Outreach Ministry Opportunities for Service in Christ
The following list describes many of the opportunities for outreach ministry at Highland Park United Methodist Church. We are a church that serves and ministers to the community. “We invite you to find your place in the service ministry and pray for our community served.”
I Care, Inc. Food Pantry
In cooperation with four other community churches, a food pantry is operated from HPUMC for the distribution of food to those in need. Volunteers from the five churches pick up food, stock shelves and give out boxes of food to those in need. Hours are 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Recently, commodities have been made available through the food pantry and some participants of it have been assisting with a backpack program that provides food to school children in backpacks when they do not have access to school lunches. Anyone is welcome to help out with I Care. Call the church office (785-266-6555) and ask to be transferred to I Care during any of it's regular operating hours.
Meals on Wheels Meal Site
The church provides the facilities to pick up meals to the elderly of the church and community five days a week.
Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas serves seniors and homebound in Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas counties.
Hot, nutritious meals delivered daily can assist people in:
Remaining independent in their homes
Managing chronic health issues, including special diets necessary for diabetes, heart related, renal, and swallowing complications
Ensuring their safety at the same time of meal delivery