MISSIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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Christmas Collection for Midwest Mission | November 28 - December 2 at multiple churches in the East Ohio Conference
There are many charitable organizations that vie for our attention this time of year. While their intentions may be good, East Ohio Missions seeks to develop relationships and partnerships that are healthy and seek justice for the recipients. Giving through Midwest Mission is an opportunity within our UMC connection. The Board of Missions is encouraging all East Ohio congregations to collect items for Midwest Mission, then bring to the drop-off site closest to you the week of November 28 - December 2. Midwest Mission is also one of our long-time Conference Advances which means they are reviewed each year by the Mission Awareness Committee. Any donations to Midwest Mission made online on #GivingTuesday (November 29) will be matched by the Board of Missions (maximum match of $500).
Items to Collect for Midwest Mission
Together, let’s reconsider what God’s generosity can look like during this Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas season!
Canal: Tallmadge UMC, 207 N Munroe Rd, Tallmadge, OH 44278 | (330) 633-3734
Drop-off November 28 or 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Firelands: Collins UMC, 4290 Hartland Center Rd. #9703, Collins, OH 44826 | (419) 668-6203
Drop-off November 28 - December 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please bring to the door on the end marked “The Gathering at Collins".
Mahoning Valley: Boardman UMC, 6809 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 | ( 330) 758-4527
Drop-off November 28 - December 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Enter from the main parking lot, take items to the Fellowship Hall located up the stairs and to the right (follow the signs posted).
Mid-Ohio: Trinity UMC Mt. Gilead, 75 East High St., Mt Gilead, OH 43338 | (419) 947-6040
Drop-off November 28 - December 2 from 8:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:00-3:00 p.m.
North Coast: Strongsville UMC, 13500 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136 | (440) 238-6135
Drop-off in the pavilion (on the north side of the parking lot) anytime November 28 - December 2. Due to construction, you may need to use the Webster Rd. entrance.
Ohio Valley: First UMC Carrollton, 253 S Lisbon St., Carrollton, OH 44615 | (330) 627-7671
Drop-off November 28 - December 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or December 2 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If these days/times are not convenient, items may be dropped off at any time and left in the glassed-in vestibule off the parking lot.
Southern Hills: Old Washington UMC, 120 Old National Rd., Washington, OH 43768 | (618) 267-5226
Drop-off November 28 - December 2 anytime during the day. Bring to the parsonage garage next to the church.
Three Rivers: Roscoe UMC, 475 High St., Coshocton, OH 43812 | (740) 622-7780
Drop-off November 28 - December 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Use gym entrance at southwest corner of the building.
Tuscarawas: Bolivar UMC, 256 Poplar St./SR 212, Bolivar, OH 44612 | (330) 874-2930
Drop-off November 30 - December 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Donations can be left on covered front porch.
Western Reserve: Mentor UMC, 8600 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 | (440) 255-3496
Drop-off November 28 - December 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Use the office entrance that is located on the northeast side of the church. This will be a no-contact drop-off site, if you need assistance unloading, contact the church office.
Rev. Kathy Dickriede, East Ohio UMVIM coordinator and director of Missions & Community Engagement, is always eager to partner and provide leadership and trainings in and for the local church.
We can schedule something in your local setting and invite others to join! Contact Rev. Dickriede by e-mail or at (330) 499-3972 ext. 102 to find out more.
Connectional Ministries Office
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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