Missions & Community Outreach
Five Fold Mission Emphasis
In January 2012, the Mission Team at Linworth decided to adopt a new mission philosophy in order to make a deep difference in the lives of persons we serve. As a result, a five-fold mission emphasis was developed that has become the focus of the Mission Ministry at Linworth UMC. The Mission team recognizes and encourages individuals and small groups within the church to be in mission and honors the efforts and activities that these individuals and groups support in addition to these five:
- In Our Own Backyard
- House on the Hilltop
- Linking Linworth to Laos
- New Life Community Outreach
The Hilltop House
Since 2014 Linworth has been on a journey of faith in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus. This journey began with a donation of a badly damaged house at 159 S. Eureka Avenue and continued with the renovation of that house by members of the Linworth family. In January 2014, the Linworth Hilltop House opened for ministry with one seminary intern residing in the house and a homework help program. Currently our partners include the Hilltop Shalom Zone, John Burroughs Elementary, Highland Youth Garden, & Celebrate One.
Ministries at the Hilltop House include Back to School haircuts, Homework Help for Elementary students, and produce distribution through our partnership with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Each month a produce distribution takes place at both the Hilltop House and John Burroughs Elementary. Combined, these produce distributions serve over 1300 people every month.
The Hilltop House is an extraordinary mission that has had as big of an impact on Linworth as we hope to have on our community and the city of Columbus
Habitat for Humanity Partnership
Linworth UMC is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity in their mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance in our local community. In 2022, LUMC has partnered with many other churches, businesses, and organizations to provide funding and volunteer efforts for not one, but TWO housing projects in our area.
Home Completed in 2022 on Genessee Ave
Special thanks to Jim Rosing as our team leader for the site at Genessee Ave and to everyone from LUMC who was a part of this build!
Home Completed in 2022 on Hosack Street
Special thanks to Howard Baulch as our team leader for the site at the Hosack St, and to all of our LUMC members that were a part of this build!
This home was built by Linworth UMC volunteers and other church volunteers with Hilliard Adopt-A-House in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity. $10,000 from the Linworth UMC Endowment Fund helped pay for materials and contracted labor. Linworth UMC volunteers accounted for over 20% of the volunteer labor as well.