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United Methodists continue to heed the lessons John Wesley taught his followers: to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed; being a compassionate presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel.  There are more opportunities than can be listed on this site, but here are a few ideas to get you started.

Local Opportunities

Internationally

Waverly Public Schools

  • School Supplies: Keep the students at Waverly Public Schools supplied this school year.  Contact: Lanna Buchanan, 941-6445
  • Powerpacks: Grace UMC partners with the Freestore Foodbank each Friday during the school year  to send bags of food, known as Power Packs, home with students to ensure they have something to eat on   weekends. $200 feeds a child for a year. Contact: Nikki Schobeloch, (740) 708-2690 / (740) 947-7508.   freestorefoodbank.org/programs/childhood-hunger/power-pack-program/
  • Tutoring: Helping kids in our local schools learn to read! Contact: Dan Evory (Sr.), 740-517-0519

Shriners Pop Tabs: The Shriners Hospitals specializing in burn care provide critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with varying degrees of new and healed burns. Save the tabs from your pop cans and help a child. Contact: Barb Taphorn, 947-4873 shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/care/burn-care

Outreach Council of Churches: Outreach feeds the hungry, houses the homeless, helps keep people in their homes, and helps in emergency situations. Needs include everything from cleaning supplies to food items. See website for details. Contact: Helen Kidder, 740-941-8473; Ruth Cook, 740-708-9015.  pikecountyoutreach.com    

Hope Clinic of Pike County: The mission of the Hope Clinic is to share the love of Christ by providing basic, sound, quality medical care at no cost to those who have no health insurance in a climate that is accepting, authentic, and inviting for people. Contact: Jill Williams, 740-708-2984.  hopeclinicpike.org/    

New Beginnings: An inpatient, non-profit treatment facility for those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. Contact: Carly Price, 740-708-4015 newbeginningsoutreach.net/

One Community Ministries: It is the mission of One Community Ministries to advance the personal journey with Christ while promoting positive interactions for those in prison, ex-offenders in transition, and their families who choose to be a part of One Community Ministries. Contact: Dee Dawson, 740-248-6296 onecommunityministries.org/

Pike Healthy Lifestyle Initiative (PHLI): Helping people in Pike County live a healthier lifestyle, including shopping tours designed to help folks on a budget stretch their food dollars and educate about nutrition. Contact: Rita Auton: 740-970-5352

 

Water for Life: Constructing wells to provide clean water and toilets to improve the living standards in Liberia, Africa. Contact: Carol Bowers, 941-1335 umcor.org/Search-for-Projects/Projects/3020811

Operation Christmas Child: The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Contact: Karen Lilly, 947-4317.  samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Maharastra Village Ministries, India MVM works in close relationship and co-operation with churches and other organizations. After establishing the church on the basis of indigenous principles such as ‘self-support’, ‘self-government’, ‘self-proclamation’, ‘self-equipping’, the partnering churches/local churches are approached to give pastoral care to the newly formed congregation.  Contact: Julie Evans, 740-835-1033 or Taylor Evans, 740-222-2075.  http://mvm-mahaindia.org/

Global Justice Volunteer, Hong Kong/Philippines: The Global Justice Volunteers Program of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries is a short-term service opportunity for young adults, ages 18 to 30. Contact: Daniel Evory (Jr.) – danielfevory@aol.com, 740-835-7090 umcmission.org/get-involved/generation-transformation/Global-Justice-Volunteers

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