Outreach Ministries at Colonial Park United Methodist Church helps Christians respond to God’s call to serve their brothers and sisters who are in need through gifts of money, time, talent, and love.
Twice a year Colonial Park hosts a Lifeblood donation drive providing the “gift of life” for people in medical need. The next date is July 30, 2017.
Church Health Center
Colonial Park provides monetary support and volunteer talents to the CHC, an organization which provides low cost or free outpatient health services to the working poor of Memphis. Click here to see what the Church Health Center offers.
Working primarily through efforts coordinated by the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR), Colonial Park provides disaster relief supplies to aid in recovery from foreign and domestic natural or manmade disasters as well as supplies to help children and families in their quest for good health and education. Each summer Colonial Park young adults volunteer to work a week at the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana, preparing supplies for shipment throughout the world.
Colonial Park provides gifts of time, talents, money and prayers to this agency that provides maternity and adoptions services.
Holy Community UMC Sunday Breakfast
Eleven Sundays each year, the Colonial Park Adult Sunday School classes purchase, cook, and serve breakfast to the impoverished and homeless in the North Memphis area, hopefully providing not only nourishment for the body but also nourishing love for the soul.
Each summer for a week, our youth and adults volunteer their services to Service Over Self (SOS) in rehabilitating housing for families unable to afford necessary repairs.
Several times a year, Colonial Park serves as host to families who are in transitional stages in their lives and are currently without a place to live. Through Family Promise and host churches, these families are provided with meals, shelter, transportation, job training, and life skills to enable them to transition into their own homes. Upcoming 2017 Family Promise Dates: July 9-16; September 24 – October 1.
Colonial Park supports through gifts and services two prison ministries. Grace Place serves the local women’s correctional facility, and Kairos Prison Ministry serves men in the West Tennessee State Prison. Grace Place is an inmate church, with the purpose of leading women to Christ and to Christian service. Kairos ministry provides chocolate chip cookies for prisoners served during programming to help them find a better way of life than the one that led them to prison.
United Methodist Neighborhood Centers
Primarily through the efforts of the United Methodist Women and other church groups, clothes, food, monies and other needed resources are collected and sent to the Neighborhood Centers. The centers also provides emotional support to families in need throughout the Greater Memphis area.
Our Vision: Serve God and our neighbor.
Our Mission: Commitment to showing God’s love through service by identifying and addressing needs in the greater community.