(G.P.S.) St. Luke United Methodist Church is a community of faith that is GROWING in Christ, PROCLAIMING the Word and making disciples as we SERVE others.
Missions Support For St. Luke UMC
Duck River Dental Outreach
Web site: https://www.duckriverdental.com/
Board Chairman: Jim Morrison
Primary Denist: Dr. Dennis Gardner
We need people to pray and financially support the start up of this ministry. We need about $25K to start up and about $100K annually.
Ongoing needs will be: greeters, cleaners. Front office staff, dental assistants, dentists.
2. Fresh Start Ministries
Director: Reverend Angy Trimmer
Board Chairman: Don Terry.
“FreshSTART is a non-profit that is a project of the Harpeth River District and the TN Annual Conference. “For the past two and a half years we have been doing intense relational ministry in local jails and in the community, we have had small groups, classes and even worship… we have a thriving Celebrate Recovery program and tons of missional ministry, including ministries for children and teens… we operate two transitional houses.”
Celebrate Recover, FreshSTART Recovery Church, In Jail Ministry, Community Outreach, Children’s Ministry, Discipleship House, and Hester Haven House for Men
“Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step Christ-centered recovery program. CR focuses on any hurt, habit or hang-up that prevents us from living out our best lives.”
“The Discipleship House is a faith-based women’s transitional house that houses up to 6 women and one staff person. Women stay for as long as a year and receive the support, mentoring and education needed to live life clean and sober. The Discipleship House has 24 hour supervision and programming and includes room and board, transportation and spiritual direction, as well as Recovery Support.”
“The Hester Haven House is a transitional living home for men. This home is a mission project collaboration between Trinity United Methodist Church in Spring Hill and FreshSTART.”
Supporting by hosting and engaging in shared services, when possible.
Christmas Eve was to be shared, but it was an hour too early. We need to have evening services at 6p going forward to engage with this group.
3. The People’s Table
Web site: https://www.columbiafumc.org/missions
Host Ministry: Columbia First UMC
Provides two meals a week for those in need, as well as other basic needs of life.
We support this food provision ministry by donating food, cooking, and serving quarterly every year.
4. Harvest Share
Web Site: https://www.harvestshare.com/
This is a food pantry that we support by ongoing food donations.
“Harvest Share Food Pantry of Maury County is a faith-based hunger relief organization located in Columbia TN.”
5. The Family Center
Web Site: https://familycenter.org/
921 Beckett Street, Columbia, TN 38401
“The Family Center, also known as The South Central Family Center, Inc., is an independent non-profit organization located in Columbia, Tennessee, and is dedicated to empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty. The Family Center provides immediate hands on assistance, particularly with crises stemming from poverty. Our focus is to restore stability and to teach families how to solve problems, not solving the problems for them.”
This is another food pantry that we support by ongoing food donations.
6. Room in the Inn, Columbia through Westminster Presbyterian
Executive Director Linda Lehti. To: Don Terry; Linda Lehti Email: Linda.Roomintheinn@gmail.com
Pastor: Rev. Jeffery Kane. Email:
They feed and clothe the homeless.
We currently support this ministry through Pastor’s Discrepancy Fund.
We can also support them by sitting with them and dropping giving gifts for daily care, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
7. Crossroads to Home
1001 Galloway Street
Columbia, TN 38401
“The Crossroads to Home Coalition was formed in 2018 to address the growing needs of the homeless in the Maury County, TN area. The coalition consists of local non-profit organizations, churches, and individuals who each offer a unique program or service to assist the homeless. The goal of the coalition is to strengthen the programs and services offered by these groups and individuals by creating partnerships, fostering close communication, sharing resources and developing long-term solutions for the homeless.”
8. The Place of Hope
Web site: https://placeofhopetn.com/
105 N. James Campbell Blvd.
Columbia, TN 38401
We currently support them through financial, food, and supply donations.
I am waiting to hear back from them regarding their financial practices and their financial needs. (1/16/21)
They are the “only Free & Licensed Faith Based Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center in the U.S.”
Provides “alcohol and drug treatment programs and services, temporary shelter for the homeless, and food for the hungry.”
9. MUMS (Maury United Ministries)
Web site: http://www.mauryunited.org/
812 N Main St.
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
Randy Nichols – Executive Director
We currently support this through financial donations.
Provides transportation using volunteer drivers.
They also receive and repair donated vehicles “which (they) pass along to individuals who are genuinely trying to do better, but who cannot yet afford the purchase of a vehicle.
10. Bright Apple
Web site: https://www.brightapple.org/
“Bright Apple is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded on the belief that no child should go without food. Many students in our school district have lunch at school but don’t eat again until lunch the next day. “
11. Global Hope
Web site: https://www.globalhope.org/
PO Box 1052
Broomfield, CO 80038-1052
Director: Rev. Randy Jessen
This will get us into an international reach. We can sponsor children for ongoing care. We can also provide financial support and send individuals and teams to spend time with people in a mental care facility, in the orphanage, or help on the orphanage farm, Christian school, or retreat center.
“Global Hope serves orphaned and vulnerable children in Romania, Kenya and India by helping them grow up in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.”
Rom. 8:28 “In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romania had orphans lined up like a factory set up and their and medical system was 10 years behind that of the US. Global Hope upgraded the care of orphans greatly.
They actively help children impacted by HIV and the sex trade.
At St. Luke UMC, we are growing in Christ by studying God's Word and it's meaning for us both as individuals and as a church in Columbia, TN. With increasing understanding, we reach beyond our doors and proclaim the Word to make disciples as Christ has commanded us. We believe, as Scripture tells us, that "faith without works is dead." Therefore, we go into the world to serve others. As in Christ there are no boundaries, we seek to embrace people of all ages and stations. We continually evaluate our path, reflecting on where we have been and noting where we need to go, looking for God's guidance and the Spirit's leading in each step.