Community Outreach Programs
Food Pantry is OPEN TUESDAYS, 11 am-1pm!
The people of Arlington United Methodist Church are dedicated to lending a helping hand to members of our community in their times of need. Our goal is to be a stepping stone to brighter days.
Through area agencies, community cooperatives, and our own policy guidelines, we strive to give help to those whose lives can truly be touched.
If you would like to join our efforts, please contact the church at 615-361-4896, leave your name and number and someone from the Mission Team will call you back.
Your gifts of time, materials, or financial support are always appreciated!
The Arlington Food Pantry is open Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We strive to keep a supply of non-perishable food items on hand at all times. Those seeking assistance are asked to bring a picture ID and come to the rear entrance of the church. The Arlington Food Pantry is intended to be used for emergency use and not for long term use.
The Arlington Food Pantry is maintained in memory of our friend, Martha Barton. Martha taught our congregation much about helping those in need and how in the process we can also make friends.
The pantry is stocked through your generous donations of non-perishable food and monetary donations. If you would like to bring food items, call the church office for a list of items. Or, feel free to bring any of the items we always try to stock:
- Instant Oatmeal
- Fruit Cocktail
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Spaghetti Sauce
- "Chunky" Soup
- Vegetable Soup
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Green Beans
- Green Peas
- Canned Corn
- Peanut Butter
Coins of Compassion
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, a special Coins of Compassion offering is given to support community outreach. The Mission Team chooses projects to sponsor each year. The offering is collected by the children of the church during the morning worship service. As a result, we all are involved in making this a congregational effort.
In January, May, and September, the offering goes to Arlington's Food Pantry (more information above), to purchase food to supplement the donations of food.
In February, June, and October, it goes to Room in the Inn. The funds are used to pay for meals and supplies such as towels, washcloths, etc.
In March, July, and November, the funds go to the Last Minute Toy Store. This program gives parents, who have not received help from any other agencies, the last chance to provide Christmas gifts to their children and teens.
And in April, August, and December, the funds are given to Community Care Fellowship, an East Nashville facility that offers showers and laundry facilities, a hot lunch, fellowship, and counseling to Nashville's marginalized population. Community Care Fellowship is an outreach of the United Methodist Church.