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, June 27th 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 SCHOOL SHOES DRIVE
People in Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio (PIN) will begin their annual school shoe drive in July. This program helps low 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 & 2017, LCUMC donated funds for over 60 pairs of shoes! Let’s see if we can donate enough for 75 pairs of shoes in 2018!
Place monetary donations in the offering in an envelope marked “PIN School Shoe Drive”. We will collect donations June-August. No gift card donations please.
CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE 3rD 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!
We will be collecting these items June-August and they will be delivered September 9th when LCUMC serves breakfast. Donations can be placed on the coat rack or in the boxes marked in the fellowship hall. Your clothing donation will enable a man to go to on a potential employer interview looking well-groomed and dressed!
People in Need food pantry volunteer
People can sign-up to be a Food Pantry volunteer. 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.
Those interested should go to the PIN facility during normal business hours to pick up an application. You must be 18 or older to volunteer in the food pantry. Volunteers could sign-up to volunteer once a week or once a month or just get on the volunteer schedule as your schedule permits. Click here for more information.
Church for All People
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. They meet at the church around 7:15AM and then arrive at C4AP by 8AM. Breakfast is done around 9AM when the service starts and they clean-up and head home.