Jacksonhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/service adventure/JacksonJacksonMississippi<p><strong>Unit</strong><br></p><p>Service Adventure Jackson offers a rich unit life supported by a welcoming congregation whose members are very involved in the community. Open Door Mennonite Church has arranged for service placements with a number of caring service agencies in Jackson. Positions include working with children and youth after school programs, services for homeless people, a clothing closet, a soup kitchen, and a unique family-run transition shelter for homeless people. <br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"><strong>Church</strong></span><br></p><p>We are urban. We are multi-cultural. We are Southern. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, Open Door is the only Mennonite Church USA congregation within a ninety mile radius. Open Door was founded as a multi-cultural church at a time when race mixing was still under debate within the body of Christ. We are black, white, and Native American. We welcome all as we are one in Christ.  We embrace hospitality, faith, family and community. Whoever you are, wherever you are, however you are, you are welcome at <a href="http://www.opendoor.us/">Open Door</a>.</p><p><strong>Service</strong><br></p><p>Jackson is the capital of the state of Mississippi, "the birthplace of American music" and of literary giants like William Faulkner and John Grisham. Jackson suffers from many of the problems frequently found in urban centers: decaying infrastructure, capital flight, under-resourced public schools, and elevated levels of poverty. With a population of approximately 170,000, Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi.  <br></p>

 

 

Clothing Closet Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/538545/Clothing Closet AssistantClothing Closet AssistantStewpotJackson, Mississippi
Transition Home Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/538800/Transition Home AssistantTransition Home AssistantWingard Home MinistriesJackson, Mississippi
Stewpot Ministries Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/537053/Stewpot Ministries AssistantStewpot Ministries AssistantStewpotJackson, Mississippi
Food Ministries - Soup Kitchen and Food Pantryhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/538546/Food Ministries - Soup Kitchen and Food PantryFood Ministries - Soup Kitchen and Food PantryStewpotJackson, Mississippi
After-school Program Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/538547/After-school Program AssistantAfter-school Program AssistantStewpotJackson, Mississippi
Service Adventure Jackson Unit Leaderhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/10/Service Adventure Jackson Unit LeaderService Adventure Jackson Unit LeaderJackson, Mississippi

 

 

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