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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 opportunitiesQuestions 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 you 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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August Mission: 

School Supplies Drive

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During the month of August KUMC's Mission is Collecting School Supplies to help students at the Meacham Park Back to School event, Kirkwood School District, and across Missouri through the Festival of Sharing.  Please bring any of the needed items on the list below to the mission window in August, or make a donation on your Realm account to school supplies. 


Needed Items:  New pencils with erasers, Markers (10 count), Child-sized metal scissors, Box of crayons (24 count), Erasers, 12 inch rulers, Ink pens (medium point), Zipper Pencil Holders, Folders with pockets, 70 page spiral notebooks. 


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Food For Project Hope

Help Stock St. Andrew UMC's Pantry as Need Expands

For many years, KUMC has supported Bellefontaine UMC's food pantry, Project Hope, with food donations. Bellefontaine UMC closed its doors in June. St Andrew UMC has stepped up to keep Project Hope going in order to continue to provide food to the North County area. These are the specific items they are requesting as they get their food pantry off the ground:

  • Pasta (spaghetti, mostaccioli, etc)
  • Pasta Sauce in CANS
  • Noodles (like alfredo type mixes)
  • Chef-boy-ar-dee items
  • Boxed potato mixes
  • Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, etc)
  • oatmeal (instant single-serve type boxes)

Food donations can be left in the tub outside the church doors during the week or brought to the Mission Window on Sundays.

Current Volunteer & Ongoing Mission Projects


  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sunday, August 14, 7:30 am - 1 Pm, KUMC GYM

    Kirkwood United Methodist Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, August 14 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.


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  • Volunteers Needed at Meacham Park Backpack Giveaway

    Saturday, August 20, Noon - 3 pm

    If you are interested in helping out at Meacham Park's Backpack Giveaway Day, please email Megan Daniels, and she will get in touch with you to get you registered for an assignment for the event.


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  • Make FLood BUckets For Umcor

    Create & Bring to the Mission Window or Donate Funds on Realm

    To help with the recent flooding in our area and Kentucky, you can make Cleaning Kits to donate or donate funds toward the making of these kits. Here is a link to the instructions: UMCOR Cleaning Kit Instructions. Buckets are available outside the Mission Room on Sunday, with printed instructions inside. You must follow the instructions and not make any substitutions because these are FEMA-approved kits. Alternatively, you can make a donation to UMCOR in the "Give" section listed in their Disaster Response Bulletin, or give through your KUMC Realm account by selecting UMCOR FLood Relief in the dropdown menu. It costs approximately $75 to make a kit. These kits will be delivered directly to people in our area, in Kentucky, and will also help replenish supplies for the upcoming hurricane season.

  • Treats For TEachers

    Donate candy to be given to KSD Teachers For New School Year

    KUMC is going to deliver candy to Kirkwood School District schools during the teacher work week before school starts to thank them for teaching and nurturing our kids. If you would like to donate candy, please drop it off in the basket near the mission window by Sunday, August 14th. The teachers will appreciate a sweet treat as they begin a new school year with our kids!

  • FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    Sept 21 - 25 -Feed My Starving Children Packing Event, Register 8/15

    Feed My Starving Children Event is hosting a HUGE packing event at Gateway Christian Church on September 21-25. With the Covid restriction being lifted, they will be packing twice the number of meals (1.08 million meals) and will need 3,000 volunteers to do this!  It is fun to pack people you know, so now is the time to begin gathering your group of 7-10 people! For each group, seven adults are needed, ten if some are children. A child must be at least five years old to pack.  You can see the work shifts here, to get an idea about when you might want to volunteer. Volunteer registration will open on Monday, August 15th. 


    Check back on Monday August 15th to find the link here: 

  • Curbside Collection Volunteers Needed

    Sundays, 9:45 - 10 am, in front of the Sanctuary

    KUMC is invested in mission work, and our congregation really delivers when it comes to monthly mission requests and non-perishable food collections. Julie Sherwood needs a few more Sunday morning curbside collection volunteers to help unload cars in front of the sanctuary on Sundays from 9:45 - 10 am. This could even be a great service hours project for a teen! If you can help, Email Julie Sherwood.

  • Volunteer to Help As A KUMC AMBASSADOR

    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. To volunteer, contact Carol Fischer. 

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  • Transportation Needed On Sundays

    Would you be willing to help some members of KUMC that don't have transportation make it to church on Sunday? You can use your car or the church van to pick up a couple of friends an average of once every 4 -6 weeks on days you are available, please contact Carol Fischer to let her know you can help. 


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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

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  • 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.).