Missions

November 11, 2020 
 
In this month as we approach Thanksgiving, the Missions team offers thanks for your faithfulness as we continue to serve others as Christ’s presence in the world even during a pandemic!  
 
Welcome Warehouse – One wonderful way we can serve this month is by participating in the Welcome Warehouse Adopt-a-Family program, which provides client family members with Christmas gifts.  This is like our former Christmas Giving Tree. Because of the pandemic, we have come up with safe ways to still share Christ’s love. Instead of picking a tag off a tree, you can sign up to provide a child or parent their hoped-for Christmas gift. You can do this by clicking on this link to Sign-up Genius HERE
 
Gifts are needed by December 3.  We need some persons to sign up to be the “collection spot” for the gifts for a particular family. For questions, please contact Tina Holtcamp, Welcome Warehouse Adopt-A-Family Coordinator (614-736-5099) or Pastor Phyllis
 
Care for Veterans – Thank you for the growing collection of Christmas and other greeting cards, 2021 calendars, puzzles, and word games for veterans who are healing at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. There is still time to bring these items to the the Connection Tables.  Thank you for supporting veterans who are healing in body, mind, and spirit!
 
New Life Community Outreach (NLCO)– We have received a thank you note from Rev. Wendy Hansen-Smith from NLCO: “Indian Run UMC, Thank you for your very generous contribution to New Life Community Outreach for the “Buckeye Tailgate.” Your gift enables us to provide food, clothing, health care, and hope to our community. Thank you for your support.”
 
Westside Free Store Ministries -We received another thank you note: “Dear Members of Indian Run UMC, I would like to thank you for your donation made in September supporting the Westside Free Store Ministries. Westside Free Store Ministries relies on the generosity of donors in order to continue our programming. Our current programming includes Martha’s Meals 3 days per week, Monthly Hygiene Packets, Diapers, and our Clothing Program. Currently we are averaging 200+ households per month, with usually 20 first time shoppers every month. . .I am grateful for your blessings and generosity. Debra Stoner, Executive Director
 
Thanksgiving blessings as we Grow Love in ourselves, our community, and the world,
 
The Missions Team
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.