SERVE NEAR BY

SERVE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

Our church is engaged in several serving ministries within the local community.

COMMON GROUND FREE STORE

Common Ground Free Store is “a place where everything is free—clothing, shoes, diapers and linens, to small appliances, books and toys. There are no income requirements, no questions and no scrutiny; only the support of people who care. God’s mercy does not come with a price tag. Common Ground Free Store Ministries is a partnership between Delaware County churches, business, civic organizations and caring citizens.”

Ways to Serve:

Serve on First Tuesday of each month. We will serve on Nov 6th, and Dec 4th. Join a group from Powell UMC to help build relationships and serve needy folks in Delaware County as you welcome customers, help them shop, sort donations, stock items or serve food. Volunteer for one Tuesday evening or more. For carpool, come to the church at 4:45pm on that day of serving. If you want to go straight to the free store, arrive there at 5:30pm. If you have any questions, contact katyabrodbeck@powellumc.org.
 
Volunteer Anytime as an individual or a group. https://commongroundfreestore.org/volunteers/

Donate gently used household items or seasonal clothing, paper products, or toiletries. These items may be left in the blue mission bin located near the curved stain class windows in the Main Hall or at the door near the kitchen entrance. These items as well as ready to serve food may also be taken to the store any time it is open. Learn more, http://www.commongroundfreestore.org/

FAMILY PROMISE

 
Provide and share a meal or spend an afternoon, morning or overnight with families at the Family Promise residence in downtown Delaware, OH. You will be a part of the Family Promise ministry helping homeless families achieve lasting independence.
The weeks when Powell UMC will serve in 2018:
  • December 16
Reflections from Karen Baesman, church member
For those of you who don’t know, PUMC one of those involved in getting Family Promise started and our continued support for this ministry is displayed through all who give your time, make donations, and hold the ministry in your prayers. I just left the house a couple of hours ago, thankful I have a car to drive and a house and family to come home to. But I am also thankful that I had the opportunity to read with some young children, to play with toddlers and to provide an ear for some young mothers. Family Promise continues to bless my life. It reminds me of the many ways I have been blessed. It connects me with people who may seem different than me in many ways, but who really are like me in the sense that they are trying to care for their families. And perhaps most importantly, it teaches me patience and faith as I wait to see if we will find enough volunteers!! I am sure that you will be blessed by your experience with Family Promise as well!
To serve call 614-847-3703 or email Betsy Effinger, beetles121@gmail.com
To learn more about Family Promise visit http://www.familypromise.org/About-Us

 FURNITURE BANK

 
 
The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio provides furniture to families in need. Many items are donated; tables, bed frames and chests of drawers are rarely donated. Teams of people meet these needs in a well-equipped and safe workshop at the Furniture Bank workshop. Group experiences are planned annually. For more information on the Furniture Bank and how you can donate or sign up as an individual or small group to serve visit www.furniturebankcoh.org
Serve at The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio Address: 118 South Yale Ave. Columbus, OH 43222 Dress: Wear warm clothing that you can get dirty or get paint on Shoes: Closed-toe shoes required; no heels, sandals, or flip-flops Activities may include any or all of painting, assembling furniture, or loading and unloading furniture. Parking: please park inside the fenced lot at the intersection of State St. and Yale Ave. and enter through the door on that side of the building that is labeled “employee entrance.” You may ask for me when you arrive.
Watch for future serving dates!

To sign up, contact katyabrodbeck@powellumc.org.

 PEOPLE IN NEED OF DELAWARE COUNTY

 
PEOPLE IN NEED, INC. OF DELAWARE COUNTY OHIO (PIN) IS A PRIVATE, NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501 (C)(3) SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO DELAWARE COUNTY RESIDENTS.
Ways to Serve:
  • Donate nonperishable food items, paper and laundry supplies for the Food Pantry. Place your donations in the blue mission bins. Look for the monthly items in the trifold. Take a tag from the Angel Tree to support families during Christmas season. In 2016 we provided gifts for eight families in Delaware county. In 2018 the Angel Tree will be up in the Main Hall in November.
  • Join the Holiday Clearing House Team in December. Many hands are needed to sort donations. Contact Terry Troutman to serve, Tazmantet@yahoo.com or (740) 973-8908.
To be a part of serving in any of these ways contact katyabrodbeck@powellumc.org. For information about People In Need visit http://www.delawarepeopleinneed.org/
 

 ANGEL TREE: ADOPT A FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS

 
Angel Tree for People In Need: Adopt a family this year! Families and small groups at our church are invited to adopt children from one family before we put the Angel Tree up to support families in Delaware during the holiday season. The gifts include: one toy and one clothing item and do NOT need to be wrapped. Instructions and specific gift suggestions will be given upon the receiving of the family. The deadline to sign up for a family is October 29th. Click on the link below to register.
Questions, contact Pastor Katya, katyabrodebeck@powellumc.org.