St. Matthew's UMC Raises $6,700 for Kids in Mississippi and Honduras


St. Matthew's United Methodist Church of Madison raised more

The Rev. Matthew Hall recently presented a check for roughly $3,381 to Vernon King for the Methodist Children's Homes.

than $6,700 for kids in need at its recent charity golf tournament.


The proceeds from the second annual tournament held in early September at the Canton Country Club were divided between the Methodist Children's Homes and the St. Matthew's Honduras mission.


"St. Matthew's is committed to missions here at home and in foreign nations," said the Rev. Matthew Hall, associate pastor and tournament organizer, "We are excited to see this money put to work for kids in terms of food, clothing and shelter."


The first gift of roughly $3,381 will contribute to the Methodist Children's Homes general fund. This fund is designed to provide essential needs for the children living there--clothing, toiletries and food. 


Mike Duggar, president and CEO of the Methodist Children's Homes, said the money will be an essential part of their operations.


"Through the generosity of St. Matthew's Madison, we will be able to feed all of our young people in residential care for over two months, purchase clothing for over 14 of our new admissions for three months, or pay for travel expenses to all of our residential programs for three months. Thank you for putting children first," Duggar said.


Since 2007, St. Matthew's has partnered with Salt & Light Ministries to send a mission team to Honduras.


"Funds raised by our charity golf tournament are vital to the continuation of our mission in Honduras," said Peggy Phillips, St. Matthew's outreach chair.


This year the funds raised at the golf tournament went directly to help children in need through an onsite medical clinic (where 800-plus patients received care), vitamins and basic medications for children and their families. The funds were also used toward the building of an orphanage.


"Our mission as a church is to share the life-changing love and grace of Jesus Christ. Part of that is providing for the 'least of these' in foreign nations," Hall added. "This gift spreads far and wide in helping give children a better quality of life in Honduras."


About St. Matthew's UMC

Located at 7427 Old Canton Road across from the Madison airport, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church exists to help its members and the communities grow in their love of Jesus Christ through worship, education, outreach and fellowship. The church's mission is to be a family of faith reaching out to share the life-changing love and grace of Jesus. For more information, please call 601-856-9581 or visit