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Outreach Ministries


Opportunities for Outreach at Madison Street

December Communion Offering

Miriam’s Promise

Miriam’s Promise is a licensed child-placing agency located in Nashville, TN.  Founded in 1985 by the Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the caring, non-judgmental staff has worked to provide crisis pregnancy counseling and parenting and adoption services across Middle Tennessee, seeking solutions for all. You can give throughout the month of December.

You can give online through Madison Street by clicking here. Just be sure to mark the donation as ‘Miriam’s Promise’ in the comments.

Contribute through the month of December here

Thank you for your support!

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Mission of the Season: Support Our Partner Schools

Norman Smith Elementary School

  • Make monetary and food item donations (Fruit Cups for October) to our F.U.E.L. ministry
  • New or slightly used girls or boys clothes, size 8-14

Moore Magnet Elementary School

  • Donate backpacks and school supplies (glue sticks, dry erase markers and composition notebooks)
  • Register online for Kroger Community Rewards
  • Collect Box Tops for Education and deliver to church

All donations will be received at the Commerce Street Entrance.  Thank you!

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Church/School Partnerships

MSUMC has established a partnership with Moore Magnet Elementary School.  This year, we are starting a new program–Reading Buddies.

This one-on-one reading program pairs a volunteer with a student who could benefit from the additional support and time spent on literacy skills.  The program begins the week of October 16th.  There is an orientation on October 4th @ 9:00 am at Moore Magnet Elementary School.

For more information about the Reading Buddies program, contact Katy Olita-katyolita@gmail.com, or Lisa Martin-lisa@madisonstreetumc.org.

Click here to register to be a reading buddy!

Other ways to help Moore Magnet:

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.

See a list of participating products

Kroger Community Rewards:  Register your Kroger Plus card to earn additional rewards for Moore Magnet.  Click here to do so!

 

Special Events and/or Collections occur throughout the year and dates will be in the bulletin and on the church website.

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F.U.E.L. (Full of Emmaus Love)

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
  • Granola Bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • Dried fruit
  • Juice Boxes
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit Cups
  • Raisins or other
  • Chips
  • Trail Mix Pouches
  • Fruit Roll Ups
Cheese Items Protein Items
  • Cheese Crackers
  • Cheese w/dipping sticks or crackers
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter Crackers

To Get Involved: Donate recommended food items.

Volunteer to pack bags once a month.

Make donations to the F.U.E.L. fund.

Contact: Gary & Judy Smith-jujusmith51@hotmail.com

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Opportunities for Outreach in our Local Community

Hope Pregnancy Center, 325 N. Second Street

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, 215 Foster Street

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, 1319 East Franklin Street

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, 224 Union Street

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.

Pastoral Counseling Center, 516 Madison Street

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.

Salvation Army, 210 Kraft Street

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.

Urban Ministries & Safe House, 217 S. 3rd Street

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, 346 Union Street

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.

Contact: 931-648-2444

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