Urban Outreach Ministry

From its inception, Hope has taken seriously our Lord's command to care for the under-resourced among us. To that end, we have implemented a rich variety of successful urban initiatives that have become part of our DNA. These programs foster relationships between people from two very different backgrounds and lifestyles. They make friends out of strangers and heal the wounds of our past. 


For more than 25 years, the Urban Ministry of Hope Church has offered life-changing experiences through the Urban Plunge and Justice Tour of Civil Rights Movement. These events have been instrumental to getting individuals engaged by serving others through discipleship and giving. The Urban Ministry serves over 1,000 families annually through Thanksgiving Food Drives, backpacks for school children and sponsoring families during Christmas with the Tree of Hope.


Our ministry has been avid about serving hundreds of children annually from the inner city with Resurrection activities and hosting Vacation Bible School sessions during the summer at various churches in South Memphis, Frayser and other areas of the city. To get involved, take a look at some of our volunteer opportunities below. 


Justice Tour

June 5–7, 2020

 THREE-DAY SPIRITUAL RETREAT IN ALABAMA • Have you seen the movie “Selma”? If not, we encourage you to watch it then join Pastor Eli Morris and the Urban Ministry Staff for our annual Justice Tour to Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham. Throughout this life-changing journey, you will have the opportunity to walk the same paths as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the late ‘50s and ‘60s during turbulent times in our country as they fought for equal rights for all. It is a power ful history lesson. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Volunteer Opportunities

The Knitters welcome you to make caps for babies in the NICU and prayer shawls and gloves on request. Starter kits are available along with free instruction. You only need a desire to learn and be a blessing. Please contact Laura Huggins at laura.huggins@hopechurchmemphis.com if interested.

Whether you are experienced or have never quilted before, please join us for quilting at Hope. We make quilts for preemies, moms who have experienced difficult births, and others in need. Quilters gather from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month from January through October. Please contact Laura Huggins at laura.huggins@hopechurchmemphis.com if interested.

Please click the link below to explore other serving opportunities with our wonderful ministry partners.


Urban Staff

Andrea Curry

Urban Ministry Director

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Laura Huggins

Urban Administrative Assistant & Special Event Coordinator

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