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Volunteers in Mission

The primary VIM (Volunteers in Mission) mission is serving rather than being served

We assess and address the needs for ministry in our church, our local community and globally. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus tells His disciples to go into all nations and make disciples.

Why Mission: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to claim deliverance to the captive, recovering of sight to the blind and to set the captive free.” Luke 4:18

Our Goal: Lift up the Least, Last and the Lost.

Our Journey: The St. James UMC VIM ministry has been in existence since 2009; however VIM has existed within The United Methodist Church for many years. The St. James VIM team grew out of a conference mission trip to Waverland, Mississippi after hurricane Katrina devastated the area. There were four members of St. James that went on the trip.

Upon our return, the members of this team wanted to keep that feeling going, thus, St. James VIM Team was created. Other members from the congregation were invited to join and presently there are more than fifty active members.

Mission Partners

We currently have an ongoing working relationship with:

  • St. James Food Pantry
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Harvesters
  • Niles Home for Children
  • Society of St. Andrew (SoSA)
  • Blue Hills Neighborhood Association
  • Ganta, Liberia United Methodist School and Hospital
  • Fequette Methodist Church of Mozambique

Meeting Schedule

1st Wednesday, (generally every month)
5:30 p.m.
St. James United Methodist Church
5540 Wayne, KCMO
1st Floor Board Room

For more information contact

Azell Williams at 816-260-9174 or


President: Azell Williams
Secretary: Alice Ellison
Treasurer: Donna Campbell-Brice
ActivityDirectors/Coordinators: Valinda Hobson and Yvonne Petite 
Publicity/Historian: Shicagolyn Hams-Scroggins

I John 3:18, My little children let us love not just in word or tongue, but in deeds and in truth.