Serve

Jesus said: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. And then he said: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
At New Albany Methodist we strive to serve our Lord by clothing, caring, visiting, and feeding those in our church, neighborhoods, community and world. We invite you to come and be apart of our mission and outreach ministries. By serving others either locally or globally, we believe your faith will be strengthened, your spirit will be lifted, and you will come face to face with the living God.

Serving God at Church

We have a place for you to serve.
 
Set the Table, Hospitality ministry.
“Set the Table” for our Christian fellowship in the cafe each Sunday morning. Volunteers are needed for 3 different times.
Early: 7 am to prepare trays with snacks and set up the hospitality table by 8 am
Mid morning: Arrive by 9:10 and restock the table and refill during the 10:30-11:00 fellowship time
At noon: volunteers are needed to clear the tables, and cleanup the trays and serving utensils.
Special events: Food prep, serving, and cleanup volunteers. Events such as: Fall Feast, Family nights, etc.
 
Join the Connect Team Ministry.
Be the first friendly face a visitor sees once coming in the doors to worship. This is an excellent ministry in which to make a new friend and add an extra dose of hospitality to your Sunday morning experience.
 
Audio, Video and Lighting assistance
at the Redemption! worship service. The Contemporary Christian service needs your creativity and expertise to use the latest and greatest technology to teach worshippers about God.
 
Photography and Videography.
Help us record our best memories and stream Sunday morning worship with the use of your photography and videograpy skills.
 
Adult Youth Group leaders.
Teens need adult role models to care, nurture and teach them about life and faith. Adults also benefit from the energy, sincerity, and eagerness of a teen who wants to learn and have fun.
 
Special Projects Team.
This team comes together to repair and update our church building. Volunteers have pooled their skills to replace windows, install lights, lay carpet and improve WIFI access throughout the building. Come and be a part of their next big project! (Work dates will be posted at least 2 weeks ahead of time.)
 
Children’s Ministry Volunteer
please contact Amy Wood at pastoramywood@gmail.com
 
Chancel Choir and Bell Choir
Please contact Michael Martin mikemartin1003@gmail.com

Serve the Community

 
Kairos Ministry
Next Walk is October, 2017 Sign up to pray and add a link to the chain or bake homemade cookies (more details to come)
An ecumenical Christian ministry designed for use in men’s, and women’s correctional institutions.

Purpose:
to nurture strong Christian communities among the residents.

 

Method:
starts with a 3-day short course on Christianity – called a “Walk” – that is held twice a year (May and October)

Follow up:
Small group Bible studies held weekly for prayer and spiritual growth

Team Volunteers:
each walk needs clergy and laity who have previously participated in an Emmaus or other spiritual renewal retreat.
Contact Kim Doran kimdoran87@gmail.com for details.

Year Round Mission

Looking for Volunteers for the ESL ministry!
Calendar Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm.

ESL Hispanic Ministry offers free conversational English classes beginning in September and running through May. Classes are at Whitehall UMC

2 opportunities to volunteer:
1) Help teach adults learn conversational English. Volunteers are needed to help move adults through a set curriculum on conversational English.

2) Help provide a safe place for the children of the ESL student during class.
 
Volunteers are also needed to provide safe childcare and homework assistance while the children’s parents are in class.
Sign up to volunteer using Sign-Up Genius…
http://www.signupgenius.com/
Be a Volunteer for the ESL ministry:
for those adults whose first language is not English
Their goals? For many it is to help their school-aged children
to be successful.
Help with childcare or assist in adult English classes.
Calendar Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm.
Sign up to volunteer using Sign-Up Genius…click on link and then join signup genius with your email.
You will then be directed to the ESL signup sheet.
https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#search/esther/159c15f9de0ff788
 

Serve God, Serve the Community

Join us on the first Sunday of every other month as we prepare, serve and share a meal with the homeless residents of Faith Mission.
 

Habitat For Humanity

Currently building at
Sign up to build on line: nahabitatpartnership@gmail.com
Bring water to site
Weather line for cancellation 614-422-4828 ext.7039
Age 16 and older
 

Westerville Estates Community

— coming side by side with the children and adults of the community.
Tutoring on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5 pm

The Open Shelter of Columbus

— Help us prepare and deliver over 100 lunches for the homeless.

New Albany Hunger Alliance

— Bring in canned goods and loose change and add it to the grocery cart in our lobby. All collected items are donated every month. You can help by donating items and by delivering the items to them as well.
 

30 Hour Famine

— The New Albany UMC youth group partners with area youth for a weekend immersion experience. During these 30 hours, youth learn about local and global hunger and how to be an active agent for change to this terrible problem. This retreat is held in the spring. Spring 2019 date is TBA.
 
 

SERVE THE WORLD

To learn more about supporting missions, contact Pastor Jean Schafer at schaferjean75@gmail.com
VIM Mission Trip information: http://www.westohioumc.org/sites/default/files/conference/documents/pdf/event/medicalteamsbroch20
 

Nuevo Progresso, Mexico

Be a part of a medical mission and/or a construction team

We are partnering with Manos Juntas Mission in building an orphanage/school November 2018

 How can you help?
Pray, collect old prescription glasses, or gather toiletry items.
make a donation to the orphanage.
Our goal: to raise $2000
Buckeye Candy sale supports the orphanage, too

 

Other global mission opportunities…

 
Imagine No Malaria. We are proud to support this dynamic and effective ministry through the global United Methodist Church. Throughout the year, we raise money to aid in the fight against Malaria. Through the education, better medical intervention and the distribution of bed nets, this program has lowered the death rate of this illness by 50% in just a few short years.
 
Operation Christmas Child This is a great opportunity for families to be in mission together. Each year, just before Thanksgiving, we fill shoeboxes with small gifts, school supplies and other items and donate them to needy children affiliated with Operation Christmas Child. The objective of the program is to demonstrate God’s love in a real and tangible way to children in need. We will collect our boxes in November each year.
 
Cap hats for US Troops overseas
 
Blankets for Children’s Hospital
 
 
 

American Red Cross

Blood Drives

 

At NAUMC we believe there is Power in the Blood and we put the power of our faith into action and help save lives by donating blood.

New Albany Methodist is designated a Premier Blood Partner of the American Red Cross and hosts blood drives six times each year, typically in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

NAUMC Blood Drives offer an opportunity for members of the church family, the local community, and others to be an instrument of God’s healing power through prayer and through their donation of life saving blood.
Opportunities to Participate

Throughout the year – Donate Blood and Promote and Market our blood drives and Recruit donors at church and throughout the community.

On the day of a Blood Drive – Assist with Set up, Register and Host Donors, Staff the Refreshment Table, Assist with Clean up.

or simply come to the BLOOD DRIVE – WALK-INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Our next blood drive is
October 15, 2018, 1:30-7:30p.m.