Missions

Mission

(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/

Phone: 931-388-6410

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

Web site: https://www.freshstartcolumbia.org/our-mission/

Email: info@freshstartcolumbia.org

Phone: 931-505-2587

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.

Ministries include:

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.

431 Ministries

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.

Harvest Share

Web Site: https://www.harvestshare.com/

Phone: 931-381-4285

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/

Phone: 931-388-3840

Email: family@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

Web Site: https://www.wpccolumbia.com/ministries-community-outreach

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

Web Site:  https://www.crossroadstohomecolumbia.com/

Phone: 931-446-3854

Email: crossroadstohomecoalition@gmail.com

1001 Galloway Street

Columbia, TN 38401

 

Provides help and resources to the homeless

MUMS (Maury United Ministries)

Web site: http://www.mauryunited.org/

Email: randy@mauryunited.org

Phone: 931-626-6867

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.

 

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. “

Global Hope

Web site: https://www.globalhope.org/

Phone: 702-316-8083

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.”

Vision

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.