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Local Missions

Food Ministry

We are in need of donations for our next distribution on March 18-19th to Broadmoor. We will be putting together 22 food baskets that value around $75. Consider donating or designating your giving to Food Ministry to support the cost of the baskets!

Our next distributions are:
March 18 & 19
May 13 & 14
July 15 & 16
September 16 & 17

Food items can be dropped off in the Community Center. Monetary donations are also accepted through your designated giving.
Click here for an extended list of items.

More Than a Meal

More Than a Meal is a food ministry of MUMC that gives a sense of connection as well as a meal. Many of those who need food are also in need of seeing a smile and hearing a kind word. On the last Saturday of each month, we cook a meal and serve in our Fellowship Hall. You can help cook, clean up, or hand out meals while interacting with guests.
Often a group will get together to work the meal and enjoy fellowship while giving back to the community. The time commitment is four hours. The gift of your time and energy is much needed!
Please use this link to sign up online through SignUpGenius.

Snack Donations

Sign up here to donate snacks for the Memorial Middle School theater students this coming winter.

Plarn Mats

One of Mentor UMC’s new projects is making Plarn Sleeping Mats. Plarn is plastic yarn made out of plastic grocery bags. The Sleeping Mats will be sent out into our local homeless community. They are great for those who need a barrier between them and the hard ground. They have been sent for disaster relief, for the homeless, and for those who need temporary sleeping arrangements. This is a great activity for families, journey groups, and friends of all ages. We hope that this project will bring together people for a fun “craft” with a great purpose! Visit the display in the Gallery to learn more!

Disaster Relief

Donate to disaster relief by visiting UMCOR’s website.

Caring Servants

Who are we? Caring Servants is an extension of the pastoral visitation ministry to the
homebound or chronically ill members of Mentor United Methodist Church. As such, we are not
a committee, and instead focus on the care needs of our faith community as servants of Christ.
What do we do? Caring Servants provide regular contact through cards, calls, visits, or “special
deliveries” on a monthly basis. By using a buddy system and focusing on 4-6 people we “share
the care” on a regular basis in order to keep people connected to their church.
What we are asking? Maybe you have a heart for the needs of others and are able to listen to
people who are increasingly isolated. All we ask is that you prayerfully consider being a part of
our caring team of Jesus followers. Bev Lee or call the church office.

Fill out the Caring Servants Monthly Report HERE

Hope Chest

Hope Chest is in need of gloves and coats, any and all sizes. Donations can be dropped off in the Community Center!

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 the Church Office at 440-255-3496 to sign up to help.

Click here to view details about February’s Mission Moment for Project Hope.

Joseph Ministry

Joseph Ministry
The Joseph Ministry was created to help local people with small repair jobs. It consists of a small group of volunteers that assist our neighbors when skill level, age, illness, or misfortune prevents them from doing things around the house that need to be done.
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Ohio Guidestone

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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. If you are 16 or older, you can help! Training dates for 2023 is Saturday April 29 from 8-4 at the camp. This year, camp is in June. You can apply to be a volunteer full time or part time by visiting their site. Click here to check it out. Thank you to Abbie Akucewich for sharing an RFK “Story of the One” with us, which can be viewed here.

Catalyst Ministry

Did you know that MUMC has a relationship with Catalyst Ministry, the children of Painesville City Schools, and Woodlawn Home Community in Painesville? Catalyst Ministry is a federally recognized, not for profit organization that is focused on investing resources in the local community through Christian centered initiatives. It was founded in 2009 and MUMC has worked with CM on various endeavors for many years. This has included student tutoring, Vacation Bible School, and other events for the residents of Woodlawn Homes. They also provide meal baskets at Easter and Christmas. They also provide new shoes for the school-aged children of Woodlawn Homes (if needed) in the fall.

Catalyst Ministry and MUMC have been involved with Woodlawn Homes for a number of years. Woodlawn Homes is a Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority Community made up of 70 townhouse homes on the streets of Sanders, Shelby, and Homeworth in North Painesville. The units have 2-4 bedrooms and are intended for families who meet income qualifications and screening of LMHA. The US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development oversees LMHA and its treatment of all applicants. most are single parent homes ,, and many children (who could use help) live in this community.