Learn about how you can get involved

We are called to be a part of God’s plan and design for the world. We are invited in to be an active part of what God is doing in the world. We are equipped to serve. Mt. Auburn invites you to connect with the many ways to become equipped to live out your love of the Lord through expressing God’s love, through our spiritual gifts, in service, and servant leadership in our community and across borders.

Parish Care

The Parish Care Ministry of Mt. Auburn brings the love of God into people’s lives by providing supportive care to those who face crises, loss, or personal dilemmas. The Parish Care Ministry also provides education on health issues facing the congregation as well as being an outreach to the community.

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Our Foundation and Mission:

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:18-20)

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal to us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

These verses serve as the foundation to Mt Auburn UMC’s mission to “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” The Missions Team affirms Jesus’ call upon the church to serve as Jesus’ ambassadors, globally bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ for the purpose of making disciples of all nations. To this end, the Missions’ Team supports ministries/missionaries that align with Jesus’ call to serve as his witnesses in Jerusalem (Johnson County), and in all Judea (Statewide) and Samaria (Nationally), and to the ends of the earth (Internationally).”

The Christ Youth Bible Club engages local elementary schools with the gospel and Bible stories. In Center Grove, Bible clubs meet weekly before or after school.

Mt Auburn supports CYBC financially and with our time. Pastor Travis Taylor, Sarah Taylor and Shari Greenbaum help to lead CYBC at Sugar Grove Elementary.

Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County, Inc. is an ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to working in partnership with families in Johnson County under the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live where they feel safe and have dignity.

Mt Auburn participates in a Habitat build every other year with other churches from around Johnson County. Mt Auburn supports the build financially and through volunteer hours.

Mt Auburn Meal Ministry, or MAAM, began in 2016 under the leadership of Latheda Noonan. MAAM serves dinner on Thursday nights (except the 3rd Thursday) at Mt. Auburn to those in need throughout the local community. Mt Auburn financially supports MAAM, hosts MAAM, and many congregation members serve through MAAM.


Jake and Jackie Long are committed to sharing the Gospel with students, building them up in their faith, and sending them out into the world equipped to be a light for Christ in their workplace, home, and wherever God may take them. By reaching this generation at the University of Toledo today, we are reaching the leaders, pharmacists, engineers, and teachers of tomorrow.

Mt Auburn supports Jake and Jackie with a yearly financial gift. Jackie is a graduate of Center Grove High School and was an active participant in Mt Auburn’s youth group throughout all four years of high school


Through Kuandaa International, Mt Auburn helps to support the mission work of Dr. Jim Hertel. Dr. Hertel served as Mt Auburn’s senior pastor for 25 years, retiring in 2014. After retiring, Dr. Hertel continued the mission work he began in Africa while serving as Mt Auburn’s pastor. Mt Auburn supports Dr. Hertel’s vision for Village Church Planting throughout Uganda. Through Dr. Hertel’s leadership, and his partnership with Ugandan pastors, thousands have come to know Christ as Savior, and churches have been planted throughout Uganda. Along with his focus on village church planting, Dr. Hertel has a passion for clean water in Africa and is working to have wells dug at the site of the church plants that they may offer not only clean water, but an opportunity for people to hear of the living water offered through Jesus Christ.

Mt. Auburn supports Dr. Hertel’s ministry efforts, through both financial support and mission teams. Our first team accompanied Dr. Hertel in July of 2017, and we are planning on returning with him in the summer of 2019.

Trinity United Methodist Church in Jinja, Uganda, is a sister church to Mt. Auburn UMC. Trinity Hall bears its name as a reminder to our lasting partnership in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Trinity UMC’s current church building was constructed as a result of Mt. Auburn tithing 10% of the money raised to build the O’Dell Family Life Center. Mt. Auburn continues to support Trinity by financially supporting their pastor, Julius Mugabi. Mt. Auburn has also sent a mission team to Uganda in 2017 and is planning to do so again in 2019.

Music Ministries

God has created humankind with the capacity to worship Him in song. Mt. Auburn’s worship includes musical opportunities to praise, pray to, and respond to God through participation in congregational singing, choral, and instrumental music. We invite you to participate in our worship of God through music.

Upcoming Opportunities

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