Mission Ministries

Seeking To Be More Like Christ

WHY MISSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE?

The mission & vision statement of Westlake United Methodist Church calls us to be active in social justice awareness and in mission to others as foundational to our identity as a community of faith. As our faith deepens, we seek to be more like Christ; speaking up for the oppressed, being agents of justice and being in service thru acts of compassion. 

In support of this, there is a wide range of opportunities for people to become actively involved in social justice and mission, in our homes, in our nearby neighborhoods and around the world. In addition to rolling up our sleeves to help, WUMC targets nearly 10% of our annual expenditures to be used for mission, primarily through United Methodist organizations and agencies. 

Learn more about opportunities available to you to live your faith. 

WUMC MISSION TEAM

 The people of Westlake UMC are committed to respond to the needs of others through tangible acts of mission, using our God-given time, talents and resources on behalf of others in response to God’s love for us. 

The Mission Team works to connect all WUMC members to the myriad of opportunities available to serve others. Check out the suggestions below! If you are interested in serving as a team member, speak with Kay Martin. 

WUMC provides significant financial and volunteer support for agencies such as: 

Westlake UMC Mission Funding Request Hardcopy: Download Mission Request Form Here 

For more information about mission projects and opportunities for service, watch the weekly bulletin. 

WUMC FOOD PANTRY

WUMC Food Pantry is held the 2nd and last Weds. of the month (except Dec.) serving the near west side of Cleveland. Currently offering delivery only. Call 440/871-3088 ext 6 for more information. Contact Kay Martin at mission@westlakeumc.org to volunteer with bagging or delivery.

FOOD PANTRY – DID YOU KNOW….

Many thanks to all who have supported this very important ministry that keeps growing due to the increased need caused by COVID 19.

RECYCLE

OTHER GOOD USABLE ITEMS? 

Check out the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District web site for a wealth of ideas about how to recycle and reuse just about anything! www.cuyahogaswd.org

EQUAL EXCHANGE FREE TRADE PRODUCTS FOR SALE

Fair Trade Sales have been suspended until further notice.

NEHEMIAH MISSION 

Consider spending a day, a weekend or a week in the great city of Cleveland, Ohio for the glory of God. The Nehemiah Mission (6515 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102), a ministry of the UMC North Coast District, has work for you in homes and churches that need your help!

Work can include building porches or ramps, painting houses, fixing up Sunday School rooms, doing yard work, working in soup kitchens and food pantries, sorting clothes in resale stores and free stores, helping with Vacation Bible Schools, etc. What you will be doing depends on your skills and interests.

Whatever you want to accomplish in the city, Nehemiah Mission can find a place for you to do it! Check out the Nehemiah website for more information:

http://nehemiahmission.org/

Twice Blessed Free Store is Not Taking Donations

At this time & until further notice we are NOT taking any donations for Twice Blessed Free Store. The box in Fellowship Hall is overflowing and we cannot take it to Twice Blessed. They are currently not accepting any donations. Donations you are leaving now will be out of season by the time they are accepting them again. They will only accept in season items. We ask that you please DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING in the Twice Blessed box in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your cooperation.