United Methodist Church
Missions & Outreach
At Madison Street, we extend love to God and neighbor through our gifts, our prayers, and our service. We feed the hungry, extend care to the homeless, enhance health and nutrition, and seek other ways to serve. We work for justice alongside the marginalized. We work for peace in places where there is strife. We participate through volunteer activities, financial support, education, and advocacy. We partner with agencies and ministries that have a large impact in their particular area of focus, impart systemic change, mobilize our church community to give their time and resources, and offer an opportunity for long-term ongoing relationships.
We collect non-perishable food items and place them into grocery style bags. The bags are delivered to the school and placed directly into the backpacks of the children. Children are selected by the schools, not based on income, but on signs of hunger. We deliver food bags to Norman Smith Elementary School.
Food donations can include small, easy-to-open cereal boxes, fruit cups, packaged crackers, granola bars, 100% juice boxes, pop tarts and pudding cups. These items can be dropped off in the F.U.E.L. trunk just inside the Commerce Street entrance.
F.U.E.L. BAG DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS
F.U.E.L. bags will be prepared by noon each Wednesday. Delivery volunteers may pick up the bags after that time or on Thursday mornings.
Bags must be delivered to Norman Smith Elementary, 740 Greenwood Avenue (approximately 3-5 minutes from the church) between 8:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Delivery will resume in the fall of 2022.
Click below to be directed to online giving.
Under "Apply My Gift to" choose "Other Designated Giving."
In "Additional Comments," type "F.U.E.L."
One of Madison Street's Loaves & Fishes Serving Team - 2021
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves and Fishes serves between 150-200 meals daily to the hungry six days a week and distributes food to area agencies through volunteer efforts. They serve 45,000 to 50,000 meals yearly on site and distribute thousands of pounds of food to approximately 30 other churches and agencies helping the needy in the community. Click here to learn more about them.
Teams from Madison Street serve lunch at Loaves & Fishes on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (volunteers must commit to be present the entire time). Each team consists of 8-10 volunteers and a Team Leader. To volunteer for specific dates, please click below:
Our ministry partners, Urban Ministries, are housed on The Madison Street UMC campus in the Sarah O. Mann Center for Community Outreach. Urban Ministries is dedicated to caring for its neighbors in need by providing assistance in a multitude of ways. They help with everything from bills and medications, to transportation and personal hygiene. To be able to continue assisting our neighbors in need, we need your support. There are many ways you can help us keep these much needed resources available.
Urban Ministries is always looking for volunteers to work in the office, as well as at events and other community outreach programs. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click below.
Click below to be directed to online giving. Under "Apply My Gift to" choose "Other Designated Giving." In "Additional Comments," type "Urban Ministries."
Madison Street serves as the anchor partner church for the Clarksville area site of Project Transformation Tennessee (housed at New Providence UMC).
Project Transformation Tennessee addresses three unique challenges with one program:
1) how to meet the academic, physical, social-emotional, and spiritual needs of children;
2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young leaders for the church and the world; and
3) how to help churches connect with their communities.
Project Transformation’s collaborative model of ministry harnesses the creative energy and leadership of young adults, who live in intentional Christian community and lead summer and after school programs for children and explore various ministry-related vocations. Programs are held at churches located in neighborhoods experiencing marginalization, thereby helping those churches connect in meaningful ways with their communities.
Each summer, volunteers from Madison Street are needed to:
There are two ways to support Project Transformation year round: by giving a monetary donation or by purchasing their most needed items from Amazon! Click below to be directed to online giving. Under "Apply My Gift to" choose "Other Designated Giving." In "Additional Comments," type "Project Transformation." You may also click below to purchase items from Project Transformation's Amazon Wishlist.
Madison Street Music & Arts Academy
The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy is strongly committed to offering subsidized rates to families whose children might otherwise not be able to experience our award-winning music and arts program. Reduced-Rate Tuition of 80% is available for private music lessons for students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program.
Your monetary gifts to The Music & Arts Academy go to support this scholarship program and are very much appreciated! Click below to be directed to online giving.
Under "Apply My Gift to" choose "Music & Arts Academy."
Madison Street is actively involved in caring for God's creation. Check out our latest news here!
For more information on how you can be involved in Creation Care at Madison Street, contact our Creation Care Coordinator, JoAnn McIntosh by clicking below.