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.
Upcoming opportunities to serve
Please contact the Missions Team at email@example.com with any questions regarding any of the opportunities listed below.
Quilt DRIVE Hosted by UMW
The United Methodist Women (UMW) Royina Circle will be hosting their annual quilt drive again this year. Anyone who wants to participate may donate brand-new homemade (or store-bought) quilts and/or blankets. The quilts and blankets will be blessed on November 4th and donated to either Grady Hospital in Delaware, the Common Ground Free Store in Delaware, People In Need’s Holiday Clearing House, and to the Health Department for new mother’s needing assistance.
College Care Packages
When our youth transition from high school to college, we send them a little love from their church family with our Freshman Care Packages ministry. Donations for these care packages are being accepted through the end of September. Ideas include gum, popcorn, pencils, erasers, snack cakes, chips, candy bars, peanuts, hot cocoa, fruit snacks, smarties, suckers, and hard candies. Please place donations in the church kitchen. If you have a college freshman, please provide your child’s address to Lisa Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEOPLE IN NEED - Produce Market - Oct 31st
We are in need of volunteers for the Produce Market at People In Need (PIN) on Wednesday, October 31st 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. You can find more details about this service opportunity and sign-up online by clicking here to go to SignUp Genius.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - Shoeboxes Due November 11th
We invite those of all ages to fill a shoebox this fall to bless children in need around the world. Parents, this is a great way to teach your children about giving. We will begin to distribute shoeboxes during Sunday School and during services very soon. Filled shoeboxes should be returned to the church on November 11th. We also ask that you cover the $9 shipping cost for each shoebox that you fill.
Cookie Trays - CALLING ALL BAKERS!
Do you or someone in your home love to bake? Would you be willing to share your baking talents to support our annual cookie tray fundraiser? Stay tuned for more information.
PEOPLE IN NEED - Holiday Clearing House
Our church will be collecting brand-new mittens/gloves, hats, and coats for infants, children, and youth (who wear adult sizes) to support PIN’s Holiday Clearing House. We invite you to host a coat drive in your neighborhood or work place to support this amazing cause. Volunteers will also be needed to help prepare, sort, and distribute all of the donations in early December. Check back soon for sign-up information!
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