West Heights UMC, in partnership with Partners for Wichita participates in their annual Bags of Blessings event where we collect personal care items for people in need throughout the Wichita area and package them into 1-gallon bags for delivery.  Partners for Wichita deliver the bags to organizations and agencies who work closely with those who are most in need.  Items needed for these bags are travel (small) size: Soap (bar or liquid), Lotion, Razor, Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant, Comb, Chapstick/Lip balm, Washcloth, Kleenex, Emery board or clippers, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shaving Cream, Bandaids (3), and White socks.  To learn more about this program, please click here.  If you have questions about this mission program and would like more information, please click here - we will get back with you soon!  

Upcoming Opportunities To Serve

Bags of Blessings is a once-a-year event, usually occurring in February.  People serve through cash donations to purchase hygiene items, donations of hygiene products, participating in the bagging event at the church or delivering finished bags to the designated drop-off point.  Anyone can serve and make a difference.  At other times of the year, there are many opportunities at West Heights to participate in similar outreach programs through Open Door.  Please click here to see what service opportunities are coming up soon!

Where We Serve

The bagging event occurs at West Heights UMC at a designated date/time.


Past Service

Would you like to see people in action serving God through Bags of Blessings?  Check it out below!

A group of 3 assembled 30 complete bags using items donated and purchased from $165 in donations. All of the left-over items were delivered with the bags to Partners for Wichita to help complete additional bags. Thank you all!

Due to icy conditions, the assembly event was canceled so 5 people assembled 48 bags using items donated and purchased from $165 in donations.  There were a lot of left over individual items that were delivered to Partners for Wichita that, in combination with other contributions, will make many more Bags of Blessings!

21 people packaged 155 bags using items purchased from $1,200 in donations