Upcoming Service Opportunities

Join us for a Family Day of Service at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden!

Our second off-site Summer of Service project is Saturday, August 6th, 9-11 am, at The Beanstalk Children’s Garden! The Beanstalk Chlidren’s Garden is operated by Kansas City Community Garden, who we supported with our Lenten and Easter offerings. Come take a tour of the gardens, learn about the programs, and get your hands dirty pulling weeds and tilling the gardens!

To sign up, please visit the signup genius linked below. EVERYONE is invited to attend! As the date approaches, a reminder email will be sent out with carpooling options as well.

Sign up HERE.

Can’t wait to see y’all there!

Sarah Williams

Don’t miss our Back to School Bash with Brookside Charter!

We will be partnering with our Child Development Center and Brookside Charter Elementary school to help stock their library
with new books for the upcoming school year. We have started an Amazon Wish List to purchase books the teachers and principal
have identified they need. We will be collecting and raising funds all next
month!

To celebrate on August 21st after service, we will have activities planned for all ages: from bounce houses to yard games, face painter, and more. Keep an eye out for more detials – It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Join us for Summer of Service: Sarah Williams, our children’s director, has planned a wonderful CCUMC Children’s Ministry Summer of Service for our children. And there are many projects and opportunities for adults and teens to help. All adults and teens, please look at these projects and dates, and see if you can volunteer for just one project on one day. Your assistance will help assure the success of Summer of Service. If you have questions, ask Sarah Williams. You may sign up HERE.

  • July 16 (Saturday): Newhouse – Off-site Service Project & Tour
  • July 17: Ronald McDonald House – Lunch & Snack Packs
  • July 24: Brookside Community – Hydration Station and Clean-up
  • July 31: KC Community Gardens – Bird Feeders
  • August 6 (Saturday): Beanstalk Children’s Garden of KCCG – Off-site Service Project & Tour.
  • August 7: Harvesters – Greeting Cards (this week already taken)
  • August 14: Family Worship – Summer of Service Wrap-up Celebration (no volunteer needed)

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.