Local Missions
United Methodist Inner City Mission

The United Methodist Inner City Mission serves the greater Oakdale-Maysville community through a Christ centered, holistic ministry. There are a wide range of programs that are provided in a safe, loving and secure environment for people of all ages, regardless of race, religion or creed.

The ministries include \ recreation, enrichment and educational programs for youth and seniors, emergency services for families in crisis, safe evening shelter for homeless single women through McKemie Place and community development for Oakdale-Maysville residents.

The Mission administers programs that address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the community: As our hands reach out, we see the face of God - in the faces of those we serve.

The Mission Is About:
Hope and change by giving children, youth and families the help they need to improve their lives. Celebrating the lives of senior citizens by providing daily activities, special trips, lunches and transportation to medical appointments and shopping.

Providing opportunities for volunteers to share in this ministry "to bring Good News to the poor," Luke 4:18

Dauphin Way makes a financial pledge to the Mission. Each year we collect money to provide Thanksgiving turkeys for the family of the Inner City Mission neighborhoods. Dauphin Way members help with the upkeep of the Mission building during assigned work days and help serve meals at McKemie Place. We take part in the yearly golf tournament to help raise money to support the Mission. The contact person for this ministry is Dr. Richard Cross (342-1739/709-2099); Dauphin Way church has several members who work on the Board of the Inner City Mission.Those working with the Mission board are Marvin Whitley, Sam Russ, Jim Bell, and Harry Wilbur. Dauphin Way’s staff contact is Kathy Jorgensen.
 
 
 
Meals–On-Wheels 
 


The Meals-On-Wheels program is a 35 year-old volunteer arm of the Compassion Ministry of Dauphin Way UMC.

The area covered by our MOW program is:
Broad Street (west) to I-65
I-10 (north) to Springhill Ave.

To qualify for meal delivery, a person should be home bound and unable to drive, due to age, infirmity, or disability. Our interviewers make home visits initially to determine eligibility and to record all information needed for addition to the program.

Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday by volunteer drivers. The food is prepared by volunteers at Dauphin Way's kitchen. Volunteers serve the food for delivery.

Daily meals include a hot balanced meal for lunch along with a sandwich and fruit or yogurt for supper.

Recipients pay $3 per day for meals. Payment is made each Monday to the driver or by the month. Our congregation subsidizes the remainder of the cost for each meal; each meal costs $5-$6.

The church observes all major holidays and does not deliver meals on those days. Notices are sent to recipients so they can plan for alternative food on those days.

To see if you qualify or to volunteer to cook, serve, or drive, please call the church receptionist (251) 471-1511, Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm.

The lay leaders are Angela Crowell (343-0735) . Kathy Jorgensen is our staff contact.
 
 
 
Quad W Missional Leadership
 
The Quad W Missional Leadership Intern experience has six primary components:

1. Hands-On Missional Service 2. Community Living 3. Spiritual Disciplines

4. Mentoring / Coaching 5. Equipping Sessions 6. Next Step Planning.

College students converge on the Mobile area in conjunction with the Mobile District of the United MethodistChurch. During their summer internship, they experience incarnational living through local ministries at theDumas Wesley Community Center, UMC Inner-City Mission Taylor Park Outreach, Whistler UMC, among others. You can support and encourage the interns by providing meals one night a week in June and July.Contact Jan Bailey at 471-1511 for further information on participating.

 
 
Society of St. Stephen

The Society of St. Stephen is a Dauphin Way ministry that helps individuals or families with utilities bills, food and clothing vouchers. You may phone 
479-4827 at any time to listen to a brief informational recording; one thing this recording will do is to direct you to phone the same number on a Tuesday morning between 9:00 – 9:45 for an appointment on Monday or Tuesday morning of the following week. Or, if you wish, you may skip listening to the recoding and just phone on Tuesday morning (9:00 – 9:45) for an appointment. You will be given specifics at the time of your Tuesday morning phone call.

This program provides some assistance with utilities bills but not the telephone. We have food assistance and clothing vouchers. Bring a picture ID and your utility bill with you to your appointment. The Society of St. Stephen is closed on holidays and during Christmas season – please phone ahead.

During the Christmas season Dauphin Way members adopt families to donated toys for the children in needy families. The families must register through Catholic Social Services.
 
A volunteer works at the church on Monday or Tuesday morning. They interview clients and help them with their needs. Training is available before becoming a SSS worker.
 
Staff contact Kathy Jorgensen.
 
 
This home repair ministry is for the South Broad Street neighborhoods of Mobile and is co-sponsored by Dauphin Way and St. Paul's Episcopal Church..