(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.
Social Services & Ministries
Duck River Dental Outreach
Web site: https://www.duckriverdental.com/
Board Chairman: Jim Morrison
Primary Dentist: 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.
Fresh Start Ministries
Director: Rev. Angy Trimmer
Board Chairman: Rev. Don Terry.
FreshSTART is a non-profit that is a project of the Harpeth River District and the TN Annual Conference.
Relational ministry for those in recovery, including transitional housing, classes, Celebrate Recovery and worship opportunities.
Celebrate Recovery, FreshSTART Recovery Church, In Jail Ministry, Community Outreach, Children’s Ministry, Discipleship House, Our Sister's Nest, and Hester Haven House.
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.
Web Site: https://www.431house.org/
The mission of 431 Ministries is to tend to the needs of the overlooked and underserved women of Middle Tennessee by providing safety and stability, giving them hope and a plan for an independent future.
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.”
The Family Center
Web Site: https://familycenter.org/
921 Beckett Street, Columbia, TN 38401
“The Family Center provides...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.
Room in the Inn, Columbia through Westminster Presbyterian
For A Room, Call: 931-981-4447, or go to the Columbia Inn Extended Stay at 1208 Nashville Highway, Columbia, TN.
Business Phone: 931-388-3703.
Executive Director Linda Lehti. To: Don Terry; Linda Lehti Email: Linda.Roomintheinn@gmail.com
Send Donations To: Room in the Inn, 2800 Trotwood Ave. Columbia, TN 38401
Pastor: Rev. Jeffery Kane. Email: RevKane75@msn.com
They feed and clothe the homeless.
We currently support this ministry through donations.
We can also support them by sitting with them and dropping giving gifts for daily care, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Crossroads to Home
1001 Galloway Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Provides help and resources to the homeless
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.
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. “
Web site: https://www.globalhope.org/
PO Box 1052
Broomfield, CO 80038-1052
Director: Rev. Randy Jessen
They actively help children impacted by HIV and the sex trade.
Working with them helps us with our 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.”
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.