Volunteers, Outreach &
Meridian Street is out in our community and around the world
serving God and serving others. We offer many opportunities
throughout the year to serve at a local ministry partner or to go on a
short-term mission trip in another state or country. Meridian Street understands God’s call to love and serve our neighbor.
Local and Global Outreach
There are many opportunities to serve right here
at Meridian Street, in Indianapolis and throughout the world.
We all have different gifts and different ways we
feel comfortable helping. Each ministry at Meridian Street is possible because of volunteers who have
a heart for children, youth, music, missions
and outreach. We know you want to give back
and find your place in the church family.
There are many ways to serve right here “at home” at 5500 N. Meridian. You can serve by Greeting fellow worshipers as they arrive for church
services, being a Fellowship Time Host (putting out the coffee and donuts—and first chance to grab your favorite flavor!), help Serve Communion,
or lead worship by being a Liturgist. These are
just a few of the many opportunities.
CONTACT the church office for more information
on how to lend a hand.
Missions Team at
Meridian Street offers many opportunities
throughout the year to serve on a short-term mission trip in another state or another country. Teams help
provide disaster relief, education and medical supplies
to those in need both locally, nationally and internationally at the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, Illinois. A variety of tasks are available for those of all ages (11+) and physical capabilities.
Globally, our Mission Guatemala’s mission is to help meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of
under-served and impoverished Guatemalan
peoples through health, education and
nutrition initiatives and missionary service.
Housing Justice Task Force
MSUMC’s Housing Justice Task Force grew out of a book study group focusing on Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Mathew Desmond. After study and much discussion, the group is currently focused on court watching of eviction and related proceedings, in addition to exploring opportunities for influencing the legislative process regarding fair housing.
Learn More! Click on a links below:
CONTACT the church office for more
information on how to get connected or sign up for the Meridian Street’s Housing Justice
Task Force quarterly newsletter.
We Support These Organizations
We partner with several local non-profit agencies to help offer relief, resource stability, and empower recovery and independence with neighbors in need. As the body of Christ, called the church, we understand our mission to be the same as that of Jesus on earth. Our purpose is to love and serve.
We have partnered with these local ministries to offer comfort and hope to those in need:
Family Promise partners with families who work to recover from homelessness. Activities include cooking meals, laundry, fellowship, playing with children, and much more! If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this program, please contact
GINNY STAUFFER, CHERYL SHORE and JOHN SHORE.
Fletcher Place Community Center strives to serve those in need in the neighborhood just east of Fountain Square. Current outreach includes hot meals for breakfast (Tues, Thurs, Fri) and dinner (Mon & Wed), pre-school, free store, senior lunch program, community garden, and a Christmas store. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this program, please contact
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We participate in the United Methodist Central District build which includes 20 churches coming together to help a family realize their homeownership dreams. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this program, please contact
Local Food Pantries
Help supplement meals for families by donating non-perishable food. Donations are given to Vida Nueva and Fletcher Place Food Pantries. We also donate food to the Turkey Mobile during the annual church-wide Thanksgiving Dinner. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this program, please contact BOB BARR and HEATHER BARR.
Martin Luther King Community Center
The Martin Luther King Community Center provides a safe and healthy place for students from the local Riley School #43, and the local area. Meridian Street partners with the MLKCC to assist in its programming including the after school homework assistance program “Homework Buddies.” The first role of a “Homework Buddy” is to be an encourager and mentor for the student. CONTACT the church office for more information on how to get connected.
Neighbor Link Indy
Neighbor Link Indy helps neighbors whose homes are unsafe and/or falling apart so they do not enter homelessness. You can make lunch, connect with the homeowner, carry supplies, or help make repairs with support and coaching! If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this program, please contact DAVE WITHEY or
Soup's On at Robert’s Park UMC serves a warm meal to 250 homeless and food insecure each Sunday at Noon. Help make, serve, and/or clean-up the meal on a Sunday or join the cook team to prepare the meal.
Contact the WHITNEY SCOLNIK
for more information on how
to get connected.