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.

Dec
5
Sun
“Close to Home” Sermon Series
Dec 5 all-day

As “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” plays around us at every store, the story of God in the Bible expands safety and sanctuary for everyone wandering far from home. May we come home — wherever home is found — to live fully with joy, hope and courage. Join us for the Advent sermon series, “Close to Home,” every weekend through December.

 

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Dec
8
Wed
Mid-Week Chapel
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Join us for a brand-new mid-week chapel service every Wednesday, 1:30-2:15 p.m. This service is especially geared toward our senior adults. Music each week will be provided by Walter Bryant, PWUMC music director, and the smaller worship setting will provide an opportunity to connect with our pastors and other staff.

Dec
9
Thu
Healing Holy Humor Hour
Dec 9 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm

In December, our CCM Team is hosting a Healing Holy Humor Hour! You are invited to this Zoom meeting, full of laughter and exploring the link between healing and humor.

 

The mission of the Community Care Ministry (CCM) Team of Platte Woods United Methodist Church is to connect people to God through CARE. We are looking for people who want to use their gift of care and love for our community. New participants can join the CCM team and start working for a care ministry area. Whether you feel called to serve by providing care, have received care in the past and feel ready to “pass it on,” or simply have a gift for listening and compassion and a love for our community, this team is for you!

 

For more information, please contact Vicki Krehbiel, director of Counseling. Zoom meeting info will be given upon registration (below).

Dec
12
Sun
A Merry Little Christmas Party
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a special concert from our music ministry! We’ll feature Walter Bryant on piano, along with some of his musical friends! Enjoy a variety of holiday musical treats including jazz, traditional carols and the choir.

Dec
19
Sun
Travelers’ Christmas Eve Service
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Christmas Eve is a very special day at Platte Woods UMC, but we understand that not everyone can be here on December 24. To accommodate those who are traveling or have other obligations on the 24th, we offer our first Christmas Eve service on Sunday, December 19.

 

All of our Christmas Eve services feature the carols you love to sing, a meaningful message and a special candlelight version of “Silent Night.” Children are always welcome at our worship services, but for those who prefer, childcare is available for those 3 & under.

 

We hope you’ll join us as part of your Christmas celebration.

 

Learn more about our December 24 Christmas Eve services …

 

Learn more about our Breakfast With the Angels Family Worship Experience on Christmas Eve morning …

Dec
20
Mon
Blood Drive
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 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!

Dec
21
Tue
Longest Night Service
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

For those who have experienced loss, the holidays can be a particularly painful time, stirring up grief in acute ways. As a result, churches around the world have adopted the practice of having a “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” service during the Advent season. In the Northern hemisphere, this service is often observed on December 21st, the Winter Solstice, which is the longest night of the year.

 

A Longest Night service is designed to provide space for prayer, reflection, and remembrance amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. In this pandemic season of life, we imagine that grief and loss will be magnified and nearly universal, and a service like this may be needed now more than ever. Therefore, we hope that these words and this order of worship can be a gift to individuals and communities alike, providing a space of calm, quiet and healing.

Dec
24
Fri
Christmas Eve at PWUMC
Dec 24 all-day

Christmas Eve is a very special day at Platte Woods UMC. All of our Christmas Eve services feature the carols you love to sing, a meaningful message and a special candlelight version of “Silent Night.” Children are always welcome at our worship services, but for those who prefer, childcare is available for those 3 & under at two of our services.

 

We hope you’ll join us as part of your Christmas celebration.

 

Friday, December 24
9:30 a.m.   Breakfast with the Angels: A Family Worship Experience (registration required)
3:00 p.m.   Candlelight Service
5:00 p.m.   Candlelight Service (nursery available for 3 & under)
7:00 p.m.   Candlelight Service (nursery available for 3 & under)
11:00 p.m.  Candlelight & Communion Service

Breakfast With the Angels
Dec 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

If you’re looking for a way to worship on Christmas Eve with your children or grandchildren, you’re invited to Breakfast with the Angels. This special event is designed to be meaningful in a way that will impact you AND your kids. Let’s celebrate big at Christmas because there’s Someone big to celebrate: Jesus! Register below for this kid-friendly, family worship time. Following worship, come to the dining hall for a delicious breakfast and joyfully await the coming of our newborn King!

Jan
4
Tue
“Sermon on the Mount” Women’s Bible Study
Jan 4 all-day

Tuesdays, January 4-March 1
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (PWUMC room 251)

 

This open women’s study group invites you to grow closer to God through the study of His word!

 

In His sweeping depiction of Kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments – a study on blessedness; a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer; a discussion of religious devotion, money, ambition, and relationships. But what if we navigated these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard: as one cohesive message intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Christ? This study invites you to do just that. Come be exhorted and equipped by the greatest sermon ever preached.

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