Here at First, we believe nothing brings happiness like serving other. Below, you will find ways to help with needs around the church, community and the region.

Disaster Relief

We are collecting the following items for Cleaning & Hygiene Kits for UMCOR to use with the Disaster Response Ministry for Nebraska and northern Missouri floods.  
                                                                                                                  Cleaning Kits

  • 5-Gallon Buckets with lids                                                                                          * Scrub Brushes
  • Liquid laundry detergent (32-64 oz.)                                                                       * Re-usable cleaning wipes (no terry)
  • Concentrate Household cleaner (16-40 oz.)                                                           * Scouring pads
  • Liquid dish soap (16-34oz.)                                                                                        * Clothespins
  • Pump spray insect repellant (6-14oz)                                                                       * Clothesline
  • Pump spray air freshener                                                                                            * Heavy-duty Trash bags (33-45 gal)
  • N95 Particulate Respirator Dust Mask                                                                     * Kitchen Gloves 
  • Work Gloves (Leather or Leather palm)

Hygiene Kits

  • Hand Towels (not kitchen or microfiber)                                                             * Washcloths (not kitchen or microfiber)
  • Combs (at least 6″ teeth)                                                                                          * Nail Clippers
  • Bath Size Soap                                                                                                            * Adult Toothbrushes
  • Adhesive bandages (3/4 X 3in.)                                                                              * Gallon Resealable bags


Samaritan’s Buffet Ministry

The first Saturday of every month, we host the community Samaritan’s Buffet meal. Our church usually provides over 500 meals to hungry people around the community. Find out more by contacting the church office: or (913)682-5374.


Outreach Ministries

Our church participates in many outreach ministries including Welcome Central, Backpack Buddies, and Interfaith Shelter of Hope. You can find a comprehensive list Here.



Our church is always happy to have volunteers. You can find a list of current requests Here or you can contact the office with your volunteer preferences and be matched with a corresponding ministry.

We’re currently looking for volunteers for our TGIGF children’s program. Sign up at:


Employment Opportunities

Our church is currently looking for adult workers for our nursery. find out more Here.

First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth