Missions and Outreach

Vision of UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief)

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of the United Methodist Church, UMCOR transforms and strengthens people and communities.


Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

For More Information about UMCOR

Midwest Mission Layette and School Kits

Student School Kit

3 notebooks—single-subject spiral 8”x10 ½”

1 pencil eraser—2” or larger

1 pair of student scissors

1 pencil sharpener

1 ruler 12” long with metric

1 box of 12 colored pencils

6 unsharpened pencils—no advertising

1 box of 24 crayons

Place in cloth bag with one handle. Patterns for cloth bags.

Personal Dignity Kit “PDK”

1 bath hand towel—no kitchen towels ·

1 bath washcloth—no kitchen dishcloths ·

1 sturdy comb—no rat tail or picks ·

1 razor with guard ·

1 pair of nail clippers—no files/emery boards

10 Band-Aids—3/4” x 3” ·

1 adult toothbrush—no multipacks ·

1 toothpaste—2.5 oz. or larger ·

1 bar soap—3-4 oz. ·

1 shampoo—15-18 oz. ·

1 deodorant—2-3 oz.—stick, roll on, or pump ·

Place items in one-gallon, resealable, plastic bag

Layette Kits

6 cloth diapers

2 undershirts or onesies

2 gowns or sleepers

2 infant size washcloths (no adult washcloths)

6 diaper pins - must have protective plastic closures

2 receiving blankets -28” x 28” to 32” x 32” (no crib blankets)

1 sweater, sweatshirt or jacket - must open from the front, may be hand-knitted, crocheted, or sewn; no ties or buttons

Bundle the items inside one of the blankets and secure with diaper pins.

This year—please keep individual items or complete kits at home until the church building opens up. Thanks for donating! Contact Jane Punke with any questions at (515) 451-8659.