KUMC Missions


The Church has left the building
“Go and make disciples of all nations.”  – Matthew 28:19

We believe church isn’t over when you leave a worship service.  
with others both inside and outside of the church building as we
GROW in our faith and SERVE God and others with love though mission and ministry.
Check the list below for ways others currently CONNECT, GROW and SERVE through KUMC.
Please join us as we leave the building and serve together!
January 2018
 The Mission Focus of January is Home Sweet Home
Here is how you can get involved:
All month long is the Pillow Drive to restock Home Sweet Home. Please bring new pillows to the Mission Window all month during January. 
January 21 – Come meet Home Sweet Home’s Executive Director, Betsy Reznicek during the Community Connect time at 10 and 10:30 am in The Chapel. Learn about their mission and how you can help. 
The SOUP – ER BOWL Fundraiser is back! 
Just in time for the big game, you can purchase tortilla soup and corn muffins the weekend of February 3 & 4.  First we need your help to make the soup February 3 and to sell it February 3 &4. Sign up to help here
Mission Focus for February is Epworth Children
and Family Services
Visit their website to learn more about Epworth Children and Family Services
Socks and Underwear Drive at the Mission Window
During the Month of February, please bring newly purchased underwear and socks to the Mission Window for the teens Epworth serves. Please purchase underwear with teens in mind and look for boxers for the guys and bikini styles for the ladies in a variety of adult sizes. All types of socks are appreciated.
February  15 – Come along with the Moms in Service to Volunteer at Epworth. Meet at     9 am at the church to carpool over and be back by noon.  Email Mission to sign up. 
Sunday, February 18 Come meet and hear Carolyn Choc, Design and Development Officer at Epworth at Community Connect in The Chapel at 10 and 10:30 am.  Learn more about Epworth’s mission and how you can get involved or support their efforts. 

Serve the Church

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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are equipped and empowered lay caregivers who provide one-to-one care giving ministry for persons in crisis. If you need the support of a Christian friend or know someone who does, find out more information by clicking here.


Heart to Home

Serve by connecting with a member of our congregation that is unable to come to our church building for worship.  Friendships are built through visits, calls, and notes to let people know that they still matter to KUMC.  Email Cathy Poe for more information.  

Meals for Newborns

Join this team to help provide a home-cooked meal to support our church families with new babies.  Ministry members will make and deliver a few meals per year.  Email Debbie Dillon for more information.
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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 KUMC anytime the office is open!  Donations support four local agencies: Kingdom House, Bellfontaine UMC, KirkCare, and the Kirkwood School District.
Serve the City

Hands on Kirkwood

Hands on Kirkwood is our hometown’s one-day mission project focused on our local community needs. It’s a day of service when everyone is encouraged to help, and KUMC members have volunteered and embraced this event with a passion. This year the event will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 and registration is open now. To see how you can help or to sign up, Click Here.  
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The Word at Shaw

KUMC has partnered with The Word at Shaw- a multicultural church plant located in the Shaw Neighborhood.  Join us in serving our neighbors by building relationships with kids at The After School Program, or by helping women transition out of homelessness into their new homes with Furnishing Hope.  Email our mission team to get involved.

Room at the Inn

Assist with housing homeless families at KUMC on the first Thursday of the month by setting up beds, driving to and from KUMC, preparing dinner, staying overnight, preparing breakfast, and doing laundry.  Email Missions for more information. 

Kingdom House

Kingdom House helps thousands annually achieve self-sufficiency and gain economic independence.  Each year, Kirkwood UMC works with Kingdom House to provide backpacks and school supplies as well as Christmas gifts for children of all ages.  If you are interested in making a donation or helping, email our mission team.

Charity Sharity

Charity Sharity collects fabric and sewing-related tools that are no longer wanted and redistributes these much needed items to over 140 charities.  We accept: clean and folded fabric, sewing machines, needlework/craft items, etc.  For more information, email Carole Splater.
Serve the World

Mission Trips

Join KUMC for multi-generational mission trip experiences. In February 2018 a group will travel to Guatemala working with Project God’s Child to build a home for family there.  Contact our missions team for more information on future mission trips.

The Mozambique Initiatiave

Join KUMC in teaming up with Methodist churches around Missouri, as we partner with The Mozambique Initiative to build clean water wells in Mozambique, Africa.  Donate to help provide clean water from a well, or sponsor a student!  Contact our missions team for more information or visit The Mozambique Initiative’s website.