Missions and Outreach Committee Announces 2018 Grant Beneficiaries

The Missions and Outreach Committee has worked diligently to review grant requests from local, regional, and global mission organizations through our annual grant process.  Our goals are to partner with agencies in which our church members are currently investing their time, where there are opportunities for long-term and multifaceted relationships, and to help enrich the missional identity our church.  This year we awarded grants to 32 organizations totaling $137,500.  We are excited to announce this year’s recipients of Missions and Outreach Partnership Grants.

Local Organizations
Bethlehem Centers 
Building Lives Foundation
Church of Another Chance     
Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership
Faith Family Medical Clinic 
Insight Counseling Centers 
Interfaith Dental Clinic
The Little Pantry That Could 
Luke 14:12 
Miriam’s Promise 
Nashville Cares 
The Nashville Food Project 
Nashville Launch Pad
Nashville Tools for Schools
Open Table Nashville 
Preston Taylor Ministries 
Project Return
Project Transformation 
Room in the Inn 
Safe Haven 
Siloam Family Health Center 
Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors (TNJFON)
Thistle Farms 
Time (Teen Intern & Mentor Experience) 
West End UMC Preschool Scholarships 

Regional/Global Organizations
Family Reconciliation Center
Henderson Settlement
ODIM Guatemala
Promise for Haiti
Raise the Roof - Uganda
WEUMC Youth Mission Trip Support 

The Mission and Outreach Committee is chaired by Lauren LeStourgeon and includes Jenny Charles, Jean Farris, Chris Finley, Rob Hancock, Anthony Hendren, Haley Hendren, Leslie Homra, Lynn Linebaugh Jones, Zak Kelley, Laura Riley, Kristen Stirling, Allison Walker, Bill Walker, Riley Verner, and Crys Zinkiewicz.  Outgoing members Mindy Boyce, Doug Doss, Kay Gray and Andrew Nielson also participated in the grant review process.