Serving Beyond Hilliard UMC

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, info@hilliardumc.org.

FEEDING HILLIARD STUDENTS

In partnership with Hilliard Kiwanis, we send food home on Fridays with 300 students with food insecurity in the Hilliard City School District. Meets every Wednesday at 7pm, Warehouse 839 storage area. Prepping these bags only takes about an hour, so all ages are encouraged to participate. There are also opportunities to deliver the bags to the schools on Thursday mornings. Facilitated by Lori Lee and Jeff Decker. Activity will open up to volunteers again in September.


Thanksgiving Outreach

Our annual Thanksgiving Outreach aims to serve those in need with food and optional opportunities for prayer. We work in collaboration with the Hilliard Food Pantry and Hilliard City Schools to provide bags of pantry staples and Thanksgiving food.


Red Cross Blood Drives

Next Drive: Thursday, July 8
1-6pm
Warehouse 839 Gym

The Red Cross hosts a Blood Drive at Hilliard UMC several times a year. 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. (Red Cross and Hilliard UMC staff are currently doing all the setup and cleanup, due tocovid-19 safety protocols.)

The American Red Cross is urging donors who are feeling healthy and well to make an appointment to give blood to maintain the blood supply for patients who rely on lifesaving transfusions.

Blood donations support patients fighting cancer, mothers experiencing complications during childbirth, transplant patients and those with chronic illnesses.

Make an appointment

  • Call the American Red Cross (1.800.RED.CROSS) OR
  • Visit RedCrossBlood.org, using sponsor code Hilliard UMC
  • Walk-ins always welcome, though appointments take priority.

For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.


Blessing Bags

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 using the list of suggestions. Hand them to those who are in need while you’re out and about. Ask their name and how you can be praying for them. Offer a prayer right then if you’re comfortable doing so.

books in little hands

Donate new or gently-used children’s books, which are distributed to young readers in the greater Columbus area through ten local food pantries, including Hilliard Food Pantry. In 2019 Books In Little Hands received 8180 books and distributed 7333, thanks to Hilliard UMC’s and the community’s generosity!


HILLIARD FARM MARKET

Volunteers representing Hilliard UMC are needed each week during Farm Market season to make this meaningful outreach possible (Tuesdays, 4-7pm, late May through early September). When you serve, wear your “God loves you no matter what” tee shirt (available for purchase through the church office). More details here.

Hilliard Food Pantry

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.

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.

Medical Equipment

Serve others by donating your gently-used wheelchair, crutches, cane, potty chair, walker, etc., for use by members of our church family when they have need. Drop off during church office hours: 614.876.2403.

Mission Item of the Month

Donate various items to benefit the Hilliard Food Pantry or another worthy mission. Collection bins located at church in both buildings.