Ministering with State Ave UMC

State Avenue UMC in Lower Price Hill is one of our church’s community ministry partners. Our partnership with them offers many ways to serve others and connect through service. Because State Avenue UMC serves and ministers to families in a socio-economically challenged area, finding ways to provide food assistance and other support is vitally important. As ministry partners with State Avenue UMC, we currently help them financially and with food donations.

Another opportunity to partner with State Avenue UMC is helping with their children’s Sunday School program on Sunday mornings. State Avenue UMC needs volunteers to invest in the lives of the kids attending State Avenue. There are many possibilities in serving the children at State Avenue UMC. Along with sharing a Bible story, you can share your own story about God’s working in your life. You can bring a special activity to do with the kids or share a hobby. You can bring a healthy snack, or a special treat, or you can help provide for other needs at the church. The best part of this partnership is building relationships with the people at State Avenue UMC. You might find a child in this socio-economically challenged area, who needs someone strong, someone encouraging, or someone who simply understand and listens. The kids at State Avenue need people willing to invest in their lives and share the love and character of Jesus with them.

We are currently in need of people who feel called to minister specifically to children in need, physically and spiritually, at State Avenue UMC. If you would like to help with this ministry, the need for programming is every 4th Sunday of the month. The time commitment is about two hours each month, from 10:30-12:30, which includes travel time to State Avenue UMC. The Children’s Ministry at HPCUMC can help provide lessons, craft ideas, and activities to help you serve the children. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to partner in this way with State Avenue, please contact Sara O’Connor at

Sara O’Connor

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