connect.jpeg#asset:383:smallImageEach Sunday we are in need of several people to serve as Ushers, Greeters, Communion Stewards as well as in various other ministries here at SSUMC. We would love for you to get plugged in by serving in one of these ministry positions. Even if you are unsure of what is the right fit for you then just sign up for one week or for the monthly rotation. Please click on the particular ministry below in which you would like to serve. It will take you to where you can choose what week or month works best with your schedule.



BeSafe Team

Local Missions

What a great feeling to be part of something much bigger than any one person could accomplish alone. The unselfish sacrifice of Volunteers is what makes this happen. It takes many people to make each Worship Service and overall ministry of Sulphur Springs UMC a place where people can come and experience God. There are so many areas in which to serve as we all do our part to make SSUMC a warm and inviting place that people will want to return to so they can grow in their faith. We believe there is a place for you here!

Community Help Center

1591 Highway 81N, Jonesborough, TN 37659

Phone: 423-788-0050

If you would like to volunteer at the center or would like more information, you can call the number listed above or send an email to the following address:

Note: "Food Pantry" box is located in the SSUMC Ministry Center Gym
Current needs: Fresh Bread, Canned Tomatoes, Jiffy corn muffin mix, tuna, peanut butter and jelly.

Family Promise

(formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network)

Family Promise provides a way for worshiping communities to work together to help homeless families. Our congregation is involved as a Family Promise host congregation, and we provide overnight lodging and meals for three to five families (up to fourteen people) for one week. This schedule rotates so that families are hosted only about once every three months. Homeless families, referred to as guests, stay at the congregation from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily. Each morning guests are taken by van to the Family Promise day center where they meet with the Case Manager, care for children, look for housing and employment, or go out to school or work. Family Promise enables religious communities to meet the important basic needs of homeless families who represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Usually, more than half of the guests of Family Promise are children, and most of those children are less than five years old.

As a Family Promise volunteer, whether you prepare a hot meal, read to or tutor a child, help a parent write a resume, or stay overnight with guests, you will make a difference in the lives of families that have suffered the loss of their homes.

If you are interested in participating in this mission opportunity, please contact the church office or you can find Family Promise Volunteer and Family Promise Grocery on our SSUMC signup page at

Holston United Methodist Home for Children


Holston United Methodist Home for Children provides hope and healing for a brighter future by sharing the love of Jesus with children and families struggling with life's challenges.

You have the opportunity to help change a child's life. Each month that has a 5th Sunday, we take up a special offering for the Holston Home for Children. Your gift will help to provide everything from food, to clothing, to protection and education for the children.

If you would like more information, please click on the picture to be directed to their website.

JCMC Children's Hospital
Quilts distributed by the Upper Room Quilters to patients

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