Mission Central



Our Mission Team along with Pastor Kelly have decided to support Assist Communities in the fight to end Opioid Addiction in our community. Part of our plan is to become intimately aware of the needs of agencies working in this fight and to learn how ALUCC can get involved. We are inviting all of our church members as well as family and friends to visit the local rehab facilities and to get actively involved.

Mission Central is on Facebook!    
This is a Facebook Group that you can join to receive messages and updates. Visit this page to join and follow for volunteer opportunities in our community!
facebook.com/groups/avonlakeuccmissioncentral/

Second Harvest volunteer opportunity:

Saturday February 1, 10:00 AM until 12:00 for 20 volunteers

Looking for volunteers to sort and pack food for distribution to Lorain County agencies that support those in need of daily food.

The work requires inspecting and sorting incoming food from stores in the area. The workers stand at work tables that feed to a roller conveyor for final packing. Some light lifting is required. Typical work attire is appropriate. The volunteers will go through a training and orientation presentation prior to working. Children 8-12 are allowed with one-to-one parental supervision.

Sign-Up to particpate at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044aa4a728a20-second

Please convene at the location below and let the reception person know you are with ALUCC.  Please contact missioncentral@avonlakeucc.org with any questions or concerns.

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio
5510 Baumhart Rd, Lorain, OH 44053
440-960-2265

https://www.secondharvestfoodbank.org/


DONATE YOUR KOHL’S CASH AT CHURCH – collecting until January 19:
We will have a box at the Welcome Center where you can leave Kohl’s Cash you wish to donate.  Designated shoppers from the church will compile the Kohl’s Cash to purchase much needed items for our partner agencies.

SHOP USING KOHL’S CASH & BRING ITEMS TO CHURCH:
If you get your Kohl’s Cash electronically, or like to shop yourself, click on the agencies’ shopping list in our Thursday e-mail update or HERE Kohls cash shopping list to see what is needed that you could buy at Kohl’s and bring to the collection bin at church.


Haven Center Meal Prep

Did you know that ALUCC has a long history of providing dinner the third Saturday of each month for about 65 residents at Lorain County’s only homeless shelter? A very small group of dedicated church members gather at our church kitchen at 2:00 for about an hour on that third Saturday to put together a meal. They could really use more help! Do you have an hour to help with meal prep and spend time with others in fellowship? How about bringing in a dessert, cookies/brownies/cupcakes etc., by noon and mark it for Haven Center. A small gift of time and or a dessert would mean so much for this mission! Thank you!


The Good Neighbor Thrift Shop recently celebrated 40 years and also the opening of a new location at 158 Lear Road.  The store is open Monday through Saturday and has donation drop off doors as well as a bin by the back door of the church. Please come to see our new shop and support this important ministry to our community and our church’s mission ministries!  https://www.facebook.com/goodneighborthriftshop/