Serve Our Community

 In January of 2021, we launched our 5 year vision plan of reaching 10,000 service hours.  You all did NOT disappoint.  As of December 31,  2021 we recorded 2,408.5 hours, if we continue at this rate we will meet our goal in ONLY 4 years.   Thank you to everyone who has participated in our service opportunities and given generously to our donation drives.    

If you are involved in a service project, we would love to hear about it.  To report service hours, you can contact us at the email or phone number above or use this link 

Record Volunteer Hours

If you are interested in becoming involved in missions and service, we would love to talk to you and connect you with the many ongoing service opportunities that we have available! Reach out via email at or in the office at 816-229-8108.  It is an exciting time in the life of our church as we continue to focus on our community and helping our neighbors. 

“Life’s most persistent and urgent questions is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”  - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Blessings,
Brooke Roskop
Mission Coordinator 816-229-8108 ext. 108 


Current Mission Opportunities:

Each month our church focuses on a different mission projects in which we can serve our mission field. 

SERVE DAY

Join us for our serve day on April 30, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  We will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. to talk, meet our team and pray.  Then will be released to go to our prospective sites.   Spots are limited you can hold your serve spot by clicking the button below OR  contact Brooke Roskop at  OR call the office at 229-8108.

ARE YOU READY TO SERVE?  I'M READY

 

ReStart 

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 2022 dates are April 17; June 19; August 21; October 16 and December 18.   For details and to sign up, contact Patty Stock at 816.210.4840.

 

Sew Powerful

Calling all sewers!  You have been so faithful with sewing dresses and shorts.  Now you have another great opportunity to serve through sewing.

Sew Powerful is a Christian ministry that works to combat extreme poverty through sewing.  Their goal, among many other things, is to make Cross-Body Purses for girls in Zambia.  These bags are combined with hygiene supplies and given as gifts to the girls during health class.  This allows girls to stay in school all month and improve their educational outcome. 

To download the pattern and learn more, visit www.SewPowerful.org

When you have completed some bags, drop them off at the church office and we will ship them to Sew Powerful.

Dresses and Shorts Ministry

First UMC Blue Springs has 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 girls.  These dresses do not have to be made using actual pillowcases.  Here are some links to free patterns or use your own.

Can’t forget the boys! We need elastic-waistband shorts in all sizes for boys. Here is a link to a simple pattern.

Bring your completed items to the church office.