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.
Medina UMC’s Care Ministries Team exists to share God’s love with the congregation and expand that love to the community. Their goal is to help people realize we are all part of the family of God and that each member is an important person in the faith community. Members of the Care Ministry Team put together the Military boxes and College bags, and facilitate the Blanket and Pillow Ministry, the Card Ministry, and the Restroom Angels. The Care Ministry Team meets the 2nd Monday of the month in January, March, April, September, and November. In July, they meet the 4th Monday.
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 – This team visits adults and children connected to the church to lend encouragement and support.
Pew Organizer Team– Individuals to help restock materials in the pews. This task is done weekly by members of the Pew Organizer team.
Funeral Hosts– Individuals to help greet and direct people coming into the church for calling hours or funeral services. This is an on-call ministry.
Altar Flower Delivery– Each week individuals from our congregation purchase flowers in honor/memory of a loved one. Volunteers deliver flowers to shut-ins after Sunday worship.
Prayer Shawl Ministry– Individuals crochet or knit shawls and small squares which are given to adults, youth, and children for a variety of reasons.
Sewing Group/Turban Ministry– This group meets once a month to make various items that go to individuals, hospitals, children’s homes, etc. Sewers and non-sewers welcome, there is plenty to do.
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, call 330 725-4943 and ask for Susan Hume.
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.
Medina Weekday Pre-School
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