Our Christian faith is not meant to stay at home; we are called to be bearers of light (Matthew 5:14). We are tasked with taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). And we are challenged to see the needs around us and make a difference (Matthew 25:35-36).
At Germantown United Methodist Church, we are Building a Christ Connection… no matter where people are! We have a number of ways we can participate in helping others in our neighborhood, our area, our state, our nation, our world.
St. Paul’s UMC Ministry
We support the outreach ministry of St. Paul’s UMC in Dayton through a variety of ways:
Tuesday Lunch: Twice a year, our church provides the Tuesday lunch for approximately 200 persons. The program provides an opportunity to come together for a time of worship, fellowship and service. Our summer lunch has become an anticipated tradition of grilled burgers and hotdogs, plus homemade ice cream. Then late in the Fall, we return to serve again. If interested, contact the church office for dates.
Clothing Drive: Four months out of the year, several times a week, we focus our collection work to help those that go to St Paul’s for assistance. Gently used clothing and household items help people who have so little.
The last few summers, we helped with “Vans to Camp”. St. Paul’s sent 14 children to Camp Wesley during the summer program. Volunteers from our church provided transportation and accompanied the children to Registration and the Closing Worship, and of course, the after-camp fast food meal. It was a great opportunity to serve out our faith and get to know some amazing kids.
In addition, we helped raise money for an Ice Machine that will help not only with the Tueday meal, but the the multitude of 24/7 activities in their facility.
Day of Caring
Every year in February, GUMC is the local host site for the Day of Caring Brunch. This supports the Montgomery County Hunger Network. GUMC is one of 45 Dayton area churches to host the event. This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Dale Wright Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church also partners with us for this event. They provide musical entertainment and assist with serving the meal. The menu for the brunch is pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, fruit and juice.
Hope House Mission
Hope House Mission in Middletown is committed to empowering individuals and families to not only achieve, but to sustain independence and self-sufficiency. Hope House Mission strives to eliminate homelessness in the community by providing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resources. The Faithseekers Sunday school class has worked at this mission building steps and some picnic tables. They have also delivered meals and clothing.
Prayer Quilt Ministry
Here at G.U.M.C. we have a group of very talented ladies who sew quilts for those who are experiencing illness or are struggling with life issues. Each quilt is displayed during morning worship and members will pray and tie knots in the threads on the quilts. The quilts are then delivered by a church member to the individual. To date over 425 quilts have been lovingly stitched and delivered.
Tinker Bell’s Closet
Tinker Bell’s Closet is an outreach that supplies party dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories to teens and adults in the surrounding areas free of charge. These articles are donated to us and we sort and organize them so that anyone may come and “shop” for their own special occasion outfit. There is no charge for the dresses, shoes and accessories. For more information, click here.
Our youth regularly participate in local and regional missions. They have collected food for the hungry, organized clothing, and served meals. They also have gone on week-long mission trips.