Madison Street

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.  


F.U.E.L. is a food subsidization program designed to feed children whose only food source may be the food they are receiving at school. All across America children are going without food every weekend. That means for up to 67 hours each weekend school-age children are going without food. Most of these children are on state assistance however the food is not getting to the kids. YOU CAN HELP!

Non-perishable food items are gathered at church and placed into grocery style bags. The bags are delivered to the school and placed directly into the backpacks of the children. The children are selected by the schools, not based on income, but on signs of hunger. The food and funds are gathered at Madison Street, distributed by our church members to the school slected. 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.


We are always in need of volunteers to deliver F.U.E.L. bags!  For the 2021-2022 school year, we will be delivering 50 bags each Thursday morning to Norman Smith Elementary School located at 740 Greenwood Avenue (approximately 3-5 minutes from the church). 

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.  

Delivery of F.U.E.L. bags to Norman Smith Elementary must happen between 8:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on THURSDAYS!

To sign up for a delivery date, click below!


We always welcome monetary donations to support our         

F.U.E.L. Ministry.  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 also have a Food Distribution Center that distributes 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:

Urban Ministries

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.

Donate Non-perishable food & other items

Breakfast foods such as, cereals, pop tarts, and pancake mix/syrup


Spaghetti sauce

Box potatoes

Canned fruit

Macaroni and cheese

Pop-top can food

Peanut butter

Canned meat

Personal hygiene items

Cleaning supplies

New pillows

New blankets

All donations are tax-deductible, and you will be provided with a receipt upon drop-off. All donations should be dropped off at the Urban Ministries main entrance at 217 S 3rd Street between the hours 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.


Urban Ministries is always looking for volunteers to work in the office, as well as at events and other community outreach programs. If you are interested in volunteering with Urban Ministries, please click below and complete the form to begin the screening process. 

Volunteer positions:

  1. Receptionist
  2. Interviewer
  3. Food pantry
  4. Writing of thank you notes
  5. Pick up donations


Monetary donations to support the ministry of Urban Ministries is always welcome.  Click below to be directed to online giving. Under "Apply My Gift to" choose "Other Designated Giving." In "Additional Comments," type "Urban Ministries."


Project Transformation

Madison Street serves as the anchor partner church for the Clarksville area site of Project Transformation Tennessee (housed at New Providence UMC).


Based on a model founded in 1998 in Dallas, Texas, Project Transformation Tennessee launched in 2012 to address 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 afterschool programs for children. Each week, these young adult interns meet with church and nonprofit leaders to explore various ministry-related vocations and spend time discerning their vocational call to life-long service. Programs are held at churches located in neighborhoods experiencing marginalization, thereby helping those churches connect in meaningful ways with their communities. Dozens of other churches and organizations throughout Tennessee partner together to support this work, investing in young lives with their time and resources.


Volunteer Opportunities

Each summer, volunteers from Madison Street are needed to:

  1. Serve as a reading buddy for children in the summer program
  2. Serve in-person weekly at the host church as a hospitality volunteer or "Reading Rockstar"
  3. Donate supplies, books, and snacks


Check back here at the beginning of each summer to register for these specific opportunities.


Support Project Transformation year round with a monetary gift!  Click below to be directed to online giving. Under "Apply My Gift to" choose "Other Designated Giving." In "Additional Comments," type "Project Transformation."

Emergency Warming Shelter

During periods of extreme cold weather, Madison Street operates an Emergency Warming Shelter for those without housing.  Unsheltered persons, especially those living with medical, mental health, or addiction issues, are more vulnerable in times of inclement weather. Madison Street's purpose is to ensure as best we can that all those who need and want shelter during extreme cold weather have it.

Volunteers are always welcome! 

Our lead team volunteer positions include:

  1. Operations Coordinator
  2. Food Service Coordinator
  3. Volunteer Coordinator
  4. Health Care Coordinator
  5. Security Coordinator

Other volunteer positions include:

  1. Site Coordinator
  2. Food Services Volunteer
  3. Intake/Exit Volunteer
  4. Resource Volunteer

You can read descriptions of each volunteer position as well as our Emegency Warming Shelter Policies and Procedures by clicking here.

If you're interested in being added to the list of volunteers for the Emergency Warming Shelter, click below. 

School Partnerships

Under construction. Check back soon for more information about Madison Street's partnerships with local schools for the 2021-2022 school year. 

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."

Creation Care

Madison Street is actively involved in caring for God's creation. Check out our latest news here!


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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.