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. We hope you will help us help others.

Contact Cindy Svec, cindys@heritageumc.org, for information about any of our Missions Projects.


  • Hy-Vee Receipts
  • Box Tops
  • Pop Pull Tabs
  • Diapers and Diaper Wipes
  • Non-Perishable Food Items- pasta, peanut butter, soup, canned tuna and chicken
  • Diapers and Diaper Wipes
  • School Supplies- crayons, markers, pencils, rulers, colored pencils & pink erasers for school kits


  • Cross-Lines Community Outreach
  • reStart Transitional Shelters
  • Mahaffie Elementary School
  • Olathe School District Foundation
  • New Hope Food Pantry
  • The Hub
  • Growing Futures Early Education Center
  • Silverado Memory Center
  • Overland Park Police Foundation
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Guatemala Missions Teams


This community outreach is a great opportunity for the family to get involved and help the members in our community stay safe this summer while walking/running/biking. If you would like to help be a Good Neighbor, sign up to fill the cooler with water bottles and ice. Please sign up using the Sign up Genius link below.  The Water Ministry runs Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Sign up to help with this summer’s Water Bottle Ministry today: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B44A4A722A2FD0-water1


The Little Free Library is a free book exchange. It belongs to everyone, and everyone can use it.

Little Free Libraryis a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries. There are currently over 100,000 little libraries worldwide.

The Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book or bring a book to share with others” library.

Heritage is an official partner of this organization and purchased a Little Free Library for our community.

The Heritage Little Free Library is located on the west side of Heritage House near the parking lot for our friends and neghbors to enjoy. Heritage members  support this project with book donations, weekly volunteer restocking and maintenance and by helping to spread the news of the Little Free Library in our community.


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 and friends, 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 can be dropped off with your order form on Sundays at the mission table or during the week in the church office. Stop by the church office or Info Kiosk in Fellowship Hall for an order form today!


Contact Wally Grant, wallygrant@ymail.com for information about available plots and the growing season for our Community Garden.

Here is a short message from congregation member Susan Siefert on her first experience with the community garden:

I reserved a plot in our church garden during the winter of 2020 at Heritage United Methodist Church to have a summer activity with my grandchildren. Little did I know Covid would change our world in many ways! The garden turned out to be a place of respite and time of prayerful thoughts for me due to various worries created by Covid. It was also a nice reward for my grandsons to go water and ultimately pick from the garden after completing their on line school work.

In addition to being an unexpected positive for our family, we were also able to visit with new acquaintances at the garden and share our goods of flowers, lettuce, tomatoes and zucchini with others. I took fun surprises of flowers and food to two close friends of my mother in law, Velma, during this time. Velma had also been a member of Heritage United Methodist Church. Zinnias went to my neighbor as she prepared to have dinner guests. Who would have thought as my grandsons and I planted seeds, the little flowers would spread smiles to others. I had so many zinnias, I told the other gardeners to help themselves.

I renewed my garden plot for next spring and summer as it was a blessing to our family.