Outreach Ministries

GALLOWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We work as a community partner to support the children, faculty and staff at this inner-city school, our across-the-street neighbor.


TUESDAY NEIGHBORHOOD MINISTRIES

The food pantry regularly serves around 200 clients, providing a bag of basic groceries once a week. It also serves as a point of contact for persons needing help with obtaining state-issued IDs and assistance with medical needs. 


WELLSFEST

WellsFest began as a small church-sponsored afternoon of music decades ago and is now one of Jackson’s major fall festivals with top musical talent on two stages.  Its goals are to help a deserving local service organization, provide a festival where people can have fun and enjoy good music in an alcohol-free and drug-free environment, and show that God’s love can bring this community together in support of a worthy cause. Since WellsFest began, it has raised nearly $1.5 million for local non-profit agencies. Although the festival is organized and put on by Wells Church with community volunteers, all proceeds go to a local beneficiary determined annually. 


DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE

Our participation in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration reflects our commitment to the ideals and teachings of this civil rights leader and humanitarian.


JESSE GATES EDIBLE FOREST

This community garden provides fresh fruits and vegetables for our neighbors.  


J. J. ALLEN MEDICAL FUND

This fund, administered by a committee from Wells Church, provides grants to help the families of children with serious medical problems. Applications for grants of up to $1,000 should be sent to admin@wellschurch.org with "Medical Fund" in the subject line.



OTHER MINISTRIES WE SUPPORT


Operation Shoestring began in the basement of Wells Church as a response to the turbulence of the 1960s and the growing divisions in our city and state. It offered services to neighbors in need such as a medical clinic for children and adults, tutorial services, assistance with food, and more through the work of volunteers.  Today, Operation Shoestring works as an interfaith ministry with support from a variety of individual and corporate funders, local congregations and several public entities. Its programs and services promote health and self-sufficiency in the neighborhood, uplifting the needy and brightening the future for our children.


Bill and Marie Eddy, Grace Covenant International Mission, Madrid Spain

Georgetown Neighborhood Homes began at Wells Church and grew to be its own separate non-profit agency.  It aims to turn dilapidated  houses in the Georgetown area into restored homes or greenspaces.  Interested individuals may email gncinc@comcast.net.


Hope Community Credit Union  


The United Methodist Hour


Harbor House, a non-profit chemical dependency treatment provider


Mission Mississippi, a faith-based nonprofit working toward racial reconciliation


Working Together Jackson


Good Samaritan Center, a non-profit social service agency helping families in need.


Michelle Shrader's Capetown Mission