United Methodist Community Ministries Capital District

United Methodist Community Ministries
of the Capitol Area North and South Districts (Ohio)

Helping People Serve

.    Local: 614-228-1010
32 Wesley Blvd, Suite 100
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Local Outreach Grants

32 Wesley Blvd, Suite 100,
Worthington, OH 43085

Coffee and Conversations Regional Gatherings

Plan to attend one of our informal gatherings to learn about assets, potential partners, and District/Conference resources to support your community mission initiatives. Call 614-228-1010 to register. We’ll buy the coffee! Dates and locations:

Logan, Union, Champaign, and Delaware Counties – September 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Magnetic Springs Café, 54 S Main St., Magnetic Springs

Licking and Fairfield Counties – October 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, location TBD

Fayette, Pickaway, Madison and Fairfield Counties – October 31, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, location TBD

Marion and Delaware Counties – November 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, The House of Seven Oaks, 324 E. William St., Delaware

MICRO-GRANTS for 2019 are available for up to $1,000 of funding. The application link is to the right on this webpage.

Local Outreach Grants are awarded annually by our Local Outreach Support Committee.

Local Outreach Grants are awarded to congregations starting new outreach ministries, as well as those having existing community ministries which are evolving. The purpose of the money is to enable congregations to find specific ways to reach out to their community in hands-on service ministries with an emphasis on building relationships with those being served.

For 2019 Grants: The 1st grant distribution was made March 1, 2019. An interim report is required, including a financial report, due during August 2019. The 2nd grant distribution will be made on September 3, 2019 following receipt of the Interim Report. The Interim Report links are to the right on this webpage.

For 2020 Grants: The maximum funding amount is $5,000 per year. Grant applications are due October 4, 2019. Applications must be on-time and complete when submitted. The application links are listed on this webpage.

A site-visitor from the Local Outreach Support Committee will contact each applying ministry to arrange a meeting. Site visits will take place during the month of October.

The Local Outreach Support Committee will meet to review all grant applications and award funding on November 6, 2019. Letters of awards will be sent following the November 13, 2019 Board Meeting.

For more information about the grant application process, please contact Ginny Shimrock at gshimrock@wocumc.org, or 614-228-1010.