Act…in Iowa City
Are you looking for a way to act in Iowa City? You might be surprised by what you can do: for our community.
CROP Hunger Walk
A team of members from our congregation participate in each Johnson County CROP Walk. CROP Walks happen locally but speak globally: to help raise funds for Hunger projects and to increase awareness of the issues of Hunger.
About the CROP Hunger Walk and CWS CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
The Free Lunch group prepares and serves a free lunch at the Wesley Center from 11:00AM - 02:00PM: on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Habitat for Humanity
Working with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, this team raises funds and recruits volunteers to build low cost, reliable housing for low-come families. Also, we are creating a weekend work project - called Helping Hands - to assist in the Iowa City area with home repairs with our 'Mission RRR' funds.
The Project Holiday group sets-up and maintains a display in our Gathering Space to encourage and solicit members' support of the Salvation Army’s Project Holiday. Project Holiday helps to provide gifts for children in the Iowa City area.
Our Recycling Team collects recycled material from our recycling boxes in the church and takes the material to the recycling center.
Each year, our Thanksgiving Ingathering group gathers purchases which they then compile into school, health, sewing and other kits to be taken to the November “Ingathering” at Iowa Wesleyan College: in Mt. Pleasant. These kits are then used for projects of UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) and the 'Iowa - Nigeria Partnership'.
The purpose of ToGather Together - sponsored by the 'Consultation of Religious Communities' - is to assist school students in Johnson County and the Iowa City Community School District. ToGather Together help purchase school supplies for those who cannot afford to provide their own. Our focus school is Lucas Elementary.
Winter Outerwear Distribution
Each fall, our Winter Outerwear Distribution group collects and distributes new and gently-used 'school-appropriate' clothing for children and youth ranging from Preschool through High School. This group also collects winter outerwear for all ages: including infants.