Opportunities to Serve

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree Christmas ministry is about buying a gift for a child or children whose mom or dad is serving time in prison, and putting that parent's name as the giver. It is a selfless and worthy cause.

A table will be set up in the Welcome Center to sign up to be an "angel." You can also email Rose Marie Batson or call her at 573-772-0429 to choose a child or get more information. Please specify "Angel Tree" on the subject line of the email. We are starting earlier this year to allow more time for you to order or shop for gifts. With COVID-19 restrictions in place our delivery "elves" need to get started soon.

Container Project packing opportunity

The Container Project is currently overflowing with goods to send to people in need. If you are willing to help, we can pack while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. We will pack on Thursday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the new Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia facility at 4825 E. Meyer Industrial Drive.

Please email Rick Ellsworth if one of these times works for you. Feel free to invite others. We will follow the Mobility protocols of temperature checks and signing in when we serve.  

Deliver lunches to children and youth

We need volunteers to help deliver lunches to children and youth during the day. Please consider volunteering one day each week to deliver meals to porches in a no-contact manner. To sign up, please click here. You can also email Tiffany Hughes or contact the church at 445-6131.

Volunteer opportunity with Loaves and Fishes

We're looking for more volunteers to serve meals to those in need through Loaves and Fishes.

Please contact your Sunday school class, small group, Bible study group, or family to ask if your group would like to take on Nov. 28 (weekend after Thanksgiving) or Dec. 26. Or consider planning some long-range flexible dates for January and February.

Community helps serve food for homeless guests on the third Saturday of each month. On each fourth Sunday, we prepare and serve the meal, 4:30-6:45 p.m., at the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. At present, because of COVID-19, the food has been a bagged meal offered outdoors. Before this, meals had been offered from the kitchen and the guests have been seated in the dining room. 

For more information about volunteering for Loaves and Fishes, contact Linda Fillwock at 573-445-3991 or 505-301-8108, or click here to send her an email. 

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

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.

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.