Missions

Read how Indian Run has been Growing Love: HERE
 
Here are some ways you can “help”: 
 
Dublin Food Pantry –- We are about halfway to the 400 boxes of stuffing that Dublin Food Pantry has asked that Indian Run provide for their annual Harvest of Hope (Thanksgiving sharing).  Because of their safety procedures during the pandemic, they need all of the stuffing by Oct. 17, earlier than usual. That is less than a week away! Please bring stuffing to the table in the narthex when the office is open (Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. 9am – 2pm), and please place the stuffing in the large plastic bin at the Connection Tables by the front door at other times. Thank you for sharing with those who struggle with food security
 
Welcome Warehouse (WW) – WW is collecting socks of all sizes (men’s, women’s, children’s) for the month of “Socktober” for WW clients. You can drop off socks in the collection bin at the Connection Tables at the front of the church. Imagine a child, Mom, or Dad, whose toes are warmer, thanks to you! 
 
New Life Community Outreach (NLCO) – Sunday morning breakfasts (outdoors) and clothing and free medical care continue at NLCO. Several Indian Run people continue to volunteer with safety precautions in place. NLCO could use a few more people to help sort donations. For more information, please contact 
Dena Patton or Alice Gulker. They continue to be grateful when Indian Run sends notes of love and encouragement to be tucked inside a breakfast or clothing bag. They continue to gratefully receive gently used or new men’s clothing. Most needed items right now include (all sizes): Men’s sweatpants, Hoodies, T-shirts, Men’s athletic shoes 
 
Care for Veterans – Indian Run is again collecting Christmas cards along with greeting cards of all types, 2021 calendars, books of puzzles and word games. These items will be shared with recovering veterans at the Veterans Hospital near Cincinnati. You can bring these to the church office during hours the office is open (Mon.-Thurs., 9am – 2pm); please place in a waterproof bag under the Collection Tables at the front of the church at other times. Thank you for supporting healing veterans!
 
Habitat for Humanity – Work on the Hilliard Adopt-a-House Habitat house is progressing well as volunteers work alongside the family. To follow the progress of the house for Awo Muse’, a single Mom, her parents, and sons, check out the photos and descriptions of work accomplished HERE click on “Current Mission” and “Photo Album.” Here is Awo, working alongside the other workers, installing insulation.
 
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.
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.