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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! 


Julie Sherwood

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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- F, 9 am - 3 pm
  • Bring them to the Church Office M - F, 9 am - 3 pm, 
  • Or use our convenient drive-thru drop off service in front of the Sanctuary from 9 - 9:30 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

MAY MISSION: Collecting Food Items for KSD - NOW

  May 1 - 29, 2022

KSD NOW – Nutrition on the Weekends – is a program that provides monthly boxes of food to bridge food insecurity over the weekends for students in Kirkwood School District.  The concept is simple:  Children in Kirkwood School District at risk of weekend hunger receive a box of food with options for meals for each weekend of the month; the food provided is nutritious, child-friendly, nonperishable, and easy to eat.  

Below is the list of items needed for these summer food packages. You can bring in any number of the following items to donate. PLEASE PURCHASE THE ITEMS SPECIFIED ON THE LIST, WITH THE EASY OPEN TOPS OR IN PLASTIC AS REQUESTED. 

KSD NOW currently serves around 150 students across all nine KSD schools.  This service is provided at no cost to families, and KSD NOW relies solely on donations to purchase and provide food for our students. Thank you for your continued support.

Current Volunteer & Ongoing Mission Projects

  • Monumental VBS VOlunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed to help coordinate and plan VBS, recruit volunteers, lead activities at stations, guide crews of kids, build sets, and decorate. There’s something for everyone and your help would be monumentally appreciated! Check out the list today and register to help. 

    Volunteer now on the Monumental VBS Volunteer Registration Site circlerightarrow

    Questions? Lisa Hendry circleemail

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sunday, MAy 1, 7:30 am - 1 Pm, KUMC GYM

    Kirkwood United Methodist Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, May 1 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 the church office at 314-966-8167. Please bring a picture I.D. with you on the donation day.

  • 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. 

    Email Carol Fischer circleemail

  • 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. 

    Email Carol Fischer circleemail

  • 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!