midwest mission collections & ingatherinGs

Midwest Mission is collaborating with fellow Midwest Region Conferences for yearly Mission Collections. These collections will help us secure the needed supplies for our Midwest Mission Kits that we disburse around the world and around the corner to all those in need during a crisis. 

East Ohio 2021 Collection Tour

Mission Collection Dates are November 29- December 5th, 2021

Contact Melanie Thomas if you have any questions at mthomas@eocumc.com or 330.499.3972


There are many nondenominational organizations that vie for our attention during this time of year. While their

intentions may be good, East Ohio Missions seeks to develop relationships and partnerships that are healthy

and seek justice for the recipients. Giving through the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) is an opportunity within our UMC connection to give in healthy and appropriate

ways. We are encouraging all East Ohio congregations to collect items for MMDC, then bring to the drop-off

site closest to you the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5. MMDC will be driving through the conference later that week

to pick up the items collected at each site. All items have been requested by the receiving mission sites.

MMDC seeks to advocate and empower their mission partners.

MMDC is also one of our Conference Advances. If you would like to send a financial donation, you can give

online and choose Fund 9944 or send a check with “9944 MMDC Christmas” in the memo. The sites will NOT be

taking monetary donations. More details on https://www.eocumc.com/donate/index.html

Together, let’s reconsider what God’s generosity can look like during

this Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas season!




The NIC Board of Global Ministries is organizing a fall collection drive to support recovery efforts from the 2021 Hurricanes and the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Relief items requested:

Items listed here have been requested by non-profits working in Haiti:

  • Blankets - can be gently used
  • Powdered milk with expiration date of 12 months or more

Hygiene Supplies

  • Toilet Paper
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers - adult or child

Hurricane Recovery and the Relief Supply Network needs Cleaning Kits:


  • Liquid Laundry Detergent - 32-64 oz.
  • Liquid Household Cleaner - 16-40 oz.
  • Liquid Dish Soap - 14-32 oz.
  • Toothpaste - 2.5 oz or larger

Other MMDC kits will be accepted, but please no electric sewing machines or bikes are needed at this time.

Christmas Game/Toy Collection for nonprofits serving poor children in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, and Haiti.

  • Jump ropes, simple musical instruments (recorder, harmonica, percussion)
  • Sports balls (soccer, basketball, softball, baseball)
  • Board Games (Candyland, Connect 4, Jenga, Trouble, or other simple games - no batteries required)
  • Pumps to inflate sports balls

Bring your items to the most convenient collection point at several designated churches around the Conference between Nov. 29 and Dec. 7, and MMDC will pick them up on a day to be announced between Dec. 9 and 15.

If you want to make a financial contribution, you can give to MMDC online or send a check to the Northern Illinois Conference with the Advance #50000150 in the memo section.

Download the Flyers



Ingathering Date: November 7, 2021

Here is the Ingathering Flyer to see what kits the Iowa Ingathering team have chosen to help support those that Midwest Missions serves.  

To learn more please go to the Iowa Conference Ingathering Website HERE

Iowa Impact Report

Midwest Mission Impact Report Sheet

Church Bulletin

Remittance Form


You may drop off at the site of your choice. 

Sites are not by districts; go where it’s convenient. 

ALL boxes will go directly into the trucks; no repacking. 

Be sure every box is taped closed, top and bottom, when you leave home.

Cedar Falls
First UMC, 718 Clay St. Coordinator - Jan Benson jbenson@cfu.net 319-269-2211



St Paul’s UMC, 531 W Main St. Coordinator - Sally Wilkie sswilkie@netins.net 712-437-2519


Greenfield UMC, 108 SW 5th St. Coordinator - Marilyn Schirman marilynschirman@gmail.com 515-490-9688

Mount Pleasant 

First UMC, 309 N. Main Coordinator - Judy Brotherton judyb@machlink.com 563-264-5372

Webster City 

Asbury UMC, 921 Des Moines St. Coordinator - Tami Hejlik
Tami.hejlik@gmail.com 515-571-7858