Mission Work at Lewis Center

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. 


opportunities to serve

Please contact the Missions Team at missions@lewiscenterumc.org with any questions regarding any of the opportunities listed below.       

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PEOPLE IN NEED: PRODUCE MARKET - Oct. 30th

We are in need of volunteers for the Produce Market at People In Need (PIN) on Wed, Oct. 30th from 2-4:30PM.  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.  While this event is not toddler/preschooler-friendly, older children/youth are welcome and encouraged to come out and help.  If you are able to join us - please sign-up online to volunteer.

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CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE - MEN’s CLOTHING DRIVE

The Church For All People is in need of new or gently used business-casual men’s clothing. All sizes are needed! We are now collecting donations which will be delivered on September 8th when LCUMC serves breakfast downtown. Donations of brand-new men's underwear would also be greatly appreciated. Donations can be hung on the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall or placed in the marked boxes beneath. Your clothing donation will enable a man to go to on a potential job interview looking well-groomed and dressed for success! You won't want to miss our Youth Fashion Show on Sunday, August 25th.

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PIN Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies

PIN is having their annual back-to-school drive again this summer.  This program helps low income families in Delaware County get their children ready for the school year. 

Each child is given a $25 gift card to purchase a new pair of shoes. Last year, LCUMC donated enough money to purchase 91 pairs of shoes. Can we beat that this year? Contributions to date for the PIN Shoe Drive is $1,844, enough for 73 pairs of shoes. If you would like to make a donation to support this project, please make checks payable to the church and specify “PIN Back-to-School” in the check memo. No gift card donations, please.

Each child is also provided with back-to-school supplies. PIN has asked of we could help by collecting highlighters, dry erase markers, glue sticks, and Sharpie markers. Donations can be placed in the PIN shopping cart.

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AMINA’s DREAM PROJECT

Days for Girls has developed an ingenious patented kit that includes waterproof shields and absorbent liners which act as reusable feminine pads, plastic bags, underwear, soap, and washcloths. These are all provided in a discrete colorful drawstring bag. Each kit lasts for up to 3 years. These kits will help girls stay in school, build their confidence, inspire vital conversations around female health, leadership, and safety as well as preserve dignity...all through addressing periods! We are forming a team to help create these kits through Amina’s Dream Project (part of Watoto Read). Even if you don’t sew - help is needed with ironing and cutting fabric. For more information on how you can join our team, email Cathy Hanover at chanover1@gmail.com.

YEAR-ROUND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE - FREE STORE & FRESH MARKET VOLUNTEERS

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Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for yourself, your family/friends, your co-workers/neighbors, or your life group?  Church For All People runs a Free Store and Fresh Market that is always in need of more volunteers.  Their Free Store is open Tuesday/Thursday mornings, Wednesday/Friday afternoons, and on Saturdays from 10AM-12:30PM.  There are no minimum age requirements for the Free Store - they leave it up to the discretion of the parents. Their Fresh Market is open Tuesday-Friday from 11AM-5PM and on Saturdays from 9AM-1PM.  For the Fresh Market - recommended ages for volunteers are 12 and up. Please contact missions@lewiscenterumc.org for more information or to sign-up for an upcoming date.  

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People in Need food pantry volunteer

Some of our church members serve as Food Pantry volunteers at People In Need.  Jobs include sorting incoming donations, checking dates, preparing groceries for pick-up orders, and assisting clients in shopping in the PIN grocery store.  Available morning shifts are Monday-Friday from 9AM-12PM.  Afternoon shifts are from 1-4:30PM on Monday-Thursday and from 1-3PM on Friday. You must be 18 or older to volunteer in the food pantry and can commit to volunteering once a week, once a month, or as their schedule permits.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer - stop by the PIN facility during normal business hours to pick up an application.  Click here for more information

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Church for All People  - 2nd Sunday Breakfast

We provide and serve breakfast on the 2nd Sunday of every month.  Members can sign-up to buy/prepare breakfast items (full list is in the big sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in our church building) and/or serve breakfast.  Those that are only donating food - can bring it to the church for those that are serving to take with them.  Volunteers meet at the church around 7:15AM and arrive at C4AP by 8AM.  Breakfast is done around 9AM when the service starts and they clean-up and head home.  


"The world is my parish." - John Wesley