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


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 prov3456@hotmail.com.


Christian Mindfulness Session is June 2nd

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9am in the Faber Room (Off the Sanctuary)

Christian Mindfulness is a Christian Guided Meditation and Practice that helps participants quiet their minds, calm their senses, and experience random timeless with God in a new and personal way. Join us for June’s Session of Christian Mindfulness, where we will step away from the world and experience a journey of God’s Timeless GRACE, as told through stories found in the Old Testament!

(This monthly program is an offering of the Prayer Administrative Team.
Lead by Lori Schulte)

Contact: Lori Schulte at childofthevine@gmail.com for more information.

Feel free to bring a friend!


Youth Summer Activities Position

Youth Summer Activities Position open from June 1 – Aug 31
Westwood United Methodist Church.
3460 Epworth Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211.

1. Lead group Bible study weekly with team with approved curriculum
2. Lead 2 large gatherings a month (6 total)
3. Lead 3 local mission experiences (1/month)
4. Attend Sunday worship and meet with youth
5. Lead 1 activity/week for involved youth
6. Open Gym 2/week – jr and sr high.
7. Attend staff meetings weekly
8. Meet with Senior Pastor weekly


Hours Recommended: 20/week

Send resume to: Apply@westwoodunitedmethodist.org
Must have background check and read Safe Sanctuary policy.