Events

Following are just a few of the many events on the PWUMC calendar in the coming weeks. For more information about ongoing programs and ministries, please choose your area of interest above. If you’d like to stay in-the-know with our enewsletter, please sign up with the “Join Our Email List” button.

Aug
1
Sun
Blood Drive
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Give the gift of life by donating blood at our next Community Blood Center Blood Drive! Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome!

Courageous Conversation on Human Sexuality
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Looking for information on our Courageous Conversation on Racism? Go to our CC page.

 

Do you know St. Peter believed gentiles were unclean and impure? He hesitated and defied when God called him to go to Cornelius’ house in the Book of Acts. The early church was divided when “gentile” Christians who were not circumcised joined in their community. Throughout church history, we can find controversial issues that divided faith communities such as antisemitism, slavery and female clergy. Christians select particular verses and passages from the Bible to support what they think is compatible with the Bible and what is incompatible with it. Believers easily decry and deny what they believe is wrong. Right now, most Methodists have a shared understanding on slavery and female clergy; slavery is sin and ordaining female clergy is not incompatible with the Bible. However, we are still wrestling with an unresolved controversial debate on homosexuality and the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ persons. On one side are people who reject homosexuality as a sin; on the other side are people who welcome people of any sexual orientation as equally acceptable to God. Many believers find themselves somewhere in the middle – uncomfortable equalizing homosexuality and heterosexuality but confident that all persons can and should somehow be part of God’s community.  

 

Through the second Courageous Conversations (CC) event, Platte Woods UMC opens conversation – not debate – on homosexuality and LGBTQIA+. We will look for better awareness on the issue. We will listen and participate in the conversation examining what the Bible “says” on it and what the church (the UMC Book of Discipline) claims.  

 

Following the event, we’ll have a three-week Small Group Study (breakout groups), where we’ll figure out our own prejudices and biases on the issue and seek wisdom for how Christians respond in a faith community. 

Aug
3
Tue
Summer Refreshers-Women’s Bible Study
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Mark your calendars for Summer Refreshers, a chance to be refreshed by God’s Word and fellowship with other Christian women. There will be a unique lesson each session, with discussion, prayer and fellowship time.

 

Register for June 15, 2021

 

Register for July 13, 2021

 

Register for August 3, 2021

 

 

 

Aug
4
Wed
Grief Support Group
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Click HERE to register  .  If you have questions, please contact Vicki Krehbiel at [email protected]

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Aug
5
Thu
Kid Connection Family Fun Night
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm
Grab your bikes & let’s get ready to roll! You’re invited to Kid Connection Family Fun Night. Kids will be able to ride on our parking lot bike course and the playground will be open for those not quite ready to ride. Come for an evening of family fun & enjoy a cool treat on us!
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