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4D2nd Street Music Week

Kids Music week with Drama, Discovery, Discipleship and D’Music, (the 4D’s). The Kids Music week is held Monday-Thursday during the summer. Kids work eack morning on music and play in the afternoon. The program concludes Thursday evening with a performance for parents and friends.


American Red Cross

We proudly partner with the Red Cross as a shelter when there is a need in our community. The Red Cross assesses each disaster and may choose to utilize our building should the need arise. We open our doors as a safe haven and provide a comforting presence to those in crisis.


Anchors

A seniors program is offered once a month to church and community persons. A guest entertainer and lunch are offered along with a devotion time and fun fellowship.


Center Community Partnerships

Holmeswood partners with the Center School District throughout the year providing Back Snacks, clothes, food, and school supplies.

•Back Snacks – “Back Snacks” are delivered weekly during the school year to Center High School and Center Alternative School to students who have been identified as “Unaccompanied Youth”.

•Clothes Closet – Our church has a clothes closet to assist students and families identified by social workers of the Center School District throughout the year.

•Food Pantry – Our church houses a food pantry to assist those in need within the Center School District. Request for food assistance may be made by calling the church office. Food is distributed by appointment only on Fridays from 11:30-12:30.

•Center School Supply Closet – Our church houses a school supply closet for use by school personnel to assist with students’ needs throughout the year.

For more information concerning the Center School District or volunteers opportunities, please click the links below:

Center School District

Center Friends

Lead to Read

Lead to Read, www.leadtoreadkc.org


Children’s Faith & Fun

The first Wednesday of each month children and youth are invited to participate in Faith and Fun. It runs from 5:30-7:30 - a meal is provided. The evening includes educational and spiritual activities that connect Bible stories with crafts and games. All children in the community are invited.


Clothes Closet

Our Clothes Closet supports the needs of families in the Center School District. We do not accept drop-offs and the closet is used only by the district social workers who are helping identified families.


Community Chorus

This singing group meets every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. (with breaks in the summer) to learn new songs and practice the old. Throughout the fall and spring months they take their songs on the road to nursing homes, churches, and other ministry organizations. They always need new voices.


Fall Festival

Holmeswood annually hosts a community Fall Festival in October for the surrounding neighborhood and congregation. There are several opportunities for service related to this fun event. Opportunities include coordinating the event, donations, organizing, advertising and volunteering during the actual event. This is a wonderful way to connect our neighborhood and church community.


Food Pantry

This is an ongoing ministry to meet the needs of hungry people in the Center Community. We are in partnership with the school district social workers who have daily access to the food pantry as well as serving those who call on the church for assistance throughout the week.


In addition to supporting Forest Avenue Family Shelter financially, two groups from Holmeswood volunteer their time and resources by providing a meal for approximately 40 homeless women and children on the second and third Monday of each month. Holmeswood on occasion participates in the collection of items needed for the shelter.


Organizations We Financially Support

Click on each organization's title to find out more information about them.

Local:

Central Baptist Theological Seminary – “Prepares women and men for seeking God, shaping church and serving humanity. The seminary offers innovative theological education and effective ministry formation in a global context”.

William Jewell College – “A private, four-year liberal arts college in Liberty, Missouri, founded in 1849 by the Missouri Baptist Convention”.

Hillcrest Transitional Housing- "Offers homeless families, singles & youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment. Unlike many organizations whose focus is one-time or emergency care, Hillcrest’s primary objective is to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 90 days by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve."

State:

Baptist Home - The Baptist Home goal is to provide Christ-like care to aging humanity here at home and around the world.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Heartland –The regional organization affiliated with CBF national. Their goals are: Inspiring Leaders, Transforming Missions, and Engaging Communities.

Missouri Baptist Children’s Home – It provides Christian residential child care, emergency child care, foster and adoptive services, crisis pregnancy services, and family counseling services.

Word and Way –A source of news and opinion, serving Baptists throughout the Midwest.

Global/National:

Baptist Center for Ethics (Ethics Daily.com) – This organization was founded with the mission of providing pro-active, positive and practical ethics resources to churches.

Baptist News Global – This non-profit news organization offers news, features and commentaries.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship –A Christian network comprised of individuals and churches that work together to spread the hope of Christ.

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty - The BJC’s mission is to defend and extend God-given religious liberty for all, furthering the Baptist heritage that champions the principle that religion must be freely exercised, neither advanced nor inhibited by government.

Baptist World Alliance – This organization supports Baptist throughout the world in defense of human rights and religious freedom.


Pray and Play

An open door basketball ministry. Guys and gals from the community join in basketball and a devotion/prayer time Tuesday nights throughout the year. Volunteers to pray, lead a devotion time, or simple come up and hangout with our community neighbors are always needed.


Prayers and Squares

This ministry team meets the second Monday of the month to make lap sized quilts for individuals who need to be wrapped in prayer. While each quilt is made the creators pray for the individual who will receive the quilt. Anyone who likes to sew, tie or pray is invited to join the team.


Each year during October and November shoe boxes are filled by individuals or as group projects with items for children. They are mailed to global areas and given to children during the Holiday season.


School Supply Room

Holmeswood hosts a year round school supply closet for students in the Center School District. Supplies are collected in the fall and throughout the year.


Vacation Bible School

An annual summer event for children. Vacation Bible school reaches out to the church community and neighborhood to provide a week of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth and renewal.


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