How Can I Get Involved In Missions?
Living Word is active in, and strongly supports, mission and service in our community and around the world. There are many opportunities to serve!
Mission Needs In the Church 
Serve in the Church
   
BackPack Attack (7/28, 10 am - 1 pm):
Volunteers (age 18 and up) are needed for
BackPack Attack!  You can help set up on Friday, 7/27 from 9 am - noon or at the event on Sat., 7/28 from 9:30 am - 1 pm.   For more information and to volunteer, click here or email Doreen Norris, dlnorris58@gmail.com.
 
Prayer Team   
Living Word's Prayer Team would like to extend to those who are avid prayers an invitation to join this ministry.  Prayer is a direct link to a relationship with God and His amazing power.  Praying for others is a true act of Christian love.  To find out more about Living Word's Prayer Team, please contact Valerie Novatny, Director of Congregational Care, at vnovatny@livingwordumc.org or 636-821-2823.  
 
Mission Needs In the Community

Serve in the Community

Celebrate Wildwood (August 25)
Living Word will sponsor a booth at Celebrate Wildwood on Saturday, August 25.  Lots of volunteers are needed to help at our booth.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm - 3 volunteers needed
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - 3 volunteers needed
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - 3 volunteers needed
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - 3 volunteers needed

This is an awesome opportunity to connect with our Wildwood neighbors and make some new friends.   Please  contact Jim Jones at   jimjones@meramecvalleybank.com to sign-up to volunteer.

St. Louis International Institute's Festival of Nations
The annual St. Louis International Institute's (II) Festival of Nations is August 25 & 26 in Tower Grove Park from 10 am - 6 pm.   Ethnic food booths, stage events, and demonstration/workshop schedules are available online at St. Louis Festival of Nations.  For additional information or to volunteer at International Institute, please contact Lee Foster at lpfoster82@gmail.com.

Making a Difference
 
Haven House:  
I have volunteered at Haven House for 3 years.  The first time I volunteered there was on one of the Living Word All-Church Serve weekends.  That was my first time there, but I didn't start volunteering on a regular basis until later in the Fall of 2015.
 
My primary way of serving is keeping the website updated.  Events are promoted on the website, as well as biographies of staff, board members and the young professional's board.  These areas generate most of the updates, on the order of a couple of changes per week.  I also serve as a backup for system administration of the computer systems in the Haven House offices.  I have also served on the committee for the Golf Scramble held in August and also as a volunteer at the Trivia Night fundraiser in November.
 
The appreciation of the staff there is just very positive.  Things that I think are insignifcant they are just so grateful for and it really makes you want to help out in any way that you can.  They really devote all their time to their clients, and it makes you feel you are helping as well.
 
I feel that I am able to help out in an area that they have a technical need for and am glad to contribute.  While I had a good amount of web design experience just doing it ad-hoc where I work, I have been able to learn more working on their website.  I have made lots of friends at Haven House, and have really gotten to know most of the staff there too.  
 
Brad Beveridge
Haven House Volunteer 
 
To sign up and learn more about volunteering with Haven House, please contact David Evans
 
Mission Needs In the World
Serve in the World
   
2018 Summer Ghana Update
The 2018 Summer Ghana Update is now available. Please visit www.livingwordumc.org, click on "ministries", "missions", "Ghana" or visit the missions wall in the lobby.
 
For more information on mission opportunities, contact David Israel 
Living Word United Methodist Church ,
17315 Manchester Road,  Wildwood, MO 63038
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