Below is a list of the ongoing and special giving/serving mission projects our congregation is currently committed to uphold. Please familiarize yourself with them; pray about them.
Choose one, two, or whatever number you feel led to support and then do get involved in whatever way you can. We are a generous and giving congregation but no one is expected to be involved in all of these. And, please remember that Mission Team and other sponsoring entities always appreciate your prayers for these mission opportunities.
Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1992 in Mutare, Zimbabwe, at the request of African Bishops who wanted a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical, and spiritual growth in its students. Because of the lack of on-campus housing, many students walk very far every day in remote areas to come to Africa University. Female students become targets for human trafficking and prostitution.
Our East Ohio Bishop Tracy Malone has the vision of East Ohio churches building a women’s dorm to house 90 students which will provide a safe, secure environment and a community of support. We started the fundraiser with the hope of raising $20,000 in 2 years to pay for 1 student room which will house 2 female students. One year has passed since the start of our fundraiser and we’ve raised $7,141.22! Let’s hit our goal this year in 2021!
Any extra money will go to finish the room inside. Checks can be written out to our church with “AU” on the memo line.
Fundraiser for Africa University
Please help us raise money for Africa University by using the Shop with Scrip/Raise Right mobile app to purchase gift cards! You purchase gift cards to either give to others or spend yourself and the church receives a certain percentage of your spendings. We will put all funds earned towards the Africa University Women’s Dorm! Watch the tutorial on the left to see how it works. Written instructions linked below!
Camp Aldersgate Clean-up Day
Habitat for Humanity Faith builds
2014 Build – Dellroy, Ohio; 2016 Build Sherrodsville, Ohio; 2017 Build – Minerva, Ohio; 2018 Build – Minerva, Ohio. Check back here for information about additional Faith Builds.
Mariellyn Grace – The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio
LeAnn Eyerman – Beyond (Taipei Taiwan)
Devin & Tia Tharp – Bright Side Youth Ranch (South Carolina)
John & Daryl Hersh – Tobin Center Chaplaincy (Lisbon, Ohio)
Ken & Kathy Keyes – SIL (currently living in Texas)
Loaves & Fishes – Coordinator Rev. Gordon Warner (Carrollton, Ohio)
Larry & Angie Overholt – World Gospel Missions (Choluteca, Honduras)
Urban Mission – Coordinator Rev. Ashley Steele (Steubenville, Ohio)
Dr. Thane Ury – OMS International (Wilmore, KY)
Cross-Eyed Missions – ongoing collection of used eyeglasses to give to this outreach in Waynesburg that provides quality eye care to people in other countries, including Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti and Peru.
Book-Link – ongoing collection of good, clean used Sunday School or Christian books/materials for Book-Link in Kentucky. Book-Link boxes and ships the materials overseas to third world countries along a coast.
Sharing Bread @ First Presbyterian Church, Carrollton –our church helps twice a year at this free meal ministry, which is held the last two Mondays of every month.
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes collection takes place in November. Boxes are sent all over the world to spread the Good News.
Community Christmas Program – gifts are for Carroll County youth who are signed up through the program.
Lifeline Food Packaging for Haiti @ First Christian Church of Malvern.