Opportunities to Serve

Volunteer opportunity with Loaves and Fishes

We're looking for more volunteers -- and someone to coordinate this help -- to serve meals to those in need through Loaves and Fishes.

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. 

Kaye Miller has been serving as coordinator for the past three years and is looking for a replacement.  If you would be interested but need more information, please contact Kaye at kayecmiller@gmail.com or 573-881-5826

There are many ways Community members can volunteer. We have several groups and individuals who have volunteered: men's group,  youth, Bauman Class, Doug Kostel with his grill, and Anchored Explorations and Friends have offered help at least twice a year. Several of our members offer generous donations of meat. Others offer casseroles, soups, salads, desserts and drinks. All of this good will and generosity keeps our involvement with Loaves and Fishes possible.

Current need for Loaves and Fishes – a group or individuals to provide and serve the meal on Sept. 26. We have hotdogs which need to be used. Please let Kaye know if you or your group are willing to help.   

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.

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.