The Scott Center

The Scott Center is the main headquarters for the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers and its ministry. It is located at 3000 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN. Caddie corner on Walnut grove Rd. to the main Memphis Shelby County Library and and across the street on Tillman St. from The Binghampton Christian Academy (The Neighborhood School), on the corner of Walnut Grove Rd. and Tillman Street.

Christ’s Closet / Scott Center Food Pantry (Ground Floor)

The Ground floor of the Scott Center hosts the Christ’s Closet Thrift Store and the Scott Center Food Pantry. This is the main entrance to the building from Walnut Grove Parking Lot. Handicap parking is here and access to the elevator is also from this floor.

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Staff and Volunteers at the Christ’s Closet and Scott Center Food Pantry

Miriam Child Development Center (First Floor)

The Miriam Child Development Center is located on the first floor of the Scott Center Building.    The main entrance to the Child Development Center is from the Tillman parking lot.  There is no access to the elevator from this parking lot because the child care center is closed to the general public.

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UMNC Administrative Offices (Second Floor)

The second floor of the Scott Center is the main administrative offices for the UMNC.  A small computer lab for volunteers.  The administrative office for the Miriam Child Development Center is also here.   There is a large meeting room that is used for the UMNC’s weekly Lunch and Learn gatherings and a variety of church and community meetings.

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SeedCo volunteer Ashley Harrelson working at the receptionist desk.

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Computer Lab for Volunteers


Peter Abell from Books from Birth of Shelby County at Lunch and Learn.

Non-Profit Office space (Third Floor)

Low and no cost office space for new and reorganizing non-profit organizations with similar social service missions as the UMNC has always been part of our mission.  Contact Rev. Porterfield for more information.  We have room to share.  Currently our third floor hosts:

Literacy Mid-South new offices are on the third floor of The UMNC.


The mission of Literacy Mid-South is to create a community actively engaged in continuous learning.  A fusion of two prominent community organizations, Literacy Mid-South originally combined the individual, direct service of the Memphis Literacy Council with the citywide campaigns and community resources of Mid-South Reads. Using these initial goals as building blocks, the organization expanded to be the hub of literacy in the Mid-South by providing resources and training to organizations, schools, churches, community groups, and individuals. Programs are structured to combat the lack of educational resources throughout Memphis both at the individual and community level. In the few short years since its inauguration, Literacy Mid-South has become the core collaborator for literacy and education in the Memphis community.


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