Opportunities to Serve

Community Serves

We are excited to host a week of service, June 24-27. During the day, our youth will be serving and invite the whole church to join them Monday and Wednesday nights.

Please sign up for a poverty simulation on Monday, June 24, from 6-8:30 p.m. and/or join us to serve at the Food Bank on Wednesday, June 26, from 6-8:30 p.m. For families with young children, you can take part in a park cleanup Wednesday, June 26, 6-7 p.m., at the Cosmo Park main playground. Click here to sign up, or you can sign up in the Welcome Center at church.

Columbia Square summer lunch program

A program to feed children this summer needs volunteers to serve or provide desserts.

  • Dates: July 8-Aug. 2
  • Time: Volunteers needed at Columbia Square by 11:45 a.m., with lunch served at noon
  • Location: Columbia Square Community Center, 1715 West Worley

We will provide lunch for 30-40 children each day. Hot lunches will be assembled each day (Monday-Thursday) in the kitchen at the center. On Fridays children will receive bag lunches. The program needs three to four volunteers each day Monday-Thursday for the four weeks .

The donation of cookies, brownies, or cupcakes would be much appreciated as the children truly love home-made desserts.

You may sign up at the Columbia Square table in the Welcome Center to volunteer and/or prepare desserts.

If you have questions please contact Lynn Barnett, at 573 424-9578 or mema_lynn@yahoo.com

June blue barrel collection

Items for personal hygiene packs are June's blue barrel collection. You can take part by placing a pack of these items in the blue barrel in the Welcome Center: one toothbrush (in original package), one bath-size bar of soap (in original package), one hand towel, one deodorant, two disposable razors, and one comb or brush.

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.