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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: 

    • Rice
    • Dry Beans
    • Canned Soup
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Canned Fruit
    • Peanut Butter
    • Tuna
    • Vegetable Oil
    • Pasta
    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Macaroni & Cheese
  • 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
  • Winter Coat Drive Through NoVEMBER 4

    Deadline extended to November 4th Now!

    KUMC is running a coat drive to provide new or gently-used coats and warm winter wear to our neighbors in need at the November 6th Food Giveaway. Adult and children sizes are needed. Collection Boxes are located near the front doors of the church off the parking lot and between the playgrounds on the Washington Ave side of the building. Please bring any donations by Wednesday, November 4th

  • Drive Thru Food Giveaway

    Friday, November 6th, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    We're doing it again! This time we're partnering with Kirk Care, Greater St. Louis Foodbank, and Kirkwood Rotary. Here's how you can help

    • Donate food from our list of most needed items list at the bottom of this page or make financial contributions to the food pantry through Realm or a check. 
    • Go through your closets and donate any gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves -children and adult sizes. Donations can be placed in the large boxes outside the church doors. 
    • Volunteer to assist with preparation, pack food, or serve the morning of the event.  

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  • Mission in Memory & Honor Furniture Build

    Saturday, November 14 & Sunday, November 15

    We would like to invite you to build a dresser in memory or in honor of someone special to you. These dressers will be passed on to Home Sweet Home Furniture Bank so they can provide every child they serve with a dresser of their very own.

    Ways to participate:

    • Sign up to attend the event and build a dresser in memory or in honor of someone on Sign Up Genius Here. circlerightarrow
    • Donate $40 to purchase a dresser through Realm or by sending a check to KUMC with "Dresser" in the memo. Build it yourself at the event or a volunteer will assemble it for you.
    • Pick up a dresser kit at the next Be Fed to Feed Others event on Saturday, Oct. 31, build it at home and return the finished dresser to KUMC by Nov. 15.


    For the at-church build, safety precautions will be in place, such as tables spaced throughout the building, temperature checks, masks, and BYO tools. 

    Questions? Contact Julie Sherwood at

  • 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

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!