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. At KUMC, we CONNECT 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.
 
Please join us as we leave the building and serve together!
 
 
CURRENT MISSION PROJECTS
December 2019
 
Room at the Inn is December 5
Here’s how to Volunteer to help:  
December 5 is the first Thursday of the month and it’s time for Room at the Inn at KUMC. Are you available to take part in this once a month mission project that helps the homeless in our area? We’re asking for your help just this one month! You can help by setting up beds, driving to and from KUMC, staying overnight, preparing breakfast, or doing laundry. To volunteer, email Mary Konnesky, call or text her at 618.616-4202 or Go to Sign up Genius now to register to help December’s Room at the Inn. 
Munch & Market for Missions Fundraising Event
Tuesday, December 3, during business hours
It’s time for the most fun mission project of the year – Let’s eat out and shop for KUMC Missions! Plan to eat out at P.J.’s Tavern and to shop at Down by the Station the first Tuesday in December. These Kikrwood merchants will give back a portion of their profits from the day’s sales back to KUMC Missions. Eat + Shop = Missions Donations! It’s a tough job but we think you are up to the task! Invite a friend, bring the family and let’s make Tuesday, December the 4th a fun Mission celebration to support our town and our church. Please mention KUMC when you visit these merchants and thank them for their continued support!
 
 
  • LifeWise StL Holiday Market donations. Brown bags labeled with their wish list are located by the Christmas tree by the Mission Window. 
  • Life Wise StL Green Room (2-3 year old preschool classroom) donations. Consider donating an art box, book, toy/puzzle, winter coat, or monetary donations. Pick up a brown bag or purchase needed items at an informational table on 11/17 or 11/24. Interested in volunteering or have further questions? Email Mary Jo Brown or Lynn Hill .
  • Epworth Giving Tree. Choose an ornament from the Giving Tree bulletin board in the lobby and provide a gift for a youth served by Epworth. Staple your ornament to a brown bag.

Return all NEW, unwrapped gifts to the altar in a brown bag labeled with LifeWise StL, Green Room, or Epworth during Brown Bag Weekend, Dec. 7 & 8. If unable to attend church that weekend, please return items to the Mission Window by Dec. 8.
 
Interested in volunteering at LifeWise StL Holiday Market Dec. 6-13? Click the following link to sign up:  https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2943979/false#/invitation
 
Christmas Gift Drive for the Children of LifeWise STL’s
Green Room Daycare
KUMC will again participate in sponsoring a child in LifeWiseSTL’s (formerly Kingdom House) Daycares Green Room this Christmas. Look for green sheets at the Mission Window for information on sponsoring a child for Christmas. There are a variety of ways to help: purchase items for an art box, a book, puzzle, a winter coat, or give a donation for classroom games and supplies. All items are needed by Sunday, December 15th (in bags marked LifeWiseSTL Green Room), Questions? Email Mary Jo Brown, or call 314-922-4298 or email Lynn Hill or call 314-583-2089.
They will be happy to be yo ur personal shopper.
 
NOVEMBER 2019
Mission in Memory and Honor Dresser Build All Saints Weekend On Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 produced 50  new Ikea dressers for Home Sweet Home to be able to provide their clients, giving each child a dresser of their own!
Mission in Memory and Honor Dresser Build All Saints Weekend On Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 produced 50  new Ikea dressers for Home Sweet Home to be able to provide their clients, giving each child a dresser of their own!

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.

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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.  
 
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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.  
 

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home is a non-profit helping clients from partnering organizations transition out of homelessness into new living situations with the needed furnishings and basics to make their dwelling a home. KUMC assists Home Sweet Home providing volunteers to work in the warehouse, assist clients with their shopping and to provide moving crews.  Email our mission team to get involved.

 
Volunteers are always needed. Contact Sue Foster to volunteer. Home Sweet Home is located at 290 Hanley Industrial Court.

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. 

Life Wise StL (formerly Kingdom House)

Life Wise Stl helps thousands annually achieve self-sufficiency and gain economic independence.  Each year, Kirkwood UMC works with Life Wise Stl 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.

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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
 
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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.
 
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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.