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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 at KUMC. Browse the following mission projects below and feel free to volunteer for those that speak to your heart! 


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KUMC Missions

Here you will find Kirkwood Methodist's ongoing Mission Projects and additionaly special mission projects that change monthly. All are welcome to participate in the missions of KUMC! Feel free to drop off items a the church drop off boxes by the front doors, or to sign up to volunteer as those opportunities come up.

  • July BackPack Drive

    It's time again for the Backpack Bonanza! Please help ensure that every school child is ready for class in August, with a backpack to hold it all together! You can help children served by LifeWise STL and The Meacham Park Neighborhood Association by donating backpacks. Here's How:

    • Bring new backpacks to drop off in the donation bins in front of KUMC, M - F from 9 am - 3 pm
    • Bring new backpacks to drop off at the Mission Window on Sunday mornings when you come to worship
    • Make a monetary donation to KUMC through your Realm account, and select "Other" and type in "Backpacks". 
    • Mail a check made out to KUMC with "Backpacks" written on the Memo line. Send it to: Kirkwood Methodist Church, 201 W. Adams Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122.
  • 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 & COVID-19 Response

Take a look at some of our partners and some of the offerings we've been able to make during the current pandemic crisis through Kirkwood United Methodist Missions! 

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!