FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The following projects were adopted to be promoted as East Ohio Conference Advance Specials for support by the East Ohio United Methodist Churches July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. NOTE: grouped by ministry or mission type.
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East Ohio Health and Welfare Agencies
Health and Welfare Agencies serve as an extension of the ministries of the conference and relate directly to the Health and Welfare Committee of the Board of Missions. This includes specific leadership and connectional requirements. Requests to become a Health and Welfare Agency are approved by the Board of Missions. These are also Advance Special projects which equip and resource local churches.
Canton Calvary Mission, Canton | EOC 9151
Canton Calvary Mission provides a safe, warm and caring place for children, teens and adults through multiple programs such as: food programs, after-school and summer programs for children and teens, diapers and formula, health education opportunities and connection to healthcare through our partnership with Access Health, school supplies, clothing, bedding, household and other items.
Copeland Oaks Care Fund, Sebring | EOC 9172
The Life Care Fund is an on-going program that provides financial assistance to aging folks in our care who can no longer afford to pay for housing, meals, prescriptions, and healthcare needs.
Epworth Center, Bethesda | EOC 9140
Epworth Center Work Mission helps our neighbors who apply for assistance during the summer months. Mission teams come to Epworth for 3 to 5 days and work mostly on outdoor projects: ramps, porches, fences, yards, or painting for those who can't physically or financially do the work themselves.
Flat Rock Homes & Care Center, Flat Rock | EOC 9174
Flat Rock provides health care, day programming, vocational and employment services for adults with significant developmental disabilities and severe behavioral disorders in nine counties in Ohio. This project provides much needed free, charitable care and services not covered by Medicaid or other programs.
Heart 4 the City, Akron | EOC 9941
Building the front porch to the kingdom of God by prioritizing relationships and establishing programs that address needs in our community.
Nehemiah Mission, Cleveland | EOC 9136
The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland rebuilds lives and homes of physically and fiscally challenged individuals to sow seeds of hope.
OhioGuidestone, Berea | EOC 9173
OhioGuidestone's mission is to provide pathways for growth, achievement, and lifelong success by helping those we serve overcome barriers to success and find the joy that comes with self-sufficiency and accomplishment.
Otterbein Marblehead, Lakeside - Marblehead | EOC 9175
Otterbein values the older person as a child of God. In keeping with our United Methodist tradition, Otterbein seeks to enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons.
Urban Mission Ministries, Steubenville | EOC 9107
Provides a holistic ministry approach to ending poverty in the Ohio Valley by providing hunger relief, housing, community development, neighborhood revitalization and spiritual care for individuals and families. Our vision is to end poverty one fresh start at a time.
West Side Community House (WSCH), Cleveland | EOC 9933
West Side Community House transforms lives in the community through an array of model programs and services that strengthen and stabilize the family, encourage lifelong learning and economic self-sufficiency, promote health and wellness, foster independence, and renew the life spirit.
UMC-Affiliated, Ecumenical, or Community Ministries Designated as Advance Special Projects by the Mission Awareness Committee
These are mission partners which provide opportunities for local churches to engage in community outreach by either volunteering or supporting financially.
ACCESS Ashland Emergency Shelter, Ashland County | EOC 9953
Provides temporary shelter and meals in a loving Christian environment to homeless women and families with children, while connecting them to resources to become empowered for self-sufficiency and family stability.
Blue Rose Mission, Mansfield | EOC 9940
To provide opportunities for people to bring Christ to homeowners in need in Richland County through home improvement projects. Our purpose is to use community and church groups to do housing repair for people in need.
Covered Bridge Mission, Ashtabula County | EOC 9975
This mission addresses small home improvement projects that other charitable organizations don’t always provide, such as wheelchair ramps. Helping the economically disadvantaged in the rural and urban areas of Ashtabula County, Ohio’s largest geographic county.
Gifted Gaits, Quaker City | EOC 9919
Gifted Gaits is a ministry in the Southern Hills District, birthed out of Kennonsburg UMC. It provides equine assisted therapy, caregiver support and workforce development that is rooted in prayer, relationships and horses.
Harmony House, Mansfield | EOC 9134
Our mission at Harmony House is to provide the homeless citizens in Richland County with a clear path to housing and hope.
Interchurch Social Services of Knox County, Knox County | EOC 9196
Interchurch Social Services provides emergency assistance to residents of Knox County including rent, utility, and prescription assistance, pantry service, clothing, gasoline vouchers for medical appointments, and Christmas assistance.
Journey’s End Ministries, Newcomerstown | EOC 9931
Journey’s End operates a food pantry to feed the less fortunate in Newcomerstown and the surrounding area. We also offer used clothing and household items.
Kenmore Free Store, Akron | EOC 9920
Kenmore Free Store shares the good news of Jesus Christ and provides items like clothing and household goods to all who are in need at no cost or obligation. They introduce people in the Kenmore community and surrounding area to the grace of Christ. They also serve as a pathway to Christian discipleship by reducing the barriers of poverty and building relationships with all who participate in this ministry.
Martha’s Cupboard, Fresno | EOC 9964
To follow Jesus’ command to love our neighbors as ourselves by helping those who have lost their jobs or are low income. Provides cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, diapers and school supplies that can't be purchased with food stamps.
McKinley Community Outreach Center, Willoughby | EOC 9966
McKinley Community Outreach Center exists to serve the low-income, under-resourced population of western Lake County by assisting with basic needs that support personal and family stability.
Neighborhood Community Development Center, Steubenville | EOC 9112
The Neighborhood Community Development Center works within urban communities to find and develop new leaders, equipping them to create programming that will benefit the community in the areas of health, education, economic development and spiritual growth.
Nepali Speaking Ministry in Cuyahoga Falls | EOC 9923
Christian education for children and adults who speak English as a second language, specifically those who speak Nepali as a first language.
O.P.E.N. M, Akron | EOC 9102
O.P.E.N. M Community Works Akron (CWA) assists those in poverty to become economically self-sufficient through holistic employment assistance, prioritizing financial literacy, job retention, and mentorship to reduce
individual barriers to employment.
Project Hope for the Homeless (Ecumenical Shelter Network of Lake County) | EOC 9143
Project Hope Restoring Hope & Renewing Lives is a 50-bed emergency shelter, which includes a 12-bed family wing with extended hours (Families Moving Forward), as well as comprehensive services and aftercare services upon exit.
South Street Ministries, Inc., Akron | EOC 9195
South Street Ministries assists unemployed adults and addresses the spectrum of youth education and mentoring needs in the South Akron community with its many programs.
Starting Point Outreach Center, Willard | EOC 9939
A community mission to provide help and guidance for crisis resolution and the achievement of financial, personal and spiritual well-being. We promote Christ-centered family values while helping low - and moderate - income families overcome financial crises, providing low-cost immigration legal assistance, and giving support for recovering addicts.
International Missions or General Church Partners
These are mission partners which provide opportunities for local churches to support missions in other settings. They are approved by the Mission Awareness Committee.
CHOAIDS (Caring for Haitian Orphans with AIDS), Haiti | EOC 9922
CHOAIDS provides shelter, food, access to education, transportation and medical treatment for neglected children in Haiti who are HIV positive. They also employ HIV positive women as ‘house moms’ to provide direct care to these orphans.
Eastbrook Mission Barn, New Castle PA | EOC 9918
Established in 2008 as a ministry of Eastbrook UMC, our mission is 4-fold-Collect, process, package and ship UMCOR kits in a tri-state region; construct handicap access ramps and help with local needs; provide material support for ERT (Early Response Teams) doing disaster response; provide education about Christian mission, especially UMCOR and UMVIM.
Farmer to Farmer, Liberia | EOC 9026
Farmer to Farmer supports mission partners in Harrisburg, Liberia, whose work includes providing farm equipment and training to the Liberian farming community.
Masindi Educational Ministries, Uganda | EOC 9192
Funding for construction of additional facilities at Rock Foundation School, a Christian-based school serving students in Masindi, Uganda.
Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), Illinois | EOC 9944
A facility for collecting, processing, sorting and shipping material goods for disaster response.
North Coast of Haiti Mission, Haiti | EOC 9947
Improve the lives of the people of the Cap Haitian Circuit of Eglise Methodiste du Haiti, with a primary focus on the Methodist School and Church in Dondon.
EOCUMC Staff-Administered Ministries
Approved by the Conference Council on Ministries
Disaster Response in Ohio | EOC 9200
Provides immediate and long‐term recovery for the community and the survivors of a disaster in the East Ohio Conference or neighboring areas.
Disaster Response Leadership Development | EOC 9648
Funding for Early Response Team (ERT UMCOR) training, scholarships, and leadership development sponsored by the East Ohio Disaster Response Committee.
East Ohio Conference Camps | EOC 9899
East Ohio Conference camps provides for camperships and subsidizes other needs at the camp sites to provide a quality Christian camping program.
East Ohio Conference Camps - L.O.T. Campership Program | EOC 9186
The L.O.T. (Least Of These) Campership Endowment fund provides camperships for children, youth, young adults and families from poverty situations.
East Ohio Volunteers in Mission | EOC 9046
Provides funding for training, scholarships, and leadership development of East Ohio Volunteers in Mission. Please do not use fund 9633.
East Ohio Volunteers in Mission-Teams | EOC 9643
Funding for team travel, materials, and participant expenses of teams planned and organized by an UMVIM-trained Team Leader. You can make a general donation to this fund or support a specific team by indicating the location and date of the trip.
John M. Roseberry Scholarship Fund | EOC 9976
Scholarships are awarded to racial-ethnic students who have been members of the UMC for at least three years and do not have the access to higher education that others may have.
Partners in Mission | EOC 9948
Staff salary and expenses for the East Ohio Missions Coordinator to develop networks and share stories of all God is doing through risk-taking mission partnerships.
The following have been discontinued as Advance Projects:
EOC 9936 3C's Missions
EOC 9704 Africa U VIM Project
EOC 9018 East Ohio Russia Initiatives
EOC 9910 J.I.M.’s Place
EOC 9171 Wesleyan Senior Living
General Advance Projects
Churches may give directly to Conference Advance Projects and to General Advance Projects by indicating the project number on the church statement/remittance form. General Church Advance Projects and numbers can be found here.
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