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, 2016-June 30, 2017.
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 to homeless women and familes 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
Provides funds for a new church- Mid-Ohio District
EOC 9181 Board of Higher Education & Campus Ministry Scholarships East Ohio Conference
Support of scholarship program for UM students.
EOC 9151 Canton Calvary Mission Canton, Ohio
Provides funds for a mission to the community with an emphasis on children while responding to poverty issues.
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 9119 Disciple Shop Morrow County, Ohio
Provides funds to share God’s love with the people of the surrounding area by providing information, services and goods to people in need.
EOC 9899 East Ohio Conference Camps East Ohio Conference
Provides camperships and subsidizes the needs at the camp sites to provide a quality Christian camping program.
EOC 9200 East Ohio Disaster Response Fund East Ohio Conference
Provides long-term recovery for communities after a disaster in the East Ohio Conference.
EOC 9018 East Ohio Russia Initiative East Ohio Conference
Provides financial support for exchange programs between people from East Ohio and Kursk, Russia.
EOC 9046 East Ohio Volunteers in Mission East Ohio Conference
Provides funding for East Ohio Volunteers in Mission programs.
EOC 9093 East Ohio Volunteers in Mission/Russia Initiative East Ohio Conference
Provides funding for East Ohio Volunteers in Mission programs.
EOC 9140 Epworth Center Work Mission East Ohio Conference
Funding for materials to upgrade homes in the Appalachian area and to expand volunteer facilities.
EOC 9191 Extension Ministries-Epworth Center East Ohio Conference
Funds for outreach programs: hunger, prison ministry, parish nurse, youth day camp and advocacy programs.
EOC 9174 Flat Rock Home and Care Center Flat Rock, Ohio
Subsidizes care and treatment for children, adolescents and adults who are developmentally challenged and supports community programming for adults.
EOC 9134 Harmony House, Mansfield, Ohio
Provides funds for the operation of a shelter for men, women and children.
EOC 9941 Heart for the City Outreach Center, Akron ,Ohio
Helping to prioritize relationships and establish programs that address needs in the community.
EOC 9042 Hispanic Ministries, East Ohio Conference
Funding for strategic development of Hispanic leadership and ministries.
EOC 9196 Interchurch Social Services of Knox County, Inc Knox County, Ohio
Funding for ministry uniting community resources to meet the needs of those in crisis.
EOC 9931 Journey's End Ministries Newcomerstown, Ohio
Funds to purchase food and operate a food pantry to feed people in the Newcomerstown area.
EOC 9186 L.O. T. (Least of These) Camperships East Ohio Conference
Endowment fund to provide camperships for children, youth, young adults and families.
EOC 9964 Martha's Cupboard, Fresno,Ohio
Assists those with job loss or low income with household items such as cleaning supplies, hygiene items etc.
EOC 9192 Masindi Educational Ministries, Uganda, East Africa
Funding construction of facilities at Rock Foundation School serving students and supported through Masindi Educational Ministries.
EOC 9966 McKinley Community Outreach Center, Lake County, Ohio
Meeting the needs of low income population by providing basic needs supporting personal and family stability.
EOC 9944 Midwest Mission Distribution Center, Chatham, Illinois
Funding for this facility which collects, processes, sorts and ships material goods for disaster response.
EOC 9136 Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
Funds for supplies and building materials to support efforts to repair homes and churches in the city of Cleveland.
EOC 9112 Neighborhood Commmunity Development Center, Steubenville, Ohio
Program funds youth leadership development.
EOC 9947 North Coast Haiti Mission, Haiti
Funding to mprove the lives of the people of the Cap Haitian Circuit of Eglise Methodiste du Haiti.
EOC 9173 OhioGuidestone Berea, Ohio
Subsidizes out-of-home programs including residential treatment, group homes, and foster care.
EOC 9145 One Way Youth Ministry, Carrollton, Ohio
Salary support and ongoing program needs for ecumenical youth ministry.
EOC 9102 O. P.E.N. M Akron, Ohio
Funding for programs which include food, free medical clinic, tutoring, recreational program, and holiday food and gifts.
EOC 9950 Park UMC Church Discipleship Pathway and Outreach Ministry, Akron, Ohio
Spiritual formation processes and opportunities to engage in outreach and witness in the Kenmore area of Akron.
EOC 9948 Partners in Mission, East Ohio Conference
Providing salary support for Dan and Kathy Dickriede, missionaries with East Ohio Conference for medical and educational work in Liberia.
EOC 9143 Project Hope for the Homeless, Ecumencial Shelter Network of Lake County, Lake County Ohio
Administrative resources which enable the expansion of shelter and support services to men, women, and families.
EOC 9954 Safe Haven of EMI Alternative Learning Program, North Coast District
Teaching students the value of completing high school and focusing on longer term social and professional development.
EOC 9195 South Street Ministries, Inc., Akron, Ohio
Funding to benefit at risk children in South Akron by addressing needs and enriching lives.
EOC 9939 Starting Point Outreach Center, Willard,,Ohio
Funding to develop, promote, coordinate and operate a community-wide Neighbor-Helping Hands Ministry.
EOC 9170 United Methodist Community Center Program, Youngstown,,Ohio
Serving young people involved with the Department of Youth Services and the Juvenile Court.
EOC 9107 Urban Mission Ministries,Steubenville,,Ohio
Support for a comprehensive program including feeding ministries, community development, life skills education and children and youth.
EOC 9171 Wesleyan Senior Living, Elyria, Ohio
Charitable care for older adults who have outlived their financial resources.
EOC 9933 West Side Community House, North Coast District
Provide services to low income/at risk children, families and elderly to strengthen them physically, emotionally and spiritually.
General Advance Projects
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 2016
3020522 Community-based Health & Development in Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Building capacity; and providing training in health, rehabilitation and community development.
3020760 Evangelical Methodist Seminary and Scholarships, Cuba
Offering studies to students, training laity and pastors for ministry and supporting the seminary.
3020711 Four Homes of Mercy ,Israel/Palestine
Improving the quality of services for severly disabled children, teens and elderly persons.
3021566 Indigenous Women's Vegetable Gardening and Leadership Project, Guatemala
Using organic family and community gardens to augment Mayan women's food security and leadership.
194431 Jackson Area Ministries, Ohio
Creating partnerships to improve the quality of life within the Appalachian counties of Ohio
240235 UMCOR Philippines, Philippines
Providing support for program work, material resources and operations for UMCOR.
15051A Women's Development and Preschool for Orphans, Tanzania
Providing basic education and Christian training for women and girls.
14526A Women's Skill Center, Senegal
Providing literacy training and cloth-making skills for girls and young women.
3020758 Yei Community Healthcare Program, South Sudan
Training for community for quality healthcare and disease prevention.
982023 Zoe Ministry, Africa
Empowering orphans to escape poverty and live self-reliantly
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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