“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Matthew 25:34-36 (MSG)
LIFT Parish LLC strives to serve the entire community to which God has called us to consider to be our neighbor. We invite you to explore our sub pages for more details on each of our ongoing ministry programs for Serving Our Community.
We operate the Bridge of Hope Food Pantry & Clothes Closet in collaboration with the Maumee Watershed District of the United Methodist Church. Bridge of Hope is hosted within our partner congregation, Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church. Sarah Sarty, LIFT's Ministry Coordinator, works diligently to provide an opportunity for volunteers to engage in the ministry as well as ensure a dignified shopping environment for the neighbors who utilize Bridge of Hope's service.
LIFT Away Hunger broadens the scope of who becomes our neighbor by providing nutrient rich packaged meals. In partnership with the Alliance for Better Nutrition meals are shipped internationally to Lesotho, a small county located in Southern Africa. Meals that are packed are also distributed throughout our local region utilizing school systems, food pantries and food banks.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, LIFT has initiated the LIFT Mercy Fund. This fund is supported by the generous donations of members of the LIFT Parish congregations. Through stewardship of these donations, we are able to respond to the financial need of our neighbors impacted directly or indirectly by the pandemic.
Please check back to this page for seasonal opportunities to serve our community such as snack collections for ACE Mentoring Program, School Supply Giveaway, Community Christmas, and much more!