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!
Here’s how you can safely help others right as we all work through the COVID-19/Corona Virus regulations together
Times have certainly changed over the last few days, and so must Kirkwood UMC Missions to rise up and meet the new needs of our community! We will be continuing the Diaper Drive for Lent that we started for LifeWise StL, and will also offer opportunities for you to safely drop off donations during the week that we will get to those agencies in need. See below how you can help now.
There is a Kirkwood UMC Drop Box for Donations
in front of the Glass Doors to
allow for safe drop-off donations
Drop box Hours are:
9 am – 3 pm, 
Monday – Thrusday 
Here’s what we are collecting: 
1. Lenten Diaper Drive for LifeWise StL
Wipe out Diaper Need! One in three families cannot afford diapers and wipes to keep their baby clean, dry and healthy. A clean diaper means a happy baby. Please bring diapers, pull-ups, and wipes to the Mission Window throughout the Lenten season to meet the needs of babies served by LifeWise StL!   
2. Items for Epworth’s homeless Youth Ministries
Here’s what items are needed below. You can donate separate items from the list or complete either hygenie kits or food packs sealed in a plastic bag ready to be donated. 
  • Hygiene kits with travel sized shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wipes, & deodorant. If you make a complete pack from home with all of these items, please put these items in a sealable plastic bag. 
  • Non-perishable snack packs including: canned tuna, chips, granola bars, bottled water, fruit snacks, etc. 
  • Blankets, hats, scarves, gloves for  youth
3. KUMC’s Weekly Food Pantry
 During the next few weeks we will be contrating our donations to Bellfountaine and KirkCare’s Food Pantries to help those in need.
We are emptying our shelves
each week
to supply these pantries!!
Your Donations of Non-Perishables are critical right now!  Please bring: 
  • Rice 
  • Dry Beans
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tuna
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand soap
  • Handsanitizer
  • Disinfectant Spray/Wipes

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.  

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.


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.