Back To School: Ministry Ideas for School-Church Partnerships News July 25, 2019 By Fred Koenig August Barker UMC participates in a back-to-school fair that provides school supplies. September Wayland UMC provides back-to-school supplies. October Nelson Memorial UMC hosts a pumpkin carving and pizza party at the church. November North Star UMC partners with Rising Hill Elementary to provide grocery store gift cards to families in need, so that they can have something extra to prepare for a Thanksgiving meal. December Students go to Aurora UMC to wrap presents for families in need purchased through a partnership between the school, church and community organizations. January Excelsior Springs UMC provides hats, coats and gloves to children in need. February Churches help parents by providing day camps on snow days. March Harrisonville UMC works to organize mock job interviews for students of the local alternative school. April Liberty UMC sends volunteers to assist with field trip days. May Brunswick UMC rotates with two other churches in hosting the baccalaureate program for the local high school. June St. Luke’s and Concord Trinity UMC's in St. Louis partner with the local schools to provide meals and free books to children in the summer. July Chillicothe UMC sends volunteers for maintenance work on the school building and grounds in the summer.