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Mission Opportunities
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The Challenger
UMW District Fall Newsletter
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Rebekah's Circle

This circle meets on the third Thursday of each month, except July.  All women of the church are welcome to join us for fellowship, learning, and mission projects.


2019 Meeting Dates

November  21

December 19


In Hebrew Rebekah means to connect or tie. 

Giving the Basics

We continue to collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, and bar soap for Giving the Basics.  Please place your donations in the wooden bin on the north wall of the sanctuary near the entrance.  Travel-sized items of any toiletries are also appreciated. 



Below is a thank you note that we received from them: 

"Because of YOU, members of our KC community who have been going without hygiene products may now be able to get the job that changes their life, seniors will continue to thrive in their latter years, and students will be able to go to school clean and fresh, ready to learn and raise their hand with pride.  Your team's impact is amazing!  [You] helped sort, count, and package 10,152 hygiene items and household products. Your time and efforts will help Giving the Basics provide these items to over 250,000 Members of our Community each month!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!"


We serve at Safehome, Johnson County’s domestic violence facility, on the second Thursday of each month, typically from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Carpooling can be arranged.  We assist them with various organizational projects i.e. sorting of donations, etc. depending on their needs.  Please contact Janis Kirkeby thru the church office, 913-897-2101, if you would like to participate or need more information.  Watch for reminders in the bulletin and eNews for upcoming service dates.


November 14
December 12

Community for Kids Monthly Packing Event


November TBD

December TBD


Packing is done in a mobile unit behind Blue Valley Acdemy 7500 W 149th Terrace, Overland Park, KS  66223. Look for the Community for Kids sign on the door.


Monthly Food Drive for Stilwell Caring Ministry


The first Sunday each month the UMW will be collecting certain food items to assist in stocking the food pantry for the Stilwell Caring Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Stilwell.  Each month you can check this page for the items that will be collected each month.  Items can be brought to the church and placed in the large wooden collection box, located in the lower level area near the elevator. 


2019 Sunday Collections

  • January - peanut butter, crackers and jellySunday, February 3
  • February - macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and fruitsSunday, March 3
  • March - Jell-O, tuna, canned fruit Sunday, April 7
  • April - bath tissue, bath soap, toothpaste Sunday, May 5
  • May - cereal, protein in a can, cereal bars - Sunday, June 2
  • June - canned vegetables, tuna, pasta Sunday, July 7
  • July - peanut butter, jelly, Jell-O Sunday, August 4
  • August - canned sweet potatoes, canned milk, pumpkin Sunday, Sept. 1
  • September - cranberries, stuffing mix, any kind of rice Sunday, October 6
  • October - canned vegetables, canned milk, stuffing Sunday, November 3
  • November - Jell-O, canned fruit, canned soup Sunday, December 1
  • December - peanut butter, tuna – Sunday, January 5


Thank you for your support of this local Harvesters Food Bank Program!


Project Patricia

Saturday, November 2

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Fellowship Hall


Lets keep up the good work on this mission project.  Refreshments will be served.


For those sewing at home, additional product can be found in the church Library.  Please pick up as needed.


2020 Work Dates

January 11

March 14

May 9

July 11

September 12

November 14


See article below for mission project details.

Project Patricia Mission Details

Project Patricia sews cloth washable reusable maxi pads for women and girls predominately in African countries.  Each woman and girl receives a kit containing three pads and a waterproof storage bag.  Project Patricia works with individual missionaries and missions groups to carry and distribute the kits.   Project Patricia also partners with Hands on Africa to distribute Kits.


Our mission is to bring glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ through service to women in Africa by meeting a physical need as an avenue to demonstrate Christ love and share His gospel with them.  With each kit a bookmark is sent, in an African dialect or in English, setting forth the Gospel in a clear and concise manner.


Our ladies at Stilwell UMW work with six other churches, four of them being Methodist Churches, to help support this mission by donating material, cutting and sewing the pads and kits.


The mission was started in 2009, and the missionaries have taken a grand total of 37,632 kits, to 27 countries.  In 2015, a total of 10,000 kits were sent out.  With the Ebola outbreak, Hands on Africa could not get into many areas, so they could not take as many kit, but they can get in now, so the need will be picking up for 2016.


The ladies at our church, worked very hard this year, by cutting and sewing a total of 2,943 pads and 3,000 water proof bags. A big thanks to all of you who gave generously of your time.


Stilwell’s Project Patricia meets on Saturdays, every other month, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., for work days. 

For info on Stilwell’s work days, call Barb Kelley at 913-244-2953.


But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

~ Hebrews 13:16 (NKJV)


For more information visit:

UMW Christmas Tea & Mission Event


Thousands of people in Uganda suffer from a foot parasite called jiggers. Through education, medical care, and shoes Sole Hope seeks to aid Ugandan people to become jigger free. How bad are jiggers? Jiggers keep kids from going to school, running, and playing. They prevent people from walking and working. People with jiggers often become outcasts. This small parasite negatively impacts every aspect of a person’s life.


How can you help?  1) Watch for news of when to bring in any clean, sturdy denim we can cut into shoe pieces. This can be old jeans, skirts, shorts.  2) Consider sponsoring one or more pair of shoes. Each completed set of shoe parts must be sponsored with a donation of $10 which covers the costs to ship, complete, and get each pair of shoes to a child in need.  The more sponsorships we receive, the more pairs of shoes we can cut out.  Last year with your help we completed and sponsored 70 pairs of shoes!


You can make a direct impact on the life of someone seemingly a world away by being a source of hope. Hope of relief from foot-related disease. Hope of an active life. Be moved. Be active. Be someone’s hope. 


Questions? Contact Sally Hartz thru the church office, 913-897-2101.


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19335 Metcalf Avenue

Stilwell, KS  66085-8536



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Our Purpose

Changing Lives Through 

Worship, Education, and Mission

Our Mission

A Christ-centered community that nurtures hearts, minds, and souls.

Our Vision

A world of Neighbors connected to the love of God through Christ

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