Local outreach

Being involved in the community is a vital part of ministry at Aley, there are people here who need our help and need to know that someone loves them and cares about them as people.  We have several local ministries that we are involved with and partner with to help reach and build relationship with those in the surrounding community. 

Please contact our office for more information about how you can help with these ministries!

IHN House of Hope

IHN is the Interfaith Hospitality Network which has the Schneider House of Hope, a homeless shelter for families.  This ministry frequently needs volunteers to stay overnight. During the week it is from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. (plenty of time to head to work after) and on the weekends it is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. . It is easy work, just supervise and keep the place safe. You are allowed to sleep in the private host room on very comfortable beds.

Click here to see a list of items needed by IHN. 

Feed the creek

Feed the Creek (FTC) is continually collecting food items throughout the school year. FTC sends home food items each weekend during the school year so that Beavercreek youngsters will not go hungry over the weekend. This year there are approximately 300 bags of food sent home each weekend!  

They are in need of people and organizations to have food drives. The food needed is the food sent home with the students.  To arrange a drop-off at the church, contact the office or Pastor Abby. For more details about Feed the Creek and what is currently needed, click here.

We are in need of all items listed:

Pop top can of microwaveable Chef Boyardee 7.5 oz. serving (single size)

Pop top can of fruit 8-9 oz.

Non-refrigerated pudding 3.5 oz.

Pop top can of vegetables 8.5 oz.

Pop top can tuna 3 oz. or packet

Pop top canned chicken 4.5 oz.

Vienna sausage 5 oz.

Goldfish crackers or animal crackers (snack pack)

Cereal pack or Oatmeal packs individual wrapped (box of 8-10 single servings)

Cereal bars & Granola bars individual wrapped (box of 8-10 single servings)

Mac & Cheese bowls 6.75 oz.

Cheesy Mac individual size 2-3 oz.

Peanut butter 18 oz.

Additionally, there is a little pantry located in the back corner of the parking lot near the cemetery. At these locations students are encouraged to take what they need as the community is encouraged to drop off what they can provide. Check out a mini-pantry near you to see if it needs restocked!  (There are also mini-pantries at each Elementary and Middle School and some fire stations).  To see items needed in the mini-pantries, click here.

If, instead of donating food items, you would like to “adopt” a child, it’s $30/month or $300/yr. Checks should be made out to Feed the Creek and mailed to 4011 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH  45431; or you can adopt via the website at www.feedthecreek.com

St. Paul's breakfast

St. Paul's is a ministry for feeding the homeless.  When it is our turn to serve this ministry, we provide several breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, milk, and orange juice.  On the morning we serve, we meet at Aley and transport the food to St. Paul's where we serve those in need.   


Miami Valley Disaster Response Team is comprised of volunteers from various churches in the Miami Valley, OH area.  The team has prepared volunteers to assist victims of natural disasters on short notice while also providing spiritual care.  Aley has long had a strong connection and leadership role in assisting MIV DRT with response to disasters including flooding and tornados both locally and in other regions of the United States.  

When volunteers are needed, some roles of assistance include :

  • Deploy with the disaster trailer to assist with general disaster relief (certification training required)
  • Assist with debris removal
  • Use your truck to pull the trailer when responding to disasters.
  • Donate the use of a skid loader, bobcat, or other needed equipment.
  • Prepare food for deployed volunteers
  • Provide a listening ear for spiritual care

If you can't help out physically, donations are always welcome to support MIVDRT in its mission to help those in need after disaster has struck. 

Boy Scouts

Aley UMC supports Scouts USA Troop 71 and Venture Crew 71. The Aley Scouts USA Troop is for boys ages 11 to 18. The troop teaches leadership and life skills through their camping and hiking as well as other events. This is accomplished as the boys move through the various advancement ranks to the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Venture Crew continues the Boy Scouts of America program for the older youth through high adventure activities. This program is for youth ages 14 to 21 and Aley supports this as a coed program.

We are always welcoming interested youth and adults to join us. For more information on either program contact Jim Engel. You can also stop by to visit us on Tuesday nights in the activities building from 7:00 to 8:30!

Click here to see Troop 71's website.

Girl Scouts

Thank you to all the troops who continue to serve the community and make us proud to support you!