Every Wednesday in August, you’re invited for an evening of fantastic music at Platte Woods United Methodist Church! Each week, a different group will perform in our Worship Center, covering a wide variety of musical styles. Hot August Nites (also known as Concerts With Walter) has been a PWUMC tradition for decades, and we hope you’ll come see why!
New Red Onion Jazz Babies
August 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Refreshments at 6:00 p.m.
We’re proud to host Kansas City’s premier traditional jazz band, New Red Onion Jazz Babies. They’ll be playing music by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Harry Connick Jr.
Walter Bryant and Friends
starring Lonnie McFadden, Rod Fleeman, Jurgen Welge and James Albright
August 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Refreshments at 6:00 p.m.
Each week, Platte Woods UMC is blessed by the many talents of our music director, Walter Bryant. Known throughout Kansas City as a writer, arranger and musician in his own right, Walter has had the opportunity to play with many of KC’s most famous musicians. Join us on the 28th as Walter is joined by an all-star group of friends for music and dance.
Journey offers monthly programs to strengthen your relationship at any stage and any age! On the fourth Friday of the month, join us for a time of community and learning, followed by the opportunity for a date night for you and your significant other.
Have elementary-age and younger kids in the house? We provide professional childcare for your evening so you can enjoy your time together without worry. Childcare is $10 per family when registered 10 days before the event. Childcare reservations made after that deadline will be charged a $20 late fee.
Our schedule each month looks something like this:
|Enjoy a light snack while getting to know other couples. Childcare dropoff is available during this time.|
|Each month, we’ll have a different program of information designed to give you the knowledge and nudge to work on your relationship. There is no mandatory homework or reading and each month’s individual topic allows for flexibility in attendance.
Our 2019-20 study is based on the book “I Said This, You Heard That: How Your Wiring Colors Your Communication” by Kathleen Edelman. If you’ve ever wondered why sometimes your significant other doesn’t seem to hear you, or you feel like you are talking to a wall, then this is the Journey for you!
|Whether you decide to have a quiet dinner alone, catch up on some shopping or play mini golf, we hope you’ll take some of what you learned during the program and discuss it with your partner during your date. If your kids are in childcare, just be back by 9:00 for pickup!
Registration & Upcoming Dates
Faith In Action is an annual serve event that began at PWUMC in 2005. Each year, hundreds of members, along with family and friends, spend the weekend putting their faith into action by volunteering at various partner locations. FIA projects are designed for all ages and abilities so everyone is able to participate.
The theme for 2019 is SHINE. In the Gospel of John, Jesus is called “the true light, which gives light to everyone.” (John 1:9) Throughout the New Testament, the followers of Jesus are called to be lights in the darkness. Join us as we share the light of Christ with those in our community, city and world!
Iglesia de Camino | 9:00-12:00
Volunteers will work at our Hispanic sister church in downtown KC. Projects will include organizing the food pantry, painting the dining hall, or doing yard work on the church grounds.
Leader: Jeanne Mathiesen
Southeast Elementary School | 9:00-12:00
Participants of this service project will be working with the elementary school to complete various beautification projects.
Lazarus Table and Boutique | 10:00-1:00
Serve lunch to the homeless and hungry at Lazarus Table or be a personal shopper in their boutique.
Leaders: Glenn and Barbara Ladd
Habitat for Humanity Build | tbd
Join a group at our Habitat for Humanity Build. Volunteers must be at least 16 y/o. No construction skills required. Location and time commitment TBD.
Leaders: Ben Cox and Kevin Devoto
Hillcrest Clearance Outlet | 9:00-12:00
This is a great volunteer opportunity for all ages and abilities. This will include cleanup, organizing, stocking the outlet, and more.
Rise & Shine Breakfast Volunteer | 7:00-9:30
Help in the kitchen on Saturday morning as we prepare and serve breakfast for our volunteers before they head to their project locations for the day.
Numana Food Packing Event | 8:00-1:00
We have committed to providing 100,000 meals during our Numana Food Packing Project, which will serve the hungry in Haiti through Mission of Hope. Volunteers can work all day or choose a shift that best suits your schedule. All ages are welcome to join! For individuals requiring seating, any point in the Numana assembly line can be accommodated with chairs.
Shift One | 10:00-11:30
Shift Two | 11:30-1:00
Green Shirts| 8:00-1:00
Green Shirts act as event managers during the event, ensuring that the assembly line process goes smoothly, and that everyone has a chance to be part of the fun. These specially designated and trained volunteers must be at least 15 years old. If you are interested in being a Green Shirt, please contact Brandi Molina.
Purchase a Faith In Action SHINE T-shirt to wear during the event (and after) and support our Numana Food Packing project. Proceeds will help us reach our goal of providing 100,000 meals for Mission of Hope for Haiti. T-shirts are Graphite Heather and 50/50 cotton/polyester. Order deadline is August 17. If you have questions, contact Brandi Molina.