During the UMW Mission Focus Day
The Youth and Adults who are interested can begin the day early by joining us to serve at Urban Bicycle Food Ministry. (info below)
We will leave St. Paul at 6:45 to make our way to Carpenter House to begin delivering meals at 7:30. They will provide the bicycles. Everyone attending must bring a Waiver for Riders and Register with UBFM Here
The Urban Bicycle Food Ministry (Memphis, TN) is an ecumenical, non-profit organization, built on the foundation and the principals of the synoptic Gospels. Though it is a Christian based organization, it is very inclusive. All people of different faiths are encouraged to participate. This organization believes that small concrete acts of kindness are the fundamentals that bring light and love to a community. All it requires is a bicycle, backpack, and a giving spirit.
The Urban Bicycle Food Ministry falls into the idea of a “church without walls”. We are a church in the sense of an assembly of people. Our church building is our city. We are an active church. We are not evangelists. We go to our neighbors on the streets; we meet them where they are with food and essential supplies and remind them that they are loved, cared for, and prayed for regularly.
The UBFM movement has spread into other cities such as Des Moines IA and Baton Rouge LA. If you are interested in creating a UBFM in your city, give us a shout. All it takes is a bike, some supplies to distribute, and a giving spirit. We will guide you and answer any questions you might have.
Our actions are encouraged by:
Matthew 5:13-14 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” There are good things happening in Memphis TN. The city is being “seasoned”. Passion for people is deeply rooted in its history. Love for the city is emerging from all of its corners. There is a movement for peace, love, and justice happening. UBFM is on the front line of it armed with compassion for our neighbors and a giving spirit.
Luke 6:20-21 “Jesus raised his eyes to his disciples and said: ‘Happy are you who are poor, because God’s kingdom is yours. Happy are you who hunger now, because you will be satisfied. Happy are you who weep now, because you will laugh.’” Hate does exist in the world. One does not have to search to find it. UBFM seeks to extinguish that dark cloud that looms in places. We seek to bring happiness to our brothers and sisters by means of genuine relationships.
Our goal: To fulfill the Gospel on two wheels.
Mission: To offer needs to the people of our community, one interaction at a time.