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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding any of the opportunities listed below.
People In Need - Restock the Shelves Campaign
Food pantries are often quite low during the winter months following the holidays - when not many people are thinking about food drives. That's why we do our annual food drive during this time of year to restock the shelves at People In Need of Delaware County. Last year we donated over 4,000 pounds of food and other items - smashing our goal of 3,000 pounds. This year, Sarah Wilson has challenged the church to raise over 5,000 pounds. Please review this list of most needed items. Donations should be brought back to the church on Sunday, February 24th. We will also need volunteers to help load up the donations and volunteers to help deliver the items up to PIN following our 10:30AM service. Donations collected during the THRIVE @ 5PM service will be delivered to PIN on February 27th.
PIN Holiday Clearing House: COAT DRIVE
Our church is currently collecting brand-new mittens/gloves, hats, and coats for children of all sizes (infant through adult) to support 2019 PIN’s Holiday Clearing House. Many of these items can be found on clearance this time of year - so we can make our money go further by purchasing items now. We invite you to host a coat drive in your neighborhood or work place to support this amazing cause. Donations can be placed in the PIN donation box in the Missions corner of the church lobby or hung on the coat rack next it. Donations may be brought in during the months of January and February.
YEAR-ROUND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
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.
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