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Christ United Methodist Church actively supports and participates in a wide variety of local, regional, national and international outreach ministries. Some are ministries of our church (designated by *) while others are outside agencies. We encourage our congregation to find a place where they can share their gifts and talents with others and live out of our identity as a church who builds relationships with God’s hurting world. Please click on the name of a ministry below to find out more information or the word Contact to send an email to our church’s coordinator. You can also contact Rev. Matt Kelley to learn more.

 

*Alternative Gift Fair
Opportunity to purchase goods and make donations in honor of others to support missions, coming in early December.

 

*Animal Ministry
Promoting the humane treatment and support of all God’s creatures while spreading the love of Christ throughout our community.

 

Barefoot Republic Camp
A Christian summer camp that seeks to build friendship between diverse students across racial, socioeconomic and cultural boundaries.

 

Bethlehem Centers
Promoting self reliance and positive choices for disadvantaged Nashville children, youth and senior citizens through pre-K and after-school programs and Meals on Wheels.

 

Bridges
Domestic violence center in Franklin.

 

Building Lives/The Academy
Building Lives transitions homeless veterans to sustained independent living. The Academy is a group home for homeless veterans that provides life skills training and after 9-12 months provides the path to independent living.

 

Center for Living and Learning
Residential 24-hour program of care and Vocational Training for people with mental illness on a 30-acre farm in Leipers Fork area.

 

*Christ’s Closet
Collecting good quality clothing to help those in need.

 

Community Care Fellowship
Providing meals for Nashville’s homeless on the second Sunday of each month.

 

Gentry’s Educational Foundation
“Teach me (a child) to fish and I will eat for a lifetime!” Children in the city of Franklin are given the needed instruction to fill the gaps in learning but more importantly, they are given guidance and mentoring to realize their full potential.

 

Graceworks
Sharing the grace of God by giving basic necessities to Williamson County residents in need.

 

Habitat for Humanity
Helping to provide affordable housing in Williamson County.

 

*Hearts and Hands Day of Service
An annual one day, project-driven, community-based event to support our ministry partners and others in God’s hurting world. Projects are staffed through church-wide volunteer sign-ups. All are welcome and families are encouraged to participate!

 

Justice for Our Neighbors
JFON is a faith driven ministry that welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing high quality legal services, education and advocacy.

 

Miriam’s Promise
Adoption and counseling services for mothers and families.

 

My Friend’s House
Serves teenage boys who struggle with emotional issues, substance abuse issues, unruly and delinquent behavior, physical and emotional abuse, or come from an environment of dependency and neglect. My Friend’s House offers a safe and secure environment to grow and develop, with a balance of structure, support, nurturing and love.

 

*Nicaragua Project
Christ United Methodist Church community to community ministry that seeks long-term involvement from individuals to be participants in ongoing projects in Nicaragua that foster life, give hope, and help to bring about a world where peace and justice are attained in tangible ways. You may not be able to change the whole world…but you can help to change the whole world for somebody.

 

Open Table
Non-profit organization working to find short- and long-term solutions to Nashville’s homeless population.

 

*Pen Pal Program
Connecting male and female inmates at local prisons with Christ UMC pen pals.

 

*P.R.I.D.E. Fund
Assisting students at local vocational schools with books, supplies and emergency expenses.

 

*Prison Ministry
Ministering to inmates through Bible study and mentoring.

 

Project Transformation
Provides 8 weeks of summer day camp for children in Nashville while allowing young adult interns to explore vocational ministry.

 

Raise The Roof
Raise the Roof Inc. works in rural villages of East Africa that have been hard-hit by HIV/AIDS and Malaria. We build, outfit and resource permanent village schools through the Raise the Roof Child Sponsorship and Native Leader Sponsorship Programs. Our mission is to teach and to nurture orphan and at-risk children.

 

Refuge Center
Affordable counseling for individuals, couples and families.

 

Room In The Inn
Hosting a group of Nashville’s homeless community, now including families, every Thursday night from November through March.

 

61st Avenue UMC
A sister congregation that seeks to follow Christ in the low-income “Nations” neighborhood of West Nashville— sharing God’s love, sowing seeds of hope, and reaping a harvest of joy. The Last Minute Toy Store is part of this ministry.