ACCOUSTIC GUITAR LESSONS (First Hispanic UMC) – Lessons will be provided to people within and outside the church who live in an area where 42.3% of residents have income below poverty level. The free lessons will help develop an interest and musical skills. Upon completeion participants will be able to read and play guitar chords from hymnals or praise books and play for a church praise band or group gathering.
ASBURY – SAVE OUR CHILDREN (Elyria: Asbury UMC) – An after school program that provides academic, artistic, social/leadership and spiritual enrichment to low-to-moderate income urban children grades 3-6.
ASBURY – FOOD PANTRY/CLOTHING DEPOT (Elyria: Asbury UMC) – This is a ministry which assists people in the greater Elyria Community with the basic needs of food and clothing. This ministry is coordinated with other local social service agencies to ensure food and other basic essentials are available throughout the community.
BUMC 25+ PANTRY AND OUTREACH MINISTRY (Enhancement Ministries, INC.) – The congregation provides community dinners and a monthly pantry, along with a tax center and social service application support work. The grant is to support a staff position and other item that bring component ministries together.
CALVARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Lakewood: Calvary UMC) – Ministers to parents and their children, birth through 8 years old. Teen parent program provides childcare and parenting support for teen moms and their babies. Preschool program serves 3, 4, and 5 year olds and Kindergarten-primarily serves ages 5 though 8 year olds educating the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially and academically.
CAREER READINESS TRACK PROGRAM (Old Stone Education Center) – The mission of our centers to improve lifetime opportunities for women in greater Cleveland who have not completed their high school experience due to childcare needs and economic issues.
COMMUNITY MEALS (First Hispanic UMC) – We will offer a community meal once a month to the poor people in its surrounding community.
COMPUTER, TUTORING & HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (Windermere-Living Hope UMC) – The primary goal is to build relationships with children and show the love of Christ. Children work one on one with tutors receiving help with their homework and a time of devotion and help to enhance their computer skills and learn the latest programs and software.
CORY HUNGER CENTER (Cory UMC) – The center provides food for 24,000 families (2009). New families come to the center everyday and we expect to get more due to the unemployed people in our city.
CORY SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM (Cory UMC) – A ministry that provides meals, exercise, arts and crafts, and computer training.
EASTSIDE PARTNERSHIP FOR RE-DEVELOPING MINISTRY (Cory UMC) – The current members of this inner city cooperative parish (Cory and St. Matthew) are engaged in doing creative ministry. The cooperatives focus has been that of meeting administrative and programmatic ministry support needs of the involved congregations. We are working toward expanding the cooperative parish relations to do some vision of our ministries with aid of a consultant. There has been some preliminary conversation with the East Glenville UMC.
FINANCIAL LITERACY (Windermere-Living Hope UMC) – Our goal is to help build a powerful, financially stable community through educating and assisting those who otherwise lack knowledge in becoming financially empowered. We will do this by teaching money matters, checking, savings, investments, credit, and insurance.
FORCE (FOCUS ON REALIZING CHRISTIAN EXCELLANCE) – To share the word of God to the children and youth of the Maple Heights community and beyond. Weekly activities are included within the worship setting to augment the worship scripture and topic.
H.O.P.E. HELP OVERWHELMED PEOPLE EMOWER (Cleveland: St. Matthew UMC) – To help persons and families in the Hough Community rise above overwhelming issues of poverty, illiteracy and related concerns to a level of empowerment and sufficiency; a ministry of outreach, evangelism and faith development.
IHS FILLING STATION (COMMUNITY MEAL PROGRAM) [Cleveland: Pearl Road UMC] – This ministry serves meals every Thursday night. Our community meals intend to nurture our guests, whom include families, homeless and senior citizens, physically, relationally and spiritually.
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK SHELTER AND SUPPORT TO HOMELESS FAMILIES (Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cleveland) – Provides 24 hour shelter and meals, family day centers, homeless family support, and school transportation.
IRTF YOUTH AND YOUNG LEADERSHIP PROGRAM(Interreligious Task Force on Central America) – To bring together diverse youth and young adults across borders of race, ethnicity, class and geography and to support young people including those “at risk” to develop the personal skills and resources needed to be leaders in creating healthy communities, addressing root causes of suffering and injustice.
MEALS, MUSIC, MESSAGE AND PRAYERS (Cleveland: Simpson UMC) – Will provide a monthly community lunch with music andprayer time after the gathering that will inspire and lift the spirit of persons who are not only in need of food but seek to fill their souls with spiritual food which will enrich the soul.
MISSION INTERPRETATION AND CULTIVATION (North Coast District) This program will help the NCD respond to requests from laity or clergy from local congregations needing support for training related to Christian Education, Stewardship workshops, music workshops, youth ministry workshops and other educational opportunities.
NEAR WESTSIDE PARTNERSHIP (YOUTH) – Funds are needed to maintain the partnership office and to support our ministry to children and youth. The Partnership Office is a communication center for this ministry and prepared documents for congregations who lack secretarial support.
NEIGHBORHOOD DISCIPLESHIP (North Coast District) - This grant will be used to help needy congregations of the North Coast District develop plans and implement strategies for future growth.
SIMPSON’S CHILDREN AND YOUTH LIFE CRISIS GROUP (Cleveland: Simpson UMC) – This is a weekly group of children and youth who will gather to devote time to gaining insight into how the Biblical story speaks to their daily lives, especialy those concerns that arose from lifes crisis that relate to their urban situations.
SUPPORTING INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE, SERVICE AND ADVOCACY IN GREATER CLEVELAND (InterAct Cleveland) – InterAct Cleveland youth programs currently consist of learning, meals, and Homeless stand Down Participations. Our participants are mainly college students from campus ministries or service learning organizations. The purpose of these programs is to create an inter-religious community that acts to benefit members of Cleveland.
UMC MEDIA CAMPAIGN (North Coast District) – Funding provided by this grant helps the NCD support all churches in the district by advertising in local newspapers in every community within our district. This effort increases public awareness of the UMC in our district/area.
URBAN REACH (GARFIELD MEMORIAL IN THE CITY) – A partnership between Garfield Memorial UMC and Miles Elementary School. Provides mid-week tutoring by church members to over 80 students in grades 3-8. Students participate in events that focus on church, cultural and social activities.
WELLNESS MINISTRIES (North Coast District) – This ministry was introduced in 2007 as a Parish Nurse Ministry. In 2009 it has been shaped to provide health awareness to all churches of the North Coast District.
WERNER YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRY (Werner UMC) – Our vision is to build a Christ-centered multigenerational congregation. We currently have children, young teens and older adults. The youth/young adult segment is in need of constant rebuilding due to employment, attending college and starting a new career. This program will assist in our renewed thrust to maintain/build on our youth/young adult populations.
WSEM COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES (West Side Ecumenical Ministry) – We help those we serve move toward self-sufficiency by providing access to high-quality preschools education, job training and placement, access to emergency food and supportive services and behavioral health services.
YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAM – “THE WEDNESDAY CONNECTION” (Cleveland: St. Matthew UMC) – The Wednesday Night Connection gives the youth and children an opportunity for fellowship, time for studying God’s word, food and fun. This year we would like to take the children, ranging in age from 4-18 to the UM Day at Cedar Point.