On Thursday evenings you are invited to a weekly meal from 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Come for the meal and stay for the healing.
The following groups will be offered.
Christmas Care Night
Thursday, December 13
Dining Hall, 5-7:30 p.m.
Register for childcare by December 9.
Memories of losses often surface during the holiday season. At Christmas Care night, we will gather to honor losses by making Christmas ornaments and celebrating the birth of Jesus. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner and worship. Please join us!
Contact Nancy Liston with any questions.
Holiday Grief Group
December 6, 13, and 20, 10:00 a.m.
While the holidays offer festive music and sparkling decorations, they can also be a time for grieving the loss of loved ones. Sharing stories of loved ones, reading scriptures, and devotions can help us experience the joy of the birth of Jesus in the midst of loss. Pastor Nancy invites you to join her for Holiday Grief Support at in her office, Room 209. Materials, coffee, and tea provided.
For more information contact Pastor Nancy.
Anxiety & Mindfulness Group
Mindfulness practices are a way of connecting your mental, emotional and spiritual health. We will seek to understand how the brain changes with anxiety. We will learn mindfulness practices that keep us in the present moment and practice our new tools! Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, January 10-31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Instructors are Vicki Krehbiel and Dusti Preul. Online registration is available or you can contact Vicki Krehbiel. There is no fee for the class.
Seven Principles for Couples Class
Thursdays, January 31-March 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
The class will help couples enhance fondness and admiration and work as a team to improve their relationship. Free childcare, gift cards and snacks provided. Register by Jan. 10 to attend. Find more information call 855-778-5437 or email@example.com.
Empty/Emptying Nesters Fellowship
Are you missing the duty of chauffeuring your child to and from various sports activities or music lessons? Now that you don’t have to attend games and recitals are you feeling a little lost as to what to do with your time? Have we got an idea for you! Explore the opportunities that lie ahead as you rediscover your faith, your personal identity and your new family identity now that your children are launching from home.
Steve and Cindy Breon are leading this group. Contact Cindy Breon for more information.
Our counseling ministry is unique in that we have a full-time Licensed Professional Counselor on staff here at Platte Woods Church. Vicki Krehbiel, M.S., L.P.C., is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a National Board-Certified Counselor. She has 25 years of experience in dealing with issues such as marital conflict, domestic violence, grief, adolescent struggles, depression, divorce and parenting issues. Vicki is available to provide counseling for individuals, couples, families and groups. Counseling is set up by contacting Vicki directly for a consultation. Her extension is 229 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling intern Michael Kramer joined the team in January, 2018. Michael is working on his Masters in Counseling from Mid-America Nazarene University. Michael will be with us through April 2019. Michael’s emphasis is on marriage and Family Relationships. For appointments with Michael, please contact Vicki Krehbiel at 816-741-2972, ext. 229.
Platte Woods United Methodist Church offers a variety of ministries designed to provide compassionate support to those struggling with relationships, spiritual questioning, and emotional issues. We also seek to make available opportunities for growth in these areas.
We believe persons with healthy relationships who choose to follow Jesus are in a good position to be equipped to care for others. We provide training to visit the sick and lonely; to pray with others; and how to provide the best care possible. One of the ways we show care is through prayer. We offer a variety of ways for people to pray for each other. For more information about congregational care, please contact Pastor Nancy Liston.
Congregational Care Team
Congregational Care encompasses care of the lives entrusted to us through connection to Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Our Congregational Care Team might:
- prepare a couple for marriage,
- visit seniors in assisted living,
- provide meals for those recuperating from surgery,
- design and send cards for the card care ministry,
- facilitate support groups,
- help coordinate blood drives,
- offer prayer for those in hospitals,
- pray for those who request it.
O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant … Nehemiah 1:11
PWUMC has a vibrant Prayer Ministry. We offer ongoing prayer teams and prayer for special events. For more information about Prayer Ministries, please contact Pastor Nancy Liston.
Renovated Prayer Room Now Open
Praying: People, Places, Problems, Praises
“You are in my prayers.” Some people say it. Others write it.
PWUMC has a newly renovated place for you to engage in prayer. The Prayer Room is open and ready for you to share your joys and concerns; to follow a guided prayer process by rotating among the eight individual prayer stations; or to kneel and pray at the prayer bench. Prayer resources are also available. Come. Step inside the Prayer Room. Experience God’s presence. All are welcome. Let us join together in being people who pray when we say, “You are in my prayers.” And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18 NIV
Pastors’ Prayer Team
The Pastors’ Prayer Team is a team of people who have committed to pray for pastors every day. Members of this team are given a specific scripture to pray each day. They pray for the pastors every Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Prayer Room. The team also meets two times a year to pray together for our pastors. Pastors attend the team prayer meetings, and are encouraged to call or email their team whenever they have specific requests.
Cancer Prayer Team
The Cancer Prayer Team is a caring group of people who believe prayer makes a big difference in the lives and treatment of cancer patients. This team meets monthly to pray with and for cancer patients. Team members pray daily for a short list of cancer patients, and their doctors and caregivers.
“Threads of Faith” Prayer Shawl Ministry
“Threads of Faith” Prayer Shawl Ministry offers tangible evidence to those for whom we are praying. The common threads of fashioning a prayer shawl produce more than just a shawl, as it engages the knitters and crocheters in prayer on behalf of others. The shawls are given to those in the hospital, as well as others who are in need of some tender loving care.
Small groups who pray together with focus. Contact Nancy Liston for more details.
Colossians 4:2 (NIV) Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
If you have a prayer request, please leave a message at 816-741-2972, ext. 204. The prayer team will keep your request in confidence.
During worship, there is the opportunity to write prayer requests on the tear-off in the bulletin to place in the offering plate. You may indicate the level of confidentiality you prefer. These are collected, sorted, and dispensed by Pastor Nancy.
Goals of the PWUMC Prayer Ministry
- To be a church where prayer is the center of everything that we do
- To develop a hunger among all members to grow in the discipline and understanding of prayer
- To be in relationship with Jesus by naming concerns, confessions and joys as well as by listening.