7070 Bent Tree Boulevard Columbus, Ohio 43235
614.336.8485
Category

Events

2018 Trunk or Treat – Sunday October 28th!

By | Events | No Comments

Linworth is happy to announce that Trunk or Treat is back! We welcome all children and families from around the northwest Columbus area to come to Linworth UMC on Sunday October 28th from 3:30-5:00pm, for this safe and fun alternative to Trick or Treat. We’ll have lots of cars and trunks decorated to their Halloween best, and plenty of treats to hand out. Best of all, it’s a great time to celebrate community and fellowship. Stay tuned & please plan to join us!

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/311653692950085/

United Methodist Women Day Apart – “Healing Broken Circles”

By | Events | No Comments

On Saturday September 29th, the United Methodist Women hosted “Healing Broken Circles” moderated by Jo Dee Davis and 9 associates, some of whom were previously incarcerated individuals, some family, some friends, all volunteers. The purpose of this program is to assist those who are incarcerated to become fully functioning individuals once returned to society.

Did you know that the cost to provide incarceration for one individual for one year is $30,000? What becomes of an individual who is incarcerated? Only Ohio and one other state have DRC’s, not just DOC’s. DOC, or Dept of Correction, indicates that those who are incarcerated in those states are “put away” with the intention of removing the offenders from the general population, a punishment with no rehabilitation. ODRC, or Ohio Dept of Rehabilitation and Correction, provides some (fairly small amount of) rehabilitation with the purpose of attempting to give the offender skills necessary to return him/her to a productive (and emotionally capable) life once released. Marion Correctional Institution is such an institution. It is there that Healing Broken Circles is doing its “magic”. It may be relatively small, but the results are amazing.

The program consists of a wide variety of educational and emotional support programs with the purpose of healing the individual thru love and understanding. We learned a lot about working through the trauma that inmates have. As stated, “A traumatized brain is broken. It does not work right. It cannot decide, choose, plan. It cannot tell you what is wrong. It is terrified.” With a dedicated staff of volunteers, some prior inmates, some family members, some people interested in doing valuable volunteer activities, Jo Dee provides opportunities to heal, learn, and thrive for those touched by the justice system by, among other things, providing education and training, and coordinating and providing services, for displaced and hard to employ individuals, including those currently incarcerated, those formerly incarcerated and those at risk of incarceration. Until last year, 800 of the 3000 inmates in Marion prison were able to avail themselves of the program. Currently, due to state funding issues, only 300 can participate.

The program’s focus is on 5 areas of service: Turning Professional (workforce development & job readiness), True Potential (community & self-awareness, Thinking People (advanced & continuing education), Thriving Path (care for mind, body & spirit), and Talented Performers (art & creativity). We were treated today to a description of these programs, a discussion of the importance of returning a person to a productive person, and how Healing Broken Circles helps to provide the stated desired result. And we were shown such skills as Improv (teaches one to recognize emotions in oneself and others, for instance), heard how yoga helps to change a person’s attitude towards himself, even changing facial expressions and postures, and participated in several exercises ourselves in various areas. What fun! Those who presented, besides Jo Dee and several volunteers, were former inmate participants in the program, all of whom demonstrated clearly that they were well on their way to total integration in the community. We broke for lunch, one or two of the former incarcerated individuals at each table. Each of them was not only excellent communicators, comfortable speaking to the group during the presentation, but we found new friends during lunch. Each was currently involved in extending their education, all anxious to share with others what had so changed their lives. And lunch was provided by Freedom Ala Carte, which provides jobs for women who were previously involved in human trafficking.

We have invited our new friends to help us with the garage sale. A few live in or near Columbus. If you meet anyone who tells you he/she is with the Healing Broken Circles program, please make them feel welcome.

Lastly, the Healing Broken Circles program needs not only a large number of volunteers, but funding, the major portion of which comes from the state. In addition to contributing to this 501c3 organization, what can we do to help? We can help to decrease the prison population ($30,000/year, remember?). We were told to each “tell 2 people”. I’m telling you – Issue 1 will appear on the ballot in Ohio on Nov 6th. If passed Ohio Issue 1 – also known as the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment – would change the state’s constitution to reduce drug penalties and send fewer people to prison. Those using or possessing drugs would face a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in county jail, rather than a fourth- or fifth-degree felony, which could lead to prison time. Anyone convicted of those crimes would face probation or less for the first and second offenses within 24 months. On the third offense, the person could be sent to jail. Currently, someone convicted of holding even a small amount of drugs is sent to prison. This is a waste of not only the person’s life, but also of our tax money! Vote “Yes” on Issue 1 on Nov 6.

If you are interested in learning more about this exceptional organization, Healing Broken Circles,  or even in getting involved yourself, go to http://www.healingbrokencircles.org/ . – Eileen Reidinger

 

Fall Garage Sale 2018

By | Events | No Comments

Garage Sale

RSVP & Share on Facebook!

Each year Linworth holds two garage sales that see people from all around our community come to the church to benefit important Linworth missions.

2018 Fall Dates:

Friday, October 19th: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, October 20th: 9 AM  – 1 PM

* Tent opens at 8:30 AM on both days

The Mission of the LUMC Garage Sale is to:

  • Raise money for the LUMC Youth Programming and Mission Projects
  • Provide gently used affordable items to people in the community who need them
  • Contribute items to charities (e.g. , New Life UMC, Salvation Army, Kidney Foundation…)
  • Create a sense of community

 

Pick Up Policy

If you would like to help by picking up items for the Garage Sale, please read the Linworth UMC Garage Sale Pick Up Policy.

Garage Sale Donations

Donate items to sell:

Furniture
Antiques/Collectibles
Housewares/Glassware/Linens
Holiday Decorations
Floral/Candles/Knick Knacks
Adult, Children, Infant Clothing
Ties, Belts, Luggage, Purses
Costumes
Office Supplies/Media
Arts & Crafts Supplies
Sporting Goods, Toys, Games
Small Appliances & Electronics
Baby Equipment
Tools/Gardening Equipment

Items we do not accept:

Large Appliances
Mattresses, Box Springs
Torn or Stained Furniture
Chemicals or Paint
Console Stereos
TVs
Old Textbooks or Encyclopedias
Cribs
Open Household Items
Garbage

We ask that any items you donate to the garage sale be clean and in working order. We will have recycling bins available for electronics that do not work and for cardboard.

Monetary and Food Donations: We serve lunch and dinner all week for volunteers and contributions of gift cards are greatly appreciated. In addition, we need cans or two liter bottles of soda, and bottled water. Other money to defray the expenses (e.g., the cost of the tent, dumpster, etc.) is also appreciated.

If you need items picked up or have any questions about the garage sale, please call the church office at 614-336-8485

2018 Fall Festival – September 9th 4-6 PM

By | Events | No Comments

RSVP & Share this event on Facebook!

Linworth United Methodist Church and Linworth Children’s Center invite everyone to our Annual Fall Festival! This is a FREE, family-friendly event! We will have great food, fun games and activities, and an awesome time all around to help ring in the start of the school year and the fall.

Invite a friend and come join us for a great community event!

Planned activities include:
-Food Trucks
-The Shazzbots
-Games for all ages
-And so much more!

Email info@linworthumc.org with questions! Hope to see you there!

VBS 2018 – Shipwrecked!

By | Events | No Comments

 

Vacation Bible School 2018 – Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus

Monday July 16th – Friday July 20th

Preschool session– 9-11:30am (ages 3–5 years old and must be potty trained).

Elementary session– 1-4pm (Kindergarten completed-5th grade).

Every summer hundreds of kids from our church and community descend upon Linworth for an awesome week of fun, games, music, and learning about Jesus. This year’s VBS – Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus- promises to be another unforgettable adventure as well!

Registration begins May 13th!

 

An introduction to VBS at Linworth

VBS 2018 Registration Form

VBS 2018 Volunteer Form

Spring Garage Sale 2018

By | Events | No Comments

LinworthGarageSale

Garage Sale

RSVP & Share on Facebook!

Each year Linworth holds two garage sales that see people from all around our community come to the church to benefit important Linworth missions.

2018 Spring Dates:

Friday, April 20th: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, April 21st: 9 AM  – 1 PM

* Tent opens at 8:30 AM on both days

The Mission of the LUMC Garage Sale is to:

  • Raise money for the LUMC Youth Programming and Mission Projects
  • Provide gently used affordable items to people in the community who need them
  • Contribute items to charities (e.g. , New Life UMC, Salvation Army, Kidney Foundation…)
  • Create a sense of community

If you would like to help and join in the fun there are many volunteer opportunities available including set up, sorting, organizng, pricing, repairing, moving furniture, measuring, sizing, greeting and orienting volunteers, helping with food preparation and serving, cashiering, assisting customers, and cleaning up.

Pick Up Policy

If you would like to help by picking up items for the Garage Sale, please read the Linworth UMC Garage Sale Pick Up Policy.

Garage Sale Donations

Donate items to sell:

Furniture
Antiques/Collectibles
Housewares/Glassware/Linens
Holiday Decorations
Floral/Candles/Knick Knacks
Adult, Children, Infant Clothing
Ties, Belts, Luggage, Purses
Costumes
Office Supplies/Media
Arts & Crafts Supplies
Sporting Goods, Toys, Games
Small Appliances & Electronics
Baby Equipment
Tools/Gardening Equipment

Items we do not accept:

Large Appliances
Mattresses, Box Springs
Torn or Stained Furniture
Chemicals or Paint
Console Stereos
TVs
Old Textbooks or Encyclopedias
Cribs
Open Household Items
Garbage

We ask that any items you donate to the garage sale be clean and in working order. We will have recycling bins available for electronics that do not work and for cardboard.

Monetary and Food Donations: We serve lunch and dinner all week for volunteers and contributions of gift cards are greatly appreciated. In addition, we need cans or two liter bottles of soda, and bottled water. Other money to defray the expenses (e.g., the cost of the tent, dumpster, etc.) is also appreciated.

If you need items picked up or have any questions about the garage sale, please call the church office at 614-336-8485

Register for the 2018 Winter Youth Lock In!

By | Events | No Comments

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

It’s time for the Youth Winter Lock-In! If you are ready to stay up all night, have some great food, great fellowship, and great games then sign up and bring your friends. The lock-in is February 16-17 at the Worthington Community Center from 10pm until 7am. Registration will be available soon on the Youth page of the Linworth web site. Cost is $20 per student and includes all activities, food, and a t-shirt!

Winter Lock-in at the Worthington Community Center

+  

Linworth United Methodist Church is proud to partner with King Avenue United Methodist Church for this event, which is open to youth of all denominations.

  • Cost: $20
  • What: A night of swimming, movies, volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, food, friends, and staying up way too late.
  • When: Feb. 16th-17th, 10pm-6:45am @ Worthington Community Center located at 345 E. Wilson-Bridge Rd., Worthington, Ohio 43085. Pick-up and Drop off here.
  • What to Bring:
    -Pillow & Sleeping bag (people who sleep or want to be cozy)
    -Toothbrush (you will thank me at 5:30am after four straight hours of snacks)
    -swim suit and towel (keep it appropriate please)
    -Change of clothes if you feel so inclined
    -Deodorant (Ball games get pretty heated…just sayin)
    -Any PG movies that are excellent (or extremely corny and thus hilarious)
    -Cards or board games
    -Lots and lots of friends!
    -Any meds you may need (clearly labeled)
  • What Not to Bring: Drugs, alcohol, weapons, Debbie Downers.

Register using the form below, or download the form here and return to Jessica Cavinee or email to jcavinee@linworthumc.org:

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

When paying online, please note, that funds will need to be designated to “Winter Youth LockIn” (pictured below):

Click here to pay the fee (otherwise contact jcavinee@linworthumc.org)

LCC Kindergarten Parent Info Night

By | Events | No Comments

Linworth Children’s Center Kindergarten Parent Information Night
Tuesday, January 16 @ 5:30 p.m.
R.S.V.P. to (614) 336-9559
Free childcare
Come see what makes our Kindergarten program special!

2018-2019 Registration Opens January 30
Call (614) 336-9559 to set up a tour
Full day classes 6 weeks – 4 years
Part day classes 2 years – 4 years
Kindergarten Bound program- 5 by December 31, 2018
Full day Kindergarten
Before care, After care, and Friday enrichment offered a la carte

Learn more about Linworth Children’s Center on the LCC website.

Ring in the New Year at Linworth!

By | Events | No Comments

New Year’s Eve Service

As we reflect on the past year individually, we invite everyone to join together in one service to ring in the New Year as a community. This service will be a blend of contemporary and traditional worship, and will allow us all to join in prayer, worship, and fellowship, as we hope for a productive New Year.
When: December 31, 2017 @ 10 AM, Childcare Provided
Contact us at info@linworthumc.org or call the church office with questions about any of our services.
THIS week is our Fall Garage Sale! Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pmLearn More
+ +