Outreach

"…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me…"

These ministries are the core of our mission and outreach activities. Our Southminster Congregation has been faithful, mindful, and generous in their support of these programs. Also, we appreciate the reciprocal support from these agencies. Working together for common good is always the way to go!

Southminster Child Care Center is housed on our campus. The 3-Star Award winning center has served our community since 1981.

Boy Scout Troop 249 & Cub Pack 202 were chartered and are sponsored by our church. They meet and maintain permanent space in the basement of our former manse on our campus. Boy Scout Sunday is celebrated annually on the second Sunday in February.

Norman Binkley Elementary School is our PENCIL partner. Working with the school’s administration we provide financial support for gift cards from Kroger and Walmart at Thanksgiving and Christmas for families in need.

The Nations Ministry Center is an outreach of the Middle Tennessee Presbytery. Nations Ministry Center helps refugee families become generationally self-sufficient.

Caldwell Abbay Hall Neighborhood Association meets quarterly in Southminster’s Fellowship Hall.

Nashville Crisis Resolution Center is a tenant on the upper floor of our manse on our campus.

Safe Haven Family Shelter has been one of our outreach activities since its inception in the 1990’s. Each month we provide dinner, visit with shelter guests, and provide activities for children. We emphasize Safe Haven during Lent by collecting needed supplies.

We participate in support of Second Harvest Food Bank by collecting non-perishable foodstuffs and , along with Boy Scout Troop 249, participate in The Souper Bowl of Caring.

Heifer International is our outreach emphasis during Advent providing gifts through memorials and honorariums from members of the congregation.

Southminster joins other churches in Nashville to provide financial support for Roof Top Nashville. Roof Top Nashville partners with local churches to provide emergency rental assistance to Davidson County residents to prevent homelessness and provide hope.

We provide financial and volunteer support for Habitat for Humanity through their Unity Build.

Since 2013 Southminster has participated with The Society of St. Andrews Bean Drop. Annually, we bag gleaned produce and gift that produce to local food banks.