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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.

  • AFGHANISTAN REFUGEE RELIEF

    KUMC September Mission

    St Louis will welcome 1000 Afghan refugees to our city. Here’s how you can help.Donate Items from the “New American Wish List” to the Mission Window. Items will be delivered to the International Institute of St. Louis for distribution to refugees. The following are the most needed items. For a more complete list, click here.


    KITCHEN ITEMS (must be clean): cereal bowl, rice cookers, teapots, can openers, cooking utensils, and working microwaves


    CLEANING PRODUCTS: laundry detergent, brooms and dustpans, mops and buckets, kitchen and bathroom trash cans, working vacuums


    PERSONAL ITEMS: new and unopened toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, combs, new socks, and underwear, diapers


    GENERAL USE ITEMS: box fans, space heaters, working alarm clocks, umbrellas, 2021 calendars, new school supplies, flashlights, irons


    LINENS (must be unstained): blankets, sheet sets, new pillows, bath towels


    BABY FURNITURE: pack ‘n plays, strollers, and car seats that are clean, unexpired, and have not been in an accident.

     

  • Hands on Kirkwood

    October 2

    KUMC has been a long time supporter of Hands on Kirkwood, the community wide volunteer service day held annually on the first Saturday of October in Kirkwood. This year's date is October 2nd and you can find out how to help on the HOK website. 


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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 & 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!