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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Lew center UMC.
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
September 2 - Church for All People
October 7 - Watoto Read
November 4 - PIN Coat Drive
December 2 - To be Decided
People in Need:
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 to see Lula Mae and fill out 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.
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.