Antioch United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 15, 2018
We worship God, grow together, and go to serve Jesus!

Missions and Outreach

Would you be interested in participating in Operation Christmas Child? Operation Christmas Child is a life-changing ministry that reaches children all over the globe with a shoebox full of blessings. We have Operation Christmas Child boxes at our church. Everyone who fills a box is asked to include the $9.00 shipping fee with their box. We also happily accept monetary donations and individual item donations which the Women of God will use to fill boxes. Sunday November 11th is the deadline to turn in boxes to church.

Please contact the church if you are interested at 417-833-6171 and also visit the Operation Christmas Child website:
We served food to 373 people and 134 families at the Crosslines Distribution at Robberson Elementary School on Friday October 5th. 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. 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. 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 4th 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 at Robberson Elementary School. Go Team Antioch!
We gave out food to 152 people and 48 families on Saturday March 10th, and it didn't rain!! THANK YOU JESUS! Way to go Team Antioch, ooRAH!!
Past missions of Antioch United Methodist Church... 
Last December 2017 we collected 52 Winter Coats for Crosslines!! Way to go, Team Antioch!  #HisBirthday
On last November 2017 we assembled and delivered 76 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to bless children around the world, in Jesus' name. Team Antioch, ooRAH!!!
In August 2017, we gave out food to 401 individuals and 143 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution at Robberson Elementary School in Springfield. Way to go, Team Antioch! OoooRAH!!!
We gave out food to 138 families in June 2017 at the Crosslines Food Distribution at Robberson Elementary School.  
2017 Missouri Flood Relief update...
Missouri has experienced flood damage in multiple parts of the state with anticipated impact still to come as rivers continue to crest. Missouri state officials are asking that United Methodist churches not send volunteers at this time due to high water and road closures. Missouri United Methodist Disaster Response is in contact with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.

United Methodist Church on Relief (UMCOR) is also keeping a close eye on the situation and is in touch with Missy Lindner, the Disaster Response Coordinator. Please pay attention to local requests for volunteers by county and city/town officials. That is the best and safest way for immediate service. The UMC Disaster Response Facebook page will help share these local requests:

You can help financially by sending checks to the Annual Conference with the designation of "disaster relief". All giving for flood relief will be used through our general disaster relief fund. This will give us the flexibility to use any funds remaining for future disasters. Make checks payable to: Missouri Annual Conference (memo: Mo Disaster Response) and mail to Missouri Annual Conference, 3601 Amron Ct. Columbia, MO 65202.

Or you can give online by logging on to the Missouri Conference Disaster Response website:

Please continue to pray for the people of flood-affected areas and for the lives lost due to the rising water. 


We gave food to 130 families at the Robberson Elementary School Food Distribution in May 2017. Great job, Team Antioch!

The results of hosting the Crosslines Food Distribution in March 2017...

We gave out groceries at the Robberson Elementary School on the first Friday morning of each month, 9:00 to 11:00.
We served food at Springfield Victory Mission once a month, starting in April.
Four Antioch members delivered the many gifts and groceries to our three adopted families on Monday December 19th, 2016 and the families were absolutely overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude, especially the children. Two boys danced around in the snow, absolutely giddy with excitement, one little girl's jaw just dropped in shock over all of the wrapped presents and food that we delivered, and it's all because of the extravagant generosity of our members! Wow! Thank you Lord! Great job, Team Antioch! 
Last December 2016, we collected 33 Winter Coats for Crosslines, and we assembled and delivered 78 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to bless children around the world, in Jesus' name. Team Antioch, ooRAH!!!
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 helps them in ways that meets the community's needs. Recently UMCOR collaborated with American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera) and helped build a safe, sanitary, healthy learning environment for the preschoolers in refugee camps in the country of Lebanon. The story is amazing! Read more ( 
We gave out food to over 300 people and 96 families at Bowerman Elementary School on Monday August 22, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Glory to God! Antioch collected 95 coats for the Winter Coat Drive for Crosslines and collected a total of 58 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in December 2015. Thanks to everyone!
415 people and 110 families were served food on September 26th, 2015 at the Crosslines Food Distribution! Praise the Lord!
We raised $99.14 dollars for the Pregnancy Care Center during a Potluck and Talent Show 2015. Thanks to all who shared their talents and attended.

We served 76 families and 171 people at the Crosslines "Fish" church outreach on April 24, 2015.
THANKS TO ALL who filled up and brought in Victory Mission "Hope Totes" in the Fall 2015. 
United Methodist Committee On Relief approved a grant of $90,000 for partner GlobalMedic to bring sorely needed clean water to Nepal earthquake survivors through distribution of household & public water-filtration units. Thank You Lord for our United Methodist global mission outreach!

We also have had two 5K Walks to raise money for Robberson elementary school in Springfield.

We also serve food at Victory Mission one Saturday per quarter.