Churches United in Ministry

As Catholic Stewards, we are not only called to share our time, talent and treasure within our parish community, but also within our community at large.  Since 1968, the Christian Churches of McPherson have joined resources to serve the needs of the poor and disadvantaged through Churches United in Ministry (C.U.M.).  This interfaith social service assist individuals and families by providing down-payments on homes, assistance with utility bills and vouchers for food and clothing.

The C.U.M. office is located at 119 E. Euclid and is open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for families who need assistance. Connie Blake, the office manager, can be reached at (620)241-8331.

The Lord’s Diner

Free evening meals are provided daily to the homeless and other persons in need at the Lord's Diner in Wichita. Volunteers are needed each day to help serve the meals and clean up the dining room and kitchen afterwards. Our parish provides this service one day a month. Food Handlers Training is re­quired of each volunteer. Such training is available at St. Joseph's on a periodic basis.

Contact Kim Glazner (245-0243) or Linda Harger (245-0073).

Save & Share

The Save N’ Share thrift shop of McPherson is located one block south of Kansas Avenue at 111 South Maple street.  Through the collection and resale of charitable donations of used household items and clothing, Save n’ Share funds the work of Churches United in Ministry to assist the disadvantaged members of our community.  Volunteers are needed regularly to staff the store.

Items that are accepted: clothing, microwaves, dishes, televisions, small furniture and other household items.  Because of space constraints, large furniture or appliances are not accepted.

Store hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday and 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month.

For those interested in volunteering or for more information in making donations to the store, contact Melody Duren at (620)241-7389 or the parish office (620)241-0821

McPherson County Food Bank

Located at 707 South Main, the McPherson County Food Bank provides food items for residents in need.

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 10:00 am to 12:45 p.m. and Fridays 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The food bank relies upon the help of volunteers to operate the store and acquire food items.  The food bank accepts food donations or funds with which to purchase food items.

Phone number: 241-8050

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that delivers a lunch time meal to elderly and infirm residents of the city of McPherson.  Relying upon volunteers deliverers, Meals on Wheels provides a nutritionally balanced meal to those who cannot prepare one themselves.  Meals can be prepared for specific dietary needs.

The churches of McPherson help deliver meals one Sunday a month.  Meals are prepared at McPherson Memorial Hospital.  Connie Grennan is the director for the local chapter and has an office located in the hospital annex at 915 N Walnut St.

Chairperson: Denise Koehn  620-242-6979

Phone: (620) 241-5238    http://www.mowaa.org