Antioch United Methodist Church
Friday, July 01, 2022
Reach UP, reach IN, reach OUT for the glory of God!

Missions and Outreach

The mission of Antioch is to reach up, reach in, and reach out. We give out free food at the Crosslines Food Distribution on the first Friday from March through October at Robberson Elementary School. If you would like to join our winning team, call Pastor Kevin at 417-833-6171.

 

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.  Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." - Isaiah 58:10 (NLT).

 

Our nineteen (19) Antioch members and friends gave out food to 588 people and 182 families. That is THE most people in any one food distribution!

 


Big THANK YOU to Mark and Melanie, Dallas and Dianna, Steve and Nicole, Cynthia, Pat, Stephanie, Ginger, Erika, Michaela, Bob, Shobin, friends Lloyd and Glenda, Phyllis and Pastor Kevin. OoooRAH!!!! 👊

We want everyone to know about our food distributions because Jesus said, "let your light shine among people, that they may see your good works and praise your Father in Heaven", and also because there may be unchurched folk looking for a church that is active in helping people in the community.

 

On May 10, 2022, at Ozarks Food Harvest, our church members packaged 9,255 meals for low-income area seniors forced to decide between buying food and paying utilities or affording medications.

 

 

Awesome job Vicki, Scott, Sharon, Bob, Dallas, Dianna, Pam, Steve, Nicole, and Pastor Kevin! Way to go, Team Antioch!

 

The Awesome Antioch Youth group will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee for their 2022 Mission Trip from June 1st through June 5th. We will be staying at a church in the middle of Nashville, and collaborating with the church by helping with their monthly homeless luncheon and serve food to the homeless in Nashville. We will also be working at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Nashville to sort and package dry foods. Lastly, we will be volunteering at Nashville Humane Association to help look after pets and help with physical labor around the facility. On Saturday, the youth will participate in our surprise fun day activities as a treat for working so hard. The spiritual theme of the trip is always revealed on the first day. Our goal for this trip is to work and bond together as a youth ministry, serve others as an example of God's love, and individually grow in our relationships with God.

Sisters in Christ meet this Saturday @1:00 to 3:00 at Judy Davis’ home.


This Sunday, Pastor Kevin's message is "Everything Will Fall into Place for the Righteous, and Everything will Fall Apart for the Wicked!"

Thank you for being the hands of Jesus, Mark, Melanie, Bob, Sarah, Steve, Nicole, Andy, Stephanie and Pastor Kevin for giving out Crosslines food to 129 families and 383 people on the first Friday of May! Way to go Team Antioch...ooRAH!!!

 

 
We gave out Crosslines food to 255 people and 104 families on April 1st! Everyone who came through to get food was so thankful! Thanks to our 15 volunteers!! You made it happen!! Pastor Kevin had the opportunity to pray with a woman who lost her job at a call center and has a degree in dental assistant and wants very much to get a job as a dental assistant. She asked for prayer and we had prayer on the spot. Way to go Team Antioch....ooRAH!!!!!!
 
 
We gave out Crosslines food to 323 people and 109 families on Friday March 4. Great job Tom, Steve, Nicole, Dallas, Dianna, Crystal, Micaela, Pat, Stephanie, Cynthia, Mark, Melanie, Bob Uthoff and me. Team Antioch, ooRAAAAAH!

 

 

 

14,358 senior meals packaged! WOW!

On February 15 our church members packaged 14,358 meals for low-income area seniors forced to decide between buying food and paying utilities or affording medications.

 

Awesome job Vicki, Scott, Cindy, Crystal, Dallas, and Pastor Kevin! Way to go, Team Antioch!

 

Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving nearly 30,000 individuals weekly and provides more than 23 million meals annually across 28 Ozarks counties through programs such as the Weekend Backpack Program, Mobile Food Pantry, After-School & Summer Food programs, the Senior Food Program and more.

 

"Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." - Isaiah 58:10.

 
Way to go, Team Antioch! We packaged 780 bags of food at Ozarks Food Harvest that will provide 3,380 meals for children to take home over the weekends, when they might otherwise go hungry. Thank you Dallas, Dianna, Scott, Cindy, Crystal, Vicki, Mark, Melanie, and Pastor Kevin. 
Proverbs 19:17, "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed." 
 
 

 

Thanks to everyone who helped package Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We got 119 this year, way more than previous years! All glory to God and for the children in 170 countries!  

 

 

 

 

We helped Ebenezer United Methodist Church food pantry with canned goods and non perishable items during October. 

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are in! Please plan to pick up one or two or more as this will be our last BIG mission outreach for 2021!

 

GREAT JOB Mark, Melanie, Bob, Pat, Sam, Linda, Stephanie, Pastor Kevin, Micaela and Cynthia for giving out Crosslines food to 127 families and 342 people! Way to go Team Antioch...ooRAH!!!
 
 
We gave out 270 people and 100 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution at Robberson Elementary School on Friday May 7th. What a blessing to give out free food and to be the hands of Jesus for the community!
 
 
We gave out Crosslines food to over twenty families and over fifty people on Saturday May 1st at Silver Springs Park.
 

We gave out free food to 300 people and nearly 100 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution at Robberson Elementary School at 1100 E. Kearney in Springfield on Friday April 9th.

 

 

Thank you Scott, Dallas, Dianna, Bob, Pat, Sharol, Malachi, Janece, and Pastor Kevin packaging 1,101 pounds of food on February 2, 2021 at Ozarks Food Harvest. Team Antioch...ooRAAHHH!

 

 

 

We assembled 70 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for children all over the world! Way to go, Team Antioch! All glory to GOD! 

 

 

Ozarks Food Harvest community outreach is Tuesday September 29 @ 6:00-9:00.

 

We gave out food to 100 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Friday September 23, 2020 at Deliverance Temple Ministries! Thank you Andy, Dallas, Dianna, J.R., Jean, Kathy, and Pastor Kevin! Team Antioch...ooRAAHH!! 

 

We gave out food to 226 people and nearly 90 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Friday September 4, 2020! Thank you Andy, Dallas, Dianna, Pat, Cynthia, Dennis, Kathy, Stephanie, and Pastor Kevin! Team Antioch...ooRAAHH!!

 

Five Antioch members gave out food to 100 families on August 26, 2020 at the Crosslines Food Distribution at Deliverance Temple Ministries in Springfield! Way to go, Team Antioch....ooRAAAAH!!

 

Ten Antioch members packaged food for 660 school backpacks for Ozarks Food Harvest on Tuesday August 25! Ozarks Food Harvest provides food for 28 counties and about 1,600 students in Southwest Missouri. 

 

Eight adults and five teenagers gave out food on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 at the Crosslines Free Food Distribution in Springfield. The weather was hot but so was our Outreach, and we love being the hands of Jesus for our community! Way to go, Team Antioch, ooRAH! 

 

 

We have been collecting for the Harmony House here in Springfield. Harmony House provides safe and secure emergency housing to families escaping domestic violence. Since 1976, Harmony House provides emergency shelter, case management, advocacy and other supportive services to more than 800 women, men, and children. In addition to shelter services. If you or someone you know is living in an abusive situation, encourage them to call 417-864-SAFE (7233). Thanks to Sharon Mills for bringing this vital ministry to our attention.

 

 Past missions of Antioch United Methodist Church... 

 

We collected 80 shoeboxes to be given to children around the world for Jesus Christ! Hallelujah!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our church broke the record for the number of families given food, 209 families served on Friday May 3, 2019! Way to go, Team Antioch!  

 

 

 

Praise God for seventy Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes given to children globally! 

 

 

Did you know that The United Methodist Church has a worldwide mission relief team?  It's called The United Methodist Committee on Relief, or UMCOR, and it goes to people in crisis and natural disasters. Wherever there are tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, etc., UMCOR is there to provide emergency help. Want more information? Want to be the hands of Jesus for those suffering disasters? Check out www.umcor.org.
 
 
We served food to 373 people and 134 families at the Crosslines Distribution at Robberson Elementary School on Friday October 5th, 2018. Way to go, Team Antioch!! 
 
We served food to 387 people and 129 families at the Crosslines Distribution at Robberson Elementary School on Friday August 3rd, 2018. Very hot but very happy representing Jesus. Great job Team Antioch...ooRAH!! Want to join our winning team? Just show up on the first Friday of September.
 
We had fun serving food to 445 people and 104 families at the Crosslines Distribution at Robberson Elementary School on Friday July 6th, 2018. Very hot but very happy representing Jesus! Great job Team Antioch; accept no substitutes..ooRAH!! 
 
 
 
 
We served food to 305 people and over 120 families on Friday June 4, 2018 at the Robberson Elementary School in Springfield. Great job, Team Antioch, ooRAH!!!
 
We are going to serve Crosslines food to anybody and everybody at the Robberson Elementary School on Friday July 6th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. If you would like to help, no worries. Just show up at 9:00 a.m. and join us! No registration required. We always have fun giving out food in Jesus' name! If you know of anyone that needs food help, please let them know that we are giving out food at Robberson Elementary School in Springfield at 1100 E. Kearney on Friday June 4th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thank you!
 
We served food to 138 families on May 4th, 2018 at Robberson Elementary School. Go Team Antioch!
 
We gave out food to 152 people and 48 families on Saturday March 10, 2018, and it didn't rain!! THANK YOU JESUS! Way to go Team Antioch, ooRAH!!