MISSIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Gay Street UMC is Midwest Mission Collection Site
Gay Street UMC recently became the first permanent collection site in Ohio for Midwest Mission. Donors can take items there year-round and they will be delivered to Midwest Mission. Gay Street UMC is located at 18 N. Gay Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
All In Community (AIC) Ministry Monday | Online February 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Let me tell you how valuable a letter is ... HOPE Letters is a mentorship-through-correspondence program that reaches inside our state correctional facilities to offer hope to those who are incarcerated. Endorsed by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, HOPE Letters writers are touching many lives to offer encouragement, non-judgmental companionship, and a listening ear. The gift of a letter or card can have a profound impact on a person in prison who feels forgotten by the world, and perhaps, by God. The good news is anyone can write letters or sign cards. It’s an easy way to make a big difference in a person’s life! Come learn about how we can send hope to neighbors who are returning to our communities through this valuable ministry on Monday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The event is free, but you must register in advance to get the link to join. Contact AIC Coordinator Jami Nathan with any questions by e-mail.
Bridges Out Of Poverty Training | March 9 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Westlake UMC
A Bridges Out of Poverty workshop offers a new way to view the issue of poverty through the Triple Lens approach:
This approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty. This framework offers tools and resources that equip you to:
Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.
Registration is $15 and includes the required book and lunch, last day to register is March 3.
UMVIM Team Leader Training | March 17 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Wedgewood UMC
If you’re interested in mission work or you’re already involved but want to improve your leadership skills, sign up for this free United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Team Leader training. Enjoy a day of fellowship and conversation to learn best practices for leading a mission team locally, nationally, or internationally. Full details in the flyer or on the registration page.
Unnatural Disasters: Creation Care in the Age of Climate Change | online March 17
Floods. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Droughts. As the planet warms around us, causing disasters such as these to become more extreme and more common, how can people or faith take better care of God’s creation? This series of three documentaries will take you to places around the country experiencing unnatural disasters in the age of climate change, followed by discussions on how the church can help. This event is free, but you do need to register in advance to get the link to join.
Learn about Mission Opportunities
There are multiple mission partners in East Ohio that can host one day or overnight mission teams, see the flyer below for details:
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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