Hilliard UMC serves others and builds community…
Be the church: All are encouraged to serve beyond the walls of the church in some way or another, based on your areas of giftedness and ministry passion. Contact the church office to serve: 614.876.2403, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Item of the Month for august: canned food
Watch the Sunday worship folder for the Mission Item of the Month, benefitting the Hilliard Food Pantry, the Thursday Street Feed, or another worthy mission.
Pick up a reusable shopping bag to keep in your car, a grocery list, and some prayer cards (available in each building). Then shop and fill bags with nonperishable food items. Hand them to those who are in need while you’re out and about. Ask their name, and ask how you can be praying for them. Offer a prayer right then if you’re comfortable doing so.
Volunteers representing Hilliard UMC are needed each week to make this meaningful outreach possible (Tuesdays, 4-7pm, through early September). Sign up HERE for one Tuesday or several! When you serve, wear your blue “God loves you no matter what” tee shirt. (Available for purchase through the church office for $10.) Contact: Jess Lippoli, Hilliard UMC office administrator and Farm Market coordinator (email@example.com, 614.876.2403). Jess is in the office Tuesday-Friday.
Collect nonperishable groceries for the Hilliard Food Pantry to distribute to families in need in Hilliard. Year-round, with special Thanksgiving and summertime collections. Contact Ron Speaks or the church office. Visit the Hilliard Food Pantry website for more information, and sign up here to volunteer at the Hilliard Food Pantry.
Kairos Prison Ministry
A weekend Christian formation experience for family members of those incarcerated in Marion Correctional Institution. Contact Virginia Blasingame or Susan Hurst.
Meals on Wheels
Deliver meals to the homebound in and around Hilliard. Contact Carolyn Bowman to get involved.
An excellent way for families and small groups to serve together by helping to distribute fresh produce from Mid-Ohio Food Bank. At least 10 able-bodied persons are needed for each distribution day. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, in the Warehouse 839 gym.
2019 hosting dates: January 19, February 16, and March 16. Contact Pastor Karen Muntzing for more information.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile comes to Hilliard UMC several times a year on Sundays, 8:30am-1:30pm. Even one pint of blood can help many patients. Give blood, welcome donors, help with registration, donate snacks, or help with set up and/or clean up. Contact Chris Rodgers to serve.
Join our annual Thanksgiving food drive, in partnership with Hilliard City Schools and the Hilliard Food Pantry, where we bring in and process around 1,000 bags of food and provide 200+ families with Thanksgiving dinner and food for the rest of the weekend. Grab some brown bags from church, buy the items on the list, and return to church. Volunteer for bag checking and organizing Friday night, greeting and hospitality, distribution to families, and clean up. It all happens the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Thursday Street Feed
Join this dedicated crew of servant volunteers who feed the homeless every Thursday, no matter the weather, led by Ron Speaks.
United Methodist Free Store
Donate new or gently-used clothing and household goods to persons on the West Side of Columbus, and/or serve at the West Side Free Store. Contact Barbara Murray or the UM Free Store for more information (614.443.1713), or visit their website HERE.
Help make sure Hilliard kids with food insecurity are fed on the weekends by donating food and/or packing weekend Fuel-Packs. Meets select Wednesdays at 6:30pm, Warehouse 839 storage area. Contact Sarah DeWees for information or to serve (contact information and packing schedule available from the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614.876.2403).