You are here: Home Adults Outreach Ministries
Refugee Empowerment Program-Memphis
On July 9th, students from our middle and high school youth program will be traveling to Memphis for their summer mission trip. While they are there, they will be working with the Refugee Empowerment Program.
The vision of Refugee Empowerment Program is to empower the refugee community by encouraging, educating, and equipping individual refugees, refugee families, and the refugee community. Through REP's after school programs, summer programs, adult education program, character education classes for adolescents, college preparation classes, Pre-GED classes for adults, a women's leadership program, and Bible studies for youth and adults, refugees in Memphis have greater opportunities to become self-sufficient and independent in their new lives. Ultimately, REP seeks to become an organization run by refugees serving other refugees.
Thank you for your support!
During the month of Julu we are collecting healthly snacks. We need them immediately! You may leave the snacks in the Mission of the Season bin which is located in the Commerce doors under the display tv to the right.
Moore Magnet Elementary School is one of four schools our church supports. This year there are several ways you can serve; weekly, monthly, for special events and even from home!
Please consider one of the following ways:
You can also help by bringing your Box Tops for Education. All funds received from Box Tops go directly to STEM supplies for students. Please drop off your Box Tops in the collection box at the Commerce street entrance. Click here for a list of participating products.
There are children in our school system that may not eat between lunch on Friday and breakfast on Monday. There are children in our area and across the nation who may go for up to 67 hours with no food every week.
F.U.E.L. is a food subsidization program that places food directly in the back packs of Clarksville children every Friday afternoon.
MSUMC has partnered with the Montgomery Co F.U.E.L. program and currently provides food bags to Smith Elementary and New Providence Middle Schools. Every week volunteers fill bags and take them to the schools to assure that those children do not go hungry over the weekend. You can support this ministry by donating food items or monetary gifts.
Below is a list of recommended food items needed on a regular basis. 100+ servings of each category are needed each week. All food should be non-perishable. Nothing should require refrigeration or need cooking. Please make sure food is not in metal cans or glass bottles. Small pouches, paper and plastic containers are best.
BREAKFAST ITEMS DRINKS FRUIT SNACKS
Small individual cereal boxes Juice Boxes Applesauce Chips
Granola Bars Fruit Cups Trail Mix Pouches
Pop Tarts Raisins or other Fruit Roll Ups
CHEESE ITEMS PROTEIN ITEMS
Cheese Crackers Nuts
Cheese w/dipping sticks Peanut Butter Crackers
In addition to the local, national and global mission groups and agencies Madison Street UMC contributes to on a montly basis, there is an additional opportunity to give on Communion Sundays. Each Sunday we celebrate Holy Communion, we affirm a loca mission by dedicating the offering to agencies such as the Adult Literac Council, Miraiam's Promise, Volunteers in Mission, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Salvation Army and The well.
The F.U.E.L. (Full of Emmaus Love) community ministry provides food to hundreds of children in the Montgomery County area, who otherwise may face a long weekend with little or nothing to eat. Each week church volunteer fill over 100 bags of food for students at Norman Smith Elementary School and New Providence Middle School, which includes 1,120 items per week. The bags include drinks, fruit, protein, cheese, snacks, and breakfast items. The majority of these items are donated by the generous members of Madison Street and then are packed on weekdays by one of five teams and delivered to the school on Thursday morning.
To Get Involved: Donate recommended food items.
Volunteer to pack bags once a month.
Make donations to the F.U.E.L. fund.
The Handyman Ministry is dedicated to helping low-income or elderly individuals and families by providing residential homeowners with free minor home maintenance and repair services. For projects beyond the service of the Handyman Ministry, referrals will be provided.
To Get Involved: Join the handyman team. Provide your time and labor.
Refer to the team those invdividuals or families who need assistance.
Make donations to the Handyman Ministry.
Each season (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter), Madison Street UMC focuses on a local community agency or ministry in an effort to provide information to the congregation and offer support to the agency through donations and volunteers. The weekly worship bulletin and newsletter will share details of each Mission of the Season.
Mission of the Season collects items for the First Christian Food Closet, Urban Ministries, Operation Christmas Child, Hope Pregnancy Center, SafeHouse and others. All donations are collected in the Mission of the Season bin located inside the Commerce Street entrance.
Since February 2014, Madison Street Has nurtured a school church partnership with Moore Magnet Elementary School. In addition to collecting items such as clothing, shoes and school supplies, church volunteers serve as mentors to children as a way to listen, encourage self-esteem and buld friendships. There are also opportunities to assist classroom teachers, volunteer for school wide events and offer prayers for the faculty, staff, students and families.
Hope Pregnancy Center is a medical pregnancy help center committed to providing accturate information and quality services to women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy. Professional staff and trained volunteers provide the information and space clients need to make a decision they will be comfortable with long term. Volunteers are needed to serve as receptionists and to help staff the thrift store, Josephine's Closet.
Contact: Martha Evans at 931-645-2273 or click here to visit their website.
Loaves and Fishes' "Soup Kitchen" serves hot meals to the hungry of the Clarksville/Montgomery County area Monday through Saturday of each week. Individuals and groups are invited to work as volunteers with the trained staff to both prepare and serve the meals which are served between 10:30am and 12:00pm.
Contact: 931-645-9020 or click here to visit their website.
Manna Cafe Ministries is the realization of a God-given dream that entails feeding, loving, and nurturing the poor and homeless. The food ministry is carried out through the following programs: Mobile Cafe, Food Distribution, Movile Pantry, and Cafe Catering. There are volunteer opportunities for daily help in the warehouse, kitchen, and office and as a driver to pick up food.
Contact: Kenny York at 931-933-0970 or click here visit their website.
The Well is a multi-faceted, Christ-centered ministry dedicated to serving, assisting, teaching, and building community with individuals in the Clarksville area. It is intended to be a place of reconciliation and hope, renewal and empowerment, acceptance and encouragement, compassion and prayer. The Well currently houses four areas of service: The Bread of Life, the Food Pantry, the Clothes Closet, and the Street Ministry.
Contact: Jeff Shocklee at 931-802-2889 or click here visit their website.
The Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee is a ministry of professional care dedicated to healing and growth in human life and relationships. In partnership with local congregations the Centers are committed to providing comprehensive clinical and education services to all who need them. Counseling is offered to individuals and families. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Volunteers are needed to serve as receptionists.
Contact: Craig Wascovich at 931-648-9009 or click here to visit their website.
One of the few shelters in Clarksville, the Salvation Army offers meals and housing for the homeless and working poor. Volunteers are invited to help prepare and serve meals and/or serve as receptionists.
Contact: Lt. Christopher Coulson, 931-552-5350 or click here to visit their website.
Sponsored by the United Methodist Church, Urban Ministries serves as the clearning house for Montgomery County in identifying and addressing the needs of the poor throughout the region. Volunteers serve as receptionists and staff the food pantry. Safe House is a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Contact: Beverly Dycus at 931-648-9090 or click here to visit their website.
Good Samaritan Medical Ministry provides free medical and dental health services. This non-profit clinic operates by volunteer physicians. Hours of operation vary depending on availability of volunteer. Call for all sppointments.