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. 

January 2021 Missions

Here are some special Mission Opportunities happening in January of 2021

  • Donate Kitchen Items to Home Sweet Home

    Please donate gently used kitchen items and appliances to Home Sweet Home to create kitchen kits for their clients moving into new homes. Most needed items are bakeware, cooking utensils, pots/pans, serving dishes, and small kitchen appliances.  Donations can be placed in the drop box outside of church, or you can save KUMC a step and donate directly to Home Sweet Home's Warehouse (contact-free drop off is available M-F from 9 am - 2 pm at 290 Hanley Industrial Ct, Brentwood).  


    Julie Sherwood

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  • Donate to Helping Hand Me Downs

    If you are cleaning out toy boxes, bookshelves and kids' closets, please consider donating items in good shape to Helping Hand Me Downs, an organization that helps families break the cycle of poverty and works with them to find stability and independence.  They also accept baby items, such as clothing, high chairs, pack 'n plays, unexpired car seats, etc.  For more information and a complete list of items to donate, you can visit their website and click on the donate tab. Please drop off items you wish to donate at church in the "Toys and Kids Clothing Donation" Tub.  


    Lisa Hendry



  • MLK Day Book GIveaway January 18th

    KUMC’s Racial Justice Team and the Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition will be co-hosting a book giveaway for Martin Luther King Day along with Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association(MNIA), EyeSeeMe Bookstore, St. Peter Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, and Kirkwood United Church of Christ. 

    At the event on Monday, January 18th, pre-registered children from four different age groups (Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School and High School) will be allowed to choose from a selection of 5 books featuring various genres/subjects based upon their grade/reading level to take home. EyeSeeMe Bookstore, a local black-owned shop specializing in multicultural books, will be providing the books through donations made on behalf of each child. The event’s goal is to provide books to 400 children on that day. 

    To help reach this goal, would you be willing to sponsor a child’s book cost? You can make a suggested donation of $15 to sponsor a child (or more) through your Realm account by selecting “MLK Book Event” as the fund, or you can send in a check and write “MLK Book Event” on the memo line.


    Megan Daniels




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!