Determined Service

  • Frozen Food Ministry

    Team Leads:  Matt and Kathy Auble  Background Strongsville UMC has been part of the Big Blue Bus hot meal delivery program for over 20 years.  They have built a relationship with the restaurants in Strongsville where each Monday they send volunteers to pick up unused frozen food from a variety of restaurants.  Each Wednesday, this…

  • Trials for Hope Work Day

    Trials For Hope ~  Team Lead :  Matt and Kathy Auble Trials For Hope Background Story Jonathan Gray is the CEO and founder of Trials for Hope, a small nonprofit group located at 41st and Bridge in the basement of Harbor & Bridge Community Center.  The goal of this program is to deliver dignity and…

  • Advocacy in the Church

    What problems in our community keep you awake at night? As Christians do we have a responsibility to challenge systems that treat people unfairly? Do you feel powerless to challenge the status quo? For the past 13 years, the Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) has combined the power, resources, and influence of 36+ religious organizations in…

  • Mission Team Travels to Liberia

    Our own Janet Kleckner is part of a five member United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) team traveling to Camphor Mission Station, part of the Liberia Annual Conference in West Africa in July 2024. Almighty God, whose love for the whole family of humankind has been made known to us through your Son, send thy…

  • Bike Ministry Podcast

    Our own Jenny Gee was a guest on the East Ohio UMC Podcast, Storyboard! In this episode, you’ll learn about our and other bike ministries and how these ministries are transforming lives. Give it a listen! Learn more about the organizations featured in the podcast:

  • Community Baby Shower

    loving our neighbors

  • Shopping Bags to Sleeping Mats

    Collect Reusable Shopping Bags for the Un-housed One way we can reuse disposable shopping bags is to cut them up and weave them into sleeping mats to put a barrier between people who have to sleep outside and the cold hard ground. The Missions & Community Engagement Committee has purchased two looms, which will arrive…

  • Pop Up Missions

    Opportunities for Youth to be in Determined Service this Summer SUMMER POP UP MISSIONS! This summer we are excited to invite students in grades six through twelve to join us in various one-day service and missions opportunities, from June through August. We will aim for one monthly, but you never know when a new project…

  • Pull Tabs Wanted

    Those aluminum pull tabs from soda and canned foods may not seem like much, but in 2023, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio collected 22,550 pounds of them – and converted them into more than $10,000 to help provide families with temporary housing to be near their children receiving medical care. Because of donations…

  • Community Pie Baking Contest

    Who makes the best pie in Brecksville and beyond?