We partner with the Missions and Ministries listed below in order to fulfill the Vision God gave us: Reaching Out / Living in Christ
We welcome you to minister with us and any of these groups. The underlined ministry names are links to learn more about that individual ministry partner.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is a prominent worldwide emergency relief organization. A nonprofit agency of the United Methodist Church, UMCOR reaches worldwide to provide relief in five core areas: Hunger, Health, Refugees, Emergencies, and Relief Supplies. One Great Hour of Sharing is the annual offering for UMCOR.
Beyond Uganda is a local non-profit organization that reaches out to the poor of Uganda. Concord is especially fond of the child sponsorship program.
Sus Hijos (His Children, El Salvador) is a registered NGO (non profit / 501 C-3) which implements projects used to serve the orphaned and abandoned children in the government and private orphanages. We also serve the communities and families of El Salvador with events, community feeding, house building and feeding the homeless.
Paducah Cooperative Ministry (PCM) seeks to do God’s work with human hands by bringing together individuals and resources to respond to basic human needs and conditions in McCracken County.
Hope Unlimited Family Care Center is committed to saving and changing lives. Staff, board members, and volunteers provide faith-based hope and ongoing support to individuals and families dealing with many issues including pregnancy, post-abortion trauma, sexual purity, under-employment or unemployment, and other related concerns. Hope Unlimited meets each client’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through education, compassionate care, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Family Kitchen has served a meal each Saturday to anyone who shows up. Ten United Methodist Churches in the Purchase District, as well as three churches from varying denominations participate in the rotating schedule for this ministry by preparing and serving the meal four to five times per year at the Holy House of Prayer, 1001 South 4th Street, Paducah.
PUMP CAMP – Paducah Urban Missions Plunge is different from other mission trips. Everything your students will do during their week with us will be activities that they can make a part of their normal lives. For those in the Paducah area, your students will be serving with community ministries that are constantly in need of volunteers. Students will begin relationships with local non-profits and their clientele that they can continue to develop over the following months or years. For example, your student may serve at a soup kitchen, a reduced-cost clothing outlet, or an AIDS clinic and develop a passion to help the needy in our area…urging them to continue to volunteer on their own after the week is over. Even students not from the Paducah area can take their new-found passion for serving others and get involved in non-profit ministries in their own hometown. Also, this year we will be adding a “missionary training” component to our week, teaching your students and leaders how to be missionaries in their daily lives…how to approach every personal interaction as an opportunity to be used by God in the lives of those around them. Your students will learn how to turn playing ball at the park, attending a school athletic event, or simply eating lunch at the cafeteria into an opportunity to be a missionary.
Lenten Hunger Offering – For the forty days of Lent, the churches of the Memphis Annual Conference of the United Methodist raise money to feed the hungry in our communities and outward.
Reelfoot Rural Ministry – In Christian love, we seek to provide personal encouragement, material assistance, helpful training and spiritual guidance to children, the elderly, and low-income families in rural Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky, in a manner that enhances self-esteem and encourages self-support. Concord is especially fond of Reelfoot’s Christmas Toy Store for underprivileged children.
Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly is the official camp ground for the Methodist children, youth, and adults of our area. Programs reach out to a variety of needs including the developmentally disabled, those young people who have been sexually abused, and youth from the inner city.
Red Bird Mission and Clinic have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.
United Methodist Mountain Mission has been serving the people of eastern Kentucky since 1943. We have 8 opportunity stores in Kentucky that are located in Barbourville, Irvine, Harlan, Hazard, Jackson, Pineville, West Liberty, and Burkesville. We have trucks that travel to churches in Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and throughout Kentucky to pick up donated items. With the help of our supporters we are able to provide gently used clothing and household items at a reasonable price.
Family Resource Center -provides assistance to students of local public schools.
River City Missions– River City Mission is a homeless shelter in Paducah capable of housing over fifty men and nine married families.
Community Kitchen is the Paducah area’s only free kitchen open and feeding the hungry 5 days a week. We have been very blessed to be able to provide a warming center 24/7 during these deadly, bitter temps. We continue our ministry of feeding the hungry and in addition, we will provide laundry and grooming areas, warming center and other expanded services to help our guest become more self-sufficient.
Starfish Orphan Ministries– Our Mission is to eternally impact the lives of orphaned children, for the Kingdom of God, through raising awareness of their plight and our Biblical responsibility to care for them. Our desire is to glorify God by joining forces with Christians from different denominations to do anything and everything that He enables us to do, in order to provide for the needs of HIS orphans. We also want to provide an easy avenue for Christians to help orphans.
Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, is in mission to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world. Kids Against Hunger is not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious group and does not discriminate on any basis when distributing its meals. The organization’s approach to achieving its goal – the eradication of world hunger – includes the packaging of a highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice casserole by volunteers at numerous locations within the USA and Canada, and the distribution of those meals to starving children and their families in over 60 countries through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide. In one year alone, volunteers at Kids Against Hunger’s food packaging centers across the USA packaged forty million meals for children and their families around the world and around the corner. Information about our local branch may be found HERE.
Victory House – is a Free of charge restoration home for young women who are survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse. We are a team with a servant’s heart that consists of individuals who are survivors and those committed to be a part of abolishing modern day slavery. This is a horrific crime and there are less than 200 beds in the US for women. That is where the Victory house comes in; it is a Free of charge Restoration Home where young women have the best chance of recovery by offering long-term (1 to 2 years) individualized holistic treatment, which includes christian counseling, therapy by bible teachings, music, equine, art and gardening, in addition to life skills, and completion of their GED all while living in a loving and secure environment. We are committed to raising the awareness level of trafficking, and restoring lives through Christ. Most of the young women will have been victims of child sex trafficking and have no family to go home to, that is why we need loving, Christian volunteers who want to walk along side of these young women. In Psalms 82:3-4 it says “Vindicate the week and fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy, deliver them out of the hands of the wicked.” This is what Victory Ministries is all about.
Adoption Support Group is Concord’s monthly outreach to families with adopted children. We feed and care for the children while the parents meet in group with a trained counselor specializing in this type of ministry.
Tax-aide is a free tax preparation service for low to moderate income taxpayers with priority given to senior citizens. This service is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation and is offered by local tax counselors who are trained to prepare simple to mildly complex returns. Tax-Aide locations in the Paducah area include Concord UMC, the Senior Citizens Center, and the Paducah Library.
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts – Concord sponsors both groups as part of our ministry to boys and young men of our community.
Plus hosting home school gatherings, blood drives, and other community ministry events. Additional ministry opportunities are available through our Purchase District office.