Community Partners

Neighborhood Services, Inc. (NSI)

NSI_LogoNSI was founded in 1965 by churches in the University District Area in response to the growing needs of nearby neighbors. It has grown into one of the largest hunger assistance service providers in Columbus, Ohio. NSI primarily serves working, low-income families and individuals, unemployed individuals and their families, and single heads of household with young, dependent children in the Columbus community. Maynard partnered with NSI and provides needed products each month to supplement the NSI food pantry. Watch the bulletin, emails, and this website for a list of needed items each month.

Reconciling Ministries Network

outreach-reconciling-ministriesMaynard became a reconciling church over five years ago and remains a part of Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). Maynard firmly stands by its mission statement to celebrate and share Christ’s love and acceptance of all. We were the first church to march in the Pride Parade and each year participate with a growing number of churches who also show love and acceptance of all. Maynard continues to stand at Annual Conference with the GLBT community supporting their right to equality.


A Good Start and Free Lunch Program


Kindergarten Readiness Program Since 2008

This 6-week literacy rich program is designed to help children adjust to a school atmosphere and learn skills and concepts that will help them succeed in Kindergarten.

With one highly trained teacher for every 6 children, children will become part of a caring, inviting, and safe learning community.  Upper Level Education students from Ohio Wesleyan University  are hired as teachers.

The program is offered free of charge to eligible families and on a sliding scale for all families.  Our goal is to serve those who may not be able to afford other programs.

 The free lunch program coincides with A Good Start, but children do not have to be attending the school to receive a free lunch.  Free nutritionally balanced lunches are provided during the summer months at no cost from the Community Resource Center. Lunches are served to anyone ages 1 – 18 years.



Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous

outreach-alanonThese are open meetings held Monday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at noon (AA). NA meets on Friday evening at 8 p.m. The groups meet in the Stained Glass Room on the upper level of the church.




South of Hudson Block Watch

outreach-block-watchThe South of Hudson Block Watch meets at Maynard Ave UMC the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm.



Other Information


Cokesbury –
General Board of Global Ministries –
United Methodist Church Official Websites – (seeker-friendly) – (returning user)
The Upper Room –
West Ohio Conference of the UMC –
Bishop Gregory Palmer, Email –

LGBTQA Related:

Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Concerns –
Bridges Across the Divide –
Columbus PFLAG –
Directory of Churches (and more) –
Human Rights Campaign –
Reconciling Ministries Network –
Shepherd Initiative –
Soulforce –
Stonewall Union –
The Parents Reconciling Network Information, Email –

Teens and Youth:

Resources for Questioning Youth: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual –,-lesbian,-bisexual.htm
West Ohio United Methodist Camps and Retreats –
Guideposts for Teens –
Youth for Christ –


Guideposts for Kids –


Columbus Literacy Council –
Community of Clintonville –
Simply Living –

Translation Services:

Google Language Tools –

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