Mission & Outreach

Mission At Dover. . .It’s What We Do!

Sound The Call encourages individual members to begin a new ministry or mission to the church when they feel spiritually moved to do so. If you have a passion for mission, or a passion for a mission project, pick up a Sound The Call form in the church office.

Street Ministry provides clothing and basic necessities directly to the homeless

I AM Ministry: Inclusion Affirmation Ministry Is a confidential support group for the LGBTQ community, their parents, family & friends.

Food Pantry Donation — While we hold special food drives and we encourage donations throughout the year in support of Denison Ave. UCC’s monthly food pantry.

Berea Thrift Resale Shop (Church Street Ministries)  Clothing donations.


Street Ministry

In general, we go out the 3rd Sunday of every other month to distribute clothing and food directly to homeless people living on the streets of Cleveland.   We are now collecting gently used clothing, shoes, shower sandals, sneakers, NEW underwear, socks, and toiletries. Donations may be left in the white trunk down stairs.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare food, sort donations, and hand out donations directly on the street.  To volunteer or to get additional information, contact Bette English at menglis2@ix.netcom.com.

I AM: Inclusion Affirmation Ministry

This ministry is focused on loving and lifting up people hurt by exclusion and exile from society.  Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.

Denison Avenue UCC Food Pantry Program

Food is collected regularly to be distributed through the Denison Avenue UCC Church’s Food Pantry to help people who are struggling financially.
We deliver the donations the fourth Tuesday of the month.
In addition to donations, we go to Denison Avenue UCC to participate in the ministry.

Pictures of our Work Day at Denison Avenue UCC:  https://www.doverucc.org/denison-work-day/

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM)

Our Church’s Wider Mission

What We Do – Outreach
A major portion of our mission outreach is a collaborative effort through our covenant relationships with other area churches and our denomination. Learn more about OCWM here!

You can also download this QuickTime video to learn more about OCWM in a rather fun way.

Special Offerings

Our Church’s Wider Mission Special Support comprises gifts to the four Special Mission Offerings in the United Church of Christ, per capita dues, and gifts that are specially designated for the Conference, national setting or UCC-related institutions. By mandate of the General Synod, each local church receives promotional material for the four Special Mission Offerings:

One Great Hour of Sharing: Giving Help, Hope and Life
Supports partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to natural disasters. These ministries are the responsibility of Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources. Received annually on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Strengthen the Church: Faithfully Building the Body of Christ
Supports church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries. Received annually on or around Pentecost Sunday.

Neighbors in Need: Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream
Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries. Received annually on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October.

The Christmas Fund: Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church
Provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands, a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards. Received annually on the Sunday before Christmas.