Upcoming Service Opportunities
This Lenten season we are supporting the mission of Kansas City Community Gardens as they work “to empower and inspire low-income households, community groups, and schools in the Kansas City Metropolitan area to grow their own vegetables and fruit.” Currently Kansas City Community Gardens supports 670 community garden and orchard sites and 2,548 home gardeners! People in our community are learning about and supporting the reproductive nature of our earth. In the process, families and individuals are securing food to support healthy lifestyles. You can make your gift HERE or send a check to the church.
On Wednesday, June 1, our preschool children will celebrate both graduation and some family fun. The congregation is invited to attend from 4:00 to 6:30 and mingle with the children and their parents. If you are interested in service opportunities for this celebration you may sign up HERE or contact Tiffany Christiansen in the office to learn more.
Our ccKids are collecting Pennies for Trees! During the Lenten season our kids are scrounging up change to help buy trees to plant in our church yard or in a designated heat island in our city. What’s a heat island? According to the Environmental Protection Agency,
“Heat islands are urbanized areas that experience higher temperatures than outlying areas. Structures such as buildings, roads, and other infrastructure absorb and re-emit the sun’s heat more than natural landscapes such as forests and water bodies. Urban areas, where these structures are highly concentrated and greenery is limited, become “islands” of higher temperatures relative to outlying areas. Daytime temperatures in urban areas are about 1–7°F higher than temperatures in outlying areas and nighttime temperatures are about 2-5°F higher. Visit the EPA website for more information on how to help protect God’s creation, our earth!
Past Service and Giving Projects
Kansas City Community Garden — A special Easter offering was gifted to KCCG in support of thier mission. They currently support 670 community garden and orchard sites as well as 2,548 home gardeners!
Blue River Rescue — On the first Saturday in April, we join the Swope Park community clean-up project at Montello’s Holler, a tributary of the Blue River.
Souper Bowl 2022 — during the souper bowl season we partnered with our Child Development Center and neighborhood to collect 999 lbs of canned goods, or 833 meals for families who are food insecure in our community.
Festival of Sharing — personal hygiene kits donated to provide necessities for people in homeless shelters, at community centers and prisons.
Newhouse Women’s Shelter — Provided Children’s Books for the families receiving care and safety at the shelter.
Hope for Families: Coping with the Pandemic — a community event Sept. 18, 2021 offering support with play therapy, music therapy, prayer and meditation to help families during hard times.