Every child, regardless of the circumstances that brought them into the world, deserves unconditional love and grace.
Baby Grace was founded at Buckner United Methodist Church in 2006 in order to offer support and diapers to families in need. In 2012, St. John's United Methodist church brought this program to midtown Kansas City. In 2021, we moved to Trinity UMC.
Families who are part of government assistance programs cannot use funds from any of these programs to purchase disposable diapers. If their child is in any type of day care the child must be in disposable diapers. Baby Grace Kansas City provides free diapers to these families, to benefit the health of the child, and well being of the entire family.
Baby Grace Kansas City assists nearly 250 area children each year, helping their families meet their diaper need.
Newhouse is a shelter for abused women and children. St. John's supports them through special offerings and preparing Easter baskets to take to both children and adults.
The mission of Veronica's Voice is to empower women to exit from, to prevent the entry into, and to end all demand for prostitution/sex trafficking in the United States through survivor-informed leadership. Through special offerings and a youth fundraiser, St. John's UMC has collected funds to help construct a home for survivors.
Harvesters is a local food bank for Kansas City and the surrounding areas that provides over 140,000 meals each month through partner agencies. St. John's supports Harvesters through:
- Collections of canned goods and non-perishable items
- Most fowl congregation: Collecting turkeys and donations for Thanksgiving
- BackSnacks: Delivering weekend sack lunches for school children
- Sorting food for distribution
It is the mission of Neighbor2Neighbor to provide meals and meet other daily needs in the context of a supportive community among homeless and near-homeless persons in the 35th & Prospect area of Kansas City. St. John's UMC supports this mission by preparing and serving weekly meals and collection donations of food and clothing.
Della Lamb Community Services was founded in 1897 as a Methodist Mission. Today, they provide low income families with early education, childcare, youth services, adult services, adult education, transportation, emergency social services, international refugee services, elementary Charter school education, and back-to-school supplies, Thanksgiving groceries and Christmas groceries and gifts.
St. John's sets us a Star Tree to collect Christmas groceries and gifts for children, adults, and seniors for the Della Lamb's Operation Santa Claus.