Serve Community

We care about our Community

The Park is heavily invested in the historic Hamilton Park neighborhood via:

  • The Bobcats Football team — GO BOBCATS!
  • The Pacesetter School — tutors, mentors, prayers with teachers.
    Click here to check out this article on how our United Methodist Woman’s Group mentored a a group of elementary school girls at Pacesetters Magnet Elementary School.
  • The Park has an extensive and award winning Prison Ministry.
    Click here to check out how we received an award at the National Prison Summit held in 2016.

Check out more ways we are involved and serve our community below.

Prison Ministry

The Prison Ministry is about spreading and sharing the Word with our incarcerated brothers. We have an annual trip in which we deliver gift bags to the units each year around Christmas. If you are male and 18 or older, and would like to attend this life-changing event, please contact us, and we will gladly welcome you.

To get the youth involved in the ministry. Visit a juvenile facility and share the Word with those there and give our youth a chance to exercise their faith to those of their own age.

Click here to check out how we received an award at the National Prison Summit held in 2016.

Contact Information:

Matt Welsh Jr.

Angel Tree

During the Christmas Season we will help those in need in our community by hosting an Angel Tree. Please plan on supporting this ministry for our community.

Pathway to Nourishment

Austin Street Shelter

The Park provides a hot meal once a month at the Austin Street Shelter. This offering from the church brings a hot, home style meal to the residents, who often receive cold dinners. Members of the church cook and serve the meal with joy.

Homeless Feeding Ministry

The Homeless Feeding Ministry provides a balanced meal to more than 350 people at the Austin Street Shelter every 3rd Tuesday of each month. The food is prepared by some of our dedicated mature adults at the church. We lift the families up in prayer and fellowship with them. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Freedom Street Church of the Living God are co-sponsors for this mission. Their assistance is greatly appreciated.

The vision of this ministry is to continue in the building of God’s Kingdom. Helping the inmates who are truly seeking The Kingdom of God find the way though the word of God. We also want them to learn how to trust and believe in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and not themselves.

Contact Information:

Rochester Edmond

Meeting Information:

Meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry of Hamilton Park UMC is committed to serving the nutritional needs of our faith community by providing food for families in need and transition. We shall be a bridge in assisting families within the Hamilton Park community to prolong sufficient health and nutrition. Members of HPUMC will work to provide families who are less fortunate with an opportunity to have food and nourishment as they so need.

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you always having sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8


Gather and provide food items to those in need. Our purpose is defined by the words of Jesus that reminds us to:

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap gather into barns; yet your Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

Contact Information:

Eleanor Crockett
Food Pantry Ministry Chairperson

You can also call the Church office at 972-235-4633.