In an effort to imitate Christ, in the spirit of our Wesleyan heritage, and in accordance with the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, the purpose of Outreach Ministries at Madison Street United Methodist Church is to “give attention to local and larger community ministries of compassion, justice, and advocacy.” In doing so we seek to reach beyond ourselves into the local community, the region, and the world, to offer the hope, healing, and support of Christ to those who are among God’s poor and/or in need. We seek to fulfill this purpose in the following ways.
For more information, contact:
Rev. Lisa Martin
Local & Regional Opportunities
Sponsored by the United Methodist Church, Urban Ministries serves as the clearing 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.
APSU Wesley Foundation
At Austin Peay State University the Wesley Foundation is a United Methodist Student Center. Madison Street supports Wesley Foundation through financial gifts and volunteers on occasion to help cook and provide their Tuesday noon luncheon.
Pastoral Counseling Center
A regional ministry, the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee is a Church-based center offering pastoral counseling to individuals and families. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Volunteers are needed to serve as receptionists. The center is located at 1st Christian Church in Clarksville.
Mission of the Month
Each month Madison Street focuses on a local ministry in an effort to better educate the congregation about the ministry, collect in-kind gifts for the ministry and recruit volunteers. You will want to watch the weekly worship bulletin and monthly Street Scene for details.
Each Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon the working poor and homeless of Clarksville are welcomed and served a hot meal. This opportunity to serve is open to older children, youth and adults.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl. Knitters and crocheters are welcome to meet together at MSUMC the last Friday morning of each month. To learn more visit about this ministry go to www.shawlministry.com.
National and International Opportunities
United Methodist Apportionments
Through this financial support Madison Street Church joins hands and hearts with every other United Methodist Church in the world supporting over 1,600 missionaries, 65 hospitals and health-care facilities, 225 retirement and long-term care facilities, 100 United Methodist Colleges and Universities and 13 schools of Theology. Additionally over 250 million dollars will be spent in disaster relief around the world for persons who are touched by natural disasters. Our apportionments are a way for United Methodist Churches to do together what they could not do alone.
Volunteers In Mission
Mission teams, working in the areas of construction, education and/or medicine serve in rural Central America. Opportunities for individuals and groups are available each year. Most recently we have served in Guatemala, where the first Methodist school (The John Wesley School) was completed in March 2004. There is the possibility of constructing the second Methodist school in Guatemala in 2005 . Find out how you can help make this dream a reality!
Refugee Kits for UMCOR
UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief is the largest Church-based Relief Organization in the world. Refugee Kits are packed and collected each year by MSUMC and donated to UMCOR as a Mission of the Month. These kits have recently been used to help after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, as well as locally during the Nashville and Clarksville floods of 2010.