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Our Ministries

We are blessed to have an opportunity to share in the life of our community. Below you will find some of the ministries that we participate in. From time to time we are made aware of special needs in addition to those listed below, and as a congregation we do our best to meet those needs.

Miriam’s Promise

Miriam’s Promise is a  full-service non-profit agency serving families and children in Middle  Tennessee and we are very fortunate to have their offices located in our  building. Their mission is to ensure the well-being of children before,  during, and after birth. Miriam’s Promise is affiliated with the  Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church and is licensed by  the Tennessee State Department of Children’s Services as a Child-Placing  Agency. Miriam’s Promise’ office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST)  Monday-Friday. You may phone them at 615-292-3500 or email to mailto:info@miriamspromise.org.

Community Care Fellowship Ministry

“The Fellowship of Christian  Disciples known as Community Care has been in ministry with the homeless  and other poor and marginalized persons in Nashville since July 1981,  first at McKendree United Methodist Church, and as a stand-alone  ministry since September 1984.”  The congregation of Tulip Street UMC is grateful to be able to participate in this ministry.  There are  opportunities to serve by volunteering or offering donations.  Community Care Fellowship is located at 511 South 8th Street,  Nashville TN, 37206. You may phone the Reverend Shirley-Majors Jones at  615-227-1953 or send an email to ccf511@comcast.net.

Welcome Home Ministries

(This text is from Welcome Home Ministries web site.)  Mission:  “To enter into worlds of brokeness in order that all might experience wholeness in Jesus Christ.” Phillipians 2: 5-11.  In December of 1992, a handful of individuals gathered in a living room in Madison, Tennessee, to share their concern for the poor and to pray about how God could use them to make a difference in the lives of hurting people. That meeting was the birthplace of First Verse Foundation that in 1998 came to be known as Welcome Home Ministries. From the beginning, we believed that God had called us, the Christian community, into incarnational ministry. From 1993 through 1999, we partnered with East Nashville Cooperative Ministry by providing a Director to help oversee the ministry’s daily activities. ENCM’s focus is to carry out programs of Christian ministry and witness. Through ENCM, local churches pool their resources to meet the community’s immediate needs, such as, food and clothing. In 1994, again in partnership with ENCM and others, we launched Soul Food, a weekly hot meal and worship service. In 1999 we ended our partnership with ENCM in order to give greater focus to the growing needs of WHM. In 1994, we begin working with Right Turns, an organization that helps formerly homeless individuals get reestablished in permanent housing. In 1998, we adopted Right Turns and became completely responsible for carrying out this program. In 1996, we inaugurated our first Summer Outreach in East Park. Each year since, we have erected a tent and conducted a week-long Bible School for children. It was at this time that we began sponsoring inner-city kids’ tuition for summer church camp. In November of 1998, we established a transitional house for up to nine men who sincerely desire recovery from addiction. We call it Welcome Home House. In January 2002 we opened our second home which enabled us to house an additional nine men. In January 2002 we also launched Welcome Home Works. The initiative of this program is to offer suitable employment opportunities to people in recovery. Through the years, it is unmistakable, that God has blessed and been gracious. With the support of so many, we have earnestly sought to be faithful to these ministry opportunities and obedient to God’s leading. Thanks be to God for his strength, mercy and grace to carry out these programs of ministry.

Project Transformation Tennessee

Tulip Street had the privilege of serving as a site church for the inaugural year of Project Transformation Tennessee in 2012.  Project Transformation is a ministry with two key services:  (1) leadership development and career/ministry exploration opportunities for college-age young adults through service internships and (2) community-oriented summer day camps for children and youth from low-income neighborhoods.  By serving as a site church for this program, Tulip Street has the opportunity to reach out to our neighbors and begin developing a nurturing relationship.  We look forward to hosting this camp each summer.  For more information, check out Project Transformation Tennessee‘s web site or send inquiries to aldrich@pttennessee.org.

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