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missions & outreach

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The Brunswick UMC Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 AM (closed on holidays).  You may obtain food from the food pantry once a month. Everyone gets produce, bread, meat, boxed and canned goods.

No appointment is necessary, but you must be a resident of Brunswick, Brunswick Hills, Valley City, or Hinckley. Please provide proof of identity and residency when you come (such as a utility bill or copy of your lease). 

Cash or food donations for the Brunswick UMC Food Pantry are heartily welcome! These can be made anytime the office is open Monday-Friday. For more information please contact the Church Office: 330-225-3179


​Since 2008 Brunswick United Methodist Church has partnered with Memorial Elementary School through the Kids Hope USA program. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Ron Chidsey at the church office. 
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Kids Hope USA is a national church-owned, school based mentoring program that equips a church to build a partnership with its neighborhood public elementary school by providing faithful mentors to children who need a caring adult friend. Kids Hope USA gives schools a proven intervention to help at-risk children at no cost to the school. 

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Youth and Young Adult Mission Trips

Each year the youth and young adults travel locally and out of state to serve alongside those in need. From gardening and painting, to hurricane disaster relief and running a soup kitchen, our team has done it all. We are always looking for new people to join our mission team. If this is something you feel called to be a part of, don't hesitate to reach out! ​Contact the Church Office for more information.

That Place For Teens, a Youth For Christ organization is supported by Brunswick UMC by providing meals once a month and also spending time as a mentor. That Place for Teens offers a variety of activities, free to teens, to keep them off the streets and with someone who will always listen. Through our after-school program, club meetings, community programs, hang-out time, and mentoring, we walk with teens through the challenging adolescent years and encourage them to think critically about their life choices and matters of faith.

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Community Soup Dinners begin at 5:00 pm on the third Thursday during the cooler months of the year (October through March). Volunteer chefs who are able bring a crockpot of soup to share with other church and community members who attend. There is never a charge — anyone is welcome to come and enjoy a hearty dinner of home-made soup for free! The event ends when the soup and fellowship runs out! For more information, please contact the Church Office


The Communications Team is responsible for the audiovisual elements of Sunday worship services. Helping hands are always welcome in the sound booth and behind the camera. In addition to broadcasting the worship service live-stream every Sunday morning on Facebook,  members of the Communications Team prepare the PowerPoint slides used during the services and edits the recorded services for broadcast later in the week on BAT (Brunswick Area Television). Copies of recordings are distributed to nursing homes out of the BAT cable area and other church members when requested. For more information or to become a team member, please contact the church office.

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