Outreach Opportunities: Serving Others

Indian Heights United Methodist Church serves the community through the following “formal” ministry outreach efforts, as well as through informal, spontaneous efforts. We know that a variety of “ministry” occurs outside the church doors, including individual innumerable volunteer commitments that occur because we are moved by Christians to help others.

Opportunities Include:


Volunteering – A wide assortment of volunteer opportunities serving others are available for those wanting to serve.  IHUMC works with Harvesters, Wilhelmina Gill Food Kitchen, Cross – Lines food pantry & Christmas Store, the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) and holds neighborhood food drives as well as supporting various other community organizations. 

Caring For Kids – We are partnering with Westridge Middle School as part of the Caring for Kids project. Outreach includes gathering school supplies, helping teachers, mentoring children and more. Please contact us for more details and our latest outreach for this school!!

Harvesters –  We go to Harvesters several times a year to sort and box food to be distributed to the needy throughout the metropolitan area.

Little Libraray at Indian Heights UMC


Our Own “Little Library – our way to promote literacy and community! Stop by and take a book or two; donations are always appreciated! The Little Library sits near the Labyrinth. 


Cross – Lines Food Pantry – We help support the Cross-Lines food pantry by bringing nonperishable food to the altar on Communion Sunday.  It is then delivered to Cross-Lines by church members.

Cross-Lines Christmas Store – We prepare for this event in cooperation with several area churches by shopping for bargains all year, helping with set-up and assisting shoppers who choose clothes for their families the first week in December.

Vegetable Garden – The Church Garden- Several tons of produce have been grown and taken to local soup kitchens in the last eleven years. We currently give produce to the Santa Fe Weigh Station at St. Mark’s UMC in Overland Park, Kansas. Come, watch our garden grow – pick a weed, water a plant, enjoy the sunshine!!

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Wilhelmina Gill Center Food Kitchen – We join another area church in providing and serving a hot meal three times a year to this kitchen in Kansas City KS where over 300 are fed daily.

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IHN – Interfaith Hospitality Network of Johnson County – Indian Heights UMC is a support church for IHN.  We assist Grace Covenant as they host homeless families four weeks a year by providing, serving and hosting dinner, helping with clean-up and enjoying playing with the children of these guest families.

Local Environment – We are a “Green” church. We have established several practices to care for God’s creation by conserving energy and resources at church and at home. Our efforts include recycling, keeping thermostats on a schedule, using coffee mugs that we re-wash (instead of styrofoam), and more. Come and share your ideas!!

As Christians We Are: Seeking, Sowing, Loving and Serving All People!

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