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Local Missions

Food Ministry

Current Needs:
Mac & Cheese
Chunky Canned Soup
Scalloped Potatoes
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.

Stream Team Invitation

Our Stream Team is always on the lookout for new individuals to add to our team for Sunday morning streams. There are many different things you can do (and you don’t need prior experience). Contact Andrew Ring or the church office to get involved.

Snack sign up

As we work with the theater students of Mentor this spring, we ask that you consider getting involved by donating prepackaged snacks! You can sign up by clicking here. There are specific dates you can choose from February through May!

Big Event Basket Donations

YSP‘s Big Event is Sunday, April 23rd and they are accepting basket donations for their live & silent auctions. Baskets can be brought to the church office.

Fellowship Hour

Fellowship hour is looking for individuals, families, Journey Groups or Teams to host on Sunday mornings. There are also still opportunities to donate prepackaged food such as chips, crackers, and cookies. To get involved or know more, please contact Kathy Fellows: 440-477-4485.

Disaster Relief

Donate to disaster relief by visiting UMCOR’s website.

Rummage Sale

You can sign up to volunteer for the Rummage Sale which will be on April 29, 2023. Set up and intake for items takes place during the week leading up to the 29th (that’s April 24-28). You can volunteer for a morning, afternoon, or evening shift during the week or a morning/afternoon shift on Saturday. Your help is always appreciated with this big, exciting sale!
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Catalyst Ministries

MUMC and the missions committee has a covenant relationship with Catalyst Ministries. We support Chestnut Elementary school in Painesville. We have committed to supplying playground equipment in the fall, a monthly stipend during the school year, and school supplies in the spring.  We are seeking monetary donations so the requested school supplies can be purchased. We will purchase and deliver the supplies to the school.  Our goal is to raise $250 to support this cause.  Donations can be sent to MUMC, please add Catalyst Ministries school supplies in the memo line. Thank you for your support!  Please contact Betsy Iskra at 440-283-6524 with any questions.

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. Contact Pastor Barb or Bev Lee: or call the church office.

Hospice Volunteers

Cypress Hospice is looking for volunteers. Volunteers can work in areas such as Patient Care, Musician, Beautician, Pet Therapy, and Military Service volunteer. If you are interested in helping out, please visit their site here and fill out a form or contact Laurie DeHaan at 440.973.0250.

Hope Chest

Hope Chest is in need of batth towels, Children & Teen winter coats, and blankets. 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.

Woodlawn Homes

Woodlawn Tutoring Program

Thank you so much as we continue to establish a relationship with the
families of Woodlawn Homes and Catalyst Ministry.

Youth Service Project

Click here to learn more about this area of Youth Ministry.


Sign up here to be an Ambassador or Section Leader on Sunday mornings. To learn more about what these are, click here.