Serve Our Community
As you have probably heard, First UMC has begun a 5 year vision plan. This plan includes a goal of 10,000 hours of service to be completed within those 5 years. We have always been good at serving our community quietly, but now is the time to celebrate. Together, we can show how fun and meaningful service can be for us and those we serve. In order to celebrate and help us reach our goal I will be recording all service projects that we do for our community and beyond. The really exciting part is we have already spent 200 hours in service during this strange year. If you are involved in a service project, I would love to hear about it. Please call the office, send me an email, , or use the form below to tell me what you have been doing. If you are interested in becoming involved in missions and service I would love to talk to you and connect you with the many ongoing service opportunities as well as share with you the ones we are currently developing. It is an exciting time in the life of our church. I hope we can become the church that is known for our work in the community and that we are focused on helping our neighbors. “But the one who is greatest among you will be your servant.” – Matthew 23:11
Have you served lately? Please submit your volunteer hours right here.
Current Mission Opportunities:
Each month our church focuses on a different mission projects in which we can serve our mission field.
We have been providing meals for many years which includes making, delivering, and serving lunch on a Sunday every other month. This is a wonderful way to support our homeless neighbors.
Our dates for 2021 have been reserved and we need groups or families to sign up. The remaining available dates are June 20, Aug 15, and December 19. Lots of time to make plans with your group.
For details and to sign up, contact Patty Stock at or 816.210.4840.
Youth Mission Trips
Get out your suitcase and your air mattress!! If you are a student that is currently in 9th grade and up or if you know one, the high schoolers will be joining YouthWorks in St. Louis, July 25-30th for our High School Youth Mission Trip. Because we are a part of the Missouri Conference, who has a partnership with YouthWorks, we get a significant discount and insurance in case we have to cancel due to COVID. If you missed the information meeting, there is still plenty of time to sign up. Contact Mona ( ) or Brooke ( ) for details.
If you are interested in learning more about YouthWorks - click on the button below:
If you know or are a student that is currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, we are planning for you, too! Because of the pandemic, we have changed the dates for the middle school trip. We will leave the church on Wednesday, August 11, and return Sunday, August 15. This gives us plenty of time to plan something very fun, meaningful and safe. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.
Calling All Sewers
We have been sending dresses and shorts with mission teams around the world for many years. We have a good supply but could always use more.
If you are still stuck at home and can sew, we are looking for simple dresses, sometimes called pillowcase dresses, in all sizes for girl. These dresses do not have to be made using actual pillowcases. Here are some links to free patterns or use your own - please bring any completed items to the church office or feel free to drop them off in the church lobby on Sundays.
Can’t forget the boys! We need elastic waistband shorts in all sizes for boys. Here is a link to a simple pattern.
First UMC support several local organizations including CSL, Hillcrest, ReStart and the BSSD School District.