We love our community and our city, and we have great partners that are making the community and city a better place. Read on to learn about our mission partners serving in our neighborhoods and throughout the Kansas City area.
With the impact Covid-19 is having on our community, we also have ways to serve now:
Meals and Masks
- Foundry Church is still supporting the Meals and Masks Initiative. If you are making masks, or have mask donations, they can be dropped off in the bin with the red top in front of the park side building.
ACA Catering is donating 1 meal for every two purchased. These meals are being distributed to those in need through Foundry Church, Life Mission Church, and Barefoot Mission. For more information or to order meals click HERE.
Jubilee Community Garden
- in partnership with Community Covenant Church we have launched Jubilee Community Garden! The Jubilee Community Garden exists to serve our local community by providing fresh produce to under resourced people in the Kansas City metro. Whether it be individuals, families, small groups, etc., our desire is to provide an opportunity to be part of God’s story in a tangible way, sharing Christ’s love in a concrete way. We need help with everything from planting to weeding to art work and prayer. Contact Tekia Thompson at HERE to learn more.
Encouraging Health Care Workers
- We have also been invited by Community Covenant to join them in encouraging health care workers. Help us express support for the staff at Advent Health in Lenexa on K7 and Prairie Star parkway from 6:45-7:15 p.m.(Shift Change) on Saturday nights, April 25 through May 30.
We’ll turn our flashers on, honk our horns, put a sign in our windshields and pray for those on the front lines who are fighting the coronavirus. There is parking for about 200 cars at that hospital. We ask that people be on site by 6:35 p.m. so we can have everyone parked on time. Email us HERE if you have any questions.
Resource Drive - Mark your calendars to be part of our first City Wide Resource Drive on May 2. Many of the churches in Kansas City have hosted food drives over the past few weeks since the shelter in place order was issued. Over that time, the need at local pantries has grown exponentially. We can amplify our impact and help more people as we unify our efforts city-wide. To learn more and see the needed items, please click the FaceBook Event link HERE. Foundry Church is one of the co-hosts and there will be a drop off point for donations. We will be looking for 5-6 volunteers on May 2nd from 9am-1pm. Contact Josh See HERE for more info.
Serve Our City - Foundry Church loves to show up and surprise someone with Serve Our City. Each fall, we get to paint, build, fix, landscape and do so much more for someone who needs help. Dozens of volunteers roll up their sleeves to help someone in our community maintain or improve their home. You can serve by lending a hand. you can serve by sharing your construction expertise. you can serve by helping organize the project.
Make a financial donation HERE.
The Urban Scholastic Center, under the leadership of Chuck Allen, is raising new leaders from the urban core of Kansas City, Kansas. Through education, arts, and mentoring, you can join the USC team. You can serve a meal on Wednesday nights. You can mentor students in the after school programs. You can host an event or party for USC students. You can invite a group of USC students to see how your business operates. Click HERE to get more information on Urban Scholastic Center.
New churches reach more new people. That’s a fact. Foundry Church believes in planting new churches. Our partner Stadia is committed to launching new, vibrant, world changing churches in KC and the US. You can serve by helping with launch events and community service in surrounding areas. You can serve by giving financially. You can serve by praying for the plans being drawn up for a new church that will make a difference. For more information on Stadia, click HERE.
Many people in our neighborhoods and community have housing, food, and utility needs. We partner with Johnson County Multi-Services to serve families and individuals in need. Each month, 4-5 families get help through tough times. Each November, Foundry Church serves our community through the “feed someone” campaign, replenishing the food pantry at JoCo Multi-Services. You can serve by working one day a month organizing the pantry. You can serve by donating non-perishable food items. You can serve by delivering food to families. For more information, click HERE.
What If churches in Kansas City knew each other? What if churches in KC served the needs of the community together? What if the churches in KC partied together occasionally? That is the heart of “What if” - a consortium of churches who take three weeks each year and sing off the same sheet of music. In 2009, eleven churches participated in What If. Churches welcomed pastors from other churches to preach. Churches served the urban core with a turnout of over 1700 people on a one-day serving blitz, and thousands came together for a night of worship. In 2015, more than 30 churches joined the What If cause. Foundry Church is the home office for What If. You can serve by leading a serve day project. You can serve by donating construction and landscape materials. You can serve in organizing this city-wide venture. For more information, click HERE.