Mission Work at Lewis Center
"The world is my parish." - John Wesley
At Lewis Center UMC, missions is more than a project or an event, but a core part of our foundation as a church. Below, you will find ways to be a part of our church community as we find ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
Help at the PIN Produce Market
We are in need of volunteers for the Produce Market at People In Need (PIN) on Wednesday, October 25th from 2:00 - 4:30 PM. Volunteer jobs will include market set-up, client sign-in, assisting clients with collecting produce, helping clients move through the line, traffic control, and clean-up. The Produce Market will be held outside at the PIN location (138 Johnson Dr, Delaware, OH 43015) & will be held rain or shine. You can sign-up online by clicking here to go to SignUp Genius.
We would like all of our LCUMC volunteers to wear our blue Missions t-shirts to the Produce Market. If you need a t-shirt - just indicate what size you will need when you sign-up. Please contact Annie Johnston with any questions at 330-329-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities to Help Our Community
PEOPLE IN NEED COOKBOOK DRIVE
Calling all cookbooks! Last fall, PIN began collecting and distributing cookbooks to their clients to encourage the pantry visitors to learn to cook, make healthier and more economical choices for their families. Since the program started, they have distributed more than 300 cookbooks! Their supply has dwindled due to the success of the program.
Through the month of August, LCUMC will collect new and gently used cookbooks to be donated to PIN. Please bring your donations in and place them in the collection box in the Fellowship Hall.
PEOPLE IN NEED SCHOOL SHOES DRIVE
Beginning in July, People in Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio (PIN) will begin their annual school shoe drive. This program helps low to moderate income families in Delaware County purchase shoes for their children. Each child is given a $25.00 gift card to Payless to purchase a new pair of shoes. In 2016, LCUMC donated funds for over 60 pairs of shoes! Let’s see if we can donate enough for 75 pairs of shoes in 2017.
As of July 2nd, we have received $900 which will purchase 36 pairs of shoes!
If you are interested in donating to PIN for the school shoe drive, place your money in an envelope marked “PIN School Shoe Drive” or donate at one of the kiosk stations.
The July communion offering will be donated to People In Need for the school shoe drive.
CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE 2ND ANNUAL MEN’S CLOTHING DRIVE
The Church For All People is need of new or gently used business-casual men’s clothing. All sizes are needed! The mission team will be collecting these items during the months of July and August and they will be delivered September 10th when we serve breakfast.
Donations will be collected on the coat rack on the east wall of the fellowship hall. Please hang suits or larger items on the coat rack or place your donations in the clothesbaskets. Your clothing donation will enable a man to go to on a potential employer interview looking well-groomed and dressed!
GLEN OAK’S SCHOOL SUPPLY AND BACKPACK COLLECTION
Glen Oak Elementary School provides for some of our school districts most underprivileged children. The mission team has decided to partner with the Glen Oak PTO and the guidance counselor, Mr. Bickley, to purchase school supply boxes for in-need children. We will also collect back packs for children of all ages/grades.
The cost of the school supply boxes is $30.00 per student and this provides their supplies for the whole year. If you would like to donate, place your money in an envelope marked “Glen Oak School Supplies” or donate at one of the kiosk stations.
As of July 2nd, we have received $150.00 in donations. We will continue collecting through the end of August.
Backpack donations can be placed in the box labeled in the Fellowship Hall.
UNITY HOUSE RUMMAGE SALE!
The Unity House is a sober living house for women just released from jail or prison and it is located on Washington Street in Delaware, Ohio. The purpose of The Unity House is to give housing and help to women who are on the road to recovery from addiction.
In order to support this mission in our city, they are hosting a large rummage sale on July 29th at the Data Garage (119 Henderson Court, Delaware) to help raise funds for the Unity House.
If you would like to donate, email email@example.com or phone of 740.272.1604. They will be accepting items now until July 21st. They offer coordination of pickup at our church or your home potentially. Please keep in mind that the items need to be clean, bug-free, smoke free, and in good or great condition.