About Us

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers in Memphis (UMNC-M) continue to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of families who need a helping hand.
    Founded in 1907, for over 100 years the UMNC-M is a partnership of churches and neighbors serving one another in Christian love.
    UMNC-M is committed to compassionate service to all God’s children, providing education, child care, social services and spiritual development in a loving atmosphere.
    We emphasize Early Childhood Education, Hunger Ministry, and Ministry with Youth.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we are chartered by the State of Tennessee, and connected to the United Methodist Church – Memphis Conference and the UMC Metro District. Strong support also comes from the UMC Key Women’s groups.


    This Mission was begun by dedicated Methodist women in 1903. Pictured here, the Wesley House ministered for many years in North Memphis. A parallel effort emerged in South Memphis, the Bethlehem Center. In 1969, the two merged to become United Methodist Neighborhood Centers.
    In 1982, Miriam Center opened, among the first to serve Infants and their families. In 2023, we will celebrate 120 years of continuous service.