At Lenexa UMC, we have a passion for serving our community and world. Get involved through these and other ministries!
Lenexa UMC supports the food pantry and emergency fund of the North Central Multi-Service Center, a government agency serving the disadvantaged and food-insecure of north central Johnson County. You can bring donations for the food pantry to the gray bins outside the church office. Check CrossLinks for an up-to-date list of what the food pantry needs most.
Peanuts Mission Trips
PEANUTS (People Experiencing A New Understanding Through Service) trips provide opportunities to serve in places of need, to grow in faith and to enjoy the support and fellowship of others campers. We have mission trips for all ages, namely GREEN PEANUTS for middle school youth, PEANUTS for senior high youth, MIXED NUTS for young adults and SALTY PEANUTS for older adults.
Dinner’s On Us
Lisa Freeman coordinates the group of members who serve at and bake cookies for our free drive-thru dinner every Wednesday evening. Contact Lisa if you’d like to volunteer!
Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Hillcrest provides shelter, utilities, food and counseling for homeless families and individuals. LUMC pays rent for an apartment there, which we maintain by furnishing it, cleaning and repairing it, and stocking the pantry as a new family is welcomed every three months.
Knitting and Crocheting
Tuesday morning knitters (and crocheters) make prayer shawls and infant hats and booties. Knitters and crocheters meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Library.
We partner with local schools to provide much-needed resources, including tutors, school supplies, gifts for classrooms, and Christmas gifts for families living in poverty.
Other Service Opportunities
Multiple times throughout the year, LUMC youth and adults prepare and serve meals at St. Mary’s Kitchen in Kansas City, KS, and Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City, MO, as well as participate in a variety of other service projects.
Want to get involved?
Contact the church office for more information about these wonderful ways to serve!