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

Meal Train Team and Prayer Shawl Team:
If you have the time to make a meal or two for the families of our church that need an extra hand or if you enjoy knitting/crocheting much needed prayer shawls (yarn is provided), please contact Val Novatny for more information at

Living Word Outside Work Day
Saturday, April 6, 9 am - 4 pm:
Please bring your gas-powered chain saws, trimmers, and tools to help clear the land in front of the proposed Living Word sign near the corner of Highway 100 and Pond Road. You must wear a hard hat, reflective vest, and steel-toed boots.  Please bring protective eye safety glasses and work gloves too.  Adults only (age 19 and older). April 13 is the rain date if needed!  Contact Kelly Vincent at to sign-up for the work day.

Mission Needs In the Community
Serve in the Community

Agape Help House Tour: 
Agape Help House in Pacific provides an on-site food pantry/thrift shop and assistance with utility bills, rent/mortgage assistance and pharmacy assistance to low income, disabled and elderly families. Everyone is invited to an Agape Help House Tour on Friday, March 22.  Meet in the Living Word parking lot at 9:50 am and we will travel together to Pacific at 10:00 am to meet the Agape Help House Executive Director, Tonya Graham.  She will give us a tour of the Thrift Store and food pantry and provide a brief volunteer experience. She will also let us know their needs and how we can help.  A light lunch of soup and salad will be provided at Living Word at noon when we return.  Please RSVP by Monday, March 18 to Rick Furgerson at

This van was purchased by Agape Help House from Miracle Offering money provided by Living Word.
Circle of Concern:  Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Well, you are in luck. Saturday, May 11 is the annual Postal Carriers Food Drive, benefiting Circle of Concern. Men and women (age 14 and older) are needed in two shifts at Ballwin Post Office (located on Manchester Road). Tasks will include unloading mail trucks as they come in from their routes, doing a rough sorting and boxing of food and loading the boxes onto trucks for delivery to Circle of Concern warehouse in Valley Park. Shifts are from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm(ish). Food and drinks provided. Knee pads and thin work gloves are a good idea. Too many volunteers is not an issue. In 2018, we brought in 85,000 pounds of food!! Let's make our presence felt in the community we all call home. Please email Scott Reichter, to sign-up for a shift or for more information.

Meramec Elementary:
Saturday, March 30, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Willis household (1652 Wildhorse Parkway Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63005) you are invited to prepare and sort over 4000 books to be given to the students at Meramec Elementary School.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP to Brenda Stobbe at .
Haven House:
Making A Difference
Driving the shuttle vans is a very rewarding experience. You meet some of the nicest people from all over the world and you will witness many miracles of healing. Most of the time we drive the small Toyota mini van that comfortably fits 6 people. Very seldom do I have to take the big van which seats 12 easily. It is a Ford Econoline F-350 , a little larger than a full size pickup , but drives and handles nice with great visibility.  Give it a try, you will be blessed by the experience and appreciation the clients give you.
Steve Dickinson

HavenHouse has an opportunity to serve as a volunteer shuttle driver.  There are no special license requirements, except drivers need to have a clean record.  Shuttles will be running to and from the hospitals seven days per week, and drivers are needed to cover three shifts per day starting at 7:00 am - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (one shift per driver).  Steve Dickinson has been doing this for some time now, so if you think you might be interested in this I would suggest you speak with Steve at  Also, this is an excellent opportunity for volunteers to interact with the families.  This is open to all drivers - about the only other thing to think about is you'll need to be comfortable driving a 12 seat van (not a bus).  Please contact David Evans at to volunteer.  
Mission Needs In the World
Serve in the World  

Ghana Mission Trip
October 18 - 27, 2019 
Are you interested in making a difference in Ghana?  Mark your calendars now to attend the Ghana Mission Trip informational meeting on Sunday, March 24 at 11:45 am. For more information, please contact Connie Davidson at  

For more information on mission opportunities, contact David Israel 
Living Word United Methodist Church ,
17315 Manchester Road,  Wildwood, MO 63038