“Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.”
Christ calls the community of faith into ministries of caring and healing. That’s why Washington Street is committed to serving others. Over the years, we have developed a number of mission and outreach opportunities that empower our congregation to answer God’s calling to care for His children.
Washington Street partners closely with the mission and outreach efforts of the Cooperative Ministries, located at 3821 West Beltlive Boulevard, in Columbia, South Carolina. Currently, they are working on a program called “A Drive for a Ride, Autos for Opportunities Program.” If you are interested in contributing to the program, give them a call at 803-799-3853.
Soup Kitchen Ministry
The Soup Cellar is an ecumenical ministry of churches in the Columbia area. We first opened our doors in 1979 and have been feeding the hungry ever since. Read more about our Soup Kitchen Ministry and the Soup Cellar here.
Salkehatchie Summer Service
Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry founded by the United Methodist Church in South Carolina. Salkehatchie Camps bring high school and college aged youth and adult community leaders together for the purpose of upgrading the homes and living conditions of those who don’t have the ability or means to improve their homes. Each year, a team of youth and adults from Washington Street join other church volunteers at Penn Center, one of the 44 camps, for a week of service.
Alcorn Middle School Pack-A-Back Food Supplies
Alcorn Middle School, located in Richard 1 School District, molds young minds of the Midlands — far too many of whom go hungry outside of school. At Washington Street, we collect donations year-round for students at Alcorn who receive a full meal only once a day while at school. To donate, find the bins located in the Mission Garden area outside of Threatt Hall.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God, to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Read more about United Methodist Women at Washington Street here.
United Methodist Men
Dedicated to advancing the practice of Christian Fellowship, the United Methodist Men gather monthly to share ideas, have dinner, perhaps enjoy a ball game together, but always to aid in the missions of the church and community. In addition to their meeting, they serve dinner to the homeless at the Transitions Center in Columbia one evening each month.
Methodist Student Network
Methodist Student Network (MSN) is a Christian faith community made up of students who want to do service in the local and global community. A campus ministry sponsored by the United Methodist Church of South Carolina but open to young people with any or no denominational affiliation — students from come from USC, Columbia College, Midlands Tech, and Benedict College to participate. Read more about the Methodist Student Network here.