Mennonite Voluntary Service

In 1975, Richard Friesen typed a letter to MVS director Gene Stoltzfus articulating Rainbow’s interest in starting an MVS unit in Kansas City. Gene wrote in response, “We like the dream; now we need to get it off the ground.”

Now the time has come to dream new dreams. In December 2019, Rainbow Church Council voted to close the KC MVS unit. We are sad the unit is closing, but who knows what will rise as a result of this particular end?!

As a way to thank everyone who has been part of KC MVS, we are throwing a party May 9-10, 2020. We hope you can join us either by being here in person or sending greetings and memories. We are inviting former MVS participants to join for an evening event on May 9th. Events on Sunday, May 10th will include a decommissioning service, shared lunch, and time to share memories. More information will come to this place soon.

To RSVP, please click here.

Together let’s celebrate the positive impact this 40+ year dream has had on countless lives and communities. The unit may be closing but the positive impact KC MVS has had will no doubt live on!

Contact us at or 913.236.8820 with any questions. For further information, join the KC MVS Facebook group here.