City Road Chapel participates in several programs of outreach to share God's love with others in the community. City Road also supports several missions financially or with occasional volunteer personnel.
Room In the Inn
The Room In The Inn ministry operates out of the Campus for Human Development. City-wide, Room In The Inn provides food and shelter for 185 to 225 homeless people each night in 145 area congregations from November 1 through March 31.
City Road is a long-time supporter of this program, hosting up to 12 guests during the coldest times of year. Participation manifests itself in many forms: cooking meals, serving meals, contributing clothes, interacting with the men after dinner, playing cards, bringing movies, washing sheets and towels, sharing the Word with a fellow believer, preparing beds for sleeping, contributing food, or arranging the kitchen and closet for the most efficient use, to name a few.
Madison Community Meal
The fourth Sunday of every month, City Road volunteers prepare and serve a free meal to members of the Madison community in our Fellowship Center. Next dates (2012) are March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25, and December 23.
The first Sunday of every month, City Road volunteers prepare, deliver and serve meals to the hungry at the Community Care Fellowship (CCF) at Nancy Webb Kelly UMC. We provide meals for between 75 and 120 people, on average. Joy Luthy coordinates this program. Sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Center Table.
All members at City Road are important. Caring Partners is on outreach program for our members who are not able to attend regularly due to illness or other obstacles in their lives. Volunteers visit members in their homes once a month.
Meals On Wheels
This service provides meals for senior citizens or others that are unable to always provide them for themselves. City Road Chapel provides 2 person teams to go to a local apartment complex, pick-up prepared meals, and deliver them to people in the complex. The operation takes a little over one hour and fills a great need. We serve the first full week of every month.
Christian Cooperative Ministry
City Road supports this relief center as it provides food, clothing, and money to support those in need in the Madison community. Our members bring canned foods and boxed foods (such as macaroni and cheese, cereal) at any time and leave them in the basket near the elevator. Other needs will be reported here or in the newsletter when they arise. Please note that we are currently giving money collected during our communion services to this organization. We do not give any financial help to individuals directly from our church.
Narcotics Anonymous groups meet in our facilities at the following times. Participants should enter through the door on the Neely’s Bend side of the building.
NA 12:00 Noon Monday through Saturday/Room 302
1:00pm Sunday/Room 302