WELCOME to the Madison United Methodist Church Missions page. Please read all that is here and find out more about who we are, how we are aiming to share the love of Jesus and how you might get involved with us. Madison United Methodist Church response teams are currently working to meet the needs of our community by volunteering to pick up and deliver groceries, help with yard work, perform handy-man tasks and many other things. If you could use some help or are looking for a safe place to serve, email Steve Potter at steve@madisonumc.org.

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.



**To SUBMIT Service/Witness Interests for Missions, CLICK HERE, and a point person from respective missions areas will follow-up with you soon.


  • We have paused our Celebrate Recovery ministry and are considering how and when to launch new recovery groups. 
  • Contact Rodger Wasson (601-460-0071) for more information about these potential groups

Moody Family Support
Missionaries to Honduras from Madison UMC
  • Be a part of supporting the Moody family (Todd, Katie, Andrew, Conner, & Wesley) personally & in the ministry to which the Lord has called them as they serve through Legacy Mission International
  • Serve in mission with the Moodys by being part of a MUMC mission team that travels to Honduras
  • We will send a mission team to Honduras to support their ministry June 24 - July 1, 2023.
  • Contact Micah Anglin (manglin@gmail.com) & Tracey Barrett (601-502-6777) for more info


  • Meeting small home repairs and relational needs of the people in the Mississippi Delta
  • Opportunities for intergenerational ministry (about ages 7 years old and up)
  • Madison UMC will be planning more trips to travel to the Mississippi Delta to continue to work on the Madison House and other projects to benefit those in poverty.
  • Contact Matthew Thompson wmatthewt@gmail.com for more info


  • We hope to develop a pool of MUMC members who are interested in Early Response as well as Long-Term Recovery in Mississippi and perhaps beyond
  • Contact Steve Potter (steve@madisonumc.org) for more info.

  • Since 1986, HFHMCA has built over 630 houses in partnership with low-income families in need. Our homeowners complete 250 hours of sweat equity building their homes and the homes of others and completing financial and homeowner training.  HFHMCA homeowners buy their homes through zero-interest mortgage payments over 30 years. Volunteers help us keep construction costs down.  Without volunteers, HFHMCA could not partner with low income families to build and invest in affordable homes with a no-interest mortgage.  Work has included new home construction, rehabilitation of existing homes, and such things as landscaping.
  • MUMC recently teamed up with other United Methodist churches to remodel a home this past August and September. We will be participating in another remodel in 2023.
  • ​​​Contact David Coon (601-605-2455) for more info


  • We will be supporting outreach ministry with our Hispanic friends in Canton (which may include a Spring health fair & annual Christmas party/ministry)
  • Contact Peter Giroux (601-454-6008) for more info

  • MUMC supports Kairos Inside (women) & Kairos Outside, ministries for women who are incarcerated or affected by incarceration respectively
  • The most recent Kairos weekend was Oct. 7-10. 
  • Contact Dianna Boring for Inside (850-708-4109) or Coralen Cain for Outside (601-842-0065) for more info.

  • There are opportunities to provide non-perishable food items throughout the year & serve on Mondays & Wednesdays to distribute food to clients & prepare for the following week's distribution
  • Contact Kathy Long (601-466-0135) for more info 
  • Join a group that makes "plarn" (plastic yarn from cut strips of plastic shopping bags) sleeping mats for homeless friends 
  • Meets on Sundays at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the Chapel Basement
  • Contact Donna Peyton (601-519-8002) for more information

  • We will be exploring how we can increase service opportunities, including skilled/manual labor as well as relational ministry
  • We recently supported the Methodist Children’s Home “Little Light of Mine” project last winter
  • Contact Kristen Harwell (601-383-6128) for more info

  • We had our last Rise Against Hunger food packing event on April 24, 2022, and we packed over 14,000 meals.
  • We plan to have our next Rise Against Hunger meal packing event in the spring of 2023
  • Contact Kathy Long (601-466-0135) for more information

We have begun a relationship with the CPC to provide funding and volunteers for their different programs. Renee Yates, from the CPC, will be sharing with us during the Sunday school hour on January 29th in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Contact Katie Williams (601-540-3617) for more information



  • Ministries often include such things as medical, dental, VBS, teacher training, Women's Bible study, teen soccer ministry, construction, and evangelism
  • The upcoming Salt and Light Mission trip will be on June 1-8, 2023
  • Contact Phil Hinton (601-940-9033) for more information
  • Shade and Fresh Water is a national network of after-school programs for at-risk children and teenagers across Brazil
  • We are currently sending funds to a church in Sao Paulo to support their local Shade and Fresh Water Project
  • Contact Rev. Barry Male (601.856.6058) for more information about this ministry


  • David O’Donnell has over a decade of experience in Eastern Europe/Western Asia. David joined the World Hope team in 2012 as a volunteer teaching English at the education center. David directs the programs and community development projects within the country he serves. He has a family with three children. He is a graduate of Asbury University and has a master’s degree from Wesley Biblical Seminary. David is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church.

  • Contact Rev. Barry Male (601.856.6058) for more information about this ministry.


  • The Connection is a Ridgeland based-youth group with children ages 5-18 started by Chuck and Katie Meador over 17 years ago. We meet the children where they are, creating a safe place for them to just be themselves-some have a home church, most of them do not.  An average of 30-40 kids each Wednesday night have free time, eat a meal, have a Bible lesson and discuss the lesson in small groups. 
  • We meet from 5-6:30 at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland most Wednesdays.  Our volunteers are from different area churches (First Baptist Madison, Vertical Church, Christ United Methodist, Madison Methodist).
  • For more information contact: Sarah Largen at sarah@largendesign.com 601-506-5265
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. Mat Weavers Ministry
  2. Delta Grace (Sunflower, MS)
  3. Habitat for Humanity
  4. Hispanic Ministry
  5. Kairos Inside Prison Ministries
  6. Kairos Outside Prison Ministries
  7. MadCAAP (Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty)
  8. Methodist Children's Home
  9. United Methodist Men
  10. Ronald McDonald House
  11. The Connection

National & International Mission (Ends of the Earth)

  1. Legacy Mission International (Moody missionaries to Honduras)
  2. Salt & Light Ministry Foundation (Honduras)
  3. United Women of Faith
  4. Shade and Fresh Water Project (Brazil)
  5. Missionaries David and Kate O'Donnell (eastern Europe/western Asia)
  6. Rise Against Hunger

Legacy Mission International

MUMC supports the work of missionaries from our church, Toddy and Katie Moody, through this organization.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of ANY kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.


  • If God is speaking to you about this ministry, we have a need for people who are available on a weekly basis to:
    • Serve meals
    • Set up sound system and/or play music
    • Lead/assist small groups


  • Contact Rodger Wasson 601-405-1848 for more information

David and Kate O'Donnell – Missionaries to eastern Europe/western Asia

David O’Donnell has over a decade of experience in eastern Europe/western Asia. David joined the World Hope team in 2012 as a volunteer teaching English at the education center. David directs the programs and community development projects within the country where he serves. He has a family with three children. He is a graduate of Asbury University and has a master’s degree from Wesley Biblical Seminary. David is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church.

Contact Rev. Barry Male (601.955.3384) for more information about this ministry.

Here is their latest newsletter:

July 2022 update
David has been focusing on investing in house church leaders and teaching and empowering the believers in our house churches.  Kate is the NEXT Site Leader so she has been busy coordinating the summer internship program and investing in our summer interns (more about that below). David and Kate have both had more opportunities to serve in pastoral counseling and care within the house churches. It was a blessing for Kate's parents to visit in June, and they especially enjoyed quality time with their grandchildren. Please pray for God's continued guidance and for wisdom as we seek to build up the churches and lead our ministry team.

A trip to the zoo with the summer interns.


Delta Grace

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, multi-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 children, 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.

Contact Carolyn Schussler at Cschuss093@gmail.com or (904)-403-5748  for more info.

Sign up for the next trip here.

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.

Contact David Coon at coondw@bellsouth.net for more information.

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.

Contact Cathy and Peter Giroux at petergiroux5@gmail.com for more information.

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.

Contact Dianna Boring at diannaboring@aol.com or 850-708-4109 for more information.

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. 

Contact Patsy McCarty at pmccarty1@hotmail.com or 601-316-0753 for more information.


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.

Contact Bob Morgan at robertmorgan55@bellsouth.net for more information.

Mat Weavers

This ministry makes mats out of recycled plastic grocery bags for the homeless in the Jackson area. We meet in the Chapel basement on Sundays at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

Contact Donna Peyton at peytondonna@gmail.com or 601-519-8002 for more information.

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.

Contact Diane Goolsby at dianegoolsby@ymail.com or 601-214-3716 for more information.

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 jwilsn111@aol.com or 601-856-6058.

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. 


Shade & Fresh Water

Madison UMC had two-year covenant relationship with Global Missionary, Rev. Emily A. Everett. She was a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries and served with the Shade and Fresh Water Program in Brazil, an international partnership sponsored by the Methodist Church in Brazil. 
Shade and Fresh Water is a national network of after-school programs for at-risk children and teenagers across Brazil. The main focus areas include character development and social responsibility. While projects are sustained locally and adapted to regional and ethnic differences in the vast country, basic resources are developed and shared nationally. Emily’s role is to promote Shade and Fresh Water as an international mission partnership.
Beginning in 2021, we began to directly support the Shade and Fresh Water Project hosted by the Vila Planalto Methodist Church in Sao Paulo. Their pastor, Jonatas Cavalheiro, has expressed his gratitude for our prayers and support as they minister to the street children of that large city. 

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 Women In Faith (UMW)

The UWF 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.

**Beginning this year, United Methodist Women will be called United Women in Faith. More info on the name change here. **