- About Us
As United Methodists, we believe that faith needs to express itself through action. Our church is involved in a broad range of mission activities, as we seek to express the good news and love of Jesus Christ both locally and worldwide.
In addition, various groups in our church—the United Methodist Women, the men’s groups, and the Youth Fellowships—engage in a wide variety of mission work. Our church is one of relatively few United Methodist churches that have been designated a “Global Mission Partners Church” as a result of our extensive involvement with missions.
This is our United Methodist mission church in the Goodyear Heights neighborhood of Akron, which operates a broad range of programs for the needy, as well as worship and spiritual growth ministries. We contribute $5,000 per year to help support their important work.
We support this Christian shelter for the homeless.
This is a United Methodist outreach to children in poverty.
Our church provides periodic supplies of fresh beef to be distributed in food baskets to our area's poor.
We collect a large quantity of canned and boxed foodstuffs for food bags for the needy.
We support the basic work of this relief agency.
We support the chaplain's office at the hospital by helping to underwrite the secretary's salary.
This center, which makes free clothing available to needy county residents, was started in 1995 under the initiative of our church's Missions Committee and is now a major ecumenical venture with support from numerous area churches
The Recovery Center provides a living center and recovery program for all women struggling with drug addiction.
We provide workers at the project sites and, on assigned dates, lunches for the workers.
This ecumenical campus ministry is housed in a portion of our facility, and we provide various kinds of support for its work among Kent State University students.
Kent's homeless shelter.
Kent's homeless shelter for veterans
Rape and abuse counseling (prevention, family crisis and medical help).
provides services to migrant workers.
provides free health care to those in need.
provides services to the elderly.
We are a site for several blood drives each year.
working among people with psychological problems.
center for severely mentally handicapped persons
Utility cost help for people in Portage County
We host the Ben Curtis Family Foundation "birdie bag" program which distributes food bags to children in Kent who are dependent on school lunches to get them through long holiday weekends. We provide storage and assembly space, as well as some financial support.
We provide direct assistance to needy individuals in a variety of ways.
We contribute $3,000 per year to help fund our three United Methodist camps in East Ohio—Camp Asbury, Camp Wanake, and Camp Aldersgate—which help young people grow in Christian faith and life through summer camp and retreat ministries.
This United Methodist children's home, formerly an orphanage, now works with troubled children and youth.
This United Methodist home works with mentally handicapped children, youth, and adults.
These are our United Methodist retirement and nursing homes in east Ohio.
Through our East Ohio Conference, we support a broad range of area mission projects, including food pantries, clothing centers, homeless shelters, programs for at-risk children, and numerous local church-based programs.
We provide support for urban mission centers in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, and Steubenville.
supports urban social work programs.
helps victims of disasters and hunger worldwide.
supports Native American mission churches and seminarians.
supports efforts to advance peace and justice in our world.
this offering provides ethnic minority scholarships.
this offering provides loans and grants to United Methodist college students.
We help this Native American mission.
We provide $1,100 a year to support 11 historically black United Methodist colleges.
Our church regularly responds to special appeals to help victims of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other crises.
We contribute more than $30,000 a year to support the general mission work of the United Methodist Church.
We provide direct annual support to Mary Vandersommers, who works in community development in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We provide $700 per year for Africa University—an important United Methodist university in Zimbabwe.
We give over $4000 a year to help train new pastors in seminaries.
We support this school for poor children in Paraguay.
This mission helps orphans in Africa.
We purchase blankets for refugees worldwide.