Ministry partners and service projects right here in our community where you can serve and make a difference!
Ongoing Community Serve projects:
Safe Families for Children: is a ministry that equips families within the church to serve families in crisis. Through demonstrating biblical hospitality, church families may host children during times of family crisis, mentor parents or children, provide resources when necessary, or befriend those families who have no other source of support. If you are interested in serving, please call Debbie at 217-222-2529. Ext. 121 or visit the website.
Horizons Soup Kitchen: Madison Park provides volunteers the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of the month to serve at the soup kitchen. There are now three shifts to volunteer. 9am-11:00am is set-up, 11:00am – 1:00pm is serving, & 1:00pm – 3:00pm is clean-up. If you are interested in serving, contact Scott Bates.
Kidzpacks: KidzPacks is a great way to serve our community. We will be packing Kidzpack backpacks at the Thomas
S. Baldwin on Maine (3-5) School (former Madison Elementary School), 2435 Maine Street, the first Thursday evening of each month, beginning September 6 at 5:15pm. Along with packing the backpacks, we will also need drivers available the Friday morning following to deliver the packed backpacks to each of the schools, those will be available for pick up at the Thomas S. Baldwin on Maine (3-5) School. If you are interested in serving, please submit the volunteer form here, or contact Scott Bates.
Quincy Teen Reach: Quincy Teen Reach is an after school program where students can learn, grow and develop. Volunteers are needed to help mentor, tutor, build relationships, serve supper and have fun with the students. Teen Reach meets after school until 6pm at the Frederick Ball Center, 815 Elm St. If you are interested in serving, contact Dennis Williams (217-740-6643) at Quincy Teen Reach.
Quincy Young Life: Young Life is all about kids, introducing them to Jesus and making an impact in their lives. There are a host of ways you can be involved. If you are interested in serving, fill out the information at this contact link.
Projects Ministry: Projects is a group of men that come together to serve families. Projects exists to support elderly couples, widows and single moms by doing yard work, home maintenance and other tasks that they may be unable to tackle on their own. If you would like to serve in the Projects Ministry, register here, or contact Scott Bates. If you have a task for the Projects Ministry, register that here.
New Start Rescue Mission: New Start is a bible based, Christ centered, spiritual program to help men who want to change their lifestyles. The men are enrolled in a six month supervised and structured program. The goal of this program is to assist these men in learning a new walk in life through Christ. To provide a meal, lead a Bible study or be a mentor, contact Bill Hahn (217-223-2100).
Item of the Month: Every month we collect a specific item intended to make an impact in our local community. For example, paper products given to a local ministry partner, non-perishable food items given to local food pantries or school supplies for the upcoming school year. You will find small grocery carts at most entrances of the church building where you can drop off your collected items.
Other Community Serve Projects and Ministries that Madison Park supports:
Quincy Christian School: QCS is providing a strong academic program for students, along with a biblical foundation that puts God and the Bible at the top of the learning list. At QCS, our goal is to be a resource to parents who are training their child “in the way he should go.” For details about QCS, call 217-223-5698.
Unmet Needs: We are one of the faith based organizations represented at the Quincy Area Partnership for Unmet Needs. This is a group of about 16 churches and 18 social services that get together every 2 weeks. The social services bring cases (families) to the group who need help but have fallen through the cracks. The churches have an opportunity to financially support any needs that are deemed appropriate. It is one of the ways we do benevolence for those outside of our congregation.