Men's Ministry

Men’s Ministry

The next meeting of the Men’s Ministry will be held on Saturday, August 18th, in Epworth Hall. We will enjoy a continental breakfast and fellowship at 7:30am. Following that will be a discussion of Chapter 19 from the book, “The Man in the Mirror.” The topic will be The Desire to Be Independent.

All men of the congregation, young and old, are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.


Festival of Sharing

The 2nd Mile giving for August will go toward Festival of Sharing.  The Festival will be held on September15, 2018, at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.   Our School Kits, Hygiene Kits, and Emergency Clean-up Items will be placed in baskets around the church or money can be donated by designating 2nd mile project Church World Service Kits.  Items for each kit are listed.

School Kits                                                                   

Pair of blunt metal scissors


Three 70-count spiral notebooks             

Hand-held pencil sharpener

Large eraser

Six new unsharpened pencils with erasers

Box of 24 crayons

12”x14” to 14” x 17” finished cotton

or lightweight canvas bag with handles.

We will have some bags to be filled, so items only is ok.

Hygiene Kits

1 Hand towel – 15”x 28” to 16” x 32 “

1 Washcloth

1 wide-tooth comb

  1. Nail Clipper
  2. Bath size bar of soap
  3. Toothbrush
  4. Six standard size Band-aids


Emergency Clean-up Buckets

  1. 1   5-gallon bucket with a re-sealable lid
  2. 4 souring pads

1 scrub brush

18 cleaning towels (reusable, like Easy Wipes)

1   50-78 oz. box dry laundry detergent

1   12 oz. bottle liquid household cleaner

1   24-18 oz. liquid dish soap

1 package 48-50 clothespins

Clothesline, two 50 ft. or 100 ft.

5  Dust masks

2 pair heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves

  1. pair work gloves

1  24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll.

1  6-9 oz. bottle Insect repellent (not aerosol can)


Thanks for all you will share.

Elaine Powers,  Mission Team

All News, Missions

What is IHN?

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is a ministry that WUMC partners with that helps homeless families and homeless women with children. They give them shelter, and help them find jobs and housing to get them back up on their feet.
Our church will be taking several homeless families in on September 30th through Oct 6th. During this week we call on you the church to help us reach out and care for these families by helping us with set up, tear down, meals, playing with the children, and hosting the families in the evening. Pouring into these families is a huge blessing for them, but you will find it is a blessing for you as well.
For more information we have a yellow brochure in the kiosks or you can call Sally Dessauer or Carol Wright at 513.661.3139

Prayer Ministry

Neighborhood Prayer Walk Scheduled for August 9th

Please join us on Thursday, August 9th at 10:00 a.m. at My Neighbor’s Place to pray for our surrounding neighborhood. We will be walking and/or driving around praying for businesses, churches, residents and current issues/concerns.  Join us for this inspirational and powerful time of prayer. We have seen exciting answers to our prayers!

If you have any questions, contact Beth Strawhun at or 513.661.3139.


City Gospel Mission is Scheduled for August 7th

Join our group of volunteers this Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.  We will eat with the residents and people from the community and provide/serve dessert for the group of about 100-120. A carpool leaves the church parking lot at 6:20 p.m.

If you are interested in attending, please indicate this on the Connection Card. If any questions, contact Beth Strawhun at