Our Ministries

Children and Youth Ministry
In addition to our youth groups that meet regularly and have a variety of activities, we also try to reach out to children and youth throughout the community durng the year through Vacation Bible School, Kid's Day, special programs and giving away books at the Parenting Fair.

Our Fathers' Place
Our Fathers' Place is a ministry led by members of the church for people with special needs.  Each Sunday there is a brief church service held for them at the chapel of Asbury United Methodist Church.

2nd Harvest Mobile Food Pantry
Working with the 2nd Harvest of East Tennessee, the first Wednesday of every month the church hosts a 2nd Harvest Mobile Food Pantry where anyone in the community is invited to bring a box and an ID and receive groceries from 2nd Harvest and often some additional supplies from the church.
Greene County Food Bank
The church also supports the Greene County Food Bank. The 2nd Sunday of each month is Food Bank Sunday and people bring in canned goods or other needed items to donate. Several members of the church also volunteer their time to work at the Food Bank.
Greene County Thanksgiving Meal Outreach
We also provide leadership, food and volunteers to the Greene County Thanksgiving Outreach, which is a ministry of Hardins Chapel and many other churches in Greene County to provide a hot meal on Thanksgiving to anyone who requests one.
Ringing the Bells for the Food Bank
Church members enjoy ringing the bells at Wal-Mart to collect donations for the Greene County Food Bank.  Our usual days are the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and we also help the Hardins Ruritan and anyone else with their days if needed.
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women meet on the 3rd Monday of the month.  They have a program and are active in planning fundraising activities so that they can give the money back to their community and to the world at large through a variety of monetary contributions and other types of giving such as fruit baskets to the shut-ins, providing funeral meals for church famliies, taking gift bags to the nursing homes, and taking supplies to the Humane Society.

Angels on the Altar
The church also supports the Gifts for Kids program by adopting angels that have been placed on the altar.  These angels have ages printed on them and are either boy or girl angels.  Those adopting them buy a gift appropriate for that sex and age and bring it back to the church to be taken to Gifts for Kids.

Connectional Giving
Hardins Chapel is part of the connectional system of the United Methodist Church.  Part of its' collections go to that connectional system in the form of district and conference askings.  Those funds are combined with other United Methodist churches throughout the world and fund many more worthwhile ministries, missions and missionaries that any one individual church possibly could.  One such example is UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, who is among the first organization on site in times of natural disaster, often getting there even before the Red Cross.  Another example was the Imagine No More Malaria, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide mosquito netting to help eradicate malaria.