Serving Our Community


As a church, our mission is to intentionally connect people to Jesus!  There are many lost and hurting people in our community; we hope you will join us as we strive to serve as Jesus did and shine His light for all to see!


Salvation Army bell ringing

DEC 7 & 14 at Grindstone HyVee

Looking for a way to serve this Christmas season? Help spread the love of Jesus & make a difference with every ring. Volunteer bell ringers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises the funds that sustain the help the organization gives all year long. The Salvation Army relies on money raised in red kettles to serve more than 25 million people in need each year.

  • Shifts are 1 hour

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Loaves and fishes

3rd Thursdays of the month from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Loaves and Fishes is served at Wilkes Blvd Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd.  Forum and other groups/churches join together in providing evening meals for 70-90 people.  You can actually serve the meal or can help by preparing dessert for the meal and drop off at the church.

  • Reoccurs every 3rd Thursday of the month.

  • If you would like to serve in this ministry, please contact Marlowe Schlegel at


Turning point

MONDAY - FRIDAY drop off at 702 Wilkes Blvd or Forum's office

Turning Point, a United Methodist ministry, welcomes the help of those in our community no matter their religious or non-religious affiliation. Our mission is to promote and restore dignity and hope among Columbians who are facing the possibility of housing crisis or who are currently experiencing homelessness.  The goal is to help facilitate positive turning points by providing a safe space, support, accountability, servicing needs and inspiring hope to transform lives to improve our community

Ways to help include: monetary donations, new socks, new or gently used walking shoes, new men’s & women’s undergarments, personal hygiene items, postage stamps, bus passes, laundry detergent (high efficiency), camping tents.  Items may be donated at the Turning Point (8:00 AM to 12:00 PM) or Forum’s office Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).


rainbow house

Rainbow is a regional child advocacy center, children’s emergency shelter, and a homeless youth program. Their mission is to keep children safe and support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention in child abuse and neglect.

Your ability to help is essential in carrying out Rainbow House’s mission. There are many ways you can help. What Rainbow House’s volunteers and donors have in common is their love and concern for children. You may choose to volunteer at events, help in chairing a committee, or serve on our Board of Directors. Maybe you’re a sponsor for one of Rainbow House’s annual events. Or perhaps you’ve become a part of our Monthly Giving Program. Through your donation of time and financial contributions, you are able to make a difference in the life of a child. Your involvement is greatly appreciated by the staff and children at Rainbow House.