Methodist Senior Services


Sunday Fund

"...Freely you have received, freely give.” – Matthew 10:8
Our commitment to ministry in the name of Christ echoes our rich faith heritage. For 55 years we have been passionate about helping those in need. We pray that you will partner with us in hearing God's call to serve older adults in the Spirit of Christian love.

What is The Sunday Fund?

A benevolence fund created to meet the financial burdens of elders who live on one of our twelve campuses across Mississippi. These are elders who have outlived their resources and can no longer afford the cost of housing or care. No matter how much someone plans and saves, sometimes those plans are dramatically altered by unexpected events which produce overwhelming financial and emotional obstacles.

Who Benefits?

Elders living at an MSS facility who have outlived their financial resources and can no longer afford the cost of housing or care. Your gift to The Fund helps preserve the dignity of elders who must ask for help.

Important Facts about The Sunday Fund

  • 100% of the money donated to The Sunday Fund is used to support elders.
  • Every year there is an increase in both the number and size of Sunday Fund requests. Your help is crucial to our ability to keep pace with the growing needs of those we serve.
  • Without Sunday Fund grants, there are men and women who could no longer maintain their residency on one of our campuses, a place they have come to call home.
  • The level of assistance we can offer elders is directly related to the balance available in The Fund.
  • MSS does NOT receive an apportionment from the Methodist Conference.

 Who Supports this Effort?

United Way RecipientWe receive support from a variety of individuals, churches, and businesses. We invite you to become a member of the Senior Services support network with a personal gift to this fund. You may make a donation by clicking here or you may mail your donation to us at Methodist Senior Services, 109 S. Broadway, P. O. Box 1567, Tupelo, MS 38802-1567. Please be sure to designate your gift for the "Sunday Fund".

Sunday Fund Campaign

Each year, the Sunday Fund campaign begins on Mother's Day.
2017 Sunday Fund Top District - West Jackson District
2017 Sunday Fund TOP TWENTY (overall giving)
  1. Yazoo City First UMC
  2. Christ UMC – Jackson
  3. Tupelo First UMC
  4. Central UMC – Meridian
  5. Hernando UMC
  6. Galloway Memorial UMC – Jackson
  7. Cleveland First UMC
  8. Meridian First Baptist Church
  9. Gulfport First UMC
  10. Cokers Chapel UMC – Meridian
  11. College Hill Baptist Church
  12. Oxford-University UMC
  13. Anderson UMC – Jackson
  14. Trinity UMC – Gulfport
  15. Maples Memorial UMC – Olive Branch
  16. Tunica UMC
  17. College Park UMC – Meridian
  18. St. Matthew’s UMC – Madison
  19. Main Street UMC – Hattiesburg
  20. Madison UMC
2017 Sunday Fund TOP TWENTY (average giving by membership)
  1. Yazoo City First UMC
  2. Holly Bluff UMC
  3. Cokers Chapel UMC - Meridian
  4. Hermanville UMC
  5. McLain UMC
  6. Evergreen UMC - Nettleton
  7. College Park UMC - Meridian
  8. Covenant UMC - Columbus
  9. Cleveland First UMC
  10. Sharon UMC
  11. Merigold UMC
  12. Union UMC - Dekalb
  13. New Hope UMC
  14. Shipman Chapel UMC - Cleveland
  15. Strong UMC - Aberdeen
  16. Independence UMC - Coldwater
  17. Louise UMC
  18. Washington UMC - Natchez
  19. Tunica UMC
  20. Wesley Chapel UMC - Houston