Missions

Living Word is active in, and strongly supports, mission and service in our community and around the world.

Serve Now

Living Word has chosen strategic partners, local agencies where we have established relationships and a plan in place for on-going service. Interested in serving at any of the local missions below? Click the button to sign up and help out!

Local Missions

Circle of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County through a food pantry.  Steve Ernst, our Missions Chairperson, has connected with this agency on several occasions and can help you get connected, too!

HavenHouse provides the comfort of home and a community of support for families traveling to St. Louis for medical needs. David Evans led a group of volunteers recently as they worked on multiple projects. Visit the volunteer page to see opportunities or contact David Evans.

Many Living Word volunteers regularly spend time driving shuttle buses, maintaining the craft room and providing meals.

Meramec Elementary is located 30 miles east of Living Word in south St. Louis City. Meramec has 228 students from preschool – 5th grade. Living Word has partnered with Meramec Elementary with the goal of helping the children reach their full potential. Join a group of volunteers already going to Meramec to read with students. Let’s carpool together and make a difference!

Living Word provides tutors, reading buddies, gardeners, volunteers, supplies, clothing, food and other needed items. For more information or to get involved please contact Kelly Vincent at kellyvin33@gmail.com.

On the second Thursday of every month, Living Word hosts up to ten guests, including single women and parents with children as a night site partner for Room At The Inn. We provide dinner, activities, sleeping accommodations, breakfast, and transportation back to their day site. To make this work, we need VOLUNTEERS! There are many volunteer roles with this ministry. For more information see Room at the Inn.

To sign up to help or learn more about volunteer opportunities with Room at the Inn, click here. For more information or questions about Living Word’s involvement with Room at the Inn, please contact Cheryl Jones at 314-630-2969 or jonesfoursome@sbcglobal.net.

Around The World

Donate to the Ghana Project

October 2017 Ghana Mission Trip

The Ghana Mission Team visited many projects that have been funded by gifts from The Ghana Project. The most recent project has been providing micro-flush latrines (toilets) in the Sandema-Abilyiri community in Ghana. The initial funding installed 20 latrines at 9 households. The Ghanians were very proud to show the Ghana Mission Team their latrines. This project is making a difference by preventing the spread of disease that is common in Ghana. Contact Pastor David Israel at disrael@livingwordumc.org for more information.

Check out this video to experience a glimpse of what a mission trip to Ghana is like.

Living Word Answers God’s Call

In 2010, Living Word answered God’s call and entered into a relationship with the people of northern Ghana. After an initial exploratory trip to northern Ghana to discover what needs the villages had, Living Word formed The Ghana Project. The Ghana Project’s mission is to establish relationships with the people of northern Ghana, provide them with clean water and help with their spiritual growth, educational, medical and agricultural needs..

Stay connected with The Ghana Project. Visit HelpGhanaNow.com to find out more information, and LIKE us on Facebook! If you’d like to see more videos about Ghana, check us out on Vimeo.

Ghana Christmas 2018 UPDATE!

Ghana Summer 2018 UPDATE!