Mission Work at Lewis Center

"The world is my parish." - John Wesley 

At Lewis Center UMC one of our core values is Risk-Taking Mission & Service: being the hands and feet of Christ in the world.  Missions is more than a project or event, but an integral part of our foundation as a church.  As believers, we are called to actively spread God's Word and love through our service in order to make a positive difference in the world, whether it be to our neighbors, loved ones, or strangers from another country.  

We encourage you to explore the ways Lewis Center UMC is spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our partnerships locally and abroad. 

2017 Report and 2018 Plan Available

To learn more about what LCUMC did in 2017 and plans for 2018, please click here to download our 2017 Report and 2018 Plan.

If you would like more information on our partnerships or how you can get involved, please contact the Missions Team at missions@lewiscenterumc.org.

Lenten Campaign Supporting Alpha Recovery & Jericho House

Our 2018 special mission project benefitting Alpha Recovery and the Jericho House wrapped up on Easter Sunday.  Alpha Recovery is a ministry whose goal is to help families, friends, and those suffering any form of addiction.  The Alpha Recovery ministry also supports The Jericho House which is a community recovery residence in Bucyrus that helps to heal those on the road to recovery from addiction - through provision of a safe place to stay, continued counseling, GED assistance, and referral to services to get them back on their feet. We are happy to report this campaign raised $5,227 to support Alpha Recovery and The Jericho House. 

North Katanga Sewing Project Update

We are pleased that the North Katanga Sewing Program has been so successful. Please on the links  to download the 2 pages of the update on this important mission of Lewis Center UMC. 

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Thank you LCUMC!

On June 4, the LCUMC Missions Team was proud to be able to present a check to Watoto Read for $20,239 which will build three classrooms for children in refugee camps in Chad, Africa. Each school will be able to teach 60 children, who otherwise would not be able to attend  school. This was a great effort by the church to impact the lives of children on the other side of the world and to give them hope for a better future. Thank you, LCUMC!  

Monthly Communion Offering

Each month the LCUMC Communion Offering is specified for a specific ministry supported by the church. The schedule for communion offerings in 2018 is:

  • January 7 - PIN Coat Drive
  • February 4 - PIN Restock the Shelves
  • March 4 - Alpha Recovery and Jericho House
  • April 1 - Alpha Recovery and Jericho House
  • May 6 - Our LCUMC Youth Mission Trip
  • June 3 - Watoto Read
  • July 1 - PIN Shoe Drive
  • August 5 - Our LCUMC Vacation Bible School (more informatoin below about Hands and Feet)
  • September 2 - Church for All People
  • October 7 - Watoto Read 
  • November 4 - PIN Coat Drive
  • December 2 - To be Decided


Hands and Feet

For the past few years, our Vacation Bible School program has spearheaded fundraising efforts for Haiti’s Hands and Feet Project – a mission organization dedicated to providing residential, family-style care to children in crisis.  LCUMC is currently providing financial support to 21 children living in Jacmel, Haiti.   Our annual goals for this outreach are to raise sufficient funding to renew the child sponsorships and to continue developing other support strategies.  In the spring of 2018, we initiated a Pen Friend program, in which church members were matched with sponsored children for the purpose of supporting them with cards, letters, and prayers.  We also are planning a school supply drive for the summer of 2018.  Check out the Hands and Feet Project website for additional information about this mission organization.