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  • Phone: (316) 788-1507
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  • Mailing Address: 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd. Derby KS 67037

 

 

Missions

Our Missions

Woodlawn offers a wide range of Mission opportunities. If you would like more information, or would like to help with any of these missions, please call the church office at 316-788-1507.

Angel House Orphanage and Angel House Secondary School

In 2009, Woodlawn member Holly Heyroth Opundo, became a missionary for Angel House Orphanage. Her passion has led the congregation to partner with her to help this orphanage grow and to teach its children about the love of Christ.

African Faith Journey

Along with Woodlawn's support, many projects have been completed throughout the past years at Angel House Orphanage. We are in awe at what God has done and continues to do in the lives of the orphans and volunteers involved with this ministry.

Grass Roots Ministry

Grass Roots exist for the orphaned and abandoned children of East Africa and strives to educate a faithful, self-sufficient generation that will positively impact the lives of others.

Derby Community Family Services (DCFS)

Serving residents of the USD 260 school district. Located at 4900 South Clifton, in Oaklawn. Services include The Food Pantry; The Good Samaritan Fund, which offers utility assistance; and Snack Packs for children at risk of not having food in their homes over the weekend.

GraceMed

GraceMed is a community health center that provides both medical and dental care for the people of Wichita, Sedgwick County, and Kansas. They treat the uninsured and the underinsured, as well as the insured. 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry, working in partnership with low-income families to help them improve their living conditions. You can help build a Habitat home.

Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of Kairos Ministries is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition to productive citizenship. Events are held at the Hutchinson and El Dorado facilities.

United Methodist Open Door Drop-in Center

The UM Open door Drop-In Center is open to homeless adults in need of a meal, a place to shower and do laundry, and to receive mail and telephone messages about potential job opportunities. 

Operation Back-to-School

Operation Back-to-School provides backpacks and school supplies to needy children in the USD 260 school district. You can help collect supplies and assemble the backpacks.

Operation Holiday

This community wide mission provides USD 260 individuals and families in need with non-perishable food and grocery vouchers for perishable items.  In addition, toys are given to children through 14 years of age, and gift cards to older teens.  Hundreds of volunteers are needed each year to serve in this community-wide mission. Click here for volunteer opportunities www.derbyophol.org

Overseas Care Packages

This mission supports military men and women who have been deployed overseas. Early each month, the troops on our list receive care packages filled with homemade baking, miscellaneous snacks and/or personal care items. Let us know if you know someone deployed that needs a touch of home. The troop does not need to be from Woodlawn.

Volunteers in Mission (VIM)

VIM’s primary purpose is to radiate the love of Jesus Christ. Volunteers go to numerous locations in Kansas, the United States and around the world to build or repair churches, homes, camps, fresh water facilities, and many other projects. For more information, visit the Great Plains UMC website.

Winterfest

Our Winterfest craft show is held the first Saturday in December at Woodlawn UMC. The profits go to support various missions of our church. Help is always needed to set up booth spaces, staff the kitchen, support the vendors, and clean up afterward. More information HERE.

Woodlawn Thrift Shop

The Woodlawn Thrift Shop is located at 103 N. Baltimore, on the corner of K-15 and Washington in Derby. Stop by to browse our good-quality used clothes for all ages. We also have an assortment of small household items. Profits are contributed to various community programs such as Operation Holiday, Operation Back-to-School and the Good Samaritan Fund.  The shop works with USD 260 social workers to provide necessities for school children. The Thrift Shop depends on the donations of clothing and small household items from church members and the community.

Thrift Shop hours are 9 am. to 2 pm. Wed. - Sat.

Youthville/Ember Hope

Youthville/Ember Hope provides specialized care and treatment programs to youth and families, foster care and permanent adoption services, treatment and therapeutic foster care, and clinical and community-based services. 

Mini-missions at Woodlawn

It’s the little things we do that collectively add up in the long run to benefit the world around us. Here are a few current ways to chip in for the good of the church and the community at large.

  • Save your pop cans and bring them to church. Pluck off the pull-tabs for Ronald McDonald House and bring them to the office, place your cans in the container beside the pop machine in the Youth Center to be recycled and used toward youth missions.
  • Save your “box tops for education” labels found on numerous grocery items and Campbell soup labels, and put them in the special Red Bird Mission box provided on the mission table (by the Garden room). Red Bird is a United Methodist mission. The box tops are used to fund their Christian school and medical facility for the poorest of the poor in Appalachia.
  • WUMC earns cash rewards for purchases made using enrolled Dillon's Plus Cards. Enroll at dillons.com/communityrewards. An information sheet is available in the office. If you need help enrolling, contact Joyce Christians 788-7976 ( ) or Roylene Klein 788-0869 ( ). The more shoppers we get enrolled for Woodlawn, the more we will get in cash rewards.
  • Bring your unused coupon ads to the church office. Each week, a volunteer shopper uses the donated coupons to buy for soldier care packages, the food pantry, snack packs, and Youthville.
  • When you’re out grocery shopping, pick up an extra box of cereal, can of vegetables, or can of soup and donate it to the Food Pantry.
  • Do you shop online? Register for the UMC Market (www.umcmarket.org) and select Woodlawn UMC to receive donations from participating vendors from 3% to 9%.