Service & Mission

  • sunday worship sign ups

    If your connection with God involves serving others, Sunday Worship Service volunteer opportunities are waiting for you. Each Sunday, our church needs Ushers, Lay Readers, Altar Flower donations, and Coffee Fellowship servers.  

    To sign up for an opportunity that appeals to you, on a Sunday that is convenient for you, please click on the blue Sign Up button below. You'll be re-directed to the SignUp Genius website. 

    Sunday Worship SIGN UP

    Sign Up Genius Printable Instructions

    • Altar Flowers add something special to our worship service. Please type in the Comments section what you would like printed in the bulletin, i.e., "In the memory of....". The cost is $30, and the arrangement is yours to take home after worship. Contact the church office with questions. (  To pay online, go to our Give webpage and choose "Donate". Scroll through list to find Altar Flowers.
    • Lay readers participate in the worship service by reading the Invocation, the Call to Worship, and the first Scripture reading. Contact Barb Sherman with questions. (
    • Ushers hand out bulletins, help parishioners to a pew if needed, and help with collections and clean up. Contact  Jo-Anne Marshall with questions. (
    • Coffee Fellowship Servers assist with setting up tables and chairs, placing the donuts on serving trays, getting out the coffee cups and pouring coffee, water and juice, and some clean up. Contact Peter Gierosky with questions. 
  • Fill this house

    Fill This House is a faith-based organization assists youth who are aging out of the foster care system. 

    Bay United Methodist Church partners with Fill This House by raising funds, purchasing items, and participating in collection drives to provide newly emancipated youth with household goods, such as towels, dishes, flatware, bedding, pots & pans, toasters, kitchen utensils, etc.

    For more information, visit the Fill This House website. For information on how you can volunteer to help, contact Jeanne Vaughan at

  • Kids' Book Bank

    The mission of the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank is to foster literacy and a love of reading by distributing free books to children in need through collaboration with community partners. Founded in 2014, the Kids' Book Bank operates 22 outdoor book collection bins throughout Greater Cleveland. Between the books from these bins and the monthly book drives held by companies, schools, and individuals, about half of our inventory comes from our community. 

    From July 9-29, Bay United Methodist Church is sponsoring a used book drive for the Kids’ Book Bank. Please bring your gently used children’s books to the big yellow bin located in the narthex.

    In addition, we will be going as a group to the Book Bank on Saturday, July 29 from 1-3 pm for a Book Sorting opportunity. It's easy and fun! We will meet in the church parking lot at 12:15. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dusty as well as close-toed shoes. (Sneakers are perfect!) The Book Bank is located at 3635 Perkins Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114 (near Cleveland State). It is about 20-25 minutes from the church parking lot. We will carpool down to Perkins Avenue. Your GPS will give clear directions to this address. A map with detailed instructions will be provided as well. You will enjoy revisiting some of your favorite books from your childhood as you sort through the donated books. We hope lots of members can join us for this opportunity.

    Register on the Kids' Book Bank Sign Up Genius webpage so we know how many volunteers to expect. Volunteers should be 13 years or older, please.

    Please contact Marian Harmount at 440-668-4612 or for more information.

  • second harvest food bank

    Second Harvest is the regional nonprofit committed to fighting hunger. Bay United Methodist Church works to support Second Harvest as they acquire, gather, and distribute nutritious food, Second Harvest helps feed tens of thousands of people throughout Crawford, Erie, Huron, and Lorain counties. 

    You are invited to participate in two volunteer programs for the Second Harvest Food Bank as part of our church's outreach missions. Each of the Second Harvest programs are done with 12 or more volunteers per shift. We have two dates reserved for each, and you can do one or all four!

        Repack at the main facility

        5510 Baumhart Rd., Lorain

        Wednesday, August 9, 2023

        9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Participants must be at least 12 years old and be accompanied by an adult. This opportunity is inside and involves standing and sorting, checking, repackaging and/or packing shelf-stable foods for distribution.

        Mobile Pantry distribution at Oakwood Park in Lorain

        2047 E. 36th Street, Lorain

        Thursday. July 27 and Thursday, August 31

        2:30 - 5:30 PM

    Participants must be at least 16 years old and be accompanied by an adult. This opportunity is outside and involves standing and walking, lifting and placing food items into trunks.

    Libby Johnson will coordinate each of these, and will reach out to participants with any other details as the dates approach. Feel free to reach out to Libby if you have any questions

    ( or 440-773-1646). To learn more, visit the Second Harvest website.

  • egg ministry

    Considered the perfect protein, eggs are an inexpensive way to provide quality nutrition to those in need.  Once a month, a collection takes place to buy dozens and dozens of eggs to be distributed at a local food bank, supporting those in the Cleveland area. 

    Or you can donate through Bay UMC's Online Giving. "Egg Ministry" is one of the giving options.

    If you would like to be a part of the Egg Ministry, contact Andy Lihani at  

  • Knickerbocker

    The Knickerbocker is an affordable adult living community. Recently renovated, the building was originally developed  in 1974 by a consortium of four Bay Village churches, including Bay United Methodist, Bay Presbyterian, Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran, and St. Barnabas Episcopal.

    Bay United Methodist Church supports the Knickerbocker by providing time and donations in various ways to support the residents' spiritual and recreational activities. Annually, members of our church volunteer to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for all Knickerbocker residents.

    For more information on Knickerbocker service opportunities, contact Donna Dresing at or Marian Harmount at

  • sign ups for the ASP Soup sale on march 3

    Click on the link below to make soup, sell soup, set up and clean up.