If we want to faithfully fulfill our mission of "building faithful disciples, serving Jesus Christ," we must be prepared to hear Christ's call to "Go." 
 
Madison UMC continues to look for significant ways to be a part of Christ's mission to the world, going out beyond the gathered life of the church to present Him in deeds of love and words that tell others about God's love and kingdom.
 
As we do, there are numerous opportunities through Madison UMC to participate in Christ's mission through prayers, gifts, presence, service, and witness both locally, regionally/nationally, and internationally.
 
Click on the blue tabs below for more information about each of our Local and National/International mission efforts.

Local Mission (Jerusalem, Judea, & Samaria)

  1. Delta Grace (Sunflower, MS)
  2. Habitat for Humanity
  3. Hispanic Ministry
  4. Kairos Inside Prison Ministries
  5. Kairos Outside Prison Ministries
  6. MadCAAP (Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty)
  7. Methodist Children's Home
  8. National Day of Prayer
  9. Pat Bruce Ministries
  10. Prayer Ministries
  11. United Methodist Men
  12. Why Not Now?

National & International Mission (Ends of the Earth)

  1. BMDMI (Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International)
  2. Operation Christmas Child
  3. Salt & Light Ministry Foundation (Honduras)
  4. United Methodist Women

Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International (BMDMI)

MUMC supports the work of Baptist Medical and Dental Ministries, Inc., sponsors of mission teams across the globe.  MUMC members Todd and Katie Moody and family were commissioned for service in Honduras through this organization.  MUMC supports the Moodys and BMDMI financially, through prayers, and in other ways as needed throughout the year.

GSCH Home

New Mission Team/Trip in 2017!: Our church will be commissioning a team of up to 24 members to serve with the Moodys at the Good Shepherd Children's Home from May 27-June 3, 2017. DEADLINE for commitment and the $800 deposit is February 1, 2017. Please contact Ben Butler (ben@madisonumc.org, or 601-856-6058) if you have questions or interests in this mission endeavor.

Go to gsch.bmdmi.org to learn more about Good Shepherd Children's Home.

Habitat for Humanity

A nonprofit, ecumenical builds through out the year. Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Our church partnmers with other area churches to participate in Habitat builds throughout the year.

Hispanic Ministry

MUMC collaborates with other churches in the Madison County area in an ecumenical effort to provide outreach to the Hispanic community in Canton.  We assist in the sponsorship of a health fair and Christmas celebration for our local Hispanic community.

Kairos Inside Prison Ministries

The mission of Kairos ministries is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. This ministry holds several spiritual retreats each year inside of prisons to bring the love of Christ to prisoners.

Kairos Outside Prison Ministries

Kairos Outside is a ministry giving support to women who have incarcerated loved ones.  A weekend of sharing challenges, witnessing, fun, and unconditional love is provided free of cost to guests. Teams who serve on the weekends come from churches across the state. 

MadCAAP

MadCAAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families living in poverty in Madison County MS.  MadCAAP was founded in 1985 by Sister Grace Mary McGuire who assembled some citizens concerned about the needs of the large population of people living in poverty in Madison County.  Through the first few years, MadCAAP realized that education, housing and emergency assistance were the biggest needs; so we developed programs accordingly.  These programs have continued to expand over the past 30 years.  In 2015, MadCAAP serves over 1,500 families and operates a Clothing Closet, Food Pantry, Housing Repair and Krista Cottage Program, Helping Hands Garden and New Attitudes Classes. Our church and several of our small groups and Sunday School classes routinely support, give to and serve at this ministry.

Methodist Children's Home

Methodist Children’s Homes seeks to bring restoration to children and youth who have been neglected or abused. By the end of their time with us, we hope to see that they find reconciliation with their biological families, love within an adoptive family or success as a productive, independent individual.

Methodist Children’s Homes has been providing care and love for children and families in Mississippi since 1896. Originally an orphanage, MCH has cared for more than 11,000 children for over a century. We have grown from our original location in Water Valley to multiple homes across the state, and our primary campus is now in Jackson.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer, observed on the first Thursday in May, is set aside as a special day to pray for our nation, leaders, churches, and families.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a division of Samaritan’s Purse.  Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.  Since 1993, more than 94 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through shoe box gifts. We  have a church-wide hands on mission project to support Operation Christmas Child in November.  For more information, contact Jackie Wilson at 601-856-6058.

Pat Bruce Ministries

This ministry furnishes school uniforms, school supplies, and backpacks for students whose mothers complete 12 hours of free classes at the Win Job Center in the Spring, and for the mothers who complete classes in the Fall, the family participates in the Christmas Adopt A Family program.  Classes consist of literacy, budgeting, nutrition, healthcare, parenting, and living skills to enhance their lives and the lives of their children.

Prayer Ministries

Prayer Ministries

We have an Intercessory Prayer Group, a Prayer Ministry Team and other prayer ministries. Please contact Rev. Linda Rickman (856-6058) for more information about our prayer ministries.

Salt & Light Ministry Foundation

 

To communicate the love of God in the Lake Yojoa area of Honduras through annual mission trips, monetary support for operations throughout the year and collection of much needed clothing and medical, sewing and supply items. 

 

United Methodist Men

UMM seeks to invest in ministries of service and outreach as an essential emphasis in its larger plan of ministry. This group assists men to know Jesus Christ, to serve him, to grow spiritually and seek daily to do his will, so others can know Christ. Meetings are on the third Sunday of the month at 7:00 a.m. in the CLC (includes breakfast and program). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Methodist Women

The UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship, and expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Naomi-Ruth Circle meets monthly and their missions are program specific.

Why Not Now?

Why Not Now of MS is a ministry a number of our MUMC Adult Sunday School classes have worked with to provide food and fellowship for friends in Jackson who may be homeless or otherwise in dire economic circumstances. Currently, Faithbuilders and New Covenant participate on 1 Sunday every 3 months. Go to www.whynotnowms.org to learn more.

Our 2017 MUMC schedule is:

January 8 -- Diane Goolsby
February 19 -- New Covenant SS Class
March 5 -- Faithbuilders Sunday School Class
April 16 -- Diane Goolsby
May 7 -- New Covenant
June 11 -- Faithbuilders
July 26 -- Diane Goolsby
August 27 -- New Covenant
September 10 -- Faithbuilders
October 22 -- Diane Goolsby
November 12 -- New Covenant
December 10 -- Faithbuilders

Delta Grace

We will expand our local missions in 2017 (Jerusalem, Judea, & SAMARIA) with a trip that both individuals as well as whole families (including very young kids) can participate in! Please contact us NO LATER THAN APRIL 5, 2017 to register for our weekend trip: Friday, April 21 thru Sunday, April 23.

The Mississippi delta region is one of the poorest areas in the United States and has been described as a “Third World country in the heart of America” (Delta Revitalization Task Force Report 2007).

Delta Grace is a non-for-profit, mufti-denominational, faith-based organization that matches mission teams with those in need of minor home repairs. A project manager is assigned to oversee the work at the homes and assist the teams as needed.

Delta Grace is a year-round mission hub that provides mission opportunities, beds, showers, kitchen facilities and a meeting room for mission teams that stay within the hub facility. Mission teams will work on homes of many who have lost hope and do not know what tomorrow brings. As participants in Delta Grace, volunteers will become that hope as they spend time with those in need and walk with them on their journey to experience God’s Grace. These mission teams come from all over the United States. The mission teams pay a fee to stay at our mission hub and these funds are used to purchase material needed for the repairs. Mission teams are made up of youth and adults. The work is done at little or no financial cost to the homeowner. Each homeowner is asked to fill out a brief form explaining the need of work to be done. A committee will review the application and the homeowners will be notified if their home is chosen as a mission project. Homes must be located within an hour radius of Sunflower, MS.