Monthly Service Opportunities
PWUMC has traditionally set aside the first Saturday of each month as a day to serve together. Serving together as a church is an amazing opportunity to bless others and be blessed by going out into our community to show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. Covid-19 has changed the way we are able to serve but, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community. This information page will be updated monthly with a list of our Saturday Go Serve projects as well as serve opportunities that take place at other times throughout the month.
Many of the organizations we partner with have changed their volunteer guidelines to include social distancing, wearing masks, limiting the number of volunteers, working outdoor when possible, etc. Your safety while you serve is the highest priority. If you have questions or concerns about specific volunteer locations, please contact Brandi Molina, director of Missions.
Monthly Do Good Challenge
Each month families are given a “Do Good Challenge” as part of our Family Subscription Box. The subscription box is designed to help you and your family grow in faith and strengthen your community through acts of service! In September we collected more than 50 Happy Kits to donate to Children’s Mercy Hospital!
The details of our current challenge are shown below and whether you sign-up for a subscription box or not, we invite you to join the Children and Youth Ministries to help us reach our October Do Good Challenge goal.
The Missouri Conference Pathway Out of Poverty priority seeks to place 100,000 books in the hands of 100,000 students and we are committed to helping the Conference meet this goal by building and stocking our own Free Little Library as well as re-stocking the Free Little Library located at our partner school, Southeast Elementary. Our goal is to collect 500 books!
How you can help:
- Visit your favorite book store and purchase a new book(s)* appropriate for ages K-12 or check out our wish list linked below.
- You can either drop your donation(s) off at PWUMC during the next Family Subscription Box pick-up on November 19 between 6:30-7:30pm or have your donation delivered directly to us by purchasing from our Amazon wish list.
* If you have like new books from home you’d like to donate, we will accept those as well.
Saturday Go Serve
If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please email [email protected] for more information and to sign up.
- Lazarus Table: The meal service at Lazarus Table is currently taking place outdoors. Volunteers can help inside putting lunches together, or outside handing out lunch and cleaning chairs, making sure handwashing stations have towels, etc., depending on your level of comfort. This volunteer event takes place from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Hillcrest Clearance Outlet: Volunteers will help sort and organize donations while social distancing. This service activity is from 9 a.m.-12 noon but is flexible. Can’t stay for the entire time? Come for just an hour!
Cross-Lines Community Kitchen
PWUMC is responsible for preparing and serving lunch at Cross-Lines Community Kitchen once a month. Volunteers are asked to serve from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Due to COVID-19, volunteers and one Cross-Lines staff member will be the only people in the kitchen and meals will be served to-go. Volunteer groups are limited to no more than four people at a time.
OTHER WAYS TO SERVE FROM HOME
- “Love, your neighbor” door hangers: Want an easy way to let your neighbors know you can help out during this time? Print one of our Love,Your Neighbor door hangers on cardstock, fill it out with your info, and hang on your neighbor’s doorknob so they know you are always just a call or text away. If you don’t have the ability to print at home, email Brandi Molina and we will mail them to you!
- Make face masks to donate to local organizations in need of PPE. Here are a few patterns that can be used:
- If you don’t know how to sew but still want to help, we have fabric kits that can be used to simply cut material to be passed on to our mask making teams. Email Brandi Molina to have a kit mailed to your home, or you can watch our short video on how to make mask ties out of cotton t-shirts.
- Make a short video with your cell phone about why you serve or share a special serve moment. These can be as creative or as simple as you want. Send your completed video to Brandi Molina.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. If you know other ways PWUMC can reach our community during this time, please email Brandi Molina.