Missions

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,” Whom shall I send? 
And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 NIV
 
From collecting food for our local friends in need to helping to broaden awareness of hunger around the globe, Indian Run is committed to sharing God’s love to others through missions. Learn more about the key missions Indian Run supports and discover where you are called to serve.

Welcome Warehouse serves people in the Dublin City School District who are struggling to meet basic needs because of job loss, underemployment, health crises, or other challenges.  The Welcome Warehouse Free Store is located at Indian Run.  Indian Run also provides volunteers and collects needed items throughout the year.
www.welcomewarehouse.org
Contact:  Linda Swearingen

The sole mission of the New Life Community
Outreach is to provide food, clothing and free
medical care for our neighbors in need in the
Short North and around Columbus.  Indian Run
collects items for New Life throughout the year and has a commitment to provide volunteers to the breakfast ministry and clothing room on the 3rd Sunday of each month. 
 
Sign up in serve on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.
The Dublin Food Pantry is dedicated to providing
for the needs of hungry people by collecting and
distributing food and grocery products, educating
the community about hunger, and collaborating
with others who address basic human needs. 
The Pantry provides food for more than 9000
individuals each year in the Dublin Community. 
Indian Run provides volunteers during the month
of February and to hold a food drive twice a
year during February and November.
www.dublinfoodpantry.org
Contact:  Church Office
Meals-on-Wheels, a division of LifeCare Alliance, which provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who
are unable to provide meals for themselves. Caring volunteers and staff deliver meals to the home 365 days a year.  Indian Run 
volunteers deliver lunches on Saturdays.
Hilliard Adopt-A-House is a non-profit, public charity located in the northwest
suburbs of the Greater Columbus, Ohio area, whose mission is to bring affordable housing to economically disadvantaged families, most commonly in partnership with Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio. As one of five partner churches, Indian Run provides volunteers on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s and also takes turns providing lunches for the work crew.
Since 1981, the Good Works vision  has been to create and sustain  a COMMUNITY OF HOPE with and for  people who are struggling with  poverty and homelessness in rural  Appalachia by helping to make  connections with people, programs,  services and opportunities in our
 community.  Indian Run participates  in the annual Walk for the Homeless.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that
inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia.  Indian Run sends a team of students and adults for a week each summer to help make
home warmer, safer and drier.

Military Missions

Contacts:  Jane Frontone
               Mike Worley

30 Hour Famine is a student-run fundraising event benefiting World Vision, where students fast  for 30 hours to raise funds to fight  hunger across the globe.  During the  event, they grow closer together and  to God through fun games and community  service activities that open their  eyes to the truth about global hunger.
Indian Run students participate in  this “no-eat” overnight event each  year in late winter/early spring.
Operation Christmas Child, a mission of Samaritan’s Purse, uses gift-filled shoeboxes to share God’s love in a tangible way with needy children around the world.  Since 1993, they
have delivered shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement to over  124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories.  Indian Run collects items and packs shoeboxes each fall.
United Methodist Volunteers In Mission  exists to promote, encourage and enable  Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.  The task  of each team is to use their abilities  (such as medical care, teaching, constructions or repair a building) to  lift up Jesus Christ and serve where
 we are called.  Indian Run UMC typically  sends a team of 10 people to Haiti each Winter.
Indian Run also supports various mission ministries and disaster relief projects around the world though the United Methodist 
Church throughout the year.