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God has blessed each of us with the spiritual gift of SERVING. How will you engage to more fully understand the heart of God? All are welcome to be the hands and feet of Christ in mission through service within KUMC. Browse the following mission projects and serving opportunities


Questions About Missions?

Director of Mission - Julie Sherwood

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Questions About KUMC Hospitality Opportunities? 

Director of Connecitons - Carol Fischer

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KUMC Missons

Welcome!

Everyone is invited to take part in the missions of Kirkwood United Methodist Church. Here you will find KUMC's ongoing Mission Projects and also monthly mission projects. You can drop off mission collection items in one of the following ways:

  • In the church donation boxes by the glass front doors, M- Th, 9 am - 3 pm
  • Bring them to the Church Office M - Th, 9 am - 3 pm
  • Or use our convenient drive-thru drop-off service in front of the Sanctuary from 9:30 - 10:00 am on Sunday mornings to let our Curbside Collection Crew remove the items from your car for you. 


Do you have an idea for new mission project for KUMC, or have questions about a current project? 

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Current Volunteer & Ongoing Mission Projects


  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sunday, February 19, 2023 7:30 am - 1 Pm, 

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    Kirkwood United Methodist Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, February 19, 2023, in the church gym from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm. If you are able to donate, please make an appointment now on your Red Cross app, online at redcross.org, or by calling Micki Seeling in the church office at 314-966-8167. Please bring a picture I.D. with you on the donation day.

  • Volunteer to Help As A KUMC AMBASSADOR

    Who can resist that smile, and friendly wave? Now that we have your attention, did you know that you too can experience the fun of welcoming new and long-time friends by serving as an Ambassador on Sunday mornings and other special events? Greet guests arriving for worship and help them to find their way to childcare, Sunday classes, and Worship. The holidays are coming and we could use some extra help! To volunteer, contact Carol Fischer. 

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  • Fed to FEed Others: KUMC's FOod Pantry

    Feed the need to be generous and help stop hunger in our local area by dropping off non-perishables at Kirkwood UMC!  The Food Pantry is an ongoing mission every week at the church with weekly collections going out to support one of the four local food banks we have partnered with: LifeWise STL, Bellfontaine UMC, La Trinidad KUMC, KirkCare, Epworth Children and Family Services, and the Kirkwood School District. 


    You can help by dropping off nonperishables in the Mission Dropbox Bin in front of the glass doors of the church from 9 am - 3 pm, Monday - Thursday. 


    Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10 am a  curbside collections crew is on hand to remove items from your car and bring them to the Mission Window for you. Simply pull up outside the Sanctuary doors on Sunday mornings, and a volunteer will greet you and collect your donation. 


    Anyone wishing to help diminish food insecurity in our community is welcomed to bring donations! Scroll down to find the list of most wanted items. Diapers are always appreciated too by most of our food bank partners! 

    *Please do not donate any items in glass containers! 

  • the MIssion DropBox

    To keep the shelves of KUMC's Pantry filled, and our donators safe we've put a dropbox out in front of the glass doors. 


    Hours for the dropbox are: 9 am - 3 pm, Monday - Thursday.  

  • EPworth Teen OutReach Assistance

    Hygiene kits with travel sized shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wipes, & deodorant are needed right now for Epworth Children and Family Services' homeless teen outreach program. Please donate any of these travel sized items to be made into kits or make complete kits all of these items, sealed in a ziplock bag ready to hand out.   


    Snack packs are also needed, that include non-perishables like canned tuna, chips, granola bars, bottled water, fruit snacks, etc. Please put any of these items or kits in the dropbox to get to Epworth as soon as possible to ensure these teens get nourishment. 



Kirkwood UMC Missions

Take a look at some of the other local organizations we've been able to serve and missions we've been involved in recently at Kirkwood United Methodist Church. From the annual dresser build for Home Sweet Home, community food drives, afternoon tutoring, blood drives, and the new LifeBridge market and learning/counseling center at KUMC - there's a mission to fit your passion. Come work with us and serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. 

Mission Success

Here are some more recent mission projects that members of Kirkwood United Methodist participated in. Click on the photos to go to a video or videos to see what our congregation has been able to do! 

SERVE GOD BY SERVING HIS PEOPLE AT KUMC


  • Hospitality Opportunities

    Where can you make the biggest impact? 

    Experience the fun of welcoming new and long-time friends by serving as an Ambassador on Sunday mornings and other special events. Greet guests arriving for worship and help them to find their way to childcare, Sunday classes, and Worship. Help others get to church that need transportation, or volunteer to help out at the church office a few hours a week. There are are so many opportunities where you can volunteer and make a big impact! Below you will find the list of different opportunities where we would welcome your assistance, or other ministries of KUMC that are looking for new volunteers. To volunteer, contact Carol Fischer. 

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    • Ambassador - Greet/help all who enter our doors (come 35 minutes early)
    • Usher - Help in the worship space (come 30 minutes early)
    • Parking Lot Welcome (9:50 - 10:40)
    • Transportation - Transport those who can't drive to and from Worship
    • Kids' Worship - Help Miss Lisa during the service of your choice
    • Curbside Collection Take donations from peoples' cars to the Mission Window.
    • Mission Window worker - before the service of your choice
    • Worship - Communion Server or Liturgist
    • Music - Choir, instrumentalist, solois
    • Congregational Care
    • Front Office - Phones, administrative tasks or projects one day/week for 3 hours
    • Heart to Heart Tutoring - Tutor one child on Wednesdays afternoons. Safe Gatherings required
    • LifeBridge Market Greeter - Wednesdays 5:15 - 7:45 Welcome and guide Market clients
    • LifeBridge Market Worker - Wednesdays 5:15 - 8:15 Assist clients, bag and check out, restock
    • LifeBridge Market Shopper - Shop for food, set up in Market Mon, Tues, or Wed before 3:00
    • LifeBridge Kitchen Helper - Assist Kitchen Manager Wednesdays 4-6:30 on class days
    • LifeBridge Transportation - Transport participants to/from classes/events
    • Deliver donations to our partner agencies (LaTrinidad/Zion UMC, Kirkcare, LifeWise StL, Home Sweet Home, etc.).