Outreach

For more information on any of the Luminary UMC ministries that provide aid and support to individuals and the community in the Ten Mile, TN area, please

contact the Luminary office at (865) 376-7040.


Holiday Food Boxes and Gifts Information

If you need Christmas assistance of food and/or gifts for children (infant-high school), we need you to come to Luminary to apply on one of the dates listed below. This is the only site accepting applications for residents living south of the river or in Meigs County (north of HWY 68).

Thursday October 20, 27, and November 3 from 5-7pm

Saturday October 22 and 29 from 9-11am

Please bring photo ID, proof of address, phone number, and Social Security Card for each person living in the home.

First Saturday Community Breakfast and $1/item clothing Sale.

On First Saturdays, the Luminary United Methodist Church welcomes anyone in the Ten Mile, TN Community to join us for breakfast and to shop for clothing and other small items that may be on sale to anyone who desires to take advantage of the opportunity help the environment by purchasing locally available, gently used clothing. The next First Saturday clothing sale and free breakfast will be on October 1, 2022. Watch the News section of this website for announcements of cancellations.


clothescloset1Clothes Closet and Food Pantry

Our clothing and food ministries are open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, providing good quality clothing and free food to people in need.

Enter through the rear of the church building and make your way to our second floor; church staff will be glad to guide you.

We accept donations of clean, wearable clothing and food items during regular office hours. Non-perishable food donations are still needed as of 8/28/2022 (please be sure food items are not expired). 


 Financial Assistance

Aid for utilities, rent, gas and other pressing financial needs are provided for those willing to undergo a short screening process.


 Furniture and Household Goods

Provides furniture and household goods to families in need, including furnishings for an entire house after a fire.


Student Support

Donations are provided to Midway Elementary, Middle and High School to use for needed student supplies.


Fundraiser events support outreach and aid programs.

The Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile holds yard sales of donated items in order to generate funds to help support our outreach and aid programs. Donations of small items can be accepted any time during regular office items. For large item donations, contact the church office. Pictures from the very successful March 4-5, 2022 yard sale are available.


Links to other Luminary United Methodist Church Outreach Ministries

Love in Action, Project Virgil – This project has been completed, but details of it’s progress can still be accessed through the link above.

2022 Midway Bacalaureate service

Yard Sale Information; Past pictures and Future Plans

The date for the next yard sale has not yet been established. We do not have enough donations to hold a yard sale on Labor Day weekend as has often happened in the past.

Gift Baskets for New Residents

Advertisement for the December 4 clothing and Christmas decorations sale

2 thoughts on “Outreach

  1. Your church has impacted my life for a couple of years now good things helped me with bringing christmas to my son as i am a single father trying to make ends meet. Even your halloween events in the past have made such an impact on my sons and i lives. I sure you are open for clothing and food today. But i wanted to say thank you so much. Bless you all.

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  2. I am having a hard time getting my son abed. We have been having it hard this year like ever one he does have abs to sleep in I let him sleep in my bed I sleep on couch for over a year we have no one to go get us abed. Its just me and him he’s 15.. Please pray we find one an things get better for the world god bless.

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