Back To School: Ministry Ideas for School-Church Partnerships
By Fred Koenig
Barker UMC participates in a back-to-school fair that provides school supplies.
Wayland UMC provides back-to-school supplies.
Nelson Memorial UMC hosts a pumpkin carving and pizza party at the church.
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.
Students go to Aurora UMC to wrap presents for families in need purchased through a partnership between the school, church and community organizations.
Excelsior Springs UMC provides hats, coats and gloves to children in need.
Churches help parents by providing day camps on snow days.
Harrisonville UMC works to organize mock job interviews for students of the local alternative school.
Liberty UMC sends volunteers to assist with field trip days.
Brunswick UMC rotates with two other churches in hosting the baccalaureate program for the local high school.
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.
Chillicothe UMC sends volunteers for maintenance work on the school building and grounds in the summer.