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300 E Washington St, Kirksville, MO 63501 | 660-665-7712
Sunday Worship 8:15 & 10:45 am
Sunday School for All Ages 9:30 am
Mission
The food commodity that we are collecting for each month is listed in the newsletter and may be placed in the collection area in the chapel hallway.
"Do all the good you can, in all he places you can, to all the people you can."
-John Wesley
Nampula Church
As part of the Missouri Mozambique Initiative, Kirksville First UMC is helping Nampula UMC build a new larger chapel through financial gifts.  Nampula UMC is a growing community of believers serving the Lord in Northern Mozambique.

For more information about the Mozambique Initiative, visit the 
Missouri Conference Site.
Food 4 Kids
Each summer  we we serve lunches to children in our community.  With the help of the Food Bank of Northeast and Central Missouri and many volunteers we are able to prepare meals daily to serve in 4 of our community parks!  It is a great opportunity to share a meal, a smile and God's love with the amazing children here in Kirksville!
Volunteers In Mission
Back to School Project
Festival of Sharing
The Back to School project provides school supplies for families who need them.

Last year we distributed 640 kits to Adair County students.  School supply prices increased this year, but we were still able to provide even more kits than last year.  All extra supplies were distributed to area schools.  Thank you to everyone who assisted through prayers, time and financial support!!!

How can I help?  
Talk to Cheryl Dorrell or Rev. Jennifer about the 2016-2017 year.
VIM Mission trips lead individuals and groups into service across the state, nation, and world.  For more information about current VIM work, see the Conference Site.
Missouri State Fair Grounds
Sedalia, MO

First UMC collects money and kits to donate to the festival.  Individual members and their families attend the festival.  

"The third Saturday of October is the day that people of faith, from many different denominations all over the state, gather at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, in Sedalia.  The groups and families bring money that has been raised and 'kits' that have been assembled during th year.  Volunteers help to sack rice, beans and potatoes for distribution to Missouri agencies.  In the afternoon state agencies bring their trucks and trailers to receive the kits, rice, beans and potatoes to distribute to their clients.  Kits, assembled for Church World Service, are loaded on a semi truck to continue their journey to other pats of te world.

The Festival is now in its 32nd year and generates approximately $1 million annually.

The interfaith event is an expression of mission support and involvement that has helped improve the lives of countless individuals in Missouri and around the world."
For more information about Festivial of Sharing, see
 Missouri Conference Office of Creative Ministries.