High Street is committed to putting our faith into action, serving in the love of Jesus Christ. These are some of the local and international groups we partner with in order to answer Christ’s call to share his love with others.

Open Hands Free Store

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The Open Hands Free Store was organized in 2008 as a cooperative effort of several Springfield area United Methodist Churches. The mission on the Open Hands Free Store is to support the material and spiritual needs of people in the Springfield and Clark County area. We take seriously Christ’s call to feed the hungry and clothe the needy. We also try to embody the freely given grace of God to all of God’s children. That’s why we developed this ministry where anyone in need is able to receive food, clothing and small household items–ALL AT NO COST TO THEM. The store is located at 1131 1/2 Sunset Ave. in the Southern Village Shopping Center.

Central Community Kitchen (formerly Rainbow Table)

The Central Community Kitchen, housed at Central Community Center (formerly Faith United Methodist Church), serves a meal to the hungry every Tuesday evening throughout the year. High Street has participated in this local mission for several years. We take responsibility in February and July for signing up volunteers, preparing and serving the dinner. The team is divided into two parts; those who prepare and cook the meal, and those who serve the meal and clean up afterwards. As with all the mission work we do, we come with a willing heart to meet those who need our support.

Kids’ Hope USA

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Kids Hope USA builds caring relationships…one child, one hour, one church, one school. In July 2007, High Street United Methodist Church of Springfield Ohio, entered into an agreement with Kids Hope USA to partner with Lagonda Elementary School. This partnership enables us to provide mentors to the students who need one-on-one time with a caring adult. We are able to encourage and give HOPE to children who may be struggling with academics, social skills, peer relationships or lack of self confidence. During the weekly mentoring hour many things can take place. We may play games, draw pictures, read books, work on math skills, take a walk or do a craft. The constant in these activities is the mentor sharing with the student one-on-one.


Mexico Mission Partnership

We are currently developing a partnership with a United Methodist ministry in the Rio Grande area of the US/Mexico border in Southeast Texas. More information about this partnership will be announced as it develops. Stay tuned to the monthly newsletter for updates.

Kairos Prison Ministry

We support the Kairos Prison Ministry at Madison Correctional Institution.  The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.  For more information about Kairos, see their website: www.kairosprisonministry.org.