Our Ministries

We feel lives can be transformed when people meet together to pray, study, engage in fellowship or to work in a group to satisfy a task. As a result, Medina United Methodist Church is proud to sponsor and support the following Ministries.

Congregational Care

The purpose of the Congregational Care Team is to communicate love to the nursing home resident, shut-ins, hospital patients and those recovering at home and also to individuals with “special” needs. It is a way to present a faithful Christian witness and to allow God’s love to flow through us to them in both good and difficult times. God gives us talents and gifts, we are using these gifts for God – we trust Him to help us use these gift and talents for His glory. This team exists so we can share God’s love with the congregation, to show that we are all a part of the Family of God – and that each member is important in the faith community.

Connecting Hearts to Christ’s Community (The Card Ministry) – sends inspirational cards to our church family who are shut-in, serving in the military persons, hospitalized and for other reasons to uplift their spirits.

The Visitation Team – makes monthly visits to assigned persons from our church family.

The College Care Team – keeps in touch with the college students throughout the school year.

The “Activity Bag” Ministry – quiet activities contained in a bag for use by our children during services.

The Soup Ministry– provides a meal of homemade soup, bread and cookies to anyone in our church family who is need of a “sunshine” meal.

Prayer Shawl Ministry– volunteers who knit or crochet prayer shawls that are given to our church family when a crisis situation has happened.

Which gifts and abilities fit with this team? Love, Encouragement, Mercy, Praying, Discernment, Hospitality, Compassion, Empathy, Faith, Service, Giving, and Caring If you would be interested in attending one of our meetings, be meet the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the church library or call 330 725-4943 and ask for Susan Hume

Food Pantry

Hours: Monday 5:00-7:00 pm Friday 1:00-3:00 pm

Our Food Pantry was established when a small group of our church chose this outreach as a mission project. The pantry grew from being a small closet in the church office into a complete food pantry that is located in our new building next on Foote Road. We currently serve over 100 families in our community.

Clients of the pantry must live in the 44256 zip code area. First time clients must show a photo ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill. Each qualifying family is given a shopping list and they are allowed to choose 30 items from what we have on hand. These items include 3 main meals, 2 side dishes,4 fruits, 4 vegetables, 4 misc. items, 1 baked goods, 2 soups, 2 breakfast items, 2 drinks, 2 cleaning products, 2 paper products, and 2 personal hygiene items. Visits are limited to one time per month.

Prayer support as needed is offered at the pantry and free Bibles are available. We also have literature on the other food pantries and agencies in the county that may be of assistance to them. We listen and give them encouragement and support. We are supported strictly by donation of food and money from our congregation and interested organizations in the community.

Contact the church office with questions or for additional information.

Men’s Ministry

Bible Studies

Saturday morning, 7:00 AM (café)

All men are welcomed to join in. Bring a friend!

The Gideons International

To become involved, contact Larry Smith, (330)725-6702

Men’s Retreat

An annual retreat held at Camp Wanake near Beach City at the end of January beginning on Friday evening through Sunday Noon. This is a non-denominational gathering for men to have fellowship, food, fun, and study of God’s Word in a welcoming environment away from the stresses of everyday life. A participation fee is charged, but full and partial scholarships are available.

Contact Max Toporowsky (330)416-2534 for additional information about the Men’s Ministries.

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Circles

The UMW is a community of women whose mission is to develop a supportive fellowship to expand a concept of missions by participating in the Global Missions of the Church. We do this worldwide through our pledging of funds to our local unit which in turn supports the Wooster District, the East Ohio Conference, and the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. We are also committed to help local agencies, such as The Community Service Center. We also contribute to other activities through our Church; such as delivering altar flowers and assembling and delivering Christmas Plates to shut-ins from the Church. We offer several Circles and hope that you will contact the Ministry Office about getting involved in one that meets your needs and fits your schedule.

Elizabeth Circle – Meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00pm

Rebekah Circle – Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.

Leah/Lydia Circle – Meets the second Thursday of the month at 12:30pm.

Women’s Community Bible Study

This is a large, non-denominational Bible Study for all women in the community. It is comprised of small group discussion and study followed by a large group discussion and music program in the youth center. Meeting Date and Times: Tuesday – 9:30AM or Tuesday -7:00PM.

Women’s Annual Retreat

A time of fellowship, study, worship, and prayer for adult women held at Camp Wanake usually in the early spring. The retreat weekend begins on Friday evening through Sunday Noon. All meals are provided. A participation fee is charged, but full and partial scholarships are available. Contact the church office for information regarding the current retreat team and date.

Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry of The Medina United Methodist Church exists to REACH non-believing youth, to CONNECT them with other Christians, to help all youth GROW in their faith and in that growth to DISCOVER their ministry and HONOR God with their life.

The Youth Ministry at the Medina United Methodist Church is exploring what it means to be young dedicated Christians. We share in times of fellowship and fun as well as times of reflection and service. We invite you to come and join us and be a vibrant part of the life of Jesus Christ.

Children’s Ministry


Radical Roses is our “junior youth group” for children in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

This group has two primary focuses. Radical Roses strives to get children involved in a youth group to prepare them for Confirmation and our church’s Youth Ministry. Also, Radical Roses stresses the importance of missions and service with multiple projects throughout the year.

Contact Heather Hofmann for additional information.

Medina Weekday Pre-School

Please visit www.medinaweekday.com for more information