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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.

  • LifeWise StL Brown Bag Sunday

    Sunday, December 5; Pick up a Bag Sunday, Novembber 21

    Brown Bag Sunday is Sunday, December 5th at KUMC. Starting Sunday, November 21 you can pick up a bag at the Mission Window and a suggested gift list so you can start shopping over the holiday sales for a gift to put in your bag to donate to LifeWise StL for their Holiday Market. For over 50 years, LifeWise StL has provided the Holiday Market for the families who have participated in programming to provide them with low-cost, carefully curated NEW household, clothing, and age appropriate toys that they can purchase and provide to their families for Christmas. Here are the two ways you can help this Christmas mission: 

    1. Brown Bag Sunday, December 5

    Open LifeWise StL's suggested donation list below, purchase and item or items and place them in a brown paper bag to bring to the altar during worship on December 5th. Your gifts will be transported to LifeWise following worship.

    2. Volunteer to Work the Holiday Market:

    You can help set-up the Holiday Market or work during the shopping event at LifeWise StL.

    Click here to register now on their website to volunteer. 

  • Advent Food Boxes

    pick up boxes on November 21, Fill & Return December 12

    Help KUMC reach a goal of providing food to 100 families this Christmas by filling a box with a holiday meal, groceries, and some Christmas cheer to a local family in need. Pick up an Advent Food Box in the KUMC foyer along with instructions on how to fill it and add your own special holiday touches if you like. Return it to church by Sunday, December 12. 

    Alternatively, you can support this project by making a financial contribution on Realm. Simply choose “Food Pantry” from the drop-down menu and donate the cost of a box which is estimated to be $30.

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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!