Groups & Classes
Our Care Ministry provides multiple groups and classes through the year, focusing on wellness and spiritual well-being. The following groups are available now. For more information about any of these groups, please contact Vicki Krehbiel, director of Counseling.
Single Mom’s Group
Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.
Via Zoom — Contact Vicki Krehbiel for more information
All single moms are invited to this Christ-centered support group. This group offers a place where a single mom will find a community of caring women who will love her unconditionally, accept her as she is and support her with true and lasting friendship. The group is open to the community and you can join at any time. If you know someone who would appreciate this kind of support, please invite them.
Loss of a Loved One Support Group
Wednesdays, January 13-March 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom — Contact Vicki Krehbiel for more information
The PWUMC Care Team is offering a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, whether a parent, spouse, child, friend or other. Healing from loss, especially during these uncertain times, is a painful process, and we want to make sure no one has to make this journey alone. We are here to listen, provide insight and offer support. There is no fee, however, registrations are appreciated for planning purposes. We are hoping to offer in-person meetings in the winter semester if conditions allow, but for now are meeting via Zoom. Register by contacting Vicki Krehbiel.
Rebuilding After Divorce Support Group
On hiatus until spring 2021
If you are interested in participating in this group in the spring of 2021, please email Vicki Krehbiel.
Our counseling ministry is unique in that we have a full-time Licensed Professional Counselor on staff here at Platte Woods UMC. 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.
Our Community Care Team holds meetings on the first Thursday of each month. For more information on the next event, please visit our Event Page.
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 the Community Care Ministry, please contact Pastor Choongho Kwon.
Community Care Team
The Community Care Ministry encompasses care of the lives entrusted to us through connection to PWUMC and our local community. Our Community 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
Online Prayer Request Form
We offer ongoing prayer teams and prayer for special events. For more information about Prayer Ministries, please contact Pastor Choongho Kwon.
Praying: People, Places, Problems, Praises
“You are in my prayers.” Some people say it. Others write it. PWUMC has a place for you to engage in prayer. The Prayer Room is open 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. 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 Pastor Choongho Kwon for more details.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. — Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
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.
In Need of Care or Help?
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) affects an increasing number of people in our community, Platte Woods UMC is committed to providing care and help. Please complete our online form so that we can provide as much support as we are able. Our team of care workers will follow up with you as soon as possible.