Kirkwood United Methodist Church is known for its commitment to Mission. Click HERE to see a longer list of ways you can Serve and be part of Mission work in our community.  Be sure to check out our signature mission, LifeBridge, as well as our Racial Justice and Inclusive Ministries.


LifeBridge is KUMC's Signature Mission. The mission of LifeBridge is to transform lives by building deeper relationships with members of the community and to find ways to partner with them in the long term work to change their lives and break cycles of poverty. 

LifeBridge services include the LifeBridge Market, Financial Education and Coaching, and Financial Assistance and Grants.

Go to the LifeBridge Website to learn more and volunteer circlerightarrow

It's Time for the Back to School Drive

Please help KUMC reach its goal of collecting 100 backpacks and sets of school supplies for students in our community and LifeBridge families.  School supplies are a vital need to ensure student's success in the classroom, so help us get more children ready to start a great new school year! 

Here are the Ways You Can Help

1. Choose a paper crayon from the Back to School bulletin board in the lobby listing a specific item or choose an items from the wish list below. Return items to the baskets by the bulletin board by Sunday, August 4.  

Back to School Supplies Wish List:


Crayola Crayons (24 count)

#2 Pencils (12 count)

Crayola Washable Markers in Classic Colors (10 count)


Elmer's Large Glue Stick

Colored Pencils

Highlighters (4 count)

Pocket Folders

Spiral Notebooks (college rule)

Loose Leaf Paper (college rule)

2. Shop at our Back to School table in the church lobby on Sundays July 21 & 28.  We will have backpacks for purchase.

3.  Donate online using your Realm account here:  roundedcash Then select Backpacks/supplies from the drop down menu.  


Or, alternatively, write a check to KUMC with backpacks/supplies in the memo. Suggested donation of $15 for a       backpack and/or $10 for a set of supplies to place into the offering basket or mail to Kirkwood UMC,  201 W. Adams Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122.

4. Volunteer to help with the LifeBridge Back to School Event at KUMC on Wednesday, August 14. 

    Sign up on Sign-up Genius here: Helping Hands   

LifeBridge Market Requests:

  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Men's and Women's Deodorant
  • Baby Wipes

The LifeBridge Market is running low on the items listed above. Please consider picking up some of these items the next time you are at the store and dropping them off at the Connections Center. Alternatively, you can order from the Amazon Wish List below, and your items will be delivered directly to KUMC. Thanks!

LifeBridge Amazon Wish List

LifeBridge Grocery Shopper Volunteers Needed

LifeBridge Market volunteers needed to shop for fresh food for the LifeBridge Market! The commitment is once a month, and you can shop whenever it works for your schedule on either Tuesday or Wednesday. You will be provided with a shopping list for Aldi and your expenses will be reimbursed. Please email Julie Sherwood if interested or you have questions.

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Wednesday Volunteers

Volunteers Needed To Assist With Clothing Sorting

We are looking for volunteers who can help on an ongoing basis with clothing sorting, washing (which can be done at your home), bagging and organizing for our outreach projects and partnerships! Please email Megan Daniels with any questions or to get scheduled.

Wednesday Night Checkout Volunteers are Needed

Volunteers are needed from 5:30 - 7pm on Wednesday Nights to assist with check out at The Closet. To volunteer, email Megan Daniels.