Faith in Action is an annual event at Platte Woods UMC where we come together to serve in our community. We offer multiple projects at different ministry partner locations around the metro, so that you can find a project that fits the needs and passions of you and your family. Find your perfect project and register below!
Faith in Action 2018 Projects
PROJECT FULL — College Student Care Packages
Join a group here at the church to assemble and prepare to mail care packages for PWUMC college students. This is a great job if you’d prefer to work sitting down due to mobility issues.
Cross-Lines Community Outreach
Cross-Lines works in the Kansas City, Kan., area to help people affected by poverty. They operate a community kitchen on weekdays, have a thrift store, serve as a food pantry and commodity distribution center, and much more. Our project on September 15 will be cleaning in their community kitchen, which provides a noon meal to around 200 people every weekday, and also offers a breakfast program. Learn more about Cross-Lines …
PROJECT FULL — The Farmer’s House
The Farmer’s House provides support in the lives of youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Farmers learn life skills, gain responsibility and work in multiple ways in the Weston and KCK areas. Our project on the 15th will include working in the gardens or helping at the Farm to Fork Kitchen. Learn more about The Farmer’s House …
PROJECT FULL — Freezer Meal Prep
We are developing a meal ministry that will help provide meals to families who would be blessed by help in this area. Some examples include those who are sick, who are recovering from a recent hospitalization, new parents, etc. In addition to home-cooked meals provided by our members, we’d like to have pre-prepared meals on hand to supplement our team’s contributions. On September 15, we’ll have two teams (five people each) preparing freezer meals in the church kitchen. The first shift will be 9-10:30 a.m., and the second shift will be 10:30-12 noon. For more information about our Meals Ministry, please contact Pastor Nancy Liston.
PROJECT FULL — Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter
The Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter helps rehome abandoned and stray dogs and cats, filling a great need in our community. Our family-friendly project on September 15 will be helping move dirt and cleaning the yard at their location. Learn more about the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter …
You may have heard of Habitat for Humanity, which works to provide safe, affordable housing for people affected by poverty. The Habitat ReStore stores provide funding for the programs, as well as keeping surplus building materials and supplies out of the landfill. Our project on September 15 will take place at the N. Oak Habitat ReStore. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity …
Hillcrest Platte County
Hillcrest Platte County seeks to “Help homeless families find their way back home.” Through transitional housing, no-interest loans and other programs, HPC makes a difference in the lives of Platte County families every day. We will have two projects at HPC on September 15: working at the Thrift Store to help sort donations, and working at the apartments to repair, powerwash and restain decks. Learn more about Hillcrest Platte County …
Iglesia de Camino
Our sister Hispanic church, Iglesia de Camino is located in the Northeast neighborhood in Kansas City. In addition to providing a place to worship to families, they serve as a social services center for the neighborhood, providing everything from meals to clothing. Our projects on September 15 will include landscaping work, trash removal, kitchen cleaning or food pantry organizing.
The mission statement of Rebuilding Together is “Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities, Rebuilding Lives!”. They work in the Northland to help make homes safe, accessible and energy-efficient for the people who live in them. Our project on September 15 will include yardwork for a senior in Kansas City North who is facing fines from the city for her yard, and other tasks. Learn more about Rebuilding Together …