Since 1981, Good Works has been worshiping God by providing shelter and a Community of Hope for our neighbors struggling with poverty in Appalachian Ohio. Good Works is a Christ-centered, 501(c)3, non-profit organization.
To learn more, visit Powell UMC has partnered with Good Works for several years and does several trips a year.
Food Prep Night for a Community Meal: Thursday, February 14th, 6-8 pm church kitchen Love cooking and helping others? Come to an evening of chopping, mixing, socializing and serving God as we prepare a healthy meal for a local community in Athens, OH. Bring your cutting board and your smile. Please register below. Contact with any questions.
Friday Night Life: Friday, February 15th, 2-9 pm We meet in the parking lot of the church, drive to the Athens area to serve and participate in the community meal. This is a place of sharing food and fellowship where people come from all walks of life. Please register below. Questions, contact Katya,
Good Works Mini Mission Trip: Experience a day-long mission trip with the people affected by poverty and under the leadership of Good Works that is committed to bring hope to those in need. Our time together will include being in community, doing service projects and some times of reflection. The service work usually does not require any special skills. It could be painting, cleaning or raking leaves. Visiting with people who are affected by poverty and being present with them will be included in the time of the serving project.
Cost: If you are spending the night, the overnight cost is $30.00. The food is $15.00 and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. Our team will provide lunch and dinner for Good Works staff and volunteers on Saturday. So, our meals will include time of fellowship and getting to know more about Good Works ministry and missions. Watch for upcoming dates! Questions, contact


In June 2016 massive flooding impacted 44 out of 55 West Virginia counties. UMCOR and FEMA report that the flooding was more harmful than most natural disasters because of breadth, geography and inherent poverty. Rebuilding is expected to take until 2020 or 2021. Those who feel a nudge to go are invited to prayerfully consider being a part of the team. Although skills are important, people willing to simply help and offer the presence of Christ are equally important. The trip will provide time for reflection, relationship building and fun in addition to work.
An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00pm.
Email if you feel called to offer hope and service in the midst of the disaster caused by flooding.


Haiti Mission Trip, March 8-15, 2019: Experience God and the People of Haiti with HUT Outreach, our mission host. HUT Outreach is a non-profit organization that shares God’s love with the people of Haiti through nutrition, education, and healthcare. HUT Outreach will provide a hands on experience for our congregation to build relationships, be in community and work alongside the Haitian church community.
With questions and to sign up, contact