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Local Missions

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 or email us at 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 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
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


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

National Missions


MUMC Youth have been giving time over the summer to serve others through disaster and poverty relief for over 40 years.

Our annual Youth Service Project (YSP) is a week of service to homeowners who need repairs done on their homes. With guidance from experienced adults, you will be amazed at what you can do!!! We make sure to have some awesome adventures along the way so we can experience the area we are traveling to. It’s a week unlike any other, and it’s a fun way to give back just a little. Click here to learn more about YSP.

McCurdy School

McCurdy Ministries extends God’s love, grace and help to children, youth and families in Española through quality educational and life enrichment programs which instill hope and allow them to live into the future God has for them.  Click here to visit the McCurdy website. An UMVIM team from Mentor UMC and other churches visited McCurdy in the Fall of 2015.  Read their report HERE.

Flatrock Homes

Flat Rock Homes is one of our United Methodist agencies in Northeast Ohio that seeks to provide outstanding services which transform lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs through a dedication to caring and excellence that demonstrates Christian values. Mentor UMC helps to support this ministry with Easter offerings and mission giving.  A trip to Flat Rock, Ohio will be happening soon! 

To learn more:

International Missions

UMVIM Training Handbook

3Cs - Churches, Clinics, and Classrooms

Learn more about the missions ministry of 3Cs through the United Methodist Church. Read More

Camphor Corner

The 3Cs Mission is a grassroots ministry of the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Through relationships we are involved in clinics, classrooms and churches in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Russia, and Zimbabwe. Exciting UMVIM 3Cs Trips are being planned now. Read More

Camphor Mission Station - Liberia

Camphor Mission Station 2015 UMVIM Teams Camphor Mission Station 2016 UMVIM Teams Groups are being formed for travel to Liberia in 2016.  Kathy is leading a team March 24-April 7, 2016.  Please contact Kathy Dickriede if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to go and serve.

Visit the “Support Camphor Mission” fundraising web store to purchase products that help support the mission.

100% of the net proceeds from products purchased from this store, will be donated to Camphor Mission. • T-shirts • Tote bags/school bags • Cinch bags • With more products to be added!

Click *HERE* to visit the Camphor Mission Store!

Partners in Overseas Missions

Meet missionaries to Hungary: Mark and Eszti Landerholm