Read  Learn  Grow

Children K- 3rd Grade

We are currently unable to provide this program due to the current pandemic; however, if your child is in need of tutoring or if you are willing to tutor a child please send and email to


Each Sunday from 4-5pm 


Reading Helps is one of the ways we provide support to parents and educators in the Meridian area to encourage and assist with reading. During this hour on Sunday afternoon your child will have a small snack and be partnered with an approved (background checked) reading mentor. At times they may play reading related educational games, but most often they will work with your child to increase there excitement around books, strengthen reading skills, and take an interest in your child’s education. Please also note we follow safe sanctuary rules, so no child is ever alone with an adult. Keller Joyner is our contact person for Reading Helps, if you have specific questions feel free to email her @ Hope to see you in Reading Helps! 


Meeting at Poplar Springs Drive UMC 
3937 Poplar Springs Drive
(Park behind church, use double glass doors, meeting on the 2nd floor)


For more information, call the church office 601-485-5598

(Children can join Reading Helps any time during the school year)


No degree required, just a heart to help! We will help you get started with the necessary tools to be a reading mentor! (Background checks are required, we will take care of that process once you have signed up)

If you cannot help every Sunday no problem. Just let us know which Sundays you are available!