Missions Involvement

Missions InvolvementReaching Beyond Ourselves: Local Outreach Opportunities


Community Resources Directory for Southern Illinois
African-American Museum of Southern Illinois
Exists to identify, preserve, and portray outstanding achievements of African-American citizens.
University Mall
Centerstone (Formerly The H group) 
Provides a myriad of services to the communities in Jackson, Perry, Franklin, and Williamson counties.  Broad service areas include: developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, youth and family (including Big Brother/Big Sister). 
Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale
Offers a positive environment for children providing educational, recreational, and social activities.
250 N. Springer Street
Feed My Sheep: Bethel AME Church
Provides free meals at Bethel AME Church and delivers meals to those who cannot attend.
316 E. Jackson Street
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Challenges coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
719 S. Giant City Road
Good SamariTan Ministries
Emergency Shelter, Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry: Provides free, safe, and temporary housing to homeless individuals; provides meals 3x/day, every day, to residents of the emergency shelter; provides canned goods and perishable foods to people who are in need.
701 S. Marion Street
Food Pantry: University Baptist Church
Hospice of Southern Illinois
Provides palliative (comfort) care in the patient's home or in a home-like setting.
305 S. Illinois Street
Belleville, Illinois
Jackson County Health Department
Murphysboro, Il 62966
Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity
Works in partnership with working poor families, utilizing donated or discounted materials and services, to help them become first-time home owners.
PO Box 1064
In 2017, we will work Saturday mornings, 8AM until Noon, March through October at 2012 Division Street in Murphysboro, IL. Individuals wanting to volunteer do not have to check in with us first. Just come on out! No skills or tools needed. 
Southern Illinois Hispanic Ministry
Jesus es el Señor: Provides for the spiritual, social, and physical needs of Hispanics residing in southern Illinois.
Aurelia Zaragoza
PO Box 149
Cobden, IL 62920-0149
Phone: 618-893-1914, fax: 618-893-2050
Lifesavers of Southern Illinois
Trains high school students how to identify students who are depressed or suicidal and how to make a referral for that student.
Little Grassy United Methodist Camp
Offers camping programs for children of all ages as well as year-round retreat facilities for many other groups.
Meals on Wheels
Delivers approximately 260 meals per day homebound residents in Carbondale, DeSoto, Dowell, Elkville, Murphysboro, and Union County. The only guidelines to receive a meal is that the person be 60 years of age or older.
409 N. Springer Street
Midwest Mission Distribution Center
The Center's mission is "to compassionately and joyfully support God's mission of helping the less fortunate throughout the midwest, the nations, and the world."
1022 New City Road
Chatham, Illinois
Pastor's Benevolent Fund
Used by our pastors to give emergency assistance to local residents.
The Salvation Army
Mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
906 Tower Square Plaza
Marion, Illinois
Shawnee Alliance For OLDER ADULTS
Provides assistance through case management, community care programs, elder abuse & family caregiver services, an ombudsman program, and volunteer money management.
6355 Brandhorst Drive
Carterville, IL 62918
Special Olympics
Provides activities and events for disabled individuals.
The Thrift Shop (Church Women United)
Provides affordable used clothing and household goods and free clothing/goods to people in need.
215 N. Illinois Avenue
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
Global Food Crisis; Liberia; Relief in the USA: Distributes food to starving people throughout the world; Cache River District Partnership with Gbarnga District--in Liberia for pastor support, education scholarhips, and reconstruction following civil war; provides relief for natural disasters in the U.S.
United Methodist Childrens Home
Provides treatment, teaching and counseling to trouble youth.
2023 Richview Road
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Volunteer Opportunities:
Wesley Foundation @ SIUC
Supports college students in their personal, physical, and spiritual growth.
816 S. Illinois Avenue
The Women's Center
Provides services and support to children and women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
610 S. Thompson Street
549-4807, ext. 232
MS Walk
Get involved with the local chapter of the MS Society. Help raise money AND get fit in the process! Several members of FUMC recently participated in a walk and they (along with the others in the group) raised close to $11,000! For more information, contact:
Keith Snavely
Eagle House Ministries seeks to strengthen and revive true Christian ministry to reach the lost in the name of Jesus Christ. They offer community mission projects, weekly worship services, meal ministries, juvenile detention ministries, and rekindling youth rallies.
3590 State Route 37N, PO Box 97
Buncombe, IL 62912
Training service dogs to support veterans with injuries resulting from their service (PTSD, TBI, Mobility).
1714 S. Wolf Creek Road
Carbondale, IL 62902
One of the ministries offered by the Victory Dream Center of Carbondale, Reality Youth Center offers regular services on Wednesdays that serve youth in the Carbondale community.
880 West High Street
Carbondale, Illinois
An ecumenical, Christian, front-line, hands-on, volunteer, non-profit organization that responds to Christ's call to serve by working hand in hand with God's people in Africa. In addition to their Shallow Wells projects, they also have a school for the deaf, a hospital, and a primary school in Africa.
1412 Shawnee Drive
Marion, IL 62959
Providing disaster relief, coordinating blood drives, supporting military families, providing international services
A reading enhancement program offering after-school help to children from kindergarten through fifth grade, Monday through Thursday 3-5 p.m.
441 E Willow Street
Carbondale, Illinois