UNITED METHODIST VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION (UMVIM)
The East Ohio Conference Board of Mission and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) are excited to share news with you about ministries in our area that will help to make and mature disciples, bring transformation to people and communities, renew your spirit, and partner with people in economic poverty. We have overnight mission experiences in urban and rural settings. A partnership with these mission sites means a commitment to The United Methodist Church and our call to care for some of our society’s most vulnerable people. We commit to live out the UMC Social Principles and the call on our lives as followers of Christ to serve others in sacrifice and love.
Epworth Mission Center extends the love and grace of Jesus Christ – in meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in the Appalachian area around Bethesda, Ohio. We provide home repairs, community needs, spiritual formation, and a choice food pantry. Your work mission experience helps to bring awareness and advocacy to poverty. The wooded setting provides an environment perfect for spiritual retreat and renewal. First Steps is for younger, first time missionaries with an opportunity to serve 3 or 4 days instead of a full week.
The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland is a ministry of the North Coast District of the United Methodist Church, located in an urban area on the near west side of Cleveland. Your service could be with a homeless ministry distributing food and clothing, working with children at a homeless women and children center, repairing residential homes, gardening, constructing wheelchair ramps, distributing clothing to the needy, preparing medical supplies for shipment to third world hospitals, or preparing and serving a community meal.
Urban Mission Ministries, Inc. offers an urban setting in Steubenville, just 40 minutes from Pittsburgh, PA. One of their programs is the J.O.S.H.U.A. Work Mission program. This ministry provides worship, home repair, food pantry, soup kitchen and thrift store ministry, community gardens and homeless shelters. Groups and individuals can come and participate in any or all of these ministries.
Lodging, meals and all supplies can be included at all of the mission sites. Overnight guests sleep in real beds in air conditioned dormitories, houses, or cabins. Each mission is prepared to welcome guests year round, including mission teams, confirmation classes, workshops, times for team building and spiritual retreats. More than anything, all three mission sites seek to provide a well-rounded, Christ-centered experience with opportunities for transformation, discipleship, service, learning, relationship building, and worship.
Leaders from these ministries are also available to go to churches to provide Bridges Out of Poverty trainings, poverty simulations, worship and advocacy.
Churches and groups are invited to come and see how their support through prayers, participation and funding is changing lives! Bring your youth or adult group for a week during the summer in 2019, REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
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
Fax: (330) 499-3279
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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