more support and more volunteers from local churches, other community partners, and individuals throughout the area.

So in 2018, Big Bend Front Porch Ministries was launched to the support the ministry of McKenzie's Clothing Closet, a Listening Cafe, Wisdom's Wellspring, monthly FarmShare, and future ministries to serve the community for years to come. 

mission & vision

Responding to the Needs of our Neighbors in Christian love.

Responding to the Needs of our Neighbors in Christian Love

Big Bend Front Porch Ministries