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.
Jun
16
Sun
Pine Ridge School Supply Drive
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each summer PW Church collects school supplies to support our partners at The Bear Program in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Bear Program began as a reading improvement program for students in Pine Ridge but over the years, it has developed into much more. Along with reading intervention, they now offer services including suicide prevention and crisis management and a variety of community outreach programs.

 

Your support through the School Supply Drive allows the Bear Program leaders to continue this important and life-saving work in their community!

 

Our goal is to collect 100 backpacks!!!

 

Other items needed are:
folders (3 prong for filler paper)
composition notebooks
kleenex (small pocket packets).

 

You can drop off your donations on Sundays in June.

 

Donations should be left in the donation bins located in the far east wall of the Gathering Space anytime before or after worship. We will also accept donations of used backpacks if they are clean and in great shape. All other donations should be new and unused.

 

If you prefer, you also have the option to purchase directly from our Amazon wish list or give a financial gift in support of this project to Missions-School Supplies. For more information on how to give financially, contact our finance manager, Misty Wilkinson.

Connect & Commit Class – June 2024
Jun 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you want to join the church and become a member at Platte Woods UMC? Register NOW for the Connect & Commit Class and discover what it means to be a part of Platte Woods UMC!

During this 2-hour class, you’ll learn the basic beliefs of Methodism and explore what it means to be a United Methodist at Platte Woods UMC. Your registration includes a catered lunch for you and your family and childcare is available for those with children (infants – 5th grade with advance registration). Discover what it means to be a part of the PWUMC faith family as you commit to gather, grow, give and go at Platte Woods UMC!

 

Register for June’s Connect and Commit

 

Jun
17
Mon
PWYouth MS Bible Study and Blizzards 2024
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Throughout the month of June PWYouth will meet at Dairy Queen for bible study! This study will be aimed at students finding their voice in a fight for justice around a specific social issue.
Jun
18
Tue
PWYouth HS Bible Study and Blizzards 2024
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Throughout the month of June PWYouth will meet at Dairy Queen for bible study! This study will be aimed at students finding their voice in a fight for justice around a specific social issue.
Jun
19
Wed
Midweek Grow Groups – 6:00
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Pastor Jess for Wednesday Evening Small Group – same night, same place, 2 different groups! Meet from 6pm – 7pm OR 7pm – 8pm in Room 252 to ask questions, explore answers, dig into Scripture, pray, and discuss life and all we experience! Make new connections and meet people wishing to do the same! Child care available in Room 51. Any questions, please text Pastor Jess at 913.701.7960.
Savvy Ally Book Discussion Series
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
You are invited to the Savvy Ally Discussion Series (every Wednesday in June 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM) sponsored by Platte Woods Justice Ministry Team. We seek healthy, respectful conversations with a guided, facilitated discussion with the goals of education, increasing fluency with LGBTQ+ topics and terms, and supporting each other in working toward these goals. Those who seek to learn about, support, and advocate for LGBTQ+ people and help make the world a safer, more inclusive place are invited. Teenagers and adults are welcome. (Middle schoolers may attend with a parent or guardian.)
Midweek Grow Groups – 7:00
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Pastor Jess for Wednesday Evening Small Group – same night, same place, 2 different groups! Meet from 6pm – 7pm OR 7pm – 8pm in Room 252 to ask questions, explore answers, dig into Scripture, pray, and discuss life and all we experience! Make new connections and meet people wishing to do the same! Child care available in Room 51. Any questions, please text Pastor Jess at 913.701.7960.
Jun
23
Sun
Pine Ridge School Supply Drive
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each summer PW Church collects school supplies to support our partners at The Bear Program in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Bear Program began as a reading improvement program for students in Pine Ridge but over the years, it has developed into much more. Along with reading intervention, they now offer services including suicide prevention and crisis management and a variety of community outreach programs.

 

Your support through the School Supply Drive allows the Bear Program leaders to continue this important and life-saving work in their community!

 

Our goal is to collect 100 backpacks!!!

 

Other items needed are:
folders (3 prong for filler paper)
composition notebooks
kleenex (small pocket packets).

 

You can drop off your donations on Sundays in June.

 

Donations should be left in the donation bins located in the far east wall of the Gathering Space anytime before or after worship. We will also accept donations of used backpacks if they are clean and in great shape. All other donations should be new and unused.

 

If you prefer, you also have the option to purchase directly from our Amazon wish list or give a financial gift in support of this project to Missions-School Supplies. For more information on how to give financially, contact our finance manager, Misty Wilkinson.

Baptism and New Member Sunday
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Every fourth Sunday we celebrate baptisms and new members in our church. These steps in faith occur at our 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services.

 

For information about joining the church or baptisms of yourself or a family member, contact our Welcome and Connections Coordinator Michael melliott@plattewoodschurch.org.

Jun
24
Mon
PWYouth MS Bible Study and Blizzards 2024
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Throughout the month of June PWYouth will meet at Dairy Queen for bible study! This study will be aimed at students finding their voice in a fight for justice around a specific social issue.
Jun
25
Tue
PWYouth HS Bible Study and Blizzards 2024
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Throughout the month of June PWYouth will meet at Dairy Queen for bible study! This study will be aimed at students finding their voice in a fight for justice around a specific social issue.
Jun
26
Wed
Food Safety Class
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This class is presented by Platte County Health Department and will provide certification for Food Handlers. We welcome any and all that are interested in proper food handling. Our Care Ministry and Missions Ministry are co-sponsoring this event. Cost is $20 per person.
Midweek Grow Groups – 6:00
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Pastor Jess for Wednesday Evening Small Group – same night, same place, 2 different groups! Meet from 6pm – 7pm OR 7pm – 8pm in Room 252 to ask questions, explore answers, dig into Scripture, pray, and discuss life and all we experience! Make new connections and meet people wishing to do the same! Child care available in Room 51. Any questions, please text Pastor Jess at 913.701.7960.
Savvy Ally Book Discussion Series
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
You are invited to the Savvy Ally Discussion Series (every Wednesday in June 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM) sponsored by Platte Woods Justice Ministry Team. We seek healthy, respectful conversations with a guided, facilitated discussion with the goals of education, increasing fluency with LGBTQ+ topics and terms, and supporting each other in working toward these goals. Those who seek to learn about, support, and advocate for LGBTQ+ people and help make the world a safer, more inclusive place are invited. Teenagers and adults are welcome. (Middle schoolers may attend with a parent or guardian.)
Midweek Grow Groups – 7:00
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Pastor Jess for Wednesday Evening Small Group – same night, same place, 2 different groups! Meet from 6pm – 7pm OR 7pm – 8pm in Room 252 to ask questions, explore answers, dig into Scripture, pray, and discuss life and all we experience! Make new connections and meet people wishing to do the same! Child care available in Room 51. Any questions, please text Pastor Jess at 913.701.7960.
Jun
30
Sun
Pine Ridge School Supply Drive
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each summer PW Church collects school supplies to support our partners at The Bear Program in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Bear Program began as a reading improvement program for students in Pine Ridge but over the years, it has developed into much more. Along with reading intervention, they now offer services including suicide prevention and crisis management and a variety of community outreach programs.

 

Your support through the School Supply Drive allows the Bear Program leaders to continue this important and life-saving work in their community!

 

Our goal is to collect 100 backpacks!!!

 

Other items needed are:
folders (3 prong for filler paper)
composition notebooks
kleenex (small pocket packets).

 

You can drop off your donations on Sundays in June.

 

Donations should be left in the donation bins located in the far east wall of the Gathering Space anytime before or after worship. We will also accept donations of used backpacks if they are clean and in great shape. All other donations should be new and unused.

 

If you prefer, you also have the option to purchase directly from our Amazon wish list or give a financial gift in support of this project to Missions-School Supplies. For more information on how to give financially, contact our finance manager, Misty Wilkinson.

Jul
7
Sun
Pine Ridge School Supply Drive
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each summer PW Church collects school supplies to support our partners at The Bear Program in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Bear Program began as a reading improvement program for students in Pine Ridge but over the years, it has developed into much more. Along with reading intervention, they now offer services including suicide prevention and crisis management and a variety of community outreach programs.

 

Your support through the School Supply Drive allows the Bear Program leaders to continue this important and life-saving work in their community!

 

Our goal is to collect 100 backpacks!!!

 

Other items needed are:
folders (3 prong for filler paper)
composition notebooks
kleenex (small pocket packets).

 

You can drop off your donations on Sundays in June.

 

Donations should be left in the donation bins located in the far east wall of the Gathering Space anytime before or after worship. We will also accept donations of used backpacks if they are clean and in great shape. All other donations should be new and unused.

 

If you prefer, you also have the option to purchase directly from our Amazon wish list or give a financial gift in support of this project to Missions-School Supplies. For more information on how to give financially, contact our finance manager, Misty Wilkinson.

Jul
13
Sat
Saturday GO Serve
Jul 13 all-day

Summer Saturday Go Serve Opportunities 

Hillcrest Clearance Outlet: Hillcrest Platte County offers supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or insecurely housed to achieve sustainable independence.  The thrift stores exist to help pay the bills for those who participate in the Hillcrest Transitional Housing programs.  By volunteering at the clearance outlet, you are helping support their programs and providing a hand up to those working to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  Volunteers in the Clearance Outlet help sort and organize donations and clean the store.  This opportunity is most appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Volunteers 15 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

Lazarus Table/Boutique: Every weekend Lazarus Ministries serves around 100 hot meals through their meal program known as Lazarus Table. They have kitchen staff that cook and clean dishes and utilize volunteer teams of 10-12 people each day to set up, prep, and serve meals restaurant style and clean up afterward. This is an opportunity of fellowship and serving those facing poverty or homelessness in the urban core of Kansas City.  This opportunity is for all ages and abilities.  Volunteers 15 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.   

Northland Community Clean-up: This is a grassroots non-profit organization that is led by PWC member, Nancy Gorton.  This group of volunteers work to improve the cleanliness, beauty, and safety of our community through on-going litter clean-up efforts.  PWC partners with them every 2nd Saturday in various locations throughout the Northland.  Most clean-up events take place along busy roads/highways. This opportunity is open to ages 14 and up with parent/guardian participation unless noted on the sign-up.   

Harvesters Food Packing Event: Harvesters’ mission is to mobilize community to create equitable access to nutritious food and address the root causes and impact of hunger.  Volunteers sort and repack food, which assists Harvesters in feeding more than 226,000 neighbors each month.  Volunteer tasks are assigned based on product availability and project prioritization.  Opportunities include: 

  • Sorting and boxing nonperishable food 
  • Packing fresh produce 
  • Sorting and boxing bread 
  • Repacking ready-to-eat food and bulk products 
  • May include refrigerated or meat products 

All volunteers must be 8 or older: Volunteers 8-15 must have an adult chaperone, Individual 16-18 year olds may volunteer without a chaperone 

 

If you have questions or concerns about specific volunteer locations, please contact Brandi Molina, Director of Missions.

 

Register for your project below! Volunteers meet at their respective serve location on Saturday morning. 

PWYouth Serve & Swim – July 2024
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Serve in the morning. Swim in the afternoon.
Our new 6th grade friends are invited to attend this event!
Jul
14
Sun
Pine Ridge School Supply Drive
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each summer PW Church collects school supplies to support our partners at The Bear Program in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Bear Program began as a reading improvement program for students in Pine Ridge but over the years, it has developed into much more. Along with reading intervention, they now offer services including suicide prevention and crisis management and a variety of community outreach programs.

 

Your support through the School Supply Drive allows the Bear Program leaders to continue this important and life-saving work in their community!

 

Our goal is to collect 100 backpacks!!!

 

Other items needed are:
folders (3 prong for filler paper)
composition notebooks
kleenex (small pocket packets).

 

You can drop off your donations on Sundays in June.

 

Donations should be left in the donation bins located in the far east wall of the Gathering Space anytime before or after worship. We will also accept donations of used backpacks if they are clean and in great shape. All other donations should be new and unused.

 

If you prefer, you also have the option to purchase directly from our Amazon wish list or give a financial gift in support of this project to Missions-School Supplies. For more information on how to give financially, contact our finance manager, Misty Wilkinson.

Jul
21
Sun
Meet the Pastors – July 2024
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All are invited to “Meet the Pastors”. Whether you’re brand-new to the church, or simply want an opportunity to get to know our pastors better, you’ll find fun conversation and snacks! During a typical event, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Learn more about the church’s mission, vision and congregation
  • Ask questions
  • Get to know the pastors

Courageous Conversations: Welcoming the Stranger
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An evening of courageous conversation and exploration of the complex and timely topics of immigration, migration, and refugees and what we are called to do as followers of Jesus.

Through open and respectful conversation, we aim to explore the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities that these issues present to individuals, communities, and the church.

Jul
28
Sun
Baptism and New Member Sunday
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Every fourth Sunday we celebrate baptisms and new members in our church. These steps in faith occur at our 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services.

 

For information about joining the church or baptisms of yourself or a family member, contact our Welcome and Connections Coordinator Michael melliott@plattewoodschurch.org.

Jul
29
Mon
Eagle Lake Day Camp 2024
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm

We’re so excited to offer this awesome summer experience here at Platte Woods Church!  Elementary students (currently in Kindergarten-5th Grade) are invited to Eagle Lake Day Camps where there will be Gagaball, laser tag, tie dye, waterslides, and meaningful Bible experiences right here in Platte Woods, Missouri!

 

  • Who: Anyone currently in grades K-5 (ages 6-11)
  • When: July 29 – August 2 (approximately 9:00-4:00)
  • Where: Platte Woods Church
  • Cost: $250
Aug
10
Sat
Saturday GO Serve
Aug 10 all-day

Summer Saturday Go Serve Opportunities 

Hillcrest Clearance Outlet: Hillcrest Platte County offers supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or insecurely housed to achieve sustainable independence.  The thrift stores exist to help pay the bills for those who participate in the Hillcrest Transitional Housing programs.  By volunteering at the clearance outlet, you are helping support their programs and providing a hand up to those working to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  Volunteers in the Clearance Outlet help sort and organize donations and clean the store.  This opportunity is most appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Volunteers 15 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

Lazarus Table/Boutique: Every weekend Lazarus Ministries serves around 100 hot meals through their meal program known as Lazarus Table. They have kitchen staff that cook and clean dishes and utilize volunteer teams of 10-12 people each day to set up, prep, and serve meals restaurant style and clean up afterward. This is an opportunity of fellowship and serving those facing poverty or homelessness in the urban core of Kansas City.  This opportunity is for all ages and abilities.  Volunteers 15 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.   

Northland Community Clean-up: This is a grassroots non-profit organization that is led by PWC member, Nancy Gorton.  This group of volunteers work to improve the cleanliness, beauty, and safety of our community through on-going litter clean-up efforts.  PWC partners with them every 2nd Saturday in various locations throughout the Northland.  Most clean-up events take place along busy roads/highways. This opportunity is open to ages 14 and up with parent/guardian participation unless noted on the sign-up.   

Harvesters Food Packing Event: Harvesters’ mission is to mobilize community to create equitable access to nutritious food and address the root causes and impact of hunger.  Volunteers sort and repack food, which assists Harvesters in feeding more than 226,000 neighbors each month.  Volunteer tasks are assigned based on product availability and project prioritization.  Opportunities include: 

  • Sorting and boxing nonperishable food 
  • Packing fresh produce 
  • Sorting and boxing bread 
  • Repacking ready-to-eat food and bulk products 
  • May include refrigerated or meat products 

All volunteers must be 8 or older: Volunteers 8-15 must have an adult chaperone, Individual 16-18 year olds may volunteer without a chaperone 

 

If you have questions or concerns about specific volunteer locations, please contact Brandi Molina, Director of Missions.

 

Register for your project below! Volunteers meet at their respective serve location on Saturday morning. 

PWUMC Logo

7310 NW Prairie View Road  ♦  Platte Woods, MO 64151  ♦  816.741.2972
Serving the Kansas City Northland/Parkville community.

WEEKLY WORSHIP

Livestream on Sundays at 9:30
In-Person Sundays at 9:30 (Modern) and 11:00 a.m. (Traditional)

Inviting all people into full life together in Jesus Christ.