Missions

Read how Indian Run has been Growing Love: HERE
 
Here are some ways you can “help” during this pandemic: 
 
Meal on Wheels – A Way to Help Neighbors: Meals-on-Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. IRUMC has been assisting Meals-on-Wheels with a Saturday lunch time delivery route in Columbus since 1999. The delivery is safe and contact free. Our team needs more volunteers. Please contact Larry George if you would like information on how you can participate.
 
Bringing New Life to New Life Community Outreach: Due to Covid-19 safety requirements, the number of volunteers has been very limited. Currently, IRUMC is supporting with one volunteer on Sunday mornings and two on Wednesday mornings. Now NLCO is looking to add more adult volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Alice Gulker (614-354-3822) or Dena Patton (614-270-8601). The Clothing Room’s most urgent needs currently include razors, shaving cream, and new or like-new underwear, especially boxer shorts. Plain white T-shirts (and XL T-shirts in all colors) are also needed. Notes or cards of spiritual hope and encouragement are always welcome. Notes can be dropped off in the marked baskets in the front of the Church. For donations, please contact either Alice or Dena. 
We are grateful to Matt Taylor, who has been IRUMC’s Sunday morning volunteer during the pandemic, which allows other IRUMC volunteers in the higher risk group to serve NLCO in other ways and avoid the Sunday morning crowd. Thank you, Matt!
 
Growing Love in Guatemala – International Missions Team: It is an uncertain time to be planning travel, but the International Team leaders have decided to forge ahead in hope and love with plans for a 2021 mission journey, and we are asking you to prayerfully consider joining in. During our 2020 trip to serve with Mission Guatemala in the Lake Atitlán region of Panajachel, we fell in love with the country, the people, the culture and the work that Mission Guatemala is doing for their community, and we know you will, too! 
Here are the details so far:
  • Mission Dates: February 13 -21, 2021
  • The Cost: $1,000/per person, which covers all expenses including: airfare, lodging, meals, insurance and $100 worth of quetzales (Guatemalan currency) for spending money while in country. A $250 deposit is due by November 1st.
Mission Guatemala’s River House comfortably hosts up to 45 people at a time, so space is not limited! Please read more about Mission Guatemala and see photos of the accommodations HERE! Please confirm your commitment to joining the team by linking HERE to complete an application. Deposits can be mailed to the church (do NOT add your name to the memo line) or sent electronically through the Indian Run website by choosing Internal Mission Fund as your giving designation.
Please email International Missions Team if you have any questions, or directly to any of the team leaders: Cindy Danko-Southey, Kelly Mohr, Missy Pittro, or John Dean.
 
Welcome Warehouse Still in Need of Backpacks: While exactly how school will happen this Fall is still in question, children and youths still need the assurance of school supplies. Welcome Warehouse has received a good number of backpacks, but needs about 150 more to ensure that every child receives one:
The Need:
-150 middle school and teen unisex backpacks, 18″-19″ if possible
-Where to find? Amazon, Dollar Store, Walmart, etc . 
-Drop-off : Heather Heins’ porch
         6505 Wyndburne Dr.
-Date Needed: by July 31st
Thank you for your love and care of community children and youths!
 
American Red Cross Blood Drives: The Red Cross continues to hold Blood Drives at Indian Run Church because the need for blood and blood products continues for burn and accident victims as well as for surgeries, and those with leukemia and other illnesses that require transfusions. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control. Medical staff and donors are required to wear face masks. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you. You can schedule an appointment for this coming Thursday or for Aug. 6 or 13 by linking HERE.
 
Cases for Hope – Youth Group Service Project: Thank you for your support for the Indian Run Youth Groups, who, with your help of donated items, served Alicia’s Closet, a nonprofit organization that provides supplies to foster children in the Central Ohio area. The youths assembled Cases of Hope for these children, who sometimes arrive at a foster home with only the clothes on their backs. Thank you for Growing Love in our youths and in the foster children who will receive the items you donated!
 
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 or helping to broaden awareness of hunger around the globe, Indian Run is committed to sharing God’s love with 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:  Julie Allen 
 
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.
 
 
In addition to military care packages and donations for veterans at the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, Indian Run also supports the Biblesticks Outreach Program and the Folds of Honor Foundation. 
 
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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.
Contact:  Dena Patton
 
 
Indian Run also supports various mission ministries and disaster relief projects around the world though the United Methodist
Church throughout the year.
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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 sends a team of volunteers annually to help countries in need. Past journeys have been to serve in Haiti, in 2020 we partnered with Mission Guatemala to serve the people of the Lake Atitlan region of Panajachel, Guatemala with plans to return annually and build a long term relationship with this ministry.