Ministries & Outreach to our Community and World

Algood United Methodist Church gives support in funding, gifts and volunteers to Helping Hands of Putnam County for people in the community in need of help with basic necessities. We also have our own fund called the "In Celebration of Life!" fund, which provides financial aid for persons seeking help with utilities, medicines, groceries and gasoline to get to doctors.

The church's Family Life Center gymnasium is opened to rent at a reasonable rate. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scounts of America regularly use the FLC for special events and meetings. Local citizens seeking a safe and sheltered place for morning walks frequent the FLC on weekdays; open from 9-Noon. At Christmas time, the Algood Christmas Parade concludes in the FLC with hot chocolate.

We were introduced to our newest ministry, the Infant Cradle Ministry, by member, Milt Collins, who also did the leg-work to get this ministry off the ground here at AUMC. The description of this ministry from his brochure: "In Tennessee, it is the responsibility of the parents for the disposition of their stillborn child’s remains when the pregnancy terminates. In many cases, distressed and needy families face financial hardship in dealing with these requirements. In reaction to these unfortunate circumstances, AUMC launched a ministry to build and provide infant “cradles” free of charge for the transfer of the remains from Cookeville Regional Medical Center with dignity. It is our hope that these cradles will express the love of Jesus to some unknown family in a time of distress, sorrow and need. AUMC craftsmen and women came together to assemble an inventory of beautiful lined cradles to distribute when needed.  

Algood UMC's members contribute to the church's "mission" faith community and work to see it thrive and grow for years to come! Our hearts are open to mission. Please come join us!