The Metro Mission Ministry is the central point of information for the many local service and ministry opportunities available through the church.
If you are looking for a service opportunity, please contact Catherine Stark-Corn.
Donations Guidelines for Mission Partners. During the pandemic, our mission partners were overwhelmed with huge donations and have put a pause on receiving general donations. The Metro Mission Team created the monthly “Collection Connection” when requests specific items as indicated by partner agencies. Click HERE to review new Donation Guidelines before bringing items to church.
Donate requested “item(s) of the month” or make a financial gift to the Collection Connection. Read the weekly newsletter for information about the items being collected throughout the year. Past examples include toothbrushes for Nicaragua, personal hygiene items for Christmas stockings, and yarn for the knitting ministry.
Volunteers prepare a lunch for guests at the Cross-Lines Food Kitchen, a service for homeless and hungry individuals in the region, on the first Tuesday of each month. Learn More Here
Opportunities to join other members and friends for a time of service and fun. By participating in these community-focused events, held most months, you will be helping create visible change in our local community.
Volunteers give their time and talents to encourage and support students and teachers at Hartman Elementary School. Learn More Here
An outreach of Independence Boulevard Christian Church (IBCC) in the Historic Northeast. We provide volunteers and material support for meals, clothing drive, pumpkin pies for Micah’s Thanksgiving Dinner, and an annual warmth packs collection and assembly. Learn More Here
An initiative by Country Club Christian Church to focus on developing relationships in the Northeast Kansas City community and working collaboratively to make an impact. PartNErship targets the Independence Avenue corridor near Benton Boulevard. Learn More Here
Teams from our congregation help prepare homes for refugee families who have come to Kansas City through the Della Lamb Refugee Resettlement Program. Learn More Here
Virginia Reed Food Drive
Ways to Give to the Food Drive – We have three easy ways to share the bounty with the hungry in our community:
- Make a financial contribution to the Virginia Reed Food Drive on the Harvesters Community Food Network website.
- Make a financial contribution to the church and mark your check or giving envelope “food drive.” You may place these gifts in the offering plate during worship.
- Participate in Souper Bowl Sunday, an annual winter campaign to raise funds for local food agencies.
Metro Mission Service News & Opportunities
Thoughts from “Reparations in KC” American Public Square EventJune 9, 2023Redemption, atonement, healing, restoration: these are all terms you may hear in a book on theology. They’re also the kind of terms we heard talked about on Wednesday night.
February Collection ConnectionFebruary 6, 2023Did you know struggling families receiving government support cannot use those funds for household products and paper goods? This is why our Metro Mission Team regularly asks for donations of essentials like toilet paper and paper towels.
A SUPER TIME OF SERVICE FOR SOUPER BOWL OF CARING 2023!February 3, 2023On Saturday, February 11, a group of members from Country Club Christian Church and Swope Parkway United Christian Church, worked together at Harvesters in the Souper Bowl Of Caring in honor of the Super Bowl.