SERVE AT POWELL UMC

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Delaware and Union Counties Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with all of God’s people to strengthen communities by building, renovating and repairing homes, and by advocating the value of, and need for, affordable and sustainable housing. Powell UMC has been in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Delaware and Union Counties for several years now. There are three main events that we do here to support Habitat for Humanity: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Walls Build, and Apostle Build.
 
We had a successful  Walls Build this year with over 130 people participating and raising around $7,000 for Habitat for Humanity with out Silent Auction.

MISSION BINS

Mission Bins are always available to receive food pantry items and free store donations.
  • Gently used clean seasonal clothes and household items.
  • Personal care items for adults, children and infants.
  • Foods. Each month a particular item is focused. October is canned fruit.

People in Need, Delaware County; Common Ground Free Store; United Methodist Free Store and New Life are among the missions supported.

PANERA PROJECT

 
The Panera Project helps feed hungry people each Friday and Saturday. Families and individuals collect bread from the Sawmill Panera at 9 p.m. on Friday and wrap the bread to be delivered to the Common Ground Free Store in Delaware at 8:45 Saturday morning. Contact kimlarue@powellumc.org to serve.

PEACE AND JUSTICE

Educate, advocate, motivate! The goal of the Peace and Justice team is to educate themselves and others concerning topics related to health, economics, religion, international relations, and ecology. They advocate thoughtful actions to promote the well-being of all people and the planet. Meetings are held the last Sunday of each month in the church conference office. For more information, contact Kay SuttonSupport Fair Trade and Small Farmers by purchasing coffee, tea, chocolate, olive oil and other Fair Trade items as well as HUT Outreach jewelry made by Haitian women in the Main Hall each second Sunday of the month.  
 
 

WELCOME, CARE AND SUPPORT

  • Welcoming Ministries most frequently happen on Sunday morning–greeting and assisting those who come and preparing and serving coffee and light refreshments. Schedules are developed. Training and specific weekly information is provided in the areas of ushering, greeting, hosting at the Welcome Center and serving in hospitality. Contact kimlarue@powellumc.org to serve.
  • Caring Ministries include providing food for families in the midst of illness or grief, rides to worship, various appointments or visits to hospitalized family members or intentional one on one care through Stephen Ministries. To provide food or rides, contact kimlarue@powellumc.org. For training in Stephen Ministry, katyabrodbeck@powellumc.org.
  • Support the Office Staff by copying, organizing, collating or entering data. Support can be weekly or “on call”. Contact debbiewenner@powellumc.org.

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS

Each Sunday morning there are multiple opportunities to serve the worshiping congregation from 7:45am – 12:15pm. Worship services are at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00.

Greeters welcome people to the building and guide them to the right location.

Ushers hand out the order of worship and tri-fold, guide people to seats and assist with particular needs such as hearing devices and large-print copies.
Welcome Center hosts answer questions and assist people with information about the church.
 
Hospitality folks make coffee and set out snacks between services.
 
Liturgists assist in worship at 8:15 and 9:30 with leading prayers and congregational responses.
 
Acolytes light the altar candles at 8:15 and 9:30. They are children ages 8 and up. Click here to register.
 
Communion Servers offer the bread and the cup to worshipers during Holy Communion. To serve in areas of hospitality, contact kimlarue@powellumc.org.