FINANCIAL AND 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, 2017-June 30, 2018.
EOC 9936 3Cs Initiative East Ohio Conference
East Ohio mission initiative of the 3Cs: Churches, Classrooms and Clinics
EOC 9953 ACCESS Ashland Emergency Shelter Services, Ashland Area
Provide 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.
EOC 9163 All God’s Children United Methodist Church Mansfield, Ohio
Build relationships with inner-city residents of Mansfield with the hope to make and mature disciples for Christ.
EOC 9940 Blue Rose Mission, Mansfield, Ohio
Our purpose is to use community and church groups to do housing repair for people in need.
EOC 9151 Canton Calvary Mission, Canton, Ohio
Provides a safe, warm and caring place for children and adults through multiple food programs, many programs for children, youth and adults, as well as distributions of diapers, baby formula, school supplies, coats, clothing and other items.
EOC 9172 Copeland Oaks Care Fund retirement community, Sebring, Ohio
Provides financial assistance for residents who can no longer provide the total cost of their care.
EOC 9899 East Ohio Conference Camps East Ohio Conference
The funds given through the advance are added to funds granted in the Mission & Ministries funding process, as well as funds available from the Camp and Retreat Endowment (CARE) to grant camperships each year.
EOC 9200 East Ohio Disaster Response Fund, East Ohio Conference
Train volunteers to respond following disasters to help those in need and without insurance to stabilize their property from further damage and clean-up following disasters, including mold remediation.
EOC 9046 East Ohio Volunteers in Mission, East Ohio Conference
Provides funding for various East Ohio Volunteers in Mission programs.
EOC 9093 East Ohio Volunteers in Mission/Russia Initiative East Ohio Conference
Funds ministries specifically related to the East Ohio Volunteers in Mission Program in Kursk, Russia.
EOC 9140 Epworth Center Work Mission Bethesda, Ohio
Provides funds for materials to upgrade homes in this Appalachian area and to expand the volunteer facilities.
EOC 9191 Epworth Center Extension Ministries Bethesda, Ohio
Funding for outreach programs: hunger, prison ministry, spiritual formation retreats and advocacy programs.
EOC 9026 Farmer to Farmer (a part of 3Cs), East Ohio Conference
Through EOC 3Cs, we are making disciples for Jesus Christ by empowering the members of St. John UMC and the people of the Harrisburg Community through the art of Education, Modern Farming and an introduction to the textile industry.
EOC 9174 Flat Rock Homes, Care Center & Community Services Flat Rock, Ohio
Fill the gaps in Medicaid funding so that we can continue our mission to serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral needs through therapeutic programs, vocational and educational opportunities, and resident care through a dedication to caring and excellence that demonstrates Christian values.
EOC 9134 Harmony House, Mansfield, Ohio
Emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children and provides life-sustaining services that address needs in our community.
EOC 9042 Hispanic Ministries in East Ohio, East Ohio Conference
Aid in the funding of Hispanic Ministries in East Ohio. Funding for many projects is not available under other East Ohio funding.
EOC 9196 Interchurch Social Services of Knox County Knox County, Ohio
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.
EOC 9931 Journey's End Ministries Newcomerstown, Ohio
Food pantry requesting assistance with food purchases and operational expenses.
EOC 9186 L.O. T. (Least of These) Camperships East Ohio Conference
Raise an endowment which will provide camperships for children, youth, young adults and families from poverty situations to be inclusive of persons from urban, Appalachian, suburban and rural settings.
EOC 9964 Martha's Cupboard, Fresno, Ohio
Follow Jesus command to love our neighbor as ourselves by helping those who lost their jobs and are low income to have the cleaning supplies, personal hygiene, diapers, and school supplies they can't purchase on food stamps.
EOC 9192 Masindi Educational Ministries, Uganda, East Africa
Supports Rock Foundation School in Masindi, Uganda East Africa through individual student sponsorships and capital improvements to the school.
EOC 9966 McKinley Community Outreach Center, Lake County, Ohio
Serve the low-income population of western Lake County by assisting with basic needs that support personal and family stability.
EOC 9944 Midwest Mission Distribution Center, Chatham, Illinois
Assist in funding the operation of MMDC and the distribution of supplies as needed.
EOC 9136 Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
Rebuild the lives and homes of the physically and fiscally challenged of Cleveland through volunteer mission groups that improve living environments in order to sow seeds of hope for individuals and neighborhoods.
EOC 9112 Neighborhood Community Development Center, Steubenville, Ohio
Find and develop new leaders and empower and support them in the creation of new programming that will benefit the community in the areas of health, education, economic development, and spiritual growth.
EOC 9947 North Coast Haiti Mission, Haiti
Every child who first attends a Methodist School in the Cap Haitien Circuit will have the opportunity to know Jesus Christ, successfully complete high school, achieve literacy in English, and gain entrance to a Haitian University.
EOC 9173 OhioGuidestone Berea, Ohio
Our mission is to provide pathways for growth, achievement and lifelong success.
EOC 9145 One Way Youth Ministries, Carrollton, Ohio
The specific purpose of this ministry is to provide a safe, Christian based place for teenagers to go after school.
EOC 9102 OPEN M Akron, Ohio
Opportunity Parish Ecumenical Neighborhood Ministry (OPEN M) is a vibrant and highly effective nonprofit organization that serves more than 9,000 individuals annually with education, food, employment, social, and health services--all intended to break the cycle of poverty and improve the health of our community, one family at a time.
EOC 9175 Otterbein North Shore, Lakeside, Ohio
Values the older person as a child of God; pursuing our mission to enhance the lives of the elders who live here every day with loyalty and passion of purpose.
EOC 9950 Park UMC Discipleship Pathway and Outreach Ministry, Akron, Ohio
To assist people who are followers of Christ to experience transformation in their lives through the Discipleship Training program AND participate in ministry with those living in poverty, with people experiencing life changing tragedies and people who are classified as working poor.
EOC 9948 Partners in Mission, East Ohio Conference
Providing salary support for Kathy Dickriede, missionary with East Ohio Conference as the coordinator of 3C's and East Ohio United Methodist Volunteers In Mission.
EOC 9143 Project Hope for the Homeless, Ecumenical Shelter Network of Lake County, Lake County Ohio
Respond to the human hurts and hopes of persons in Lake County who are homeless by providing emergency shelter, care, and guidance in the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ. This is the only emergency homeless shelter in Lake County.
EOC 9195 South Street Ministries, Akron, Ohio
After school programming for youth, a community bike shop, daily summer camp, sports programs (including football sponsorships and open gym basketball), and Girls Studio for adolescent women and for neighborhood adults the Front Porch Café serves as a community hub for employment, sobriety, reentry, and Christian fellowship.
EOC 9939 Starting Point Outreach Center, Willard, Ohio
To work together with the community to help families become self-sufficient and enjoy life with dignity, peace and justice.
EOC 9170 United Methodist Community Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Support program services for at-risk families in need in the Mahoning Valley District, Youngstown and Warren Sites, for strengthening and empowering of individuals and families through the compassionate delivery of critical services by the Center staff and their community partners.
EOC 9107 Urban Mission Ministries, Steubenville, Ohio
Provides food, shelter, clothing, spiritual care and other life giving services to more than 2,000 families living in the Ohio Valley.
EOC 9171 Wesleyan Village, Elyria, Ohio
Provides charitable life care so that older adults can grow socially, intellectually, physically, and spiritually with the care and support of a Christian community.
EOC 9933 West Side Community House, North Coast District
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.
These will be promoted for support by East Ohio churches July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. Projects were chosen for special emphasis and consideration and placed in a three-year class arrangement to give them attention for a definite period. These projects will receive a share of the undesignated monies given.
A local church may support any project that appears in the Catalog of Advance Specials.
Class of 2017
12174A Moscow Seminary Scholarship and Academic Support, Russia
Preparing servant leaders for ministry in the Wesleyan tradition and transforming Russian society.
14525A Senegal Wellness Program, Senegal
Supporting community health, nutrition and health education programs in rural areas
3020679 Revitalization of Gbarnga Mission School of Theology, Liberia
Rebuilding a mission station and school of theology damaged by years of civil war.
14536A UMC Kissy General Hospital, Sierra Leone
Offering quality eye care and surgery to the community and training professionals in this field.
Class of 2018
982418 Heifer International-Fill The Ark, Global
Help three million families receive training and animals.
901375 NCJ Volunteers in Mission, USA and Global
Coordinating and training volunteers for short-term mission service.
15080N Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Africa
Providing quality and affordable healthcare in the rural region of Liberia, Africa
13760N Manjama Methodist Health Center, Sierra Leone, Africa
Providing quality and affordable health care in Sierra Leone.
00230A Cambodia Mission Initiative, Cambodia
Helping to reach the goal of 10 new congregations in the rapidly growing region.
3020789 Women's Empowerment and Leadership Training, Cambodia
Providing leadership training seminars with the goal for women to become trainers.
3021232 Hope for New Life, Malaysia
Reaching out to Vietnamese migrant workers through social, legal and educational programs.
13421A Tansen United Mission Hospital, Nepal
Free care and medical assistance and providing hospital equipment.
3021089 New Horizon School, Paraguay and the Caribbean
Offering education, recreation, music and art to school children.
982039 Appalachia Hunger and Poverty, United States
Providing resources for church-based ministries focusing on hunger and poverty issues.
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near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
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