At Central, we are involved in various ministry opportunities in our surrounding community. Scroll down to see how God is active in our local community. If you would like to know more about these ministries, visit the websites or the contact person for those ministries listed below. For additional information or questions, please contact our Missions Pastor, Bob Peden, by circleemail or call 601-938-7868.
East Mississippi Boys and Girls Club
The Meridian area Boys and Girls Club works with young kids from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Boys and Girls Club actively seeks to enrich the lives of boys and girls of all ages. In the East Mississippi area, we have three different locations: Northeast Elementary, Velma Young Center and the West End Unit.
For more information, contact Jane Massey at 601-604-6472 or by circleemail . For more information about this organization, visit http://eastmississippibgc.org.
Feed by Faith
Feed by Faith serves hot, nutritional meals to homeless, low income and no income families. This encompasses Lauderdale County and Meridian, Mississippi. Last year, we served over 20,300 meals. In 2012, the figures increased to more than 175 to 200 meals per day. The 2006-2010 statistics for Lauderdale County show 31.1% of our community is living below poverty level. There are roughly 1,300 homeless people in our community. The Meal Program is attracting a large number of this population. This also includes unemployed citizens. Our meal program will be reaching many of these individuals and providing them with a meal they would not have had otherwise.
For more information, contact Peggy Coleman at 601-483-8999 or by circleemail. For more information about this organization, visit feedbyfaith.org.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA is an organization within the school systems that challenges and encourages Christian athletic coaches and student athletes to be bold in living a Christian life on the playing fields. All levels of athletics are uplifted in the schools today to make an impact for Jesus.
For more information about this organization in our area, visit http://www.d5fca.org.
Good News Prison Ministry
The work of Good News Prison Ministry is to serve those who are incarcerated with a daily presence of a chaplain. God has done and is doing amazing work in the lives of these incarcerated inmates.
For more information, contact Dennis Marks at 601-485-7708. For more information about this organization, visit http://goodnewsjail.org.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, economical Christian organization. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Our ministry was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety. In 2014, Meridian HFH started a new program called A Brush With Kindness/Critical Repair. This program helps the elderly, disabled and veterans with repairs and painting their homes.
For more information, contact Jimmy Carle at 601-604-4400 or circleemail . For more information about this organization, visit http://www.habitat.org.
Hilltop Trustee Ministry
The Hilltop Trustee Ministry is a group of men ministering to others who have been incarcerated at the Lauderdale County Penal Facility at Hilltop. Volunteers have bible study at the facility, provide transportation for Hilltop’s Trustees to attend Sunday Worship Service at Central and offer a Sunday School class for them.
For more information, contact Craig Hitt at 601-486-3433 or by circleemail .
Hope Village for children seeks to provide a continuum of specialized treatment programs, services and facilities of superior quality to meet the individual needs of neglected and abused children and their families.
For more information about this organization, visit http://www.hopevillagems.org.
Love's Kitchen has no charge to those who enter the doors. No matter your circumstance, you are welcomed! This organization serves hot meals twice a day Monday - Friday.
Monday-Saturday: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Meals on Wheels
Central has been involved in Meals on Wheels since the very beginning. Numerous members of Central drive daily to deliver meals to those who most need meals.
If you would like to participate in delivering meals, contact Odis Howze at 601-880-5108. For more information about this organization, visit http://mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
Central's Ramp Ministry provides accessibility to a person's lifestyle. Through building frames, putting ramps together and great fellowship, we get to witness God at work. Central has a ramp build every 3rd Saturday of each month.
If you would like to participate in any build, contact Jerry Fox at 601-917-2284.
United Way works with volunteers and local non-profits to develop the best opportunities for youth, busy working adults and seniors. Call United Way of East Mississippi or 2-1-1 for a list of volunteer opportunities in our community.
For more information about this organization, visit http://www.uwem.org.
Wesley House helps underprivileged, neglected and abused persons through Christian relief, educational opportunities, child abuse prevention, sexual assault crisis intervention, community welfare and social services, and helping people learn to help themselves. Wesley has a staff devoted to helping people to help themselves, offering hope for a brighter tomorrow and the belief that it can happen.
For more information, contact Central's Missions Pastor, Bob Peden, by circleemail or call 601-938-7868. For more information about this organization, visit http://wesleyhousemeridian.org.