Looking for a way to get involved at Heritage UMC and to help others in our community?  Consider joining the Missions Team and helping with an upcoming Missions Team project.  We offer a wide variety of opportunities for our members to become involved in assisting local community agencies, supporting global ministries and in serving as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Whether you are interested in packing sack lunches for Cross-Lines, serving a meal at the reStart shelter, donating canned goods for the Valley View UMC Hope Chest food pantry or going on a mission trip to Guatemala, there is something for everyone and we need your help!

Please contact Cindy Svec, Director of Adult Discipleship and Missions, 913-897-6446, cindys@heritageucmc.org, or Karen Coffman, Missions Team Chair, 913-815-3177, karencoffman@msn.com, for more information on projects listed below.

 

Missions Team Projects

Cross-Lines Community Outreach

  • Lunches for the Working Poor
  • Hope Totes
  • Christmas Angels
  • New and Gently Used Coats
  • Christmas Store volunteers
  • Commodities Delivery Team
  • Agency Volunteers

Interfaith Hospitality Network

  • Host Church Volunteers
    • Meal Host
    • Activities Host
    • Overnight Host
    • Van Driver
    • Laundry Crew
  • Christmas Family Gathering Volunteers
    • Christmas Angels
    • Christmas Baskets
    • Event Volunteers

Olathe School District- Community Faith Partner for Mahaffie Elementary School

  • Youth Mentors
  • Backsnack Stuffers
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Hy Vee Dollars for Scholars Receipt Program
  • TLC Bags
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Activities

Pumpkins for Missions

  • Set Up and Tear Down
  • October Volunteer Shifts

reStart

  • Serve Meal Quarterly
  • Donate Food Items Quarterly
  • Annual Socks and Underwear Drive

Here is a short video of recent time serving at reStart

https://vimeo.com/205951775

Valley View UMC Hope Chest Food Pantry

  • Annual Mountains of Food Drive
  • Agency Volunteers

Guatemala Missions Team

  • Team Volunteers- travel to Guatemala for onsite project
  • Donation Collection Volunteers
  • Watch a short video from one of our Guatemala teams here: Guatemala Team 1

 

SCRIP Fundraiser

SCRIP is a fundraising program that works while you shop.  SCRIP is simply a word that means “substitute money”, in other words, SCRIP is gift certificates/cards from national and local retailers.  They are the same gift cards that you can buy at the store.

Members like yourself buy the gift cards for full face value and they redeem them for full face value.  The Missions Team makes the discount from the participating retailers who agree to sell them to SCRIP at a discount.  SCRIP gift cards can be used for just about anything such as household purchases including food, clothing, entertainments, dining out and much more.  They can be used for gift giving too.

Orders are submitted monthly on the 2nd Sunday of the month and completed orders are ready for pick up on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Checks should be payable to Heritage UMC and payment should be dropped off with your order form in the church office.

Pick up an order form in Fellowship Hall or by contacting Cindy Svec, cindys@heritageumc.org.

 

Proud to be a part and to support this agency and all they do in our community!