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HIPP HOPP SUMMER CAMP!

June 19-August 20 Monday through Friday. All kids ages 7-14. Lots of fun and breakfast and lunch provided! See our Event for more information!

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DARE TO READ CELEBRATION!

The “Dare to Read Celebration” at Volney School was indeed that! A special thank you to Principal Ormerod, her staff, the Youngstown After School Alliance and our staff from the United Methodist Community Center. The Dare to Read Winners did outstanding work and were a joy to share time with. All the students did a great job! We were blessed to be a part of it!

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NEW PASSENGER VAN ARRIVES AT THE CENTER

The United Methodist Community Center is excited to announce the arrival of our new passenger van. Our new van has a ramp and a configuration that gives us the capability to transport clients that require wheel chairs.

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THE CENTER WELCOMES OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of the United Methodist Community Center of Youngstown/Warren, Ohio, is pleased to announce that by action of the Board, Tayana Pannell has been selected as the incoming Executive Director of the UMCC.  Tayana is a long-time Youngstown resident and has been actively engaged in a variety of community affairs over many years.  Tayana is a YSU graduate with a BS in Business Administration, and earned an MBA from Indiana   Wesleyan University.    Tayana has served as a Fiscal Control officer and Social programs manager in various regional agencies.  She also served as a Customer Representative for the Youngstown Water Department, as well as being a lead project manager in other work related venues. Tayana    Pannell’s experience can be harnessed to help shape the future of the Center. Ms. Pannell’s intended start date is set for February 6, 2017.  The Board is excited about the partnership that this brings to the Center, and we look forward to our future together in Youngstown and Warren.  

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THE CENTER IS IN NEED OF ITEMS FOR VETERANS

The Center is in need of the following items for the veterans we serve – can be new or gently worn:
Winter knit hats
Gloves
Warm socks
Disposable razors…
Boots
Coats
Winter has come and we are now in need of these items for our homeless and low income veterans.
Donations may be dropped off at the Youngstown Center, 2401 Belmont Ave. weekdays until 4:00 PM. If your church does a collection for these items we can pick them up. Just call the Center at 330-743-5149.
Click Vets needs list 010617  for a list of items you can download or print.

Thank you!

PICTURES FROM OUR ANGEL TREE PROGRAM AT VOLNEY ROGERS SCHOOL AND THE BAG OF GROCERIES PROGRAM AT MCGUFFY SCHOOL.

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SENIORS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The Center provides a monthly food distribution to seniors living in HUD apartments in Mahoning County. In December over 50 residents that have difficulty getting out received groceries and Christmas cookies with help from our church volunteers. Groceries are delivered directly to the seniors. The center also makes phone calls to seniors to see ho they are doing.

Merry Christmas!

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ANGEL TREE GIFTS

Many thanks to the churches and individuals making our Angel Tree Gift program possible. Distribution is at our Warren and Belmont offices December 19 and 20.

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BISHOP MALONE VISITS THE CENTER

The new Bishop for the East Ohio Conference of the UMC visited the Belmont Avenue facility Tuesday with Dan Bryant, District Superintendent of the Mahoning Valley District and Rick Wolcott, Conference Communications Director. Faith Wallace, Operations Director and Debbie Melvin, interim Executive Director for the Center, toured the facility with Bishop Malone. Shown are our Hope Closet containing clothing and personal care items given to veterans, job seekers and others. The Center is also collecting gifts for our “Angel Tree”, a gifting program through the Center for our clients at Christmas.

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VISIT TO THE CENTER BY THE LADIES OF THE BOARDMAN- POLAND JR. WOMEN’S LEAGUE.

Interim Director Debbie Melvin accepting a check and donations from President Nina Lowery

Interim Director Debbie Melvin accepting a check and donations from President Nina Lowery

VETERANS LUNCH – VETERANS DAY

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SEPTEMBER 26 WAS “HONOR JUANITA NIGHT”! The Center held a legacy celebration today at Churchill United Methodist Church in honor of Juanita Pasley, our outgoing executive director. She has served the Center and the people of the Mahoning Valley for 35 years. On hand for the celebration were Mayor McNally of Youngstown and Rev. Dan Bryant, District Superintendent of the Mahoning Valley District of the United Methodist Church. Mayor McNally issued a proclamation honoring Juanita and her service to the people of Youngstown. Thank you Juanita!

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PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE: Effective October 1st our Zumba classes are moving to Heart Reach Ministries at 211 Redondo Rd. in Youngstown. You will find details on dates and times on our October calendar on the calendar page of this web site. Click here for a printable flyer: UMCC Zumba Class change

Our new brochure is available for viewing and download. To get the latest information on our services and locations, please click here  to download a PDF copy.

Our Excell summer camp for 2016 was exciting and fun for kids as well as volunteers. Many thanks to all who helped make it happen!

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Our long-time Executive Director, Juanita Pasley, is retiring from the Center as of July 1, 2016. Our Interim Director, Debra Melvin, will assume Miss Pasley’s duties while the Center is considering applications for this position. Miss Pasley will continue to work with the center during this time.

Faith Wallace, Director of Operations for the United Methodist Community Centers, is shown with donations from local churches: “Blessing Bags” are Gallon size resealable storage bags containing numerous items an individual would need in an emergency situation: water, snacks, soap, razor, toothbrush/toothpaste, socks, comb, and numerous other items. Bags may be given to homeless veterans and other individuals in difficult situations. The centers in Youngstown and Warren also provide groceries and personal care items on a monthly basis free of charge.

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UMCC staff attended the Outreach Ministries “Know Your Neighbor” program.  It was a luncheon for veterans that included a gift card and food coupons for the vets. Judge Robert P. Milich of the Youngstown Municipal Veteran Treatment Court spoke. following is a picture of the Judge with veterans.

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