Christ United is more than an audience. We are called to meet the felt needs right here in the Jackson area. Whether it is your prayers, your time, your energy, or your resources, it can make a difference in how we serve our city. Learn how you can offer real compassion and generosity to the Jackson area by getting involved with our local missions! Be the hands and feet of Jesus with us and celebrate what God is doing right here in our city!
Chastain Middle School
Partnering with Chastain Middle School by encouraging their staff and teachers. We offer support by joining our team that provides a special treat for the teachers once a month.
Campus Life takes youth group to the students every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chastain Auditorium. Games, groups and the Gospel!
Ready Reader Program (Northtown & McLeod)
Inspiring preschoolers and kindergarten children in our city to love books! We help our students gain the skills necessary to successfully pass their 3rd grade reading exam and continue to build their success. Trained, passionate volunteers read with the children each week for an hour.
Multiple opportunities to serve during the week:
Northtown Learning Center on Mondays and Tuesdays at 3:30pm
McLeod Elementary on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at either the 8:30am or 9:30am.
The Connection Kids
Focusing on the next generation between the ages of 5-18 in the Northeast Jackson/Ridgeland area. Hope to spread the love of Jesus by establishing relationships and creating safe spaces for kids to be themselves and see who Jesus is.
Wednesday nights at 5:15pm at Holmes Community College, where you can be a mentor, lead a small group, provide a meal for the young people, and assist with any other group activities and special events.
Stewpot Food Pantry
Giving food to vulnerable people to help them during difficult times in their lives. The Food Pantry is a grocery store that is open every weekday from 9:30am –11:00am that provides a four-day supply of food to individuals and families.
Donations of non-perishable food items are needed year-round.
Meeting the spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of adults (called the “Seedsters”) with developmental disabilities.
On the 1st Wednesday of every month at 2:30pm, Mustard Seed sponsors a “Birthday Bash for the Seedsters”. Other ways to be involved include sending cards and notes to the staff for encouragement, helping in the ceramic shop or landscaping and supporting other events as needed.
Mississippi Food Network
Relieving poverty-related hunger in our city and our state by sending out donated and purchased food and grocery products through churches and nonprofits. Providing nutrition education to clients in need.
Schedule a time to pack meals at their distribution center with your group. Drop off backpack meals on every Friday at 9:00am and 10:00am at Barr Elementary.
Habitat for Humanity
Providing decent, affordable housing that allows families to receive stability, increased self-esteem, and hope for the future as a result of homeownership.
We partner with other churches and ministries in the metro Jackson area by serving in shifts that allow participants to learn and use skills of carpentry, painting, and landscaping.
Learning and using skills in sewing, ironing, and prayer to make personalized handmade items for our ministry partners who serve the disadvantaged and homeless.
Tuesday mornings at 9:00am at Christ United and delivering completed gifts to those in need.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels focuses on sharing the love of Jesus by preparing and delivering good, nutritious, hot meals to the elderly in Jackson. We partner with multiple churches in our surrounding area to keep this mission running.
Preparing three monthly meals and delivering them on the 2nd Thursday, 4th Wednesday, and 4th Thursday of each month. Each delivery has a driver and rider that helps provide support on each route.
Providing leftover food to 70 Jackson area shelters and charitable organizations. Perishable food is picked up from a variety of donors and distributed to non-profits.
We provide left-over meals, and individuals can join in as a driver for food collection 6 days a week from 7:30am –11:00am or donate plastic grocery bags for distributing purposes.
Kairos of Mississippi
Prison Ministry brings the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth, as well as their families.
The opportunities to partner with Kairos include Kairos Inside which focuses on connecting with those who are incarcerated and Kairos Outside which is designed to support the families of men and women who are or have been incarcerated.
Assisting handicapped, elderly, or low-income individuals, families, and ministries with needs in carpentry, plumbing, and other repair projects.
Joining this work team gives you the opportunity to passionately organize materials, coordinate work teams, and provide leadership for ongoing projects.
Providing a home away from home for the seriously ill and their families who come to Jackson for outpatient treatment. Mainly supported on the compassionate people who freely offer their generosity.
4th Tuesday of every month, we provide and serve meals for residents and guests.
Carpentry and landscaping duties to make the residents feel like they are right at home.
A place where people with HIV/AIDS may live with dignity and in safety with compassionate and caring people.
Providing meals for people who are ordinarily overlooked.
Providing a home-like environment where terminally ill patients receive care and are made as comfortable as possible.
There are a variety of ongoing opportunities to serve with those who are home-based or inpatient to provide joy and support for those going through the end-of-life experience. Those seeking to be difference makers will find a place for themselves as grief counselors, flower arrangers, and bearers of compassion for patients and their loved ones.
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