How We Serve

The Struthers United Methodist Church offers something for everyone, from Sunday worship, fellowship, and Sunday School, to Youth Group, to United Methodist Women/Ladies United in Vision, (UMW/LUV) United Methodist Men (UMM), and our Prayer Shawl Ministry,  From Bible study, mission trips, disaster relief, and "a piece of home" convenience boxes for our soldiers serving overseas, the Struthers United Methodist Church has something to offer anyone who wants to learn more about God, and who wants to demonstrate the Love of God to those in need. Below is information on some of our various ministries. If you want more information, or want to join in helping spread the love of God to others, why not stop by this Sunday at 11:00 am for our worship services to learn more? We would love to see you!


Youth Group and Mission Trips

Our Youth Group is open to all young people who want to enjoy Christian Fellowship with other young Christians, and who have a desire to serve others, following the example of Jesus Christ.

If you are a young person and have a desire to truly serve others and help spread God's love, we invite you to serve on a mission trip. We go into areas hit hard by poverty or disaster and help those in need by serving their needs, such as house painting, repairing roofs, building wheelchair ramps, and other home repairs that make a real difference in the lives of those in need. We also share the message of Jesus Christ as we help repair their homes.If you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, consider serving on one of our mission trips.  Oh, and we also always have room for adults who want to assist and direct our youth in their missions.

Visit our District Youth page here.


United Methodist Women (UMW)  Ladies United in Vision (LUV Group)

Our United Methodist Women is a faith based membership organization of laywomen within the United Methodist Church.UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women, and advocating on behalf of women, children, and youth around the world. The ladies of these groups work to develop a creative and supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

United Methodist Men (UMM)

The General Commission on United Methodist Men involves men ina growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church, and provides resources and support for programs of evangelism, stewardship, and the needs of men.  

Bible Study

Bible Study with Pastor Suzanne Hill will return beginning on Monday September 7, 2015, from 10-11:15 am. This study will be "Favorite Passages from the Old Testament". We hope that you will be able to join us in this exciting exploration and examination of God's Word. Be sure to bring your Bible!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry began in February of 2009 under the leadership of Shirley McClain. Shirley and her team knit or crochet shawls, filled with their love, and the spirit of fellowship, and
these shawls are then brought to the church to receive the blessing of the Pastor, and the prayers of the congregation. They are then delivered to the sick, injured, hospitalized, depressed, or those simply struggling with some hidden problem who are in need of comfort. The shawl is given along with a card with  a prayer and the name of the person who made the shawl. The recipient can then wrap themselves up in God's love, the love of our church, and the prayers of our church. Each shawl is accompanied by the following prayer: "May God's grace be upon this shawl, warming, comforting enfolding and embracing. May this mantle be a safe haven, a sacred place of security and well being, sustaining and embracing in good times as well as difficult ones. May the one who receives this shawl be cradled in hope, kept in joy, and wrapped in love. Blessed Be!" By Janet Bristloe. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets regularly on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6PM. In early 2015, the ladies of the Prayer Shawl Ministry had created and delivered their 750th prayer shawl. To date, they have created and delivered over 780. 800 is not far off! God has surely blessed this Ministry!


Struthers United Methodist Church Prayer Chain

If you have a prayer need, our church would love to include you in our Prayer Chain. The originator of your Prayer Chain prays for your need, and then passes it along to the next member of the chain. When all members in the chain have prayed for you, the originator of the chain receives the final request, and the chain is complete. Won't you allow us to bring your problems or concerns before God? If you have a problem or concern, and would like us to pray for you in our Prayer Chain, please contact Fran at God bless you.

Canfield Fair Booth

Each summer the Struthers United Methodist Church members put on their chefs hats and man the Struthers United Methodist Church booth, serving Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, the best Sloppy Joes around, french fries, ice cold soft drinks, and more!  All proceeds (after expenses) support the operation of the church, and our various ministries. Stop by and see us when you visit the fair and fill up on great food while supporting a great cause!

Soldier Boxes

This ministry helps deliver a piece of home to our soldiers serving overseas, especially those serving in hostile regions of the world. These boxes contain many things that we take for granted. These boxes contain candy, toothbrushes and toothpaste, paper and pencils, Q-Tips, baby wipes, (especially important for those serving in very hot areas of the world) and many other everyday items that we at home take for granted. If you are interested in donating to this ministry, and/or in contributing items for soldier boxes, please contact Max Crawford at the church at (330) 755-0179.

Pastoral Home Visits

Pastor Theobald regularly visits those who are too ill to make it to church, and those who are shut in and are unable to come to the church. When one of our members cannot make it to church, Pastor Doug is always happy to bring a bit of the church to them.


St. Pauly Clothing Donation Center

The St. Pauly Clothing Donation Center is located in the church parking lot to the east of the church. Please note that this center is only for clean and usable clothing. (no rags, please) The clothing collected is used to provide clothing to those in need. The center accepts clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys. Your donations will not be cut up or shredded. Please bag and tightly tie your donation to keep it dry and clean. There are tax deductible receipts on the shed. Thank you for your donation. More information on St. Pauly is available here.


In Memory of Laverne "Grandma" Cox

On March 18, 2013, our beloved Laverne Cox, affectionately known as "Grandma", went home to be with the Lord. Grandma was a cornerstone of the church, and a foundation of the United Methodist Women, and the Ladies United in Vision groups. Rest in peace, our dearest Grandma. Well done. Your race is over.

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