Life isn’t perfect.
But when we open ourselves to God’s love, we find hope, faith and joy.

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Raising the Roof

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The Power of Prayer

Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with God

Use these methods to strengthen your relationship with God:

  • Pray  Speak and listen to God. Ask for his continued guidance and protection over your life.
  • Read  Make a plan to read the Bible daily.  It brings you into contact with God’s story. Reading other spiritually-based books also provides nourishment for the soul.
  • Do good for someone else  Find opportunities to share God’s love through your actions towards others.
  • Stay connected  Be inspired by the stories of other Christians and in witnessing the acts of God in their lives.  Attend in-person worship, online worship services and weekly Bible study sessions.

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Upcoming Events

Pillar Days - Community Improvement

Pillar Days - Community Improvement

The third Pillar Day will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am online and in-person at Clair…

Ways to Serve

Discover your purpose and ways to use with your gifts, talents, and time.

Developing Servant Leaders

We are developing servant leaders in our congregation and community.  You're invited to participate in our ministries and outreach.  Check out the many ways to serve.

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New Member Confirmation Class

Discover ways to enhance your faith journey.  Work independently at your own pace, or join live Zoom sessions for discussions and Christian education.

Enroll in our online confirmation class as an introduction to the church, our Christian faith and values.

This online learning series is ideal for new Christians, new members, and youth who are ready for confirmation in the United Methodist Church.

 

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From the Pastor

When I first arrived in this collective assignment, I did not know what God was going to do with me. Honestly, I was attempting to recover from the disappointments of attempting to do Kingdom work. For over 20 years, I have given my life to see the will of God performed in the lives of people. I have traveled to different parts of the world preaching and teaching the Gospel. I have witnessed healing and deliverance happen for people in a variety of ways. I have baptized people. I have counseled and prayed with people. I have witnessed the joys of new life and walked with many through the complexity of death. Yet, this moment is the greatest opportunity ever for the work of God to be completed.

Personally, I have shed many tears attempting to understand this season. The execution of real ministry can bring many challenges that we are not readily prepared to address. I have witnessed the dynamics of my life change significantly. I have watched God show me that full dependency on the Creator will aid in navigating the difficult spaces of my own spirituality and practice. By the end of this establishing season of new pillars, I will be in the midst of my 25th year of ministry. With all these moments of challenge and change, I know that this season is and will be the greatest experience of ministry to this point.

We have endured the acute shock of a pandemic. We have seen the fervor and ignition of a refaced civil rights movement. People have witnessed their preconceived notions of life destroyed. The emotions of all people are scattered. The organization of the church has been thoroughly challenged to meet the standards of the true and living Christ. Divisions have grown deeper. Divides have grown into chasms. But I believe this moment is still the greatest moment for ministry.

The time has come for us to stop waiting for the utopian ideas of Heaven to manifest by spiritual osmosis. Welcome to a new season of reimagining the church. Let us go and grow forward being the church!

Welcome New Pastor Dr Charles Ferguson

Dr. Charles Ferguson, Pastor

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Community Improvement

Southside Hope’s mission is to leverage relationships, improve the community, and strengthen families.  

Southside Hope

South Side Hope is a non-profit community development corporation that seeks to improve the surrounding community by leveraging relationships and strengthening families.
A growing number of families in our surrounding area are living in poverty. Marion-Franklin was founded in the 1960's by proud people who worked hard, purchased homes and raised their families in the area. Over the years, the generational wealth, stable housing, and strong community once created for families has been replaced by investment properties and short-term tenants. There are abandoned houses throughout the area and property that is occupied, but in need of repair.

South Side Hope helps families focus on and achieve goals that raise them out of poverty. The organization leverages relationships to provide resources for stable housing, physical and mental well-being, financial management, career employment, and training and education in Far South Columbus. Contact South Side Hope to learn more about efforts to improve the community.
South Side Hope helps improve the neighborhood by increasing opportunities for families to move out of poverty, build generational wealth, and stabilize housing while promoting long-term residency in Far South Columbus.

South Side Hope is an advocate for affordable, safe homes and rentals for families, senior citizens and veterans. We partner with local businesses, government agencies and other non-profits to improve the community.
South Side Hope offers free programs and workshops designed to help families reach goals, build generational wealth, and improve the community. Visit SouthsideHope.org to register for an upcoming free workshop.

We are looking for passionate individuals to join our leadership and volunteer teams. Contact us to learn more.