McKendree on Mission
Restoration Pointe is a ministry of McKendree United Methodist Church, but is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has its own board and operating budget. Restoration Pointe encompasses and directs many ministries, including 5 & 2 Gathering (weekly lunch), Clothes Closet, The Foundry (transitional housing), and soon a free dental clinic.
We supply free clothing for our displaced community as well as coats, blankets, toiletries, etc.. We need volunteers to greet people, and be in the closet as they choose items.
FOLDING CLOTHES Volunteers can sort, fold and stock the store with clothing at times when the closet is not open for the public. Can you give 1-2 hours in the morning or afternoon, once a week, every other week, or once a month? All help is greatly appreciated!
CLOTHING NEEDS There is a great need for men’s clothing, especially large size. You may bring your donations to the church on Sundays or call the church office (615) 271-2600 if you’d like to bring a clothing donation Monday-Friday.
VOLUNTEERS TO WORK We also need volunteers to open and close the clothes closet. Unfortunately due to demands on our staff, we must rely on volunteers to help serve this ministry. All help is greatly appreciated!
Every Tuesday at 11:30 McKendree invites 100-150 hungry men and women in to eat a meal together. We need volunteers! You can volunteer weekly, biweekly, or once a month. If you can serve from 11:00am – 12:30pm, please let us know.
Partnering organizations who utilize McKendrees
kitchen and fellowship hall to offer meals are:
FEED THE NEED NASHVILLE – Who provide and serve a meal every Wednesday at 11:30 am. Volunteers are welcome!
KOREAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – Who provide and serve a meal once per month on a Wednesday at 11:30 am. Volunteers are welcome!
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – Offers and serves a meal the 3rd Friday of every month, at 5:30 pm. Volunteers are welcome!
EARLY PREP – There is almost always volunteers needed for any of the meals that are provided. Generally, prep volunteers arrive around 9:30 am. Preparation consists of warming food, cutting up salads, portioning out deserts, making coffee and other beverages, rolling silverware, setting up serving tables etc..
SERVING – Includes all kinds of activity, from keeping the front line stocked with food, dishing out portions, filling bags with lunch-ables or snack-ables for later, pouring drinks or making up their coffee preference and helping them to the table with their things, maybe throw away their empty plates and cups and just to talking and visit with the neighbors and hear about their lives and what their needs are. Where ever you are happy to help.
CLEANING – This consists of cleaning up the kitchen, wiping the tables with bleach water and taking out the trash. We have a great kitchen to work out of so we want to make sure to keep it in the best condition possible.