Outreach & Mission

In 2017 Larned UMC will participate in Impact Larned, a project that will have teams to help families in the community with needs pertaining to their homes.

Larned UMC and Garfield UMC join with other churches and organizations in the community to staff the Food Pantry on a rotating basis.

Larned UMC collects food for the food pantry on the months that have five Sundays.  After the 5th Sunday the food is delivered to the Food Pantry.

Larned UMC provides financial support every month for Helping Hands.

During Advent, Larned UMC selects a project to help some group within the community.

Prayer Group meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00am.  You can submit a prayer request to the church office or at the community prayer box located in front of the Budget Shop.  We pray for anyone within that community that has a need, you do not have to be a member of Larned UMC.

Theatre:

On the 4th Friday of each month we get volunteers to help serve concessions and sell tickets at the local theater, as part of several community groups that have come together to make it possible for us to have a theater that runs 1st run movies.  To help you can show up on the 4th Friday between 6 and 7 pm or contact Marilyn Bell @ 285-2245 or by email.

Worship (ushers, greeters, cookie bakers, readers, technology, nursery):

There are many opportunities to help make our worship services a true experience of welcome and worship.  They include helping welcome people as a greeter or usher, and signing up to bake or bring cookies for the fellowship time prior to worship. As we are blessed with many little kids we also need people who are willing to help with nursery, and Children’s church.

If you are interested in being more a part of the worship service there are opportunities to teach children’s time, serve as a Communion Steward or share special music.  As we have increased our use of technology in worship we also have found we need at least 2 people helping.

If you are willing to help in any of these areas please contact the office.

Food Pantry:

We serve as one of many groups in the community that volunteer to operate the Pawnee County Food Pantry, which is open Monday – Friday, 4-6 pm.  If you would like to help contact Connie Fox @ 285-6453 who coordinates our volunteers.

Budget Shop:

The Budget Shop is a ministry of the United Methodist Women, and is a major ministry to the community.  You can help the ministry of the Budget Shop by;  donating clothes and small household items, volunteering to work sorting or helping customers, or by shopping there.  The Budget Shop is open Thursday & Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. If you would like to help contact Susan Fox @ 804-1106.

Community Meal:

From the beginning of June through the end of July we serve lunch, Monday – Friday, 11:30-12:30.  Lunch is free to ALL kids 18 and under, with no requirements other than they show up.  Adults can eat for $3.50.  While this is a ministry of the church our goal was indeed to help our kids know that they are surrounded by a community that cares for them, so the meals are served by many different groups from our community, including the City of Larned, the schools, clubs, and other churches.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer you can contact Debbie Makings at 620-804-0673