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Contact office@strongsvilleumc.org for more information on other upcoming missions & mission trips.
 Mission Highlight
Hurricane Relief - Five Things You Can Do
  1. Please continue to pray for those whose lives will be impacted by current disasters.
  2. Make relief kits, send complete kits to our relief-supply depots or an affiliate warehouse. Download the packing list and shipping label.
  3. Partner with UMCOR in responding to the needs of communities and individuals impacted by hurricane Maria. To support U.S. Disaster Response, give to Advance #901670. To support to non-U.S. territories and international disaster response, donate to Advance #982450.

    To give by mail:
    Advance GCFA
    P.O. Box 9068
    New York, NY 10087-9068

    • If you are giving to U.S. Disaster Response, please note in the memo line: U.S. Disaster Response Advance 901670
    • If you are giving to International Disaster Response, please note in the memo line: International Disaster Response Advance #982450

  4. Donate only those items requested.

  5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.

To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources Advance #901440. UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief is grateful for your relentless prayers and support.

Here is list of things needed by Laura's Home to create Overflow Kits in a GALLON Size Bag:

Diaper Kits
  • 5-6 diapers in a bag with a small pkg of wipes (like from dollar store) – Label the size in Permanent Marker on front of bag
  • Sizes 3,4,5 are greatest need.
Feminine Hygiene Kits
  • 4 Pads
  • 4 panty liners
Snack bags
  • Capri Sun or Juice Box
  • Package of Crackers (ritz, gold fish, peanut butter or cheese crackers)
  • Fruit Snacks
Baby Food Packs
  • 2 Squeeze pouches
  • Baggie of baby treats (stars, yogurt melts, etc.)
 Local Missions
Blue Bus

Deliver donated and prepared food and fellowship in near west side of Cleveland every Wednesday night.

To learn more visit:  Blue Bus Ministries
or contact the church office office@strongsvilleumc.org 440-238-6112.
Traveling Salespeople Mission Outreach

Unavailable to help out on most mission projects?  This is the opportunity to jump in for one day, one weekend a month to help others.  On the second Saturday of each month we will meet at the church at 8:30am to set out into the community to help those in need.  Projects will be prearranged (volunteers needed to act as scouts) and will last until approximately 2:00pm.

To learn more contact:  Bill Thompson WilliamRThompson@sbcglobal.net 216-410-3877.

(If you would like help from this outreach simply contact the church office for more information.)
Strongsville Emergency Food Bank

The Food Bank serves the needs of Strongsville residents by providing them with non-perishable grocery and personal items (shampoo, soap, etc.).  Your donations of these items can be left on the table across from the Youth Director’s office on the lower level of the church.  Donations are taken to the Food Bank every week.  The Food Bank is always in need of volunteers.

To learn more visit:  http://www.strongsvillefoodbank.org
or contact:  Wendy Steller steller5@roadrunner.com 440-666-1853 or the Food Bank directly at 440-846-0197.
Angel Tree

Angel Tree Ministries is a national organization dedicated to increasing the presence of Christ to incarcerated parents and their children.  Every year, SUMC supports this ministry by providing several gifts for children of prisoners who complete biblical training while incarcerated, and volunteers deliver these toys and gifts throughout the Cleveland area.

To learn more contact:  The church office office@strongsvilleumc.org 440-238-6112.
Central Ohio Charitable Pharmacy

SUMC has a covenant relationship with Mariellyn Grace a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church.  The Charitable Pharmacy is a ministry located on the south side of Columbus, Ohio that provides prescription medications to those who cannot afford to buy them.  Mariellyn has worked at the Pharmacy since it opened in 2010, qualifying patients for services and providing referrals to other social service agencies.

To learn more visit:  http://www.charitablepharmacy.org
or contact:  Debbie Smith scrolledit@aol.com or Charitable Pharmacy directly charitablepharmacy@gmail.com 614-227-0301.
City Mission

The City Mission is located in downtown Cleveland and provides much needed help to the homeless in the metropolitan area.  On the first Monday of even numbered months (February, April, June, etc.) our church prepares and serves the evening meal to the male residents of the Mission.  Help is needed in preparing the meal, driving to the Mission and serving the meal.  You can also help by donating the food items needed for the meal.  Two weeks prior to the date of the meal a sheet is posted on a church bulletin board that lists the items and amounts needed.
To learn more visit:  http://www.thecitymission.org

or contact:  Jennifer Hedinger jnjhedinger@sbcglobal.net 440-840-8761.
Laura’s Home Women's Crisis Center

Laura's home is an emergency shelter that serves women and children who are homeless or facing other crises.  We provide and serve dinner six times a year along with providing special needs items.
To learn more visit:  http://www.thecitymission.org/lauras-home

or contact:  Jennifer Hedinger jnjhedinger@sbcglobal.net 440-840-8761.
Habitat for Humanity

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, a Christian-based organization, develops opportunities for all of God's people to act out their faith.  By working in partnerships to eliminate substandard housing, we enable families and volunteers to improve lives.  We create hope by building homes, strengthening neighborhoods and reweaving communities.

To learn more visit:  http://gchfh.org
or contact:  George Gruss George.Gruss@gmail.com 216-970-7164.
Nehemiah Mission

The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland rebuilds the lives and homes of the physically and fiscally challenged of Cleveland through volunteer mission groups that improve living environments in order to sow seeds of hope for individuals and neighborhoods.

To learn more visit:  http://nehemiahmission.org
or contact:  Debbie Smith scrolledit@aol.com or Nehemiah directly at 216-961-6968.
Urban Mission Steubenville

SUMC has a covenant relationship with Rev. Ashley Steele, Director.

To learn more visit:  http://www.urbanmission.org
or contact:  Brian Sheetz Brian@eoumf.org or the Urban Mission directly at 740-282-8010.
West Side Community House

This community center in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland serves the needs of local children and senior citizens by providing childcare and summer camps, Head Start programs, meal services, and recreation and fellowship programs.  At certain times of the year (especially Christmas) the church collects clothing, personal care and gift items for donation to the center.  Volunteer opportunities at the center are also available.

To learn more visit:  http://wschouse.org
or contact:  Barb Shearer 440-846-1916 or West Side directly at 216-771-7297.
 Global Missions
Farmer to Farmer Project, Liberia, Africa

An international mission sponsored by East Ohio Conference of UMC under the Bishop’s 3 C Initiative.  United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (VIM) trip will occur in January 2014.  Supported by SUMC missionary funding.

To learn more visit:  http://farmertofarmer.webs.com or http://www.eocumc.com/3Cs/liberia_farmer2farmer.html
or contact:  Nora Shank nrshank2012@gmail.com 450-465-9897.
Peace with Justice

A group centered in the understand that we are called by Christ to be peacemakers and bringers of justice.  Information is shared on topics such as fair trade, faith based investing, the growing gap between rich and poor, environmental stewardship, sweatshops, and other timely topics.

A monthly sale of Fair Trade products such as coffee, tea, and chocolate is held before and after church services at SUMC.  

To learn more contact:  Barb Shearer 440-846-1916.
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