Prince of Peace
Prince of Peace is an inner-city church in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati. The vision of Prince of Peace is to help build God’s Kingdom in Over-the-Rhine by Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus’ Salvation, Lifting up the Downtrodden, and Uniting All God’s People Together in Worship, Service and Love. This vision statement is brought to reality through Word & Sacrament, Worship, Bible studies, the Bridge Ministry for the homeless, mentoring programs, tutoring, kid’s church, mental health counseling, cold shelter during the winter months, and providing seven (7) free meals for the homeless and poor on a weekly basis.
Cheviot UMC supports the food ministry of Prince of Peace by helping to prepare and serve Sunday morning breakfast on a monthly basis. Members meet or carpool down to Over-the-Rhine every second Sunday of the month, arriving at 6am and returning to CUMC around 8/8:30 am.
Red Bird Mission
Red Bird Mission Work Camp is a year-round work opportunity for volunteers in mission. Work Camp provide homes repair for low-income community residents and maintenance for Mission buildings and grounds. Some examples of work projects are roof replacement, small room additions, painting, building porches or ramps, and grounds keeping. Other light duty work is available such as cutting soup upc’s, office work, craft and community store helpers, and recycling. A single fee covers the cost of each person’s lodging, meals, and materials used.
In addition to providing mission opportunities, Red Bird provides an atmosphere where participants grow spiritually and gain a personal understanding of mission. Evenings are spent in Christian fellowship and learning about the diverse ministries of Red Bird Mission.
Cheviot United Methodist Church has participated in this wonderful mission the past 5 years., most recently October 20-26, 2019. (Check out our video.) Join us on our next trip--ALL are welcome! Please contact Cathy or Kevin Davis at 513-574-3358 for more information!
Matthew 25 Ministries
The work of Matthew 25 Ministries helps the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the United States and around the world. They accept monetary donations and product donations of misprinted, slightly damaged, over-stocked or gently used supplies from corporations, organizations and individuals nationwide. They also supplement outside donations by manufacturing, assembling and blending products in-house including school notebooks, pencils, rice-soy meals, and paint. With the help of volunteers, these goods are processed at their 200,000 square-foot Processing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and then shipped via forty-foot seagoing containers and by semi-trailers to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims.
Cheviot United Methodist Church supports Matthew 25 Ministries by volunteering at their facility one Saturday morning per month.
Westfed Food Pantry
The Westfed Food Pantry is a cooperative effort of six Westwood/Cheviot area churches, including Cheviot United Methodist, Grace Lutheran, JOY Community, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. James Episcopal, Westwood First Presbyterian, and the Gamble Nippert YMCA, and is located in the main building of Grace Lutheran Church (access is from the back parking lot off Verdin Ave). The pantry's board and volunteers are members of these organizations. Westfed serves families in zip codes 45211 and 45238 monthly with required documentation of proof of residency (monthly bill with current address) and photo ID.
Cheviot UMC has an ongoing collection bin for Westfed Food Pantry located between the Lounge and the Sanctuary. To find out the greatest monthly needs of the pantry, check out the weekly bulletin or the monthly newsletter.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
CUMC has a long history of supporting the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) which works to provide
temporary housing for families and break the cycle of homelessness. Westwood United Methodist
shelters families 5-6 times per year and CUMC helps with the Friday evening meals during these stays.
The Friday evening time commitment is 5:30 until around 7pm.
We are currently looking for someone to step into the IHN coordinator role for CUMC volunteers. The main
responsibility is to gather 1-2 volunteers to prepare and serve meals on Friday evenings for 6-12 IHN guests at
Westwood Church. The remaining dates for 2020 are August 28 and November 13 (the current COVID crisis may alter this).
If you would like to help coordinate this effort at Cheviot Church or just want more information, please contact Vicki Groh at 661-5852 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.