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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 opportunities

Questions 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


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? 

Contact KUMC Mission Leader, Julie Sherwood circleemail

September Missions: 

Volunteer Opportunities

& NEW: The LifeBridge Market Item of the Month

During the Month of September, there are lots of Volunteer opportunities to get involved in larger community events. Please see below to find the sign ups for KUMC's Greentree Hospitality Booth,  Hands on Kirkwood, and Feed My Starving Children. 

With Church getting into the full swing of Fall, our halls are fuller as school has started. There are also lots of ways you can volunteer weekly at Kirkwood Methodist Church. Please look over those listings and see if there are any that speak to you. 

And finally, a new thing! Here is a simple way that you can join the team and support LifeBridge at KUMC! Each month, LifeBridge will request donations of a different item for the LifeBridge Market. Donated items will help stock the LifeBridge weekly market. Just as you have faithfully donated items to stock other food pantries around St. Louis, you can now support the LifeBridge Market here at KUMC with one item a month. (Please continue to bring in food pantry staples for our food pantry partners. Those needs will continued to be served.) If you are able to add the monthly LifeBridge Market item to your shopping list, please bring those to the Mission Window each month.  

September's LifeBridge Market item is: 121 oz. Bottles of Clorox

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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

  • Hands on Kirkwood - Volunteer Registration & Wish List NOW Open

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Hands on Kirkwood is a one day event when churches, local organizations, and individuals volunteer to work together in a one day blitz of mission work to benefit the community of Kirkwood through food donations, yard work, a car winterization station, and so many other projects. Read all about it on the website, and then volunteer using the link below. 

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    You can also help right from home on your smart phone or computer by donating items HOK is collecting for local charities from their Amazon Store Wish List. Click on the link and select those items you'd like to donate. Complete your purchase and your items will go directly to HOK! 

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    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 opens up on Monday, August 15th. 

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  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sunday, NoVember 13, 7:30 am - 1 Pm, KUMC GYM

    Kirkwood United Methodist Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, November 13 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, 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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  • 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! 


  • 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.).