Our Community

Members of our church body volunteer with a variety of local ministries...

Conversations in English

Held at the church, these groups help international visitors improve their speaking skills.

Empty Tomb

empty tomb is a Christian service and research organization. Opportunites for service include working with emergency food deliveries, assisting in the clothing room, help in the office, and furniture deliveries to families in need.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen "Our mission is to feed the hungry of our community regardless of race, religion or ethnicity." 

Salvation Army food pantry and Canteen Run

Salvation Army USA Food insecurity exists in every zip code in the United States. You can help.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity Everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Pregnancy Resource Center

The Pregnancy Resource Center offers free services in a caring and confidential manner.

Jesus is the Way Prison Ministries

This is a great local ministry reaching out regularly to offer freedom in Christ and loving hope to those literally imprisoned in this world.


Other local organizations that we support financially have included:

Illini Land Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA’s goal is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

Salt and Light

Salt and Light is a non-profit ministry with a mission to share the love of God by helping those in need.​

Restoration Urban Ministries

Restoration Urban Ministries is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing comprehensive services in an effort to help the most needy and desperate in the community.


Our World

"I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." - John 4:35b.

Free Methodist World Missions coordinates intercultural evangelistic work for the denomination, and our local church participates in the work through directly supporting missionaries and contributing to various other missions-related projects.


Kay Stotts Godoy

Kay serves as Latin America regional coordinator for International Child Care Ministries (ICCM). Based in Santiago, Chile, she supervises ICCM national coordinators who work alongside FM elementary scool teachers and church workers throughout Latin America to share the good news of Jesus with children. She is married to Leonardo Godoy who shares her heart for service, evangalism and discipleship. Kay and Leo participate in outreach, training, and administrative responsibilities at Comunidad Casa Grande in Santiago, a growing church ministering to immigrants from Venezuela.

Other Missionary Areas

We annually support and receive missionaries from areas of the world we are unable to share publicly about.  As a part of the Global Free Methodist movement, we have connections with local churches and leaders in areas all over the world. We'd love to have you join us to learn more!

Global Projects

International Child Care Ministries

Many individuals at Mattis Avenue have chosen to be involved globally by sponsoring children through ICCM, our denomination’s child sponsorship initiative.  ICCM is also actively involved in community change for future generations through agriculture projects, access to water, and access to education through providing menstruation kits to young women.

Set Free (Combating Human Trafficking)

In Hungary, globally, and right here in Champaign County.  We'd even love to start a local chapter, let us know if you're interested in joining the team!

Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund

The Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund provides immediate relief funds in crisis situations.

Walk for Light & Global 6K for Water

Mattis Avenue has enthusiastically served as a host site for the Global 6K for Water. Each participant in the event provided sustainable clean water to a child in need. We also sponsored a Walk for Light, raising funds for much-desired solar lights for students in a creative access country.

Projects Abroad

Mattis Avenue members have partnered with many intercultural missions projects, with a wide range of emphases. Some include a church-building project in Hermosillo, Mexico, mission trips to Dominican Republic and several African countries, India, and a number of other countries.