Opportunities to Serve

Blue barrel for Mobility Worldwide

Blue barrel collections are resuming with the gathering of clean plastic milk jugs for Mobility Worldwide. The donated jugs need to be clean, dry, and have their lids attached. They should NOT be smashed. These jugs are used as packing material with the mobility carts. In addition to protecting the carts in transport, they are used by the recipients of the carts to tote water and in many other ways. 

Columbia Square meal program

The schools are providing a six-week summer session and Columbia Square will be providing an afterschool program that complements the school schedule. We will be providing a meal for the children when they arrive at the afterschool program. We will not be serving, so no volunteers are needed. We do need desserts (24 servings) for each day--homemade (which the children love) or purchased. If you can provide a dessert you may choose to deliver it in one of the following ways:

  • Bring it to the church kitchen by 3 p.m. on the day for which you signed up. Please label it Columbia Square Dessert.
  • Deliver it to Columbia Square by 3:30 on the day for which you signed up.
  • Contact Lynn Barnett at 573-424-9578 or email her and she will pick up your dessert.

Sign up at the Information Desk in the Welcome Center. 

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.