Service & Outreach

Our church has a long history of providing outreach ministries in downtown Gulfport.  On this page, you will find several ways you can help members of our community in need.  

For more information on how you can get involved in a ministry, 

contact Cleo McQueen today!

Clean and Fresh

The Clean & Fresh Program provides homeless individuals with a hot shower and clean clothes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our volunteers wash and fold their clothes while they wait for a shower to freshen up before a job interview, work, and other life sustaining appointments. The program operates out of the Salvation Army Building at 2019 22nd Street, Gulfport.


Ready to help? Contact the Salvation Army’s Volunteer Coordinator, Zach Rhodes at (228) 207-2303 or email him. Click here to download the volunteer form.


Shifts Available:

Morning shift: 8:20am to 11:30am

Afternoon shift: 12:20pm to 3:00pm


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NEEDED ON A REGULAR BASIS: 

socks, deodorant, bug spray, sunscreen, travel-sized toiletry items and washcloths

Feed My Sheep

This is a local soup kitchen serving God’s hungry since 1984. Every third Sunday, our church provides sack lunches to the hungry and/or homeless in the parking lot at Feed My Sheep. Volunteers are always needed to purchase food, pack, and dispense sack lunches until either the line or packed lunches run out. Please consider signing up by group or Sunday School class. See the signup sheet at the Welcome Center (entrance to the Fellowship Hall).


In addition, volunteers are needed to operate the serving line and deliver meals along 6 established routes Monday-Friday. For more information and to lend a hand, contact our church office (228-863-0047) or the office of Feed My Sheep (228-864-2701).

WI Smith Fund

Meal Packs & Bus Tickets

FUMC collects offerings all year round to offer assistance to those who need help with paying utility bills, gas, and other immediate needs. Twice a month, Rebecca Brunell interviews candidates needing assistance. The fund stays depleted and we rarely have enough money to meet all needs. Consider making a donation on a regular basis so that we can help those needing an extra hand to get back on their feet.


In addition, as many as 5-15 people will likely come by our church office every day needing assistance, food, or transportation. Consider volunteering to help provide brown bag meals with non-perishable food items when needed. Savvy shoppers and brown bag packers are also needed.


Contact our church office for more information

on how to help! 228-863-0047

Salvation Army Cold Weather Shelter

When weather conditions become extreme, The Salvation Army opens its doors to those here in our local community who need a safe, warm place to stay. The Salvation Army’s Cold Weather Shelter remains one of the few emergency weather shelters in South Mississippi and has provided shelter to hundreds of people – including the disabled, single women and families with small children. 


The shelter opens when temperatures drop below 41 degrees, or when area leaders see the need. The Salvation Army MS Gulf Coast has two Cold Weather Shelter locations:


Gulfport:

The Salvation Army Area Command Headquarters (2019 22nd Street)

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for Cold Weather Shelter clients and close at 10:00 p.m. for lights out. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and breakfast will be provided at Feed My Sheep.


Pascagoula:

The Salvation Army of Jackson County is located at 3217 Nathan Hale Ave.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Cold Weather clients. Dinner and breakfast are served.