Here at Holmes Street we take the fourth element of our mission statement very literally: "GO out to serve persons in need". If you would like to get involved with any Holmes Street mission projects, please contact the church office.
On the second Tuesday of every month, more than 20 HSUMC volunteers dedicate their afternoon to delivering hot meals to the elderly and homebound as part of the Meals-on-Wheels program. HSUMC volunteers have been doing this for 30 years. We are looking for new volunteers to continue serving this vital community program. Volunteers will be assigned a route (HSUMC is responsible for 14 routes) and will pick up meals and route information at the Senior Center by 11 a.m. on delivery day. Most routes take approximately 2 hours to complete. Contact the church office if you would like to volunteer.
HSUMC Food Pantry:
Working in conjunction with the community help line, Holmes Street has been providing food to those in need for more than 29 years. Our food pantry is associated with FoodLine of Madison County. FoodLine makes the referrals to us from those making request to a nearby pantry for emergency food supplies. Holmes Street is pleased to help serve this important local mission. Clients receive grocery bags filled with canned goods, fruits, cereal, bread and other foods to help them in a time of emergency need. We are blessed to have dedicated church members to buy groceries, stock shelves with purchased and donated goods, donate time, food and money to this important mission. We are also grateful for generous donations from other churches that help to fill our pantry shelves.
First Stop - Breakfast for the Homeless
Once a month Holmes Street provides breakfast at First Stop, a 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2001 to reduce the number of homeless persons in Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama communities. We typically provide this meal on the 4th Friday of the month. To find out more or to volunteer, please call the church office.
Each fifth Tuesday a group of volunteers provides a meal for Tent City in cooperation with Joyful Blessings. Other local missions include providing supplies for students at an area high school, providing hygiene products for Limestone Correctional Facility inmates and working with Scouts seeking Eagle rank to provide 200 hygiene kits and backpack blessings bags to the local homeless population.
Holmes Street UMC has a history of mission trips to Mexico, to Puerto Rico and for sending aid after natural disasters through UMCOR. Most recently, our focus has been on the Philippines, where an area is still struggling to recover from a typhoon. Clothing, money and supplies are sent on a regular basis through the Philippines Mission Project.