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 missions@lewiscenterumc.org with any questions regarding any of the opportunities listed below.       



Our church is currently collecting brand-new mittens/gloves, hats, and coats for children of all sizes (infant through adult) 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. Donations can be placed on the mitten/glove tree in the church lobby or hung on the rack next it. All items must be brought into the church by Sunday, December 3rd.

Volunteers are also being recruited to help prepare/sort all of the incoming donations for a few hours each morning from December 3rd - 8th. We will also need volunteers to help distribute the coats during the actual event on December 9th. Please check out the volunteer sign-up list for more details!


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 11th 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.


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. Shoeboxes are available in the church lobby. 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.



Would you be willing to share your baking talents to support our annual cookie tray fundraiser? Bakers are asked to bake 10 dozen cookies - instructions and recipes will be provided to make it as easy as possible. Cookies need to be dropped off to the church on December 5th or December 6th. Cookie trays will be sold for $20 and will include 5 dozen delicious cookies. The proceeds for the sale benefit the church and many of its ministries. Please email missions@lewiscenterumc.org if you are interesting in baking and/or purchasing cookies.


PEOPLE IN NEED - Produce Market - Oct 31st

Thank you to our volunteers who supported the PIN Produce Market on October 31st! We appreciated your assistance in helping to serve over 80 families that day.

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