Missions Involvement

Missions InvolvementReaching Beyond Ourselves: Local Outreach Opportunities

 

AccessSI
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
457-2217
 
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). 
457-6703
 
Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale
Offers a positive environment for children providing educational, recreational, and social activities.
250 N. Springer Street
457-8877
 
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
529-5278
 
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
549-2735
 
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
457-5794
 
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
1-800-233-1708
 
Jackson County Health Department
Murphysboro, Il 62966
618-684-3143
 
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
457-8480
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.
Cobden
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.
457-6030
 
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
457-4151
 
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
217-483-7911
 
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
993-5854
 
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
618-985-8322
sasinfo@shsdc.org
 
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
457-6976
 
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.
1-800-918-3100
 
United Methodist Childrens Home
Provides treatment, teaching and counseling to trouble youth.
2023 Richview Road
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
618-242-1070
Volunteer Opportunities:
 
Wesley Foundation @ SIUC
Supports college students in their personal, physical, and spiritual growth.
816 S. Illinois Avenue
457-8165
 
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
 
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
618-658-8116
 
 
THIS ABLE VETERAN
 
Training service dogs to support veterans with injuries resulting from their service (PTSD, TBI, Mobility).
1714 S. Wolf Creek Road
Carbondale, IL 62902
 
 
REALITY YOUTH CENTER
 
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
618-527-7325
 
 
MARION MEDICAL MISSION
 
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
618-997-5365
 
 
AMERICAN RED CROSS
 
Providing disaster relief, coordinating blood drives, supporting military families, providing international services
 
 
I CAN READ
 
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
618-549-0969