Our church does a great deal of mission work, both in our community and beyond. Some of our continuing efforts include our monthly community meal, work at the North Olmsted Food Pantry, Laura’s Home Supper Kitchen, working with Harvest Partners, North Olmsted Human Resources, Flat Rock Children’s Home, OhioGuidestone, and the annual youth mission trip.
The Outreach Committee oversees the Mission work of the church. It works with North Olmsted’s Oxcart Food Pantry to provide food and donations to stock their shelves and it coordinates Adopt-a-Family, Christmas Stockings and toy collections, Hat and Mitten Tree, and Easter Baskets. It also makes decisions about the featured charity for Penny Sunday.
Penny Sunday Donations
The Third Sunday of every month, North Olmsted UMC takes a second offering during our worship service. At this time we ask for your loose change or perhaps an extra dollar of two to support one of the missions of the church.
Following is the Schedule for our Penny Sunday Offerings:
- February 19 – Support for the NOUMC Community Meal
- March 19 – Support for Oxcart Easter Baskets
- April 23 (delayed because of Easter) – Support for Berea Animal Shelter – Youth Service Project
- May 21 – Purchase Food for Youth Work Mission
- June 18 – Provide Funds to District for UM Camperships
- July 16 – Provide School Supplies for Oxcart Pantry
ACTS – Aiding Community Through Service
North Olmsted UMC participates with several other churches in the North Olmsted Area in this organization whose primary purpose is to support the North Olmsted Oxcart Food Pantry. Participating churches rotate what items they will collect to help stock the shelves. NOUMC’s schedule is as follows:
- March – Canned Meat and Fish
- April – Peanut Butter
It is our goal to always collect at least seventy items each month. Additionally, NOUMC has taken the lead in providing toilet paper to the Pantry at all times.
In addition to food items, ACTS provides a vehicle for churches to discuss their respective Community Meals and other successes and challenges within their congregations and outreach/mission programs.