Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts

outreach-easter-egg-hungThe Saturday before Easter each year, the parsonage backyard is open for an Easter Egg Hunt. Weather permitting, tables are set up for spring and Easter crafts, face painting, egg dying, etc. There are also games and storytelling or reading for the children to enjoy.


trunk or treatEach year on Beggars’ Night, we park our cars in the church parking lot facing our trunks toward Maynard Avenue.  We open our trunks filled with goodies for the neighborhood children.  They walk down the sidewalk stopping to show off their costumes and “beg” for treats.  It’s a safe way for the children to enjoy Halloween!

Thanksgiving Dinner

outreach-thanksgiving-dinnerOn the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the church welcomes all to a Thanksgiving dinner/potluck. We meet in the church’s Social Room following Sunday morning worship. It is a time for fellowship and thankfulness.



Annual Holiday Craft Fair

fundraising-holiday-craft-fairA Touch of the Holidays (ATOTH) craft fair. Maynard’s Annual ATOTH is held the second Saturday of December.  You will find handmade holiday gifts, holiday treats, local crafts, hobby/collectible items, kids crafts, refreshments, and more!  You can host a table and/or can make items to be sold for the bake sale.  With any luck, there might even be a very special guest for the kids.  Ring in the holiday season at Maynard Ave UMC with this fundraising event for the whole family!



Annual Yard Sale

fundraising-yard-saleMaynard Ave UMC’s annual yard sale takes place in August on OSU move-in day and is held in Maynard’s parking lot.  Watch the website, bulletins, and newsletter for exact dates and times. Because it is held in conjunction with OSU students moving into the neighborhood, we like to collect and sell items for these students and the young families with small children living near the church.  Some items being collected are:

  • Rugs
  • Electronics
  • Appliances (Microwaves, toaster ovens, blenders, etc.)
  • Furniture (couches, chairs, tables [dining, coffee, end], chairs)
  • Bookshelves and desks
  • Board games
  • Children’s toys
  • Children’s clothes
  • Children’s books
  • Beds, bed frames, bedding
  • Books


Donna B’s at Maynard – a thrift store and boutique

fundraising-donna-bsA place for our neighbors to come and browse and purchase gently used items. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday.  It is also open after worship (around 11:30-12 p.m.) for an hour on the third Sunday of each month.  Items donated will be received and priced during the week.