Missions

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" - Matthew 28:19

Local

We have several local missions to help show the love of Jesus to those in need.   All of our services are free and we will always pray for you!

Food Pantry

In 2017, Sardis UMC fed over 2930 people Through our Food Pantry program.  We help grandparents taking care of grandchildren, unemployed and disabled workers.  Some of the items that we give are spaghetti & spaghetti sauce, ramen noodles, macaroni & cheese, soup, Treat or Spam, Vienna sausage, tomato sauce, canned vegetables such as, mixed vegetables, pork & beans, green beans, corn & peas. We also give out ravioli, chili, Spaghetti O’s, corn meal mix, boxed potatoes, oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter, rice & dry beans. 
Our Food Pantry is open the First and Last Tuesday of each month.  The hour are 9 a.m. to Noon. 

Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet is a ministry started in 2017 to help people throughout the year who need clothing.   The Clothes Closet is by appointment only so please give us a call if you need help.

Dare to Share

Dare to Share is our back-to-school event.   Each year hundreds of kids come to Sardis to receive haircuts, backpacks, clothing and a variety of other services.   Anything a child needs for school, we have.   Our next event will be in August of 2018.  

Regional

 "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in 
Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" - Acts 1:8

ArCares - At Risk Mothers

This program focuses on breaking the cycle of maternal addiction. It is a program for pregnant women or mothers with children under age 12.  Most women served by Arkansas CARES enter the program single, poor, unemployed, with health problems. Substance abuse and mental illness are treated as well, with the goal of keeping families united during and after treatment.  To see how you can help with Sardis' mission to ArCares, contact Lauri at  501-557-2129.

Methodist Family Boys and Girls Home

The Methodist Family Health Group Homes provide a family-like setting in the community while, at the same time, offering necessary emotional treatment. Group Homes are part of the Methodist Children’s Home inpatient residential program. For more information about helping with our missions to these Boys and Girls, contact Lorelei at 501-557-2129.

Feeding the Least of Us

The Fourth Wednesday night of every month, Sardis UMC travels to Canvas UMC in Little Rock to prepare a meal for the homeless.    We take seriously Jesus' charge to feed the hungry and would love for you to come and join us!   For more information, contact Melinda  at 501-557-2129.

World

"For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
 that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” - Acts 13:47

Guatemala

The missions team of Sardis UMC decided to prayerfully seek a mission to support. We wanted to be able to support them prayerfully and financially but also with our physical presence and service. We decided to help Adonai International Ministries (AIM) in Canilla, Guatemala. We made to make a trip to Guatemala to see first hand what God was doing there. When the mission team returned home, everyone was very excited and agreed unanimously this is the ministry we wanted to support. We are planning to do a return trip to Guatemala in 2018.   For more information, call the Church office. 

Disaster Relief

 When disasters happen, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities.  Pastor Troy is a long-time Disaster Response for UMCOR and when disaster strikes in Arkansas, Sardis is ready to help.   

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