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LOCAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Anderson Hills Quilters

Volunteer quilters make quilts for children and adults in order to provide comfort and share God's love. These quilts are given to all IHN families, Veterans Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Clermont County Nurcing Center in Milford, Heartland Hospice, Inter-Parish Ministries, and individuals from our congregation and community with special needs. They also make neck pillows for residents at Mt. Washington Care Center. Several of the quilters also serve in Over-the-Rhine at Wesley Chapel Mission Center. 
Contact: Marilyn Hogue, 513-231-4852

Awaken the City

• Dinner: Volunteers provide food, money and/or time to assist with Sunday dinners twice a year (October and Easter Sunday) in Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati. Contact: David Ashley, 513-624-9572
• Breakfast: Volunteers work every Sunday morning to prepare and serve breakfast to approximately 400 people in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati.
Contact: Ray Johnson, 513-474-3635

Back-to-School Project

Provide under-resourced children of the community with resources and supplies at the start of the school year. 
Contact: Laura Burger, 513-231-4172

Bob Drew Memorial Garden/Food - Free Store

Volunteers plant and harvest a church campus vegetable garden each summer. All fresh produce is sent to the FreeStore/Food Bank to feed those living in the inner-city.
Contact: Laura Burger, 513-231-4172

Caring and Outreach

• Caring: Assisting members with financial needs, funeral receptions
• Outreach: Assisting family/friends of members with financial needs, funeral receptions, purchasing resources; continuing education events.
Contact: Laura Burger, 513-231-4172

Christmas Outreach

Christmas outreach to the community with gifts, Christmas Shops and a Secret Santa Shop.
Contact: Laura Burger, 513-231-4172

City Gospel Mission

This organization engages, equips and empowers those in need with the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical skills and resources to achieve long-term life transformation and self-sufficiency. Proven programs and services are centered on caring, personal relationships focused in four key service areas: food and shelter, recovery from addiction, at-risk youth and job readiness and placement.
At Anderson Hills UMC volunteers are trained as Whiz Kids Tutors who meet weekly during the school year with Mt. Washington Elementary students to help boost literacy for at risk kids. The tutors share a prepared dinner, provide tutoring and participate in planned activities to encourage the students.
Contact Terry McQuery.

Confessing Movement

The purpose of this Confessional Statement is to call The United Methodist Church, all laity and all clergy, to confess the person, work, and reign of Jesus Christ.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Contact: Pat Thatcher, pthatcher@fuse.net

Habitat for Humanity

Construction begins on Shalom XX in a just a couple of weeks and the coalition could use your help. Each Saturday for about 4 months you have the opportunity to help build a dream home for a local family. The Shalom coalition builds in Walnut Hills and this year's 4-bedroom will be built at 1125 Myrtle Ave.
No building experience is needed - just a willing heart and the ability to learn. Get started by going to Habitat for Humanity's website: www.habitatcincinnati.org and register as a volunteer for the Shalom coalition. You'll get weekly emails stating what tasks are on the punch list for the upcoming Saturday. Tools and materials are supplied by Habitat with lunch provided and prepared by coalition church volunteers.
Nancy Newton is the AHUMC representative to the Shalom coalition. Contact her at 513.543.5847 or at nlnewton@cinci.rr.com for more information.


Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

AHUMC and area church volunteers host families who have been temporarily displaced from their homes, hosting one week six times per year on the church campus.
Contact: Carol Thorp, 304-638-3971

Inter-Parish Ministries

The mission of Inter Parish Ministry is to provide food, seasonal clothing and other communal support to those in need. Also provides a safe haven for families to discuss concerns, locate resources to address short-term needs, and move to long term solutions.

Outside the Walls

Purchasing of resources/products for serving in the community.
Contact: Laura Burger, 513-231-4172

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

At the pastor’s discretion, this usually goes to fund new ministries that don’t have a budget yet.

Prepare Affair

Teams of volunteers assist with minor repairs and yard work for the elderly and disabled as an annual fall event organized by People Working Cooperatively.
Contact: Vic Black, 513-233-9556

Project 5000

A Lenten Outreach project that provides emergency boxes of food to the under-resourced through local food banks.
Contact: Dick Eicher, 513-232-6644

Repair Affair

Teams of volunteers work to cleanup and do minor repairs for the elderly and disabled as an annual spring event organized by People Working Cooperatively.
Contact: Vic Black, 513-233-9556

SEM Food Pantry

Located on Beechmont Avenue in the heart of Mt. Washington, SEM Food Pantry is a major supplier of food and financial aid to the needy of the Mt. Washington-Anderson Township-western Clermont County area, serving more than 10,000 clients each year.

Stephen Ministry

Volunteers are trained as Stephen Ministers to bring Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, etc.
Contact Laura Burger, 513-231-4172

Transforming Jail Ministries

TJM engages those in jail with a servantheart and a hopeful message by creating a framework that defines and measures and delivers their mission one man or woman at a time.

Tutor & Mentor Community Youth

Serve as a Volunteer Tutor at Mt. Washington Elementary School during school hours or right after school. Hours are flexible--between 8:30 am and 3:30pm.
Contact Deb Luedeker 363-3824 or luedekd@cps-k12.org

Wesley Chapel Mission Center

Wesley Chapel Mission Center located in Over-The-Rhine is an extension ministry of the United Methodist Church, serving the Over-the-Rhine community through spiritual nourishment and love, educational programs, and social/moral development to empower children and families to make sound and moral decisions, to grow spiritually and to progress educationally.

Wesley Community Services

Fosters and supports the independence, dignity and functioning of frail elderly individuals. Wesley Community Services seeks to fulfill their mission through the provision of a spectrum of services including Home/Personal Care Services, Meals on Wheels, and Specialized Transportation.