Reaching Out

CoSMO groups (Community Service and Ministry Opportunites) provide students with student lead opportunities to get involved in the community. They believe while service isn't always easy, it should be easy to find ways to serve. CoSMO groups provide that for you and look with you for new ways to reach out to the community.

For more information, or to get the ball rolling for a new CoSMO, please contact Katie Henderson & Ben Williams.

Amigos works with children and adults of the Spanish speaking community, to better understand English.*No Spanish skills required. Mon & Tue. 6-7:30pm; @ Library in Ramser Room Thurs. 4:30-6:30pm @Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene

Contact Roseanna Gatton

One Way travels to churches and organizations in Ohio and surrounding states throughout the year to minister through music, drama, and social interaction. *Tryouts required* Travel dates and locations vary.

Contact Beth Ann Grimes

Mandate group that travels to urban areas like Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, assisting established ministries in whatever way possible. Travel dates and locations vary.

Contact John Kohlhepp & Cheyenne Kuhn

Pumzika is Swahili for "rest." Students have the opportunity to help at Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter and visit with men, women, and children.*Time slots vary*

Contact Matthew Figueroa

Transition Mission reaches out to the developmentally delayed students from Knox County (middle school and high school) through crafts, fun activities and fellowship. Thurs. 10:20-11:20am; PSU

Contact Kassondra Reed

SMILE (Students Making an Impact in the Lives of the Elderly) ministers to the elderly community residing at Country Club through hymns, fellowship, and various activities.Sunday, 6-7:15pm. Carpool- Cafe lobby @5:40pm

Contact Brandi Beard

Society of Cougar Nurses (SCN) is a group exclusive to Nursing Majors. They coordinate various events throughout the year revolving around the nursing program.

Contact Alexis Long

Columbia Kids is an after-school program at Columbia Elementary School. MVNU students help with homework and build relationships through fun activities. Thurs. 3:30-5pm @ South Vernon Methodist Church. Meet in Chapel parking lot @ 3pm

Contact Brooklyn Mulisano

Echoing Hills travels to spend time with individuals with disabilities doing activities, singing songs and playing games.

Contact Kendra Hickman

The Learning Zone is an after-school tutoring program connected to the Salvation Army in downtown Mount Vernon.

Contact Jodi Figueroa

Wagon is a group that provides a safe hangout place for Mount Vernon youth at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. Saturday 7:30-11:00pm. Carpool- Chapel @ 6:45pm

Contact Bethany Lauer

PB&J Club meets at Vernon Ridge Apartment Complex to read Bible stories, play games, make crafts, and eat PB&J with the children of the Complex. Tues. 6-7:30pm. Carpool- Chapel lobby @ 5:30

Contact Holly Peffer

Escape Zone ministers to the youth of Knox County through homework help and a safe, fun place to hang out on Friday nights. Homework Help: Wed. & Thur. 3-6pm. Hang out: Friday 7-11pm. Carpool- chapel @6:35pm

Contact Elizabeth Gruber

Cut-N-Paste Paste works to encourage children to be creative through arts and crafts, and connects the beauty of creativity to God's creations. Thurs. 4:30-6pm at First Presbyterian Church. Carpool- Pioneer Hall @ 4:10

Contact MacKenzie Shirk

Reach Swazi supports the Luke Commission in Swaziland, Africa though prayer and events that raise awareness and funding. Prayer meetings Mon. 8:45pm in Central Complex

Contact Ben Williams

STRIVE travels to Mount Vernon Developmental Center to spend time and build relationship with residents there.

Contact Mariah Counts

Traffic Jam helps to fight against human trafficking through supporting The Daughter Project in Toledo Ohio and Stella's Voice in Moldova, Eastern Europe.

Contact Katie Scott & Sam Goodman