Advent Service Opportunities

Epworth Children and Family Services

Epworth Giving Tree due by December 10
Select an Ornament from the Epworth Giving Tree and buy a gift for a child or young adult in need.  Gifts are due at the Mission Window by December 10.

Epworth also needs volunteers to set up their Christmas Shop.  If anyone is able to help please contact Margaret Mahan at
Kingdom House
Brown Bag Sunday December 2 and 3
Brown Bag Weekend is a KUMC tradition of bringing gifts in brown bags to the altar in all services to donate to families served by Kingdom House.  Below is a list of requested items:
Most Needed Items: hats, gloves, coats, electronics, gift cards (Target, Walmart, Redbox, Amazon, Family Dollar, etc.), gas cards, Metro passes, space heaters, jeans – all sizes (plus)
Clothing:Adult , children’s and infants (not newborn) clothing; coats and heavy jackets of all sizes
Household Items:comforters, sheet sets, pots and pans, dish sets, flatware sets, toaster ovens, hotplates, kitchen electronics
Gifts for Teens:MP3 Players, video games, wireless headphones, card games, gift cards, jewelry & beaded bracelets, watches, hair styling tools, cologne (Axe), perfume (Bath & Body), makeup, fingernail design items, long john sets, cozy socks, scarf/glove/hat sets, knit caps, zipped jackets, hooded sweatshirts
Gifts for Children:toys (ages 2-12), action figures/superheroes, African-American dolls, Hispanic/Latino dolls, doll accessories, educational games, remote control trucks, trains, cars; scooters, skateboards, sports equipment, imaginative play items, toy musical instruments, Doc McStuffins & Frozen
Christmas Gift Shop at Kingdom House December 8 – 15
Help staff the shop Friday, December 8 through Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm (shifts are 2-4 hours.) Sign up on their website HERE

Sponsor a Green Room Child for the December 10  Christmas Party                            Sponsor a child by providing a book and a requested toy; or donate boxes of large crayons or glue sticks for their art boxes.  Donations are also appreciated for classrooms supplies needed throughout the year.  Contact Mary Jo Brown at  ,314-965-1939 or Lynn Hill at , 314-966-5938 for details to sponsor a child.  We are happy to be your personal shopper if needed.  All gifts need to be wrapped and delivered to Kingdom House by December 10.

Meacham Park Christmas Party December 16
All children are invited to attend the Meacham Park Christmas Party on Saturday, December 16, 1-4 pm at the Kirkwood Community Center. There will be face painting,goodie bags, photos with Santa, and yummy refreshments!  Face painters, bakers, and donations are needed.  Contributions are appreciated to purchase food for the party, face paint, and small stocking stuffers for the gift bags.  Call or email Anne Skelton at 314-602-8622 or to help!

Moms In Service – Cookies for Meacham Park Party December 14                               Help us make snack bags for the Meacham Park Christmas Party.  Bring 3-4 homemade/store bought cookies to Julie Sherwood’s house on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 9:00 am.  If you are unable to attend and would like to help, financial donations are accepted or you can drop off cookies at the church office.  Email Julie Sherwood at to help.

Shepherd’s Run December 24
Spread joy to those hard at work on Christmas Eve. Experience sharing the joy of Christmas by delivering bags after services on Christmas Eve. Be sure to take a bag on your way out from a Christmas Eve service.