FreshSTART is a 501©3 nonprofit organization which provides resources, assistance, training, education and spiritual growth opportunities for families struggling with the fallout of addiction. FreshSTART staff and volunteers meet people where they are… jail, prison, rehabs, homeless, broken, living in poverty and trying to figure out how to get clean and sober. Our amazing team works with individuals (men and women), families, teens, and children in order to create a plan that will help them put their lives back together. We look at the whole person – body, mind, spirit – and the whole system, including the legal system. Our solutions always include deep, committed, long-term relationships with mentors and guides who can help the person or family set and achieve goals that will lead to a clean and sober life, stable employment, housing, healthy living for the children and teens involved and a transforming personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ – for the whole family.
FreshSTART Recovery Church is one of the ministries of FreshSTART. We meet on Sunday evenings and have a meal, worship, and small groups and studies. We have an awesome worship band and a variety of preachers, teachers, and pastors who each share their experience, strength, and hope from their own recovery perspective. We also have lots of fun together. We have a Ministry of FUN, that reminds our people that we can have fun, fellowship and family without drugs, alcohol or dysfunction! We value diversity and have a diverse leadership team and value the gifts and perspective of all our people. This is a church with no labels, no judgment and lots and lots of love. We meet Jesus in real ways that change real people. We openly share our stories and value authenticity… we give ourselves, and each other, permission to be who we really are, without fear or anxiety… we work together with God and the community to become our better selves and someday our truly best selves… one day at a time!
A movement to end world hunger. Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves. FastPrayGive will provide a call to action to express this love through active works. Our goal is to inspire four million Methodists to Fast, Pray, and Give by the year 2020. That is 5% of the total membership of churches who are World Methodist Council members.
Hunger doesn’t have to exist – let’s end it together. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
NOMADS provide volunteer labor for United Methodist organizations. NOMADS demonstrate God’s love through our work and by listening to the people with whom we work. We do new construction, remodeling, and repairs for churches, children’s homes, camps, colleges, outreach missions, and disaster rebuilding. Team members do maintenance, cleaning, painting, electrical, drywall, sewing, flooring. With God’s help, NOMADS pretty much do it all.
Open Table Nashville is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness.
The Mama Lynn Center is the first priority of Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda, presiding bishop of the East Congo Episcopal Area. Local leadership includes Dr. Richard Letshu, Honorable Chief Prosper Tunda, Professor Jacqueline Luhahe Lumumba, Professor Marie Claire Yandju and United Methodist Women. Named after Lynn McAlilly, the Mama Lynn Center will be a sanctuary for women to receive care and find restoration. It will provide space for up to twenty-five to thirty women at a time to get medical attention, counseling, and faith-centered nurture to address problems related to what they have experienced and helping them recover self-respect, dignity, and sense of joy.
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