Local Missions

Mustard Tree Ministries: A homeless initiative started through the former Forrest Avenue UMC.:  Recently our Common Ground class teamed up with the residents of the Hixson Morning Point Community to put together 60 health kits for Homeless persons in Chattanoooga.  Also, our Next Generation Sunday School Class has breakfast and worship with persons at Mustard Tree Ministries every 5th Sunday.  This ministry is looking for small groups to prepare meals for Sunday morning worshippers for the 1st Sunday of each Month and every other 4th Sunday.

Current Needs:

Men's Boxers size 36-38, calf length socks, thermal underware size large, women's underware size 7/8.


Chattanooga Community Kitchen:  provides to the homeless, food, clothing, health care, job training and employment opportunities, case management, a day center.


Chattanooga Area Food Bank:  In 2009, provided 8.8 million pounds of food to residents and agencies in a 20 county service area, and provides food for over 20,000 people in our area each week.


Common Ground Classes:  “Helping our relationships with one another and God by teaching the roots of our Faith and our United Methodist Heritage, each short term class helps a local mission.  Previous classes served as Greeters, served with Teen MOPS, Worked with “Widow’s Harvest,” and with the residents of Morning Point.


vimVolunteers in Medicine is a primary care medical clinic, providing medical services to working families of Hamilton County who otherwise have no access to health care.  From 2005- 2010 VIMedicine estimates giving $7,394,020 in medical care.  Volunteers offered $2,573,216 estimated worth of their time serving 25,128 patients.



bcThe Bethlehem Center is dedicated to transforming the lives and communities through ministries focused on character development, education and Literacy, Leadership Development.  The Beth has served continuously for more than 90 years, and remains a pace-setting model for transformation and revitalization of inner-city communities.


sacSt. Andrew’s Center promotes spiritual, educational, economic, and social growth for individuals and the community.  The Faith and Food initiatives offer a community garden; gleaning, hand picking what harvesters leave behind to donate to area food banks; & Hartnell Farm.  Hartnell Farm needs persons on May 7, 9-Noon to help clear brush, axes, hand pruners, and gas powered chain saws would be helpful.  Call Rev. Betsy Flory 770-633-2736 for information.


UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief, offers teams and aid to areas of disaster. Because of our connection 100% of your offering goes directly to the need with no administration costs.  gbgm-umc.org


Fuel For Schools

We presently give 300 bags a week to 10 area schools.  Around 1300 food items are sent out weekly.  It is through the recommendation of teachers and administrators who know the needs directly that students receive bags of food.  Educators see a noticeable change in the performance of students who receive through this ministry to our community.


Fuel for School- Who We Are and Shopping List



These are some of our missions supported by Hixson UMC. 

There are others, including some 40 others supported by our 12 adult Sunday School Classes. 

If you’d like to take part in these and other missions please contact

Rev. Paul Longmire, cell:423-762-6099 or email: paullongmire@hixsonumc.org