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Mission Opportunities

Owatonna United Methodist Church offers many opportunities to help our local community and the world.  Explore below and then contact us to learn more.  

Community Outreach

Elder Care Facilities~ Ministry to local areas to reach people that are in assisted living, senior housing, or nursing home care.


Help put a smile on someone's face or give a gentle touch to someone. This outreach is open to anyone interested in serving others.


For more information please call the church office at 507-451-4734 . Thank you for serving in and around the community to those who can't get out and about!

Friends In Need

We support the regular maintenance of financial budget both at our church and the Owatonna Ministerial Association that helps local individuals or families in need of emergency provisions such as transportation, hot meals or temporary shelter. For more details contact us by email using the link on the home page or call us at 507-451-4734. Thank you for supporting this need!

Mitten Tree

Each year during Advent, OUMC has a mitten tree in the Narthex of the church for people to bring in hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves.  Do you knit? Hand made knitted items are joyously accepted too! The items donated are placed on the "Mitten Tree" and then later after the collection, brought to the Community Pathways of Steele County. Thank you for helping provide much needed winter protection from the cold to those in need!

Youth Mission

Separate junior high and senior high youth mission trips take place annually. Junior high trips stay within state boundaries. Senior high trips travel to other parts of the country and have gone as far as Mexico on one occasion.Contact us using the link on the home page or call 507-451-4734 for more information. Thank you for your support of the youth missions!

Operation Classroom

Each year during the fall when schools get back into session the Owatonna United Methodist Church takes up a collection of new classroom supplies from a specific list to send of to another country where these items are not available for their schools to use. Items collected are single subject spiral bound notebooks, wide ruled loose leaf paper, #2 pencils, ball point pens in black/blue/red, hand held erasers, hand held pencil sharpeners, chalk board erasers(not whiteboard dry-erase), chalk sticks, protractors, and rulers.

This year 4 large boxes, which is a record amount, were collected and shipped off. This was enough to even allow for one of those boxes to be supplied to our local elementary schools. What a great joy! Thank you for giving to those in need and supporting this mission outreach!

Fall Coat Drive

The fall coat drive is September - October and the bin for collection is located outside of the fellowship hall. They are then transported to Community Pathways of Steele County.  If you have items to donate but our collection bin at the church is done you can still take them to Community Pathways of Steele County.. People are always in need of winter clothing. Thank you for donating!

Minnesota FoodShare Drive

Each year, in the month of March, our church participates in this statewide effort to restock shelves at the Community Pathways of Steele County.. Non-perishable food and cash are collected and donated. Cash donations are then matched by private company partners around the state.With cash donations to Community Pathways, more food can be purchased with respect to the specific needs at that time. Give with a cheerful heart and be blessed in return. Thank you for supporting this need!

Adult Mission

Opportunities are available with respect to adults in helping the Youth Missions. Adults are needed to chaperone youth in all trips, camps, and travel itineraries. We welcome your interest and ideas for specific adult missions. Please email us with your questions and interests using the "contact us" link or call 507-451-4734 Thank you.

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