South End United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 29, 2020
5042 Edmondson Pike Nashville 37211
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Since 1990 South End United Methodist Church has been comitted to this program of offering overnight respite  to about 12 homeless men on first, third and fifth Friday nights of the months of November through March.  Our volunteers drive the men to and from the downtown center to our church, stay over night with the guests, cook and serve dinner, prepare breakfast, prepare a sack lunch, clean up, and wash sheets and blankets. 
Our volunteer coordinators are Jenny and Rob Dodd.  Contact the church office to volunteer.                       [ Read more]


For the last several years, South End has been a partner in building a house with other churches and/or organizations (unity build). 
Our United Methodist Men's group coordinates this church wide effort.
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We raise tomatoes, squash, and beans that are given to families in our immediate neighborhood through our Summer Food Program, that are also donated to Second Harvest Food Bank (distributed by Hamilton UMC), given to homebound folks and others in our congregation, and given to people who stopped by to pick up canned and dried food from our small food pantry.  


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 South End UMC designates money, known as the Good Neighbor Fund, specifically for the aid of people who come to us for    assistance with rent, utilites, food,    gas, and similar essentials.
 To contact us for assistance:  call the church office during office hours (Monday -- Thursday, 9:00am--2:00 pm)
to speak with the pastor.
To contribute to this fund:  feel free to make contributions at any time, but know that our communion offering
(first Sunday of each month) is given to this fund, unless otherwise announced.  Please be sure to mark your
check or envelope --- "for Good Neighbor Fund".
 South End String Band takes gospel music and prayer service  to Bethany Health Care Center
               (Monthly -- usually 4th Saturdays)
 The pastor and several retired members take Holy Communion service to residents at Wellington Place  - monthly 


We support numerous other local ministries:

            Second Harvest Food Bank
          61st Avenue United Methodist Christmas Toy Store
          School supplies for Metro School families
          Gifts of filled backpacks to Room in The Inn guests at Christmas 
          Union Rescue Mission
          Phone cards for Walter Reed Army Hospital
         Safehaven Family Shelter
            Open Table Nashville  



Practice Your English sessions ~  No current sessions 

We open our church to adults in our community who wish to practice their English conversational skills.  
These sessions are FREE  and are organized into groups of 6 week sessions.
These sessions are led by experienced language/ ELL teachers. 
To register for these sessions or to ask questions, please contact us at 833-2077 or 333-1620, or at   


Mountain T.O.P. -- our last year of participation was in 2009

"Tennessee Outreach project" provides youth and adults an opportunity to participate in an ecumenical service program in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, operated by the United Methodist Church.  Participants spend a week during the summer helping people in need by repairing or cleaning homes, doing yard work, working with community day camps and by visiting with these families.  A special spiritual and worship component is an integral part of the week's experience.
South End has participated in this program for more than 30 years.      [ Read more]     [See past photos]