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. 

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

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

WUMC Mission Team

The Mission Team works to connect all WUMC members to the myriad of opportunities available to serve others. If you are interested in serving as a team member, speak with Carole Miller or email mission@westlakeumc.org

WUMC provides significant financial and volunteer support for many local, national and international partners in mission. Some of our current partners:

Hands-on work projects in Ohio, nationwide, and overseas, most recently in Cambodia. Contact Kay Martin at  mission@westlakeumc.org

Provides a wide range of services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Westlake UMC has “adopted” the Westlake Cottage: a residential unit with six female residents; we provide birthday and Christmas gifts for the residents and other special treats.

A partnership of churches and other community organizations in Cuyahoga County to assist county residents with emergency needs. WUMC frequently refers persons with emergency personal needs to Love Inc.

Provides a wide range of behavioral health, parenting, and job services throughout NE Ohio.

Provides many services to low-income residents and refugees on the west side of Cleveland.

Angel gowns, prayer blankets and prayer bears for Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and MacDonald Women’s Hospital. Contact Gretty Myers at mission@westlakeumc.org

For  other local opportunities: check out the Urban Ministries page!

To request funding for a mission project, please contact the Chair of Mission Team, Carole Miller at mission@westlakeumc.org

Flat Rock Adopt-A-Home

Westlake UMC is participating in the Adopt-A-Home program at Flat Rock Homes and Care Center, a UMC-affiliated care center in Flat Rock, Ohio. Through the Adpopt-A-Home program, WUMC supports the six female resident of  the Westlake Cottage with in-kind donations, such as birthday and Christmas gifts, personal items, and special treats. Learn more about Adopt-A-Home at https://www.flatrockhomes.org/adopt-a-home.

To see a list of items requested, see the board in the lobby or click HERE. If you would like to donate or have any questions, please contact Phillipa at mission@westlakeumc.org.

United Methodist Helping Ukrainian Families

Ukrainian refugees continue to arrive in Lorain County, to be near the existing Ukrainian community there. UMC churches and individuals are helping to resettle the new arrivals. Financial assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses is urgently needed! All help from individuals and congregations will be appreciated.

Please make checks payable to Wesleyan Senior Living Foundation and send them to Rev. Bill McFadden, 5417 Goldenrod Circle, Sheffield Village, OH 44035.

Gifts are tax deductible. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rev. Bill McFadden, mcfelyria@aol.com or (440) 897-1018.

Kroma Sales

Mission Team is selling our remaining Cambodian cotton kromas for $10 and beautiful 100% silk scarves (large enough to be used as a wrap) for $30. 100% of the proceeds go to Cambodia Missions. 

Contact the Mission Team at mission@westlakeumc.org to reserve yours. Pick-up or delivery available. 

Food Ministries

Community Meal 
4th Wednesday of the month

Food Pantries
Near West Side – Delivery Only
2nd and last Wednesday of the month

LGBT Center – Walk-in
1st Friday of the month

Westlake & Surrounding Suburbs – Drive Through
3rd Saturday of the month

Contact Kay Martin at foodministry@westlakeumc.org to volunteer to help with any of the WUMC Food Ministry activities.
For more information on our food ministries, click HERE

Donations of Good, Usable Items - Resources

Twice Blessed Free Store
9900 Madison Ave., Cleveland 44102
Accepts donations of gently used, good condition items such as clothing, small appliances, and household good, and new hygiene products. Visit the Twice Blessed Free Store for more information. https://www.rrumc.org/twice-blessed

Other Donation Outlets
Check the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District website for a wealth of ideas about how to recycle and reuse just about anything!