Opportunities to Serve

Bin collection for the Container Project

The Missions Team has placed a blue collection bin on the parking lot south side of the church's garage building.

The collection bin is another way for individuals to contribute to the Container Project. The Container Project works through the Rainbow Network to assist those most needy in Nicaragua. Items can be left and donated to the project in the Behind the Scenes packing room (601) or in the collection bin. Items most needed are:

  • Clothing - Gently used and clean. 
  • Shoes - Gently used with soles and laces, without holes. If sandals, please tie them together. 
  • Toys - In good condition. No small toys, stuffed animals, puzzles or battery-operated toys. Games must have instructions in Spanish. Best toys are balls (soccer, baseball), dolls, jump ropes. 
  • Sewing supplies - All types of sewing supplies are needed. Fabric needs to be in good condition. 
  • School supplies - Spiral notebooks, No. 2 pencils, pens, crayons metric rulers, safety scissors, chalk and glue.

UMCOR responds to disasters

The United Methodist Committee on Relief exists to respond to persons in need through programs of relief, rehabilitation and service, including issues of displaced persons, hunger and poverty, disaster response, and disaster risk reduction. UMCOR is able to offer aid in Jesus' name to those who suffer because of your generous giving. Click here to read more and to give.

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.

Tags of Hope

Community hosts this ministry to spread hope and love to foster children in mid-Missouri through a unique clothing closet. New and gently used clothing items, shoes, books and stuffed animals are collected and given free to foster children when they come "shop" at Tags of Hope. This "store" allows children to personally select items to fit their style, size and individual needs in a loving and supportive setting

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.