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School Supply Drive

Part of our partnership with Chestnut Elementary is to replenish some of the supplies that get used up and worn out as the school year progresses. We invite you to help by donating:
pocket folders with prongs
dry erase markers
supply boxes
Ziplock Bags both gallon and quart size
Pink Pearl erasers
highlighters (varying colors)
Fiskars blunt tip scissors
Post-It notes
composition notebooks
24 pack Crayola crayons
glue sticks (not purple please)
clear page protectors
earbuds
School supply donations will be collected throughout February and may be placed in the bin located at the Community Center, off the Gallery toward the Education Wing. Thank you for supporting our School Partnership Program!

Woodlawn Homes Easter Outreach

Mentor United Methodist Women is collecting new items to be distributed at Woodlawn Homes:

50-64 oz. size name brand liquid laundry detergent
small box dryer sheets
socks – child and youth sizes, boys and girls
24 pack Crayola crayons
small wrapped candies (fit inside plastic Easter eggs)
Bibles – Spanish or English, adult or children’s
infant and children’s books – Spanish or English
“clean” teen books
4 oz. size bubbles with wand
#2 wooden pencils with bright colors or designs

Please place donations (new items only, please) in the “Woodlawn Easter Outreach” collection bin located in the Mentor UMC Community Center by Wednesday, March 20.

If you would like to help with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Woodlawn Community Center on Saturday, April 6, please sign up through the church app or Click here to sign up.

Please contact Carole Ring at umw@mentorumc.org or 440-255-7213 if you have questions.

Thank you for your generosity and support!


Hope Chest

Hope Chest of Lake County

At this time, sheets and towels are needed.  Monetary donations allow us to continue our mission to purchase new sneakers, socks, and underwear for school children.

Donations may be mailed or brought to Hope Chest, 1 Victoria Place, Suite 321, Painesville, OH 44077 Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, or left inside our brown bin located on the building’s dock off of South St. Clair Street. Visit our website at www.hopechest.yolasite.com or email us at hopechest.painesville@gmail.com with questions.  Hope to see you soon, we will be around for the next 50 years, helping folks in Lake County, thanks to you. Hope Chest Website

Joseph Ministry

Providing year-round home repair assistance to local residents in need of a helping hand. Find out how you can get help or give help. Read More

Project Hope for the Homeless

Find out about Lake County’s only homeless shelter, their new Families Moving Forward program, and how you can help support this important ministry. Read More

The Homeless shelter of Lake County, located at 25 Freedom Rd. Painesville, relies on volunteers to provide a meal each night for 40 individuals and drop it off at the shelter by 6:45 p.m. Mentor UMC coordinated the first Wednesday of each month and you can help!  Contact Nancy Leyden at 255-1567 and she will help to plug you into a group.

Kairos

Kairos Prison Ministry

This is the ministry that uses your home baked cookies to reach prison inmates for God! 
Praise report for 2017: $376 was collected and will go to Kairos as ‘Meal Tickets’.  Meal ticket stubs are signed by the donors (first name and city) and are placed next to the lunch and dinner plates of the inmates so that they realize people outside of the team care for them as well; the money goes towards food and supplies expenses.  On another high note, 381 dozen cookies were collected!  Last year we collected 284 dozen, so the church set a pretty high bar this year.  God is good.




Kairos Outside

Kairos Outside

Kairos Outside is a Christian faith based ministry that strives to bring healing, reconciliation and forgiveness to women who are affected by the incarceration of loved ones.  Kairos Outside provides a comfortable, non-judging Christian Retreat for women to support each other on the journey. The upcoming Kairos Outside weekend will be held in August.

You can support this ministry by monetary donations or by attending the upcoming fundraiser … a Shopping Bazaar Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 at the Patrician Party Center, 33150 Lakeland Blvd. in Eastlake (9-5 on Sat and 10-4 on Sun).  For more information, contact Pastor Bev Wrobel at 255-3496 x106 or e-mail blwrobel@mentorumc.org.
Shopping Bazaar Flyer

Lake County Community Network

LCCN helps needy families and individuals in Lake County, Ohio.
We help with public assistance, provide emergency assistance when other
agencies can not, and facilitate communication with churches to help
the community. We keep client records confidential.  Click here to visit their website.

More Than a Meal

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During your journey in 2018 when will you be the hands, the feet, the smile of Jesus Christ?
This is a great opportunity for Journey groups, Committees and families to give back.  Opportunities are available for MORE THAN A MEAL.
Groups of 4 or more individuals who may not be culinarily versed may sponsor an upcoming meal.
Will you be the light in someone’s darkness?
Sponsor a meal, plan and prepare a meal, serve during the dinner, visit with our guests or
help with set up and clean up.  Just a few ways you may become involved.
For more information you may call or text Jim Post at 440-477-6130.

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Ohio Guidestone

Click here to learn more

Royal Family Kids Camp

Royal Family KIDS is the nation’s leading network of camps and mentor clubs for children of abuse, abandonment and neglect.  Click here to check out their website.

Woodlawn Homes

Woodlawn Tutoring Program