Mission Ministries

Seeking To Be More Like Christ


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. 


 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 Monthly Messenger and weekly bulletin. 


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.


• our food pantry storage is now located at WUMC in room 105?

• serves over 200 people twice a month in our near West Side ministry area?

• is delivered safely by three driving “teams” to over 90 homes twice a month to zip codes 44102 & 44111?

• that we purchase the food from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank for $1,200-1,500 per month?

• that we are supported by your donations and Mission funds?

• that we have distributed hundreds of masks made and donated by our members?

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

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.



Gently used clothing and household items, for the Twice Blessed Free Store at Nehemiah Mission, are always needed. All clothing must be washed and stain free. Items need to be for the current season as they don’t have the room to store out of season items.Please take items to Rocky River UMC located at 19414 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116


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


Unfortunately, since we are not able to have coffee hour, and do not anticipate doing so in the near future, we are not able to use up the inventory before it expires.

Click Here for a list of Fair Trade Products that are currently available. We are trying to use up what we have by the end of the year.

Please Call or email Gail Schmitz at (440) 623-4270 or gailschmitz669@gmail.com with questions or to place an order. Arrangements for delivery or pick-up will be made at that time.Please put payments in a ziplock bag. The order will be packed while wearing gloves and a mask and put in a ziplock bag.

Looking forward to the time when we will resume our sales when we are all back together


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: