Solutions That Aid Recovery & Transformation
FreshSTART is a missional new church plant of the Columbia District, housed at Craft Memorial UMC in Columbia. Rev. Angy Trimmer, lead pastor of Craft, is the New Church Planter for the ministry. FreshSTART is a 501©3 nonprofit organization which provides opportunities for missional outreach into the community, including the Maury County Jail and provides fresh, relevant and life changing discipleship opportunities for families in Columbia. The target audience for these ministries includes the unchurched families (including children and teens) of Columbia and the outlying community, who are impacted by addiction, alcoholism, incarceration, poverty or other life traumas.
FreshSTART operates both a men’s and women’s Recovery home for people who are working to put their lives back together and become part of a healthy Recovery community. We can currently house up to 11 people. We have Celebrate Recovery on Friday evenings and include a nursery, Celebration Place (for kids K-4 grade) and The Landing (middle school and high school). The Gathering on Sunday evenings includes a meal, worship and small group studies, as well as programming for children of all ages and Youth Fellowship. FreshSTART hosts several small groups throughout the week for Bible study, step studies and support. We provide one on one work with families in Recovery and family members of people in active addiction. We provide community information and support and offer a variety of classes to support people in the community in Recovery, including Parenting and MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy). FreshSTART is happy to partner with other UMCs to provide missional opportunities to impact the least, the last and the lost and to learn about addiction and recovery as a onetime project or a regular relationship. If your church or small group would like to volunteer or partner with us in any way, please call!