Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
Jesus set the example for those who follow Him and how we are to live in the world. The Aldersgate Mission Team researches, evaluates and presents opportunities for our congregation to serve, both in our community and around the world. For questions or to volunteer for one of our missions, contact the Mission Team Leader.
Our well-stocked food pantry provides food for qualified, low-income families in our community on the 4th Monday of each month.
Room In the Inn:
In partnership with Area Relief Ministries, Aldersgate provides a warm place to sleep, meals and devotionals for the male homeless population in Jackson once per month, from November to April.
Haiti Missions Trip:
In April 2015, Aldersgate sent four members of our congregation to Haiti in support of LiveBeyond Medical Missions based in Franklin, TN.
Reelfoot Rural Missions:
Aldersgate supports Reelfoot Rural Ministries through Christmas, back-to-school collections and single day mission trips throughout the year.
Arise Jackson is a new mission in partnership with Jackson-Madison County Schools to provide tutors to assigned 2nd Grade students.
Friendship Group is a fellowship and nurturing program for the local special needs population. They meet once per month for programming, fellowship and prayer.
This outreach provides desserts once per month to RIFA’s soup kitchen.
Connectional Giving through our Tithes and Offerings:
A portion of our tithes and offerings are allocated to the United Methodist Church’s missions programs. These programs range from support to global (Africa University and new church development) to local (Reelfoot Rural Missions, Hannah’s Hope, and Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly).
Support to Ministries through Special Collections:
UMCOR: One Great Hour of Sharing
Hannah’s Hope: Pregnancy and adoption counseling
Imagine No Malaria: UMC Conference initiative to eradicate malaria in Africa
Giving Tuesday (December): Donations to foreign missionary
Birth Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center