Be a Witness
The Bible instructs us to always be prepared to tell people the reason for our hope in Christ, and to do so with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). Through our words and our deeds, we bear witness to the presence of God in our world. Of course, our first priority is to invite others to follow Jesus Christ—to join the universal Church regardless of whether they ever come to our local church. Nevertheless, recognizing that the local church is itself a powerful witness to God’s grace and a way for people to “plug into” the universal Church, we enthusiastically invite others to experience the worship services, ministries, and other activities of Conley’s United Methodist Church.
Tell others the good news of Jesus Christ!
Serve in our soup kitchen – prepare and/or serve soup to those in need (every Wednesday, year round).
Participate in prison ministry - join other members of our congregation to serve on a Kairos Prison Ministry team for a weekend at a local prison; or join a team that ministers to the families of inmates.
Take a turn helping with the Cold Weather Shelter – while we no longer host the Code Purple shelter at Conley's, we continue to support this ministry by recruiting volunteers to serve at their facilities.
Help out with our Community Thanksgiving Meal - take part in preparing, serving, and cleaning up after a meal provided free to our community.
Greet guests at our Welcome Center – be available to welcome and invite people to Conley’s while offering gift bags following worship services and during the week.
Be a Thrift Shop Volunteer - help collect, sort, and price donations; clean and arrange items in our shop, sheds, and pole barn; provide caring customer service . . . we regard our thrift shop as much more than a place where people can get a good deal; it is a ministry to those in need.
Support our missionaries - our Missions Committee is diligent in selecting outreach ministries to support that are local (our own food pantry and thrift shop, Cope Purple Homeless Shelter, Kairos Prison Ministry, West Side New Beginnings), national (Red Bird Mission, Soraya De Arco at Esperanza Viva in Ohio), international (Mozart Adevu in Ghana, Zera Mission in Uganda, Nandona Chikomb in southern Congo, ASELSI in Guatemala) , and in response to emergency needs (UMCOR).
Go on a mission trip - Conley's supports ZERA Missions International whose mission is to plant churches among the world's least-reached peoples by resourcing indigenous church planting movements worldwide. Among ZERA's ministries is the opportunity for church groups and individuals to participate in mission projects around the world.
Invite others to church with you!