Westside Urban Ministry at Hoge
Hoge serves as the outreach post for the Westside Urban Ministry (WUM), a mission sponsored by the Scioto Valley Presbytery with a focus on building better lives for the surrounding neighborhood. Six churches are actively involved in WUM - Broad, Covenant, Concord, Overbrook, Westminister and Worthington. With their support, WUM’s outreach projects in 2015 were as follows:
1. Coat Drive - 260 coats were delivered to surrounding elementary, middle schools and West High. This was an increase from 111 coats last year. WUM will continue this project each year.
2. Cowboy Bucks - WUM was asked by West High to assist in providing new and gently used items to West High’s 850 students to be used in their Christmas Store. Cowboy Bucks were provided to West students for arriving to school on time and for good behavior. WUM collected from their congregations sufficient items, successfully executed the task and look forward to doing this outreach project again.
WUM recently participated in a training session/class on the question, “How do we do mission right?” and decided to purchase the study guide “When Helping Hurts - The Small Group Experience”, the study was led by the Rev. Ginny Teitt, Concord and the WUM seminary intern Julie Oswalt.
WUM is an up and coming mission for our Westside ministry.