Caring Ministry

The OP Church Caring Ministry is a web of programs that

seek to help our immediate community needs.


Below you can find information about the programs and services offered. If you have any questions about any of the programs, please contact our Director of Caring Ministry, Carl Jemison at carl.jemison@op.church or 913-634-4607. You can also reach out to him if you have a need that is not addressed in any of the program descriptions below.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry is a fully-stocked Harvester's agency. Anyone in need can have access to the pantry through an appointment. Call 913-634-4607 to secure an appointment.

Volunteer at the pantry:

On Thursday morning help us pack and deliver food to assisted living homes and low-income housing facilities.

Home Furnishings

OP Church offers clothing and home furnishings such as bedding, appliances, lamps, TVs, furniture, and more.

Donations are accepted based on need and our ability to store the items.

Call 913-634-4607 for more information, or to volunteer for pick-up or deliveries.

SHARE Iowa

OP Church is an affiliate site of the SHARE Iowa organization.


SHARE Iowa is a nonprofit food buying group that offers good, nutritious products at a reduced cost through a volunteer-run, community-based distribution system. SHARE participants can save on frozen meats, fresh produce, and other grocery items.


Volunteer with Share Iowa:
SHARE Iowa takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the OP Church Fellowship Hall. To volunteer please arrive at 10:00 a.m. For more information call 913-634-4607.

Community Service Hours

If you need to complete community service hours, OP Church has projects available through appointment.

Most community service hours are available during the week, but at SHARE Iowa (please see info above) 3-4 hours are available on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Call 913-634-4607 to make a community service appointment.

Thanksgiving Baskets

Through this program, church members sponsor Thanksgiving dinners for families who would otherwise go without.

To sponsor a family's Thanksgiving dinner, sign up in the church lobby on a Sunday morning in the weeks prior to Thanksgiving.

To confidentially request a Thanksgiving dinner, sign up in the church lobby or call 913-634-4607.

Christmas Dinner & Angel Tree

OP Church provides Christmas dinners and children's gifts to families who would otherwise go without. You can sponsor Christmas dinner or gifts by signing up in the church lobby on the Sunday mornings leading up to Christmas. At that time, you can also confidentially request dinner or children's Christmas gifts for a family.