Opportunities to Serve

Attend the Macon Sharefest

The Northeast Region Festival of Sharing will be held in Macon, Mo., on Saturday, Sept. 7. The schedule for the day is as follows: 9:30 a.m. packing projects; 11:30 a.m. worship; noon lunch; 1-3 p.m. distribution. We will be taking the church shuttle bus to the event. If you are interested in participating, please sign up at church. You can also contact Pastor Angie Olsen for more information.

August blue barrel collection

We are collecting Reading and Writing Kits for Missouri kids for the Festival of Sharing. Please place the following in a 2-2.5 gallon zip lock bag and drop in the blue barrel in the Welcome Center: six pencils with erasers, two 70-page bound notebooks, one pencil holder, four folders with pockets, 12-inch ruler, one pair of child's scissors, one large eraser, box of 24 crayons, one box of 10 markers, two medium pens.

Tags of Hope

Tags of Hope is spreading hope and love to foster children in mid-Missouri through a unique clothing closet at Community. Anyone interested in helping sort donations is invited to join volunteers on Wednesday mornings from 9-11. Questions? Email Christi Farmer at christi_farmer@hotmail.com.

Volunteers needed: Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes offers meals at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church to those who are in need. Community serves on the third and fourth Saturdays of every month, 4:30-6:45 p.m. Please consider helping with this caring ministry. You can sign up in the Welcome Center or contact Kaye Miller at 881-5826.

Bike to the Future

Community is excited to partner with the Missouri Annual Conference and Love Inc. in a new ministry in Columbia - Bike to the Future. The church will provide space to store and repair bikes to be given to people with transportation needs. For more information, click here.

Turning Point Ministry

Do you have a heart to serve the homeless? The Turning Point ministry at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to be front desk greeters. Front desk hours are 8 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. The hours you serve can be flexible to accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Ann Moreton at 573-881-1860 or amoreton@moumethodist.org.

Container Project packing event

The Container Project works with the Rainbow Network to supply clothing, school supplies, layettes, toys and more for those in need in Nicaragua.

A team gathers and packs once a month at the Mobility Worldwide warehouse at 1908 Heriford Road.

For more information, contact John Stafford.

behind the scenes

The Container Project is a regional ministry that provides gently used clothing to people in need. In some cases, clothing is provided to families around the corner or around the state.

Behind the Scenes (located in Room 601) is Community's partner ministry for The Container Project.

Behind the Scenes accepts donations of clothing, shoes, linens and other items, then packages and distributes items either to local wardrobes and shelters or to The Container Project, which then distributes to other locations.

Contact Sue Turner (suet3516@gmail.com) for more information.