Serve | Adults

God has blessed each of us 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! 


Julie Sherwood

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KUMC Missions

When COVID-19 sent us home, Kirkwood UMC Members pitched in from home to help others out! 

Here's some of our current mission projects and how you can help. 

  • KUMC FOod Pantry

    Feed the need to be generous and help stop hunger in our local area by dropping off non-perishable food goods to 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: Kingdom House, Bellfontaine UMC, KirkCare, and the Kirkwood School District. 

    COVID-19 has dramatically increased the need for food. If you are able to share, please bring these most needed items to the outdoor mission dropbox. Scroll down to find the non-perishables list below. 

  • 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.  

    Additional items needed at this time along with the non-perishables include: 

    • Toilet Paper
    • Paper Towels
    • Hand soap
    • Handsanitizer
    • Disinfectant Spray/Wipes
  • Fed tO Feed Others

    On the first Saturday of each month KUMC holds a drive-thru drop off to allow you to safely make donations to the KUMC food Pantry. You are asked to wear a mask, stay in your car, and place your food items in your back seat or trunk so that volunteers can remove the items from your vehicle. Anyone wishing to help diminish food insecurity in our community is welcomed to bring items on these Saturday mornings! See the list of most wanted non-perishables below to know what to bring. Please check back here to find the newest drive-thru date, and be aware that sometimes due to holidays the date might not fall on a first Saturday. 

    You will also be able to pick up communion elements to use in online Worship with KUMC on the next day, and other worship items that might be available to enhance your at home worship. 

    Next Fed to Feed Others Event:

    Saturday, February 6

    10 am - Noon

    Location: 201 W. Adams Avenue, Kirkwood, MO, 63122

  • 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. 

Lenten Mission Project


    Provide a holiday meal, groceries, and some Easter joy to a local family in need. Recipients will be those who received assistance from KUMC’s Covid Fund and/or attended the food giveaways. Each recipient will also receive a $25 grocery gift card to shop for perishables. Help KUMC reach a goal of providing food to 100 families this Easter. 

    Items to include in the Food Box (total cost = approx. $30) are listed in the picture below.

    • Register on this Google Form to let Mission Director Julie Sherwood know you are participating in the Easter Box Project.
    • Feel free to personalize your box and include items such as Easter/spring paper products, decorations, treats, etc. The Dollar Store has many inexpensive options.
    • Return your box to KUMC on Saturday, March 13th from 10 am-noon. Volunteers will be available to remove the box from your car. If you are unable to attend at this time, please place your box in the donation tub outside the KUMC doors (Monday -Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm). Donation deadline is Saturday, March 13. 
    • Alternatively, you can support this project by making a financial contribution via Realm. Simply choose “Food Pantry” from the drop-down menu. 


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Kirkwood UMC & COVID-19

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!