Local Missions

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 their websites listed below.  For additional information or questions, please contact our Clergy for Missions/Evangelism,  Rev. Dennis Gossett  at dennis@cumcmdn.org

  • Central's Ramp Mission


    Central's Ramp Ministry provides accessibility to a person's lifestyle. Through building the frames, putting ramps together, and a 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

    James Whitley

    For more information about this ministry district wide visit

    http://www.meridianumc.org/ramp.shtml


  • 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 Lanelle Glover at 601-917-3981. For more information about this organization visit http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/


  • Fellowship of Christian ATHLETICS

    FCA is an organization, within the school systems, that challenges and encourages those Christian athletic coaches and student athletics 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. If you want to know more about this organization in our area visit http://www.d5fca.org/


  • East Mississippi Boys and Girls Club

    The Meridian area Boys and Girls club works with young kids from disadvantage economic, social, and family circumstances. The Club activily seeks to enrinch 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 jkmassey@comcast.net. For more information about this organization visit http://eastmsbgc.org/

  • Hope Village

    Hope village for children seeks to provide a continual 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

    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. If you are looking for ways to serve in this ministry contact Winky Glover at 601-483-1909 or winky.glover@gmail.com

  • 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 or at Dennis.Marks@goodnewsjail.org. For more information visit http://www.goodnewsjail.org/

  • Wesley House

    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 visit contact Rev. Kristina Crabtree at 601-693-1521 or kristina@cumcmdn.org

  • United Way

    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 contact Thad Quarles at thad.quarles@unitedway.org or visit http://www.unitedforunitedway.org/ 

  • Habitat for Humanity International

    Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical 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 David Hosch at (601) 483-5172 or hoschd@comcast.net

  • 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 the 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 feedbyfaith@comcast.net or visit http://feedbyfaith.org/

  • The 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 craig.hitt@gmail.com