mission & service

  • 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.

    Sign Up Genius

    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. 

    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 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. 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 Pastor Jonathan McCleery for more information.


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.

UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.

While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.

UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.

Mission Statement

Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing. UMCOR is a Charity Navigator 4-star rated organization.

United Methodist Committee on Relief has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.