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Ministries & Charities


Of the Ministries & Charities listed below the following are led by a member of GUMC: Amy Speake MinistriesKenya Missions, Project TransformationRoom in the InnTeam Read, Weekend Food.
Those that are marked with an * are financially supported by the GUMC Missions Committee

Addiction and Crisis

Church Health Center*

The Church Health Center seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for bodies and our spirits. It is committed to providing quality, affordable healthcare for the low-wage, working poor. Programs include the acute care walk-in clinic, primary and specialty medical, dentistry, eye care, counseling, exercise, nutrition and overall health and wellness.

For more information go to www.churchhealth.org or call 901-272-003

Memphis Union Mission

Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless, addicted and in crisis. Programs include providing shelter, food, clothing and hygiene supplies, counseling and mentoring.

For more information go to www.memphisunionmission.org or call 901-526-8403

Hospitality Hub*

Hospitality Hub is a hospitality, counseling and resource center for homeless persons founded by the Downtown Memphis Churches Association. Included in their services are referrals to other social service providers that offer more long term solutions to problems with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, employment and housing.

For more information go to www.hospitalityhub.org or call 901-522-1808

Children Education & Tutoring

Project Transformation*

Project Transformation is a children’s literacy program that transforms lives and revitalizes deprived communities by providing educational opportunities for children. The summer program is led by young adults engaged in faith-based internships designed to develop their leadership skills as they explore ministry possibilities. PT promotes opportunities for the churches and communities to build relationships. It has proven to have a tremendous impact on the lives of those that have been involved.

The children who attend this program already are behind in reading, so unless they receive literacy training such as PT provides, are apt to return to school in the fall further behind. The curriculum also promotes social-emotional health in addition to maintaining and increasing reading skills.

GUMC has been partner church of PT since it became a mission of the Memphis United Methodist Church Conference in 2012. The church that Germantown UMC supports with volunteers and funding is Centenary UMC in South Memphis. The primary role members are needed is to serve as reading volunteers for one week in June or July and to provide two meals for the summer interns. Donations that help fund art/craft supplies, new books for the children, and healthy snacks are welcomed. For more information go to www.projecttransformation/tennessee.org

For further information, contact Ruth King, a member of Germantown United Methodist Church, PT liaison,

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers (UMNC)*

The United Methodist Neighborhood Centers minister to those in need throughout Memphis. It manages 8 food pantries, a child development center, a thrift store and provide emergency utilities and rent assistance.

For more information go to www.umnc.org or call 901-323-4993

Team Read*

Do you have an hour each week to help Kindergarteners and First Graders become proficient readers and with lunchroom manners? Hope Presbyterian, which partners with GUMC in Team Read, seeks volunteers at Memphis Scholars Academy/Caldwell-Guthrie. You may choose any day, Monday through Thursday, to tutor the same two students, same day, once a week. No training is required, only a brief on site background check and a 20 minute orientation. Contact Jackie Flaum at for details or to sign up.

Children Health and Medical

Kenya Missions*

Since 2007, GUMC members have made major contributions to the Maua Methodist Hospital through mission trips and donations to purchase needed medical equipment. During these mission trips volunteers build home for AIDS orphans, assist in hospital renovations and building projects and conduct Bible studies for children.

For volunteer opportunities contact Ed Clark, a member of GUMC, at . To support financially make checks to GUMC-Kenya Mission.

Weekend Food*

Weekend Food addresses the problem of child food-insecurity, which is prevalent in many schools in Shelby County. In 2013 GUMC began a program to meet the needs of these children. Breakfast and lunch is provided by the school, however there may not be enough food at home for dinner to say nothing about the entire weekend. Every Friday during the school year The Weekend Food Program provides a child a box of food containing six child-friendly and nutritious meals for the weekend. You can participate by sponsoring a child for $300 per year. Checks are payable to GUMC memo line Weekend Food.

Contact Barbara Schanson, a member of GUMC, at  for more information.

Children Poverty

Reelfoot Rural Ministries*

Reelfoot Rural Ministries, a program of the United Methodist Church, seeks to provide personal encouragement, material assistance, helpful training and spiritual guidance to children, the elderly and low income families in Northwest Tennessee, an area of extreme poverty, in a manner that enhances self-esteem and encourages self-support.

For more information go to www.reelfootruralministries.org or call 731-538-9970

Weekend Food*

Weekend Food addresses the problem of child food-insecurity, which is prevalent in many schools in Shelby County. In 2013 GUMC began a program to meet the needs of these children. Breakfast and lunch is provided by the school, however there may not be enough food at home for dinner to say nothing about the entire weekend. Every Friday during the school year The Weekend Food Program provides a child a box of food containing six child-friendly and nutritious meals for the weekend. You can participate by sponsoring a child for $300 per year. Checks are payable to GUMC memo line Weekend Food.

Contact Barbara Schanson, a member of GUMC, at  for more information.

Children Pre-Natal and Adoption

Hannah’s Hope*

Hannah’s Hope develops and administers programs designed to assure that children are able to live with loving parents who offer acceptance and the security of a permanent home.  It can help those who wish to adopt or those who have made the difficult decision to find an adoptive home for their child.

For more information go to www.hannahs-hope.org or call 901-327-5560

Clothing

Dress for Success

Dress promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

For more information go to www.dressforsuccess.org or call 901-363-3100

Manna House*

Manna House is a place of hospitality for the poor, the homeless and anyone in need in Midtown Memphis. Each guest is treated with respect and compassion. Their hospitality takes many forms- a place for conversation or rest, for hot coffee or cold water, for a shower that includes a change of clothes, for personal hygiene items and for T-shirts and socks in summer and hats, gloves and coats in winter.

For more information go to www. mannahousememphis.org or call 901-826-5318

Memphis Suit Project

Memphis Suit Project provides professional business attire to disadvantaged men.  They seek donations of new and used suits, shirts and ties.  The suits are then custom fitted to the needy individual’s measurements.

For more information go to www.memphissuitproject.com or call 901-537-0010

Room In The Inn Memphis*

GUMC provides our guests with a new T-shirt, underwear, and socks each night we host. Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations of shoes or other clothing due to limited space. To donate NEW men’s boxer shorts, women’s underwear, sports bras, t-shirts, gloves, hats and scarves (all sizes welcome) leave donations in drawer marked RITI near the Fellowship Hall. Items can also be purchased on our Amazon Wishlist by clicking here.

Go to www.roomintheinn-memphis.org for more information. Click here for specific information on GUMC’s participation. Contact Alise Davis, a member of GUMC, at 901-496-6402 for volunteer opportunities.

Community Relationships

Jacob's Ladder*

Jacob’s Ladder practices holistic community revitalization in blighted, distressed inner city areas, primarily the Belt Line in Memphis. It is committed to relationship building between neighbors, businesses and faith-based groups. Programs include housing renovation and rehabilitation, green space and park development, youth enrichment (gardening, cooking, computer literacy, financial responsibility and other life skills) and long term community redevelopment.

For more information go to www.jacobsladdercdc.org or call 901-329-7055

Labor of Love*

This is a one-day ministry of GUMC and the neighboring churches in Germantown; St. George’s Epsicopal, Germantown Presbyterian, New Bethel Baptist and Kingsway Christian. It takes place on Labor Day. The members gather for a short worship and then disperse to do some Labor of Love. It may be yard work, packing meals, delivering meals, etc. a great way to spend part of your Labor Day.

Construction and Renovation

Habitat for Humanity*

Habitat for Humanity is an international ecumenical Christian housing ministry that aims to eliminate substandard housing and make safe, healthy and affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience and action. Volunteers work side-by-side with families in need to build simple, decent homes.

For more information go to www.memphishabitat.com or call 901-761-4771.

Jacob's Ladder*

Jacob’s Ladder practices holistic community revitalization in blighted, distressed inner city areas, primarily the Belt Line in Memphis. It is committed to relationship building between neighbors, businesses and faith-based groups. Programs include housing renovation and rehabilitation, green space and park development, youth enrichment (gardening, cooking, computer literacy, financial responsibility and other life skills) and long term community redevelopment.

Go to www.jacobsladdercdc.org for more information. Contact Rev. Bill Marler at 901-327-7055 for volunteer opportunities.

Mountain T.O.P./A.I.M.*

Mountain T.O.P./AIM provides major home repair and children and youth ministry to families in the Cumberland Mountains of Grundy County, TN. Programs include renovation projects and teaching teenagers a life lesson, sport or craft (cooking, writing, fishing, tennis, etc.).

For more information go to www.mountain-top.org or Call 901-692-3999. You may also call Doug Warner, a member of GUMC @ 901-755-9468

Service Over Self (SOS)

SOS hosts nearly 2,000 volunteers (high school and college students and other adults) annually to work together with inner city homeowners to strip and shingle roofs, replace rotten floors and leaky plumbing, repair damaged sheetrock, scrape and paint siding and repair a host of other needs as a means to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

For more information go to www.sosmemphis.org or call 901-681-9044

Disaster Relief

UMCOR*

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict or natural disaster. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States.

After flood waters have receded, wounds have been tended, basic needs met, and the world’s attention has faded, The United Methodist Church continues to be present by providing ongoing assistance.

UMCOR provides survivors not only temporary relief, but also long-term education, training and support. While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations, the most important partners in the work of recovery are those being served.

UMCOR is currenty engaged in relief efforts in Texas (Hurricane Harvey), in Syria (civil war), Sierra Leone (mudslides), and may other places around the world. For more information www.umc.org/umcor

Elderly Care

Reelfoot Rural Ministries*

Reelfoot Rural Ministries, a program of the United Methodist Church, seeks to provide personal encouragement, material assistance, helpful training and spiritual guidance to children, the elderly and low income families in Northwest Tennessee, an area of extreme poverty, in a manner that enhances self-esteem and encourages self-support.

For more information go to www.reelfootruralministries.org or call 731-538-9970

Wesley Senior Living/Golden Cross Senior Ministries

In response to the love of God, Wesley Senior Living provides excellent housing and services, which enhance the quality of living for elderly persons and their families. Currently Wesley Senior Living serves over 2200 residents in two assisted living communities and 28 senior housing communities in West Tennessee, Western Kentucky and Arkansas.
For more information go to www.wesleyliving.com or call 901-380-4900

Golden Cross Senior Ministries is a Christian ministry that provides funding through donations for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of seniors living in the Wesley Senior Living facilities as listed above. One Hundred percent of all gifts to Golden Cross Senior Ministries are applied towards resident assistance.
For more information go to www.goldencrossseniorministries.org or call 901-213-1930.

MIFA*

MIFA was founded in 1968. Today, they serve over 50,000 people annually. MIFA partners with 200 congregations in West Tennessee, and thousands of volunteers and donors that help keep their programs alive. They support the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs such as Meals on Wheels. For more information go to www.mifa.org or call 901-527-0208.

Employment Training and Assistance

Hope Works*

HopeWorks seeks to serve the under-resourced in Memphis through programs, such as the 13 week Personal Career and Development class, which encourage personal responsibility and promote the honor and value of work, while providing job skills and training.

For more information go to www.whyhopeworks.org call 901-272-3700

Hospitality Hub*

Hospitality Hub is a hospitality, counseling and resource center for homeless persons founded by the Downtown Memphis Churches Association.  Included in their services are referrals to other social service providers that offer more long term solutions to problems with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, employment and housing.

For more information go to www.hospitalityhub.org or call 901-522-1808

Foreign Missions

Amy Speake Ministries*

Amy Speake has been GUMC’s missionary in San Jose’, Costa Rica for 26 years. She is director of the Alturas Children’s Program (which helps marginalized children to reach spiritual, intellectual, social and nutritional heights). Her additional ministries include: co-director of 300 women (evangelism, discipleship, biblical teaching), praise and worship leader, and Mercy Ministries. Contact Amy Speake, a member of GUMC, at or see Alturas’ exciting blog at: alturascr.blogspot.com.

Kenya Missions*

Since 2007, GUMC members have made major contributions to the Maua Methodist Hospital through mission trips and donations to purchase needed medical equipment. During these mission trips volunteers build home for AIDS orphans, assist in hospital renovations and building projects and conduct Bible studies for children.

For volunteer opportunities contact Ed Clark, a member of GUMC, at . To support financially make checks to GUMC-Kenya Mission.

La Limye Ministry

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14

Ellen Humerickhouse has dedicated her life to help the people of Haiti. After starting La Limye Ministry, she has moved to Haiti where she is making a difference in the lives of many Haitian people. She has built an orphanage and community center in Arcahai, which is a town one hour from Haiti’s captial, Port-au-Prince.

La Limye (The Light) will be a Christ-centered children’s home for orphaned girls of any age. The goal is to take them out of the circle of poverty, feed and nurture them, teach them a trade that they can use to support themselves as adults, and show them the love of Christ.

Along with the children’s home, La Limye will be used as a community center for the local adults. The goals will be to offer basic literacy and life skills classes, give them access to clean water, and more importantly we will be teaching them about the love of Christ.

For more information go to www.lalimye.org or call 901-831-2520

Moscow Evangelical Seminary*

The Moscow Evangelical Seminary is an evangelical conservative school with an excellent history of training ministers, missionaries and parachurch staff who serve in Eurasia.

Contact Rev. Sasha Tsutserov at www.tsutserov@moscowseminary.ru.

ZOE Ministry

Zoe Ministry provides a comprehensive approach to transforming the lives of African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, war, disease, famine and other causes. Children learn farming and animal husbandry and then receive the necessary tools, seeds and farm animals so they can grow and raise their own food.

Go to www.zoehelps.org for more information.

Homelessness

Community Alliance for the Homeless

The Community Alliance for the Homeless links planners, providers, data and resources to develop an effective and outcomes driven system for ending homelessness.

For more information go to www.cafth.org or call 901-527-1302

Hospitality Hub*

Hospitality Hub is a hospitality, counseling and resource center for homeless persons founded by the Downtown Memphis Churches Association.  Included in their services are referrals to other social service providers that offer more long term solutions to problems with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, employment and housing.

For more information go to www.hospitalityhub.org or call 901-522-1808

Manna House*

Manna House is a place of hospitality for the poor, the homeless and anyone in need in Midtown Memphis. Each guest is treated with respect and compassion. Their hospitality takes many forms- a place for conversation or rest, for hot coffee or cold water, for a shower that includes a change of clothes, for personal hygiene items and for T-shirts and socks in summer and hats, gloves and coats in winter.

For more information go to www.mannahousememphis.org or call 901-826-5318

Memphis Union Mission

Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless, addicted and in crisis. Programs include providing shelter, food, clothing and hygiene supplies, counseling and mentoring.

For more information go to www.memphisunionmission.org or call 901-526-8403

Room In The Inn Memphis*

Room in the Inn Memphis provides dinner and breakfast, a shower and a warm bed for homeless individuals during the coldest winter months (November 1 to March 31) at buildings of a few, but growing, number of area churches.  Other congregations prepare and serve the meals and offer hospitality to the guests at these locations.

Go to www.roomintheinn-memphis.org for more information. Click here for specific information on GUMC’s participation. Contact Alise Davis, a member of GUMC, at 901-496-6402 for volunteer opportunities.

Hunger and Hospitality

Manna House*

Manna House is a place of hospitality for the poor, the homeless and anyone in need in Midtown Memphis. Each guest is treated with respect and compassion. Their hospitality takes many forms- a place for conversation or rest, for hot coffee or cold water, for a shower that includes a change of clothes, for personal hygiene items and for T-shirts and socks in summer and hats, gloves and coats in winter.

For more information go to www.mannahousememphis.org or call 901-826-5318

Mid-South Food Bank

Mid-South Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food and through education and advocacy. Programs include emergency food for food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, senior programs, residential programs, rehabilitation programs, day cares and schools.

For more information go to midsouthfoodbank.org or call 901-527-0841

Reelfoot Rural Ministries*

Reelfoot Rural Ministries, a program of the United Methodist Church, seeks to provide personal encouragement, material assistance, helpful training and spiritual guidance to children, the elderly and low income families in Northwest Tennessee, an area of extreme poverty, in a manner that enhances self-esteem and encourages self-support.

For more information go to www.reelfootruralministries.org or call 731-538-9970

St. John’s Food Pantry

GUMC collects non-perishable food for St. John’s United Methodist Church, who distributes it to those in need in the Midtown/Downtown area. Collection bins are at GUMC’s main entrances the first Sunday of each month and daily at our Information Center area.

Go to www.stjohnsmidtown.org for more information. Contact Mark Schielke, a member of GUMC, at 901-359-5922 for volunteer opportunities.

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers*

The United Methodist Neighborhood Centers minister to those in need throughout Memphis. It manages 8 food pantries, a child development center, a thrift store and provide emergency utilities and rent assistance.

For more information go to www.umnc.org or call 901-323-4993

Weekend Food*

Weekend Food addresses the problem of child food-insecurity, which is prevalent in many schools in Shelby County. In 2013 GUMC began a program to meet the needs of these children. Breakfast and lunch is provided by the school, however there may not be enough food at home for dinner to say nothing about the entire weekend. Every Friday during the school year The Weekend Food Program provides a child a box of food containing six child-friendly and nutritious meals for the weekend. You can participate by sponsoring a child for $300 per year. Checks are payable to GUMC memo line Weekend Food.

Contact Barbara Schanson, a member of GUMC, at for more information.

Medical and Wellness

Church Health Center*

The Church Health Center seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for bodies and our spirits. It is committed to providing quality, affordable healthcare for the low-wage, working poor. Programs include the acute care walk-in clinic, primary and specialty medical, dentistry, eye care, counseling, exercise, nutrition and overall health and wellness.

For more information go to www.churchhealth.org or call 901-272-003

Crosslink Memphis*

Crosslink Memphis serves Christian mission leaders and teams in churches and Christian faith based non-profits locally, nationally and internationally, equipping them with critically needed medicines and medical supplies to serve those in need of care.

For more information go to www.crosslinkmemphis.org or call 901-323-8477

Mission Trips

Kenya Missions*

Since 2007, GUMC members have made major contributions to the Maua Methodist Hospital through mission trips and donations to purchase needed medical equipment. During these mission trips volunteers build home for AIDS orphans, assist in hospital renovations and building projects and conduct Bible studies for children.

For volunteer opportunities contact Ed Clark, a member of GUMC, at . To support financially make checks to GUMC-Kenya Mission.

Mountain T.O.P./A.I.M*

Mountain T.O.P./AIM provides major home repair and children and youth ministry to families in the Cumberland Mountains of Grundy County, TN. Programs include renovation projects and teaching teenagers a life lesson, sport or craft (cooking, writing, fishing, tennis, etc.).

For more information go to www.mountain-top.org or Call 901-692-3999. You may also call Doug Warner, a member of GUMC @ 901-755-9468

Service Over Self (SOS)

SOS hosts nearly 2,000 volunteers (high school and college students and other adults) annually to work together with inner city homeowners to strip and shingle roofs, replace rotten floors and leaky plumbing, repair damaged sheetrock, scrape and paint siding and repair a host of other needs as a means to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

For more information go to www.sosmemphis.org or call 901-681-9044

Prison

Hope Works*

HopeWorks seeks to serve the under-resourced in Memphis through programs, such as the 13 week Personal Career and Development class, which encourage personal responsibility and promote the honor and value of work, while providing job skills and training.

For more information go to www.whyhopeworks.org call 901-272-3700

Youth Development, Mentoring and Tutoring

Good Samaritan Outreach Ministries

Good Samaritan Outreach Ministries exists to equip, empower and support youth and families within inner- city Memphis and to effectively reach urban youth and nurture their development
into purposeful adulthood.

For more information go to goodsamaritanoutreachchurch.org or call 901-859-1689

Jacob’s Ladder*

Jacob’s Ladder practices holistic community revitalization in blighted, distressed inner city areas, primarily the Belt Line in Memphis. It is committed to relationship building between neighbors, businesses and faith-based groups. Programs include housing renovation and rehabilitation, green space and park development, youth enrichment (gardening, cooking, computer literacy, financial responsibility and other life skills) and long term community redevelopment.

Go to www.jacobsladdercdc.org for more information. Contact Rev. Bill Marler at 901-327-7055 for volunteer opportunities.

Reelfoot Rural Ministries*

Reelfoot Rural Ministries, a program of the United Methodist Church, seeks to provide personal encouragement, material assistance, helpful training and spiritual guidance to children, the elderly and low income families in Northwest Tennessee, an area of extreme poverty, in a manner that enhances self-esteem and encourages self-support.

Go to www.reelfootruralministries.org for more information. Contact Robert Craig at 731-538-9970 for volunteer opportunities.

Streets Ministries

Faith-based Streets Ministries provides a safe haven for at-risk students to come after school with programs to meet specific needs of each student. They have a wide variety of educational, mentoring and athletic programs to meet specific physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

For more information go to www.streetsministries.org or call 901-525-7380

Youth Leadership of Memphis*

Leadership of Memphis’ mission is to change the lives of young at-risk men through the principles of strength, honor and truth in the Christian tradition. Participants mow and clean yards with adult volunteers who teach the importance of discipline, responsibility, leadership, teamwork and Christian values.

For more information call Steve Taylor @ 901-644-0020