Mid-Cumberland Mountain Ministry

Mid-Cumberland Mountain Ministries (MCMM), based at Church of the Holy Comforter, Monteagle, was established through grants from the Tennessee Department of Housing Administration in 1988 and is still in operation today as an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee.

is to support the dignity and stability of God’s people by providing resources to Franklin, Grundy, and Marion Counties.

is to support families and individuals by providing resources for

Acute Needs

MCMM’s clients are anyone in need who lives in Franklin, Grundy, or Marion Counties regardless of his or her race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.

Housing: Variable term housing loans are made at low to no interest to help individuals buy or build a home. Smaller rehab loads are also offered to help residents afford needed repairs to their current dwelling. In order to receive a loan from MCMM, clients are required to attend financial and budget counseling and demonstrate their commitment toward improving their financial situation before a loan is approved.

Emergency Shelter: MCMM has aided travelers and local residents needing shelter for the night by paying for a local hotel room, making a referral to an area shelter, or assisting individuals or families relocate into a variety of housing options.

Work for the Future: Through a grant to MCMM financial assistance is available to help cover the costs of books, tuition, and travel for post-secondary education for area residents.

Santa on the Mountain and Santa in the Valley: Since 2002, area parents who might not otherwise be able to provide a present for their children on Christmas morning have been invited to come to the MCMM office at Church of the Holy Comforter and select a gift for their children. This specific ministry is funded primarily through the Mission Committee of the School of Theology at Sewanee and supplemented by community donations. This program was expanded to include Santa in the Valley through a grant made to Church of the Epiphany, Sherwood, to supplement a program of that congregation that provides clothes, food, and toys to families in Crow Creek Valley.

A list of MCMM committee members may be found here.