mission & service

  • 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. (office@bayumc.org)  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. (barbara@premiumcomputer.cc)
    • Ushers hand out bulletins, help parishioners to a pew if needed, and help with collections and clean up. Contact Ted MacFarlane with questions. (TedMacFarlane@gmail.com)
    • 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 Dave Johnson with questions. (440-429-9171)
  • Pizza ministry

    Our Pizza Ministry is a service opportunity where we give back to our first responders, the Bay Village Fire Department and the Bay Village Police Department. 

    Volunteers sign up to deliver three pizzas to the Fire Department and two pizzas to the Police Department each Friday. You can sign up to participate in this important ministry by accessing SignUp Genius.

    pizza ministry sign up         Sign Up Genius Printable Instructions

    Pizzas are to be picked up 5:15 p.m. from Marco's Pizza, 25523 Eaton Way, Bay Village (off Columbia, behind the Speedway) and delivered. The Police Department is at 28000 Wolf Road and the Fire Department is at 28100 Wolf Road. 

    Can't deliver pizza? Please donate using Online Giving. "Pizza Ministry" is one of the giving options.

    If you need more information on our Pizza Ministry, contact Donna Dresing at 440-799-7630. 

  • 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 through several Outreach opportunities, including hosting game nights, streaming church services, and providing time and donations in various ways to support the residents' spiritual and recreational activities.  

    For more information on Knickerbocker service opportunities, contact Donna Dresing at dlharland@yahoo.com or Marian Harmount at marian.harmount@gmail.com

  • 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 bbnpapaw@aol.com.  

  • stephen ministries

    Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place using the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry at BUMC equips and empowers lay caregivers called to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

    Contact Rev. Lisa Kropinak for more information.

  • Africa university

    Africa University aspires to become a world class university for leadership development in Africa. Their mission is to provide quality education within a Pan-African context through which persons can acquire general and professional knowledge and skills, grow in spiritual maturity, develop sound moral values, ethics and leadership qualities.

    The Teach • Reach • Bless campaign in the East Ohio Conference is raising funds to build and furnish a residence hall for female students on the AU campus in Zimbabwe. Please help by donating to Africa University so that the students, the faculty and the staff might joyfully embrace the opportunity that is theirs to change the world for the better. 

    Additionally, stay abreast of the happenings at Africa University by requesting to be on their mailing list. You can do this by sending your name, address, and the name of our church to: Africa University Development Office, P.O. Box 340007, Nashville, TN 37203-0007. Or you can go to www.support-africauniversity.org and choose “Subscribe” at the far upper right corner.