Union Avenue UMC continues a long-standing tradition of not just learning about our faith but also practicing our faith -- all of which is consistent with the larger United Methodist Church being a mission church. There are many exciting ways for people to connect with ministries that help the poor and disenfranchised of society. The church offers people opportunities to serve food, provide clothing, repair and build homes, tutor children, be present with others through "listening ears," participate in hope and faith-based services, support holistic health services, and connect with mission projects world-wide.
If you need help with emergency assistance, the church does help. First, contact the Alliance of Churches to complete an application. If eligible, they will then contact us and we will contact those in need.
UAUMC supports this free food distribution to families in need, by providing funds and volunteers.
We support the Alliance Emergency Residence (homeless shelter), which supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Coordinated by the United Methodist Men, apple dumplings are made and sold from late September until Thanksgiving. Money raised goes to community projects, including the Community Outreach Fund, the Alliance Community Pantry, and many more.
We support this mission which offers a safe haven and center for learning and spiritual and physical needs in one of the poorest areas in Stark County.
Sponsored by the United Methodist Men, and staffed by volunteers, brownies and iced tea are sold during this mid-August community festival.
We provide treats and encouragement to area college students at final exam time.
Volunteers prepare and serve a free spaghetti dinner at Christ United Methodist Church on the first Tuesday of every month, sponsored by United Methodist Men of UAUMC.
UAUMC helps to support the shelter that supports and empowers survivors of abuse.
UAUMC participates annually in this shared ministry which supports United Methodist health and welfare institutions, United Methodist related colleges, community ministries, and mission work in the U.S. and around the world.
Coffee, tea and chocolate can be purchased in Fellowship Hall (Sundays) and from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the church office (weekdays). These sales help to support fair labor practices and prices for growers and their families.
We support this housing ministry through funding and volunteering.
Volunteers create and distribute handmade quilts to offer comfort and support to those experiencing illness, or to celebrate special events such as retirements from church service, etc.
We support the Salvation Army with food donations and funds.
UAUMC is part of this district with a mission to encourage, serve and communicate with the local church leaders of area congregations.
The UAUMC congregation provides funds to support college student participation in the annual spring break service trip.