But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18

Reelfoot Mission Team – Our church team travels to Reelfoot Rural Ministries in Obion County annually to perform repairs and general maintenance on homes in the area.  All ages are encouraged to be a part of this team.

Food Pantry

And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Luke 3:11

Food Pantry – We provide food to those in need as they stop by our church for assistance.  Our pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 AM to Noon each week.  Families may visit our food pantry 6 times per year.

"But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Luke 14:13-14

S.A.N.D. Thanksgiving Meal – Serving Anyone Needing Dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  We serve a traditional meal in a welcoming, Christian environment, and deliver meals to those in need but unable to attend.  We feed approximately 600 each year.  This is a huge undertaking and the entire congregation jumps in to help.

 

 

"And one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."   James 2:16-17

Fair Booth – Our church rents a food booth annually at the county fair.  The booth is manned throughout the week by volunteers.  Proceeds from the booth go to several ministry teams including, but not limited to: UMYF, Food Pantry, Benevolence Fund, Community Meal, S.A.N.D., Camp Assistance, and Reelfoot Mission Team.  This is a huge fundraiser for our church’s ministries.

""As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him."  John 9:1-3

Friendship Club – Once a month, the Friendship Club provides fun and fellowship for folks in our community with special needs.  It also provides a much needed break for the caregivers.  Friendship Club meets from 6-9 pm on the first Friday of each month.

"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday."

Isaiah 58:10

Fourth Saturday Community Meal – We provide a nutritious meal as well as Christian Fellowship for those in our community in need.  Other churches throughout the county serve meals on other Saturdays of each month.

"You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety." Job 11:18

H.O.P.E. – Helping Our People Ecumenically is the foundational basis for H.O.P.E. Ministries.  H.O.P.E. includes a thrift store, food bank and assistance with monetary needs.  H.O.P.E. is located at 169 Holly Street.

 "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:10

Angel Tree – Each Christmas season H.O.P.E. Ministries takes applications for underprivileged families with children who would like to be recipients in this ministry.  Our congregation participates by adopting at least 70 children each year.  Our congregation then “adopts” angels, shops for them, and returns the gifts to the church for delivery.

"Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed."

Proverbs 19:17

School Clothing and Supplies – Each fall our congregation donates school supplies for the upcoming school year.  The supplies are divided and distributed to local schools for children in need.  If a need for clothing and/or uniforms arises, the school counselors contact us and our church provides up to $100 worth of clothing per child in need.

CONTACT FUMC-LEXINGTON

27 East Church Street

Lexington, TN 38351

731.968.2116   8:30-4:30 M-F

FUMC@fumclexington.org

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