Beyond our immediate neighborhood, we are part of a dynamic urban community. Through direct assistance, financial support, and community building, we engage a number of organizations throughout the Kansas City Metro area. Here are just a few that are particularly cherished by us:
As well The Kirk’s financial contributions, food is collected at The Kirk on an ongoing basis and delivered monthly to the Grace Food Pantry. In December each year clothing, gifts and food are collected for our “Mitten Tree” which is displayed outside the sanctuary during Advent. Then the items collected are donated to the Grace United Community Ministries Holiday Shop. Volunteers from The Kirk assist in the Holiday Shop shortly before Christmas.
Through a unique partnership, Heartland Center leads an annual Traveling Day Camp at The Kirk, where we bring all the excitement of church camp to our location at 114th and Wornall (along with crafts, games, horseback riding, and age appropriate learning about faith and friendship). This year 55 campers from throughout our neighborhood participated.