Morton Memorial is known on the mountain as the hub of many vital ministries, made possible by generous giving and partnerships with the South Cumberland Community Foundation, the University of the South's Office of Civic Engagement, Mountain Top, St. Thomas Medical Partners' Mobile Health Unit, VISTA and local Rotary groups, among others.  The recent expansion of Morton's facilities, completed in 2019, made possible more community involvement like Al-Anon meetings and Diabetes Seminars, for example.  

Feeding Ministry

Morton's Food Ministry operates the Second Saturday of Every Month, beginning at 8 a.m. with numbers given to recipients until 10 a.m.  There are no requirements for eligibility but you will need a photo ID. Since the pandemic, distribution is being done with a drive-up system. People will check you in and then put groceries in your car/truck. 


Not only are volunteers necessary on Food Distribution Days, but also on the Thursday and Friday before the 2nd Saturday, when help is needed to offload and set up for Saturdays.  Contact the office at mortonmemorialumc@gmail.com to get on a list to volunteer on those days.  

Mobile Health Clinic

Exams for acute illnesses, annual physicals, well-child exams, flu shots, and limited medications are provided free of charge. The Mobile Clinic is open parked in Tracy City. Call Morton UMC to find out its location.

AA and Al-Anon

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is for those struggling with alcohol addiction and Al-Anon provides support for their families. AA meets on Sundays at 6:30 pm. Al-Anon meetings are held at 6:p.m. every Thursday night at the building between the church and the CVS.  

College Ministry

College-age and young adults meet Sundays when the college is in fall and spring session at 9 a.m. at Stirling's Coffee Shop on Georgia Avenue on the campus of University of the South.  All are welcome.  For more information or to find out if the group is meeting this week, contact Rev. Melisa Derseweh, melisa.derseweh@twkumc.org

Thanks so much to Jeanine and Jack Jacob
Sunday School 

The Adult Bible Study Sunday School class meets in the education buidling beginning at 9:45am on Sundays.  Bring your coffee mug! For more specifics, contact Pastor Melisa or Bob Askew bobaskew@askewart.com.

Pastoral Support

Pastor Melisa offers short-term counseling, pre-marital counseling (free for members) and mentoring.  If you need ongoing personal counseling (more than three sessions), she will refer you to local, licensed professionals.  Contact her directly at melisa.derseweh@twkumc.org

Bible Study/Wednesday
Night Meals

During the school year, Morton offers a healthy and tasty Wednesday meal for $10, beginning at 5:15 p.m. and then a Bible study beginning at 6 p.m.