Missions

Here are some ways you can “help” during this pandemic: 
 
Welcome Warehouse can use your help in any of the following ways:
– Help prepare personal care items to distribute at the school district’s grab-n-go meal program. (can be done at home)
– Help distribute personal care items at the school district’s grab-n-go meal distribution stops once a week (Mondays or Tuesdays depending on weather) at various bus stop locations.
– Spread the word! Please like us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. We want everyone in Dublin to know about our programs and services. Please invite friends to follow us as well.
To find out more or to volunteer, email volunteers@welcomewarehouse.org.
 
Neighborhood Bridges is a convenient yet powerful online way to be able to respond to specific needs in the Dublin community. In partnership with other Dublin agencies, including schools, police, and social service agencies, Neighborhood Bridges lists needs “in real time” about two times/week. You decide for each situation if you are called and able to respond. Examples of current requests include contributing art supplies for Dublin students to be able to continue to create over the summer and gifting $20.20 for Dublin high school graduates who have been identified by their guidance counselors and school administrators as needing some extra support. Neighborhood Bridges is a new mission and ministry for Indian run UMC.  The missions team encourages everyone to take a look HERE to see if you’d like to be part of this ministry.
 
New Life Community Outreach (NLCO) The number of NLCO friends in need continues to increase. An outdoors, “to go” hot breakfast is served on Sunday mornings accompanied by a card of encouragement and sharing of God’s love. The outside breakfast will continue at least until the middle of July. While there for breakfast, the guests can go inside with a volunteer to select needed clothing and personal items. Starting June 3, the clothing room will also be open on Wednesday mornings from 10–12am, and volunteer sorters will return! Men’s clothing continues to be the greatest need. An ongoing urgent need is for new or like new underwear. Contact Alice Gulker: amgulker@gmail.com for more information.
 
Dublin OhioHealth Hospital has asked the Dublin faith communities to offer prayer and material support to their stressed staff. Indian Run has sent a prayer that will be among other prayers that staff can scroll through to see that the community is surrounding them with love and care. They can also use donations of cloth masks. You can bring donated masks to the church and we will get them to Dublin OhioHealth. If you take them directly to the hospital, please let them know that you are donating from Indian Run UMC.
 
Dublin Food Pantry has found that with increasing numbers in the community unemployed, visits to the pantry have increased. You may donate funds at their secure donation site (go to Dublin Food Pantry’s website and click the “Donate” button, or bring staples, non-perishable food items, and personal care items to 81 W. Bridge St. (lower level of Dublin Community Church). Drop-off hours: Mon. – Fri. 7am – pm Closed Saturday and Sunday. Enter under the orange awning and proceed to the hallway to the right of the steps where there is a scale to weigh your donation, enter information in logbook, and leave items in the donation area.
 
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) – The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church is holding UMCOR in prayer during the month of May, as UMCOR continues to respond to natural disasters in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ways and places that UMCOR has been at work because of recent disasters include:
Survivors of recent disasters that have hit Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and other states, as they navigate recovery during the pandemic. The Dayton community as rebuilding efforts after last year’s tornadoes are on hold due to COVID-19. Please pray for persons in these areas, both those who have experienced the disasters, and for UMCOR disaster responders. 
The communion/love offering for Sunday, May 3 supported a new UMCOR initiative called Sheltering in Love UMCOR grants from this fund will help individuals and communities hardest hit by COVID-19. If you would like to contribute, please include UMCOR COVID-19 Advance #3022612 on your offering, so we know that you intend your offering to go to this fund.

Habitat for Humanity – New Project to Begin in July
So that you can begin to think about and plan ahead to participate: Indian Run will be one of the churches contributing people power and money to the 2020 project scheduled to begin in July. We will be rehabbing the property at 1566 Genessee Avenue for the Muse family, a single Mom, Awo, with two sons (3 and 4 years old) and her two parents. Awo attended college and works as an administrative assistant.
The 1200 square foot, 2-story home was built in 1923 with three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a detached garage. The scope of the work is still gelling, and will most likely include tearing down the garage which is in bad shape); redesigning the bathroom and kitchen areas; adding a half bath downstairs; new siding; repair porch and deck; remove side entrance; replace windows and doors; install vinyl siding; insulate; remove drop ceilings; lay flooring; and the usually rehab activities. July 8 is set as the start date. Volunteers will provide both Wednesday and Saturday lunches. Plenty of hand sanitizer and bottled water will be provided. At this time, Habitat is expecting volunteers to wear masks. Volunteers should bring their own. Since we may share tools, volunteers might want to bring a pair of gloves.
More detail to come as things progress.
 
The need for blood is constant, but only 3 percent of the U.S. population donates. Volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can play a critical role in the treatment of accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. IRUMC is a Premier Blood Partner with the American Red Cross and was recently recognized as a “Pump It Up Challenge Achiever” for going above and beyond as a Premier Partner, growing our impact and helping save more lives. Indian Run continues to play a critical role in this lifesaving network and has proven our efforts truly make a difference in the lives of patients in need and their families.Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! #savemorelives by scheduling an appointment on any Thursday throughout May and June by linking HERE
COVID-19 INFO: Donating blood products is essential to community health and eligible donors are encouraged to donate during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need (learn more HERE)
For the safety of our donor community and in accordance with CDC guidelines, all donors are required to wear a face covering or mask. Please bring one to your donation. If you do not have one, a mask will be provided to you.
 
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.  A list of currently deployed members of our congregation is posted on the Military Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall, if you would like to send them a card or note.
 
 
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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 the team will travel to Guatemala for the first time.