Armstrong supports a wide variety of mission partners with opportunities for hands on work as well as financial support.  Mission partners include organizations at a local, national and global level.  There are also ways to serve your Armstrong family.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY

InterParish Ministry  holiday program providing Christmas presents for several families in need.  Gifts are collected in November and distributed in early December.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE-GIVING

 If you are in need of meals or visits following hospitalization or other life event, we seek to serve the needs of our church family. Contact Stan Lawrence (561-4220).

FOOD PANTRY-NOW COLLECTING 

Food and personal care items are needed to replenish InterParish Ministry’s food pantry.  Items can be placed in IPM bins near church entrances at any time during the year.  Occasionally, we focus on a particular need or hold a short term food drive as requested by IPM. Check out the Summer Mission Madness food pantry focus.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN MADISONVILLE

A hands on opportunity to build a home for a family in need.  Saturdays through summer and fall.

 

To offer your services or to get more information, please contact Geoff Smith or the church office

INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK

Four times a year, we house temporarily homeless families in our main church building.  We strive to provide our guests with a "home away from home" by offering them three meals a day and a private sleeping space.  Volunteers are needed to help setup the sleeping areas, provide evening dinners, host our guests during either the evening or overnight hours, and dismantle the sleeping accommodations at the end of the week.

Host weeks for 2017 are:

  • March 26
  • May 21
  • July 30
  • December 31

Click HERE for details on how you can help.

LOVE IN ACTION

Is a network of support available to Armstrong members during significant life changes such as hospitalization, birth of a child, death in the family or other similar situations.  Assistance is available in the form of meals. Any member in need of assistance with meals due to a life event, please contact one of the pastors.

MADISONVILLE PARTNERSHIP

Collaborative outreach projects with partner churches, social service organization and Madisonville Community Council.  Help sponsor the Madisonville Streetfest held each August.

MISSION TRIPS

We have taken many trips to Louisiana, Appalachia and out of the country to Jamaica and Haiti; and family mission trips to Athens (ages 7+).

THANKSGIVING DINNER

We partner with United Methodist Churches located in urban areas to serve a full Thanksgiving dinner to 450 of the area’s neediest.  [Sunday before Thanksgiving]

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Filling shoe boxes with gifts for needy children around the world.  Boxes are available usually in early November and are returned filled with all kinds of simple toys and gifts for children.  Boxes end up in the hands of kids all over the world.

SCHOOL BACK PACKS

Every student needs the right tools to be successful. Help provide those tools with donated back packs filled with school supplies for students at John P. Parker School.  [early August] Check out the list of items needed on our Summer Mission Madness page.

SHAWL MINISTRY

Hand knit shawls for shut-ins or those who have suffered a loss, and for happy occasions such as a birthday, congratulatory gift or just an “I love you” gift.

STOMP OUT HUNGER 5K

A 5K walk or run hosted by the youth of Vertical Impact to raise funds for InterParish Ministry’s food and clothing pantries.  Contact Kyle Hazen, the youth pastor, to participate.

 

WHIZ KIDS

Tutoring and mentoring students at John P. Parker Elementary in Madisonville during the school year. Tutoring is for students in grades three through six on Thursdays with two sessions (2:30 – 3:00pm or 4:00 – 5pm) . Training is provided along with appropriate teaching materials. Contact Dianna Sheely if you would like to participate or sign up online

  • Literacy Nights and Family Celebrations (4x during school year): Support our Whiz Kids, their families, and our tutors by providing a meal and/or helping to oversee a literacy activity.