Whether participating in a program to raise awareness of social issues, working with others in the local community, volunteering in an international clinic, or dedicating their lives to long-term missionary service, the people of Normandy transform communities and change lives. Here is a list of service and mission programs at Normandy. Find a program that is right for you!
If you are interested in any of these service opportunities, please download our Normandy Service Opportunity Survey or complete the survey as it is listed at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about the service opportunities on this page or would simply like to send a note indicating your interest, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serve the Community
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The Artemis is a shelter for battered women. We support it by providing cosmetics, cell phones, and toiletries for the women.
The Dayton Emmaus Community, who provide spiritual and leadership training with their weekend walks and monthly worship service, use Normandy as their home church.
Food2Go and Food4Summer
This program provides food in a confidential way to students from families below the poverty line in the Centerville City Schools. It is a year round program and we support it with volunteers and donations of food or cash.
Habitat for Humanity
We work with other churches and participate in building a house through the habitat program every 2 years.
Hannah’s Treasure Chest
We support this outreach through donations of money and supplies and volunteer workers to support children in need.
House of Bread
The House of Bread serves lunch in downtown Dayton to about 250 people each day year round. Normandy volunteers help prepare meals on the 3rd Thursday of each month. We also pick up day old bread from various stores and deliver it for these meals.
New Hope Supply Pantry
We donate supplies, other than food, to the New Hope Pantry in downtown Dayton throughout the year.
Working with Rebuild Dayton a group of Normandy volunteers rehabs a house in Dayton, normally for a senior citizen, so the house is brought to livable standards
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Partnership
St. Paul United Methodist Church is a beacon of hope for those living in poverty in East Dayton. Normandy Church supports St. Paul UMC by providing Love Bags of food throughout the year. Through your donations, they are able to provide a Food Pantry for those living in the 45403 zip code.
We also provide volunteers and support to St. Paul for:
- After-school tutoring
- Mitten/hats/gloves tree
- Three special holiday meals
- Summer camp scholarships
- Youth christian development
Serve the World
Belize Medical and Construction Mission
Members of Normandy join with members of other churches to form medical, dental , and home construction teams that travel annually to Belize to improve the lives of local residents.
In June of each year, we prepare health kits containing basic toiletry and sanitary supplies which we take to the Annual Conference of the UMC, where they are blessed and distributed by the UMC.
This organization provides breeding stock of various animals to impoverished people in countries around the world. A giving campaign is conducted each year at Normandy.
Jackson Seed Ministry
Each spring we collect seeds to send to family farmers in the southeastern part of Ohio so they can grow their own gardens and add to their nutrition.
Kamina Children’s Home
We work with the West Ohio Conference to support a children’s home in Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Members of Normandy have also participated in mission trips to Kamina.
McCurdy Ministries gives support to a mission school in Espanola, New Mexico, which is over 100 years old. The school ministers to poor Native Americans, Hispanics, and Whites, over a 40 mile radius. Normandy UMC has sent youth and adults for work camps in past years.
School Bag Ministry
Each fall we collect school bags, filled with needed supplies, as part of the Festival of Sharing. The bags are distributed through Church World Service in partnership with UMCOR.