Ministries and Missions

Below is some basic information of the ministries that are happening at Dresden UMC as well as some ministries or missions that we support or participate in.


  • JAM (Jesus and Me)-- Usually meets twice a month during the school year on Sunday evenings. Ages 5 - 8th grade.
  • Jr. Church--For Pre-K to grade 6. There are 3 groups divided by age. Each group has a curriculum.


  • PRAISE BAND--Our Praise Band plays once a month.


  • WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY--A weekly Bible study is available at various times of the year. Usually studies run from about August until May and do not meet throughout the summer.  


This is a ministry where Dresden UMC partners with our local elementary school to provide mentors for at risk children. We currently have 14 mentors and children who meet once a week for one hour. The mentor also has a prayer partner who pledges to pray for them as they meet with their child. It is a wonderful way to spend one on one time with a child and encourage them in their studies, teach manners and life lessons and just be there for them to listen to them. For more information see the Kids Hope Page and follow the link there.


  • TRI-VALLEY AREA CLOTHING BANK--This is a wonderful ministry that helps those in need in the Tri-Valley area. All clothing and items are free. The Clothing Bank is located in the train depot at 1104 Main Street near the church. The clothing bank is open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00am until 1:00pm usually during April - September. Please check the church Facebook page for complete information as to dates of the giveaways. 


  • NEW-ARK AREA EMMAUS COMMUNITY-- The Walk to Emmaus is a 72 hour spiritual retreat that will help you grown in the Lord. Dresden UMC supports and is active in the New-Ark Emmaus community which is housed in First United Methodist Church in Newark, OH. For more information, check out