Hunger/Justice

Kairos Prison Ministry

Alt TextA lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry that addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men and women, and their families. It is international in scope, active in 31 U.S. states as well as eight foreign countries. Kairos volunteers seek to fulfill Christ’s expectation of His followers, “I was in prison and you came and visited me” (Matthew 25:36). The volunteers represent a variety of Christian traditions and are dedicated to sharing the love of Christ – both through words and through deeds of unconditional love (agape) – with those impacted by incarceration. An “inside team” of Kairos volunteers goes into the prison and presents a series of meditations that comprise a short course on Christianity. Just as importantly, they demonstrate God’s love to the residents and to one another. An “outside team” of Kairos is involved in preparing and transporting the agape gifts such as cookies, letters, and placemats. More importantly, they cover the weekends in prayer. Participation on the “inside team” requires a commitment of 4-6 meetings for team building and assignments prior to going into the prison. The teams also have the opportunity to attend a monthly Saturday morning meeting. The Kairos method is to tell the story of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. Most of the prison residents have not heard it, or at least have not experienced it firsthand. Lives are transformed and new purpose is awakened in many. Surely the presence of the Lord is in that place!

Website: http://www.kairossc.org
BSUMC Missions and Outreach Contact: Wally Fridy at drfridy@aol.com or Mary Helms at msmaryhelms@gmail.com

Bread for the World

Alt TextThis program is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent. At Bread for the World we are confronting the problem of hunger. Visit Bread for the World to learn more on how to write to Congress, become a member, engage your church, and organize your community.

Website: http://www.bread.org
BSUMC Missions and Outreach Contact: Leigh Andrews at mlkcandrews@msn.com

Feedin’ Jesus

If you’re seeking a mercy ministry opportunity to help serve the homeless and poor in our community, then Feedin’ Jesus needs you! Every Sunday night BSUMC’s Feedin’ Jesus volunteers prepare 150+ bag lunches. Then, each Monday morning at 6:00 AM, the volunteers take the lunches, as well as some drinks, to the local labor providers in our community. 

BSUMC Missions and Outreach Contact: Jim Ferguson at jameseferguson@bellsouth.net.

Crop Walk

Alt TextCROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Each year, BSUMC participates in this mission.

Website: http://www.cwsglobal.org
BSUMC Missions and Outreach Contact: Leigh Andrews at mlkcandrews@msn.com

Hunger/Justice Contact:
Leigh Andrews

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