Missions at Lewis Center UMC
We strive to put our faith into action and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. We follow Christ's example by sharing the story of God's love, feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, encouraging the disheartened, healing the sick, befriending the outcast, etc. At Lewis Center UMC we give our time and energy as well as our resources. We encourage our children and youth to participate in serving others, thus developing a compassionate heart in tomorrow's world leaders. Get your whole family involved in serving others!
People in Need, Delaware COuntry
“We help Delaware County residents with immediate emergency needs possibly created by job loss, break-up of the family, illness, death, or other unexpected financial emergencies. We do not believe we are solving all of the people's problems by simply handing out food or paying utility bills. We see the immediate emergency need as a symptom and not the problem. Our role is to provide assistance with the immediate need and to take a look at the total needs of the family unit.”
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.
Church For all people
“We are a church for all people. We give our love and offer the saving, healing love of Jesus Christ to everyone, no matter who they are or what they have done. We create and implement ministries that bring to life our vision.”
The LCUMC regularly runs blood drives for the Red Cross, helping all of those who are in need of blood transfusions. Look for information about the next opportunity to participate.
Common ground free store
“What is a Free Store? It’s a place where everything is free—clothing, shoes, diapers and linens, to small appliances, books and toys. There are no income requirements, no questions and no scrutiny; only the support of people who care. God’s mercy does not come with a price tag.
Common Ground Free Store Ministries is a partnership between Delaware County churches, business, civic organizations and caring citizens. “
“Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service – NOMADS provide volunteer labor for United Methodist organizations. NOMADS demonstrate God’s love through our work and by listening to the people with whom we work. We do new construction, remodeling, and repairs for churches, children’s homes, camps, colleges, outreach missions and disaster rebuilding. Team members do maintenance, cleaning, painting, electrical, drywall, sewing, flooring. With God’s help, NOMADS pretty much do it all.”