Consider inviting a couple of international students to join you for Thanksgiving Day. Many never visit an American home. Students would need to be picked up and returned to Maryville campus. Their English skills are excellent and you would enjoy getting to know about their culture. Contact Dianne Larson, 636.220.2376.

Would you like to help serve new moms in our Kirk family? If you are willing to provide a meal for families who are welcoming new babies, please send your name and contact info to Leah Jakes at We will contact you when there is a need and you can choose to cook, pick up, or order a meal on a date that is convenient for you. Even the simplest of meals can be a huge blessing!

If you are interested in crocheting or knitting baby blankets for newborns, or prayer shawls for someone going through a difficult time, consider joining The Stitchers. We meet the second Thursday of each month and our next meeting is November 8 at the home of Christie Castagno. Contact Barbara Fleming for information about prayer shawls and Ann Stried for information about baby blankets.

CIRCLE OF CONCERN feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.  We support Circle of Concern by our Give a Meal a Month program and by publishing their current needs. The food receptacle is located in the Commons area. November Menu: can of cooked ham, can of sweet potatoes, can of green beans, can of cream of mushroom soup, and can of French's fried onions, box of macaroni and cheese, can of applesauce, box of powdered milk, packages of prepared pudding (do not need refrigeration). Optional: laundry detergent. Critical Needs: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned pasta, snacks, and deodorant. For a complete list of regular groceries they provide each month, visit