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.

“Where Is the Joy?” Sermon Series
Jan 30 all-day

The year behind us holds much pain and suffering, division and sadness. These things are always present in our lives – it is a broken world. But Christ was born into this world to help us find our way out of the brokenness. The new year gives us a chance to start over, to start right, to focus our minds and hearts and eyes on the joy of God in the world around us. Our outlook can change other people too.


Learn more about Worship at PWUMC!

“Upside Down” Sermon Series
Feb 6 all-day

The Beatitudes are Jesus’ opening statement in his most famous sermon. They proclaim the order of the Kingdom of God, in which the way of the world as we know it is turned upside down. The people we think are not important, the ones we forget to see, the ones who suffer and struggle and are excluded are the ones who are “favored by God.” We will consider the poor, the hungry, the brokenhearted and the excluded and ask ourselves what importance they have in our lives as followers of Jesus.   


Learn more about Worship at PWUMC!

Courageous Conversation on Depression & Faith
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Looking for information on our Courageous Conversations on Racism and Human Sexuality? Go to our CC page.


The next in our Courageous Conversations, this discussion on Depression & Faith is designed for anyone who has struggled with depression or who has watched their family members or friends experience it. Often there is silence on this issue in church communities and other settings, and we seek to normalize open discussion around mental health issues that many people deal with everyday.


During this discussion, you’ll hear a family’s story of coping with depression and learn how to discern the truth from the fiction about depression. From 6-7 pm, our panel will share their thoughts and experiences, and from 7-8 pm, we’ll have a Q&A time.

Meet & Greet With the Pastors
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

New guests and visitors to PWUMC are invited to a monthly “Meet & Greet” with the PWUMC pastors. You’ll have the opportunity to:


  • Learn more about the church’s mission, vision and congregation;
  • Ask questions;
  • Get to know the pastors; and,
  • Meet other people looking to make Platte Woods UMC their church home.
Navigating the Pandemic Webinar
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Community Care Ministry Team is sponsoring a free community webinar focused on Navigating the Pandemic. Topics will include reducing stress and developing coping strategies.


Our presenter will be Becky Franklin from Tri-County Mental Health Services. Becky will share information from a statewide initiative called Show Me Hope. You can find additional resources at their website.

Journey — A Ministry for Couples
Feb 11 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

What is Journey?

Journey offers monthly programs to strengthen your relationship at any stage and any age! Programs will be offered both in-person AND virtually.


Through May 2022, Journey materials will be taken from the book “Eight Dates” by John Gottman, PhD and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD. From the book jacket:


“Happily ever after” is not by chance. It’s by Choice. Strengthen and deepen your love with a simple and fun program of eight life-changing conversations.


Planning to attend VIRTUALLY? Simply register both adults WITHOUT childcare and you will receive an email with all the materials on the second Friday of the month after the program. You can enjoy your time together whenever it works for you!


Planning to attend IN-PERSON? On the second Friday of the month, join us for a time of community and learning, followed by the opportunity for a date night for you and your significant other. Have elementary-age and younger kids in the house? We provide professional childcare for your evening, so you can enjoy your time together without worry.

In-Person Schedule

6:15-6:30 Check-in & Community Time
Childcare dropoff is available during this time


6:30-7:00 Program
Each month, we’ll have a different program with information designed to give you the knowledge and nudge to work on your relationship. There is no mandatory homework or reading and each month’s individual topic allows for flexibility in attendance.


7:00-9:00 Date Night
Whether you decide to have a quiet dinner alone, catch up on some shopping or play mini golf, we hope you’ll take some of what you learned during the program and discuss it with your partner during your date. If your kids are in childcare, just be back by 9:00 for pickup!


Please register BOTH adults for this program. If childcare is needed (in-person only), ONLY ONE adult needs to register WITH childcare while the other adult can register WITHOUT childcare. If no childcare is needed (in-person or virtual), please register both adults WITHOUT childcare.


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Super Saturday GO Serve
Feb 12 all-day

PWUMC has traditionally set aside one Saturday of each month as a day to serve together. Serving together as a church is an amazing opportunity to bless others and be blessed by going out into our community to show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways.


For February 2022, we’re hosting a special SUPER Saturday GO Serve! As always, we’ll have opportunities for families and people of all ages, including:


  • Assemble “Blessings Bags” that can be distributed to people who are hungry and/or experiencing homelessness in our community
  • Help prepare and serve a meal to hungry people at Lazarus Table
  • Sort and organize donations at Hillcrest Thrift Store
  • Accept donations for our Della Lamb Collections here at PWUMC
  • Donating items for the Della Lamb Apartment Needs and Household Kits & Food Bundles collections (click the links to see lists of needed items and to sign up for these)


Register for your project by clicking the button below. Volunteers meet at their respective serve location on Saturday morning. 


PWUMC has the safety and well-being of our congregation and our community top of mind.  All Volunteers should be prepared to follow COVID-19 guidelines whenever serving.

Blood Drive
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 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!

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Class
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursdays, March 3 through May 12
No meeting on March 10 and April 14


PWUMC is excited to offer Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (EHS), based on the book by Peter Scazzero. EHS is designed to deeply change your relationship with God and others.


The author states, “It’s impossible to be spiritually mature, while remaining emotionally immature.” How is your emotional maturity impacting your spiritual maturity? In this course, Scazzero outlines his journey and offers a road map for a discipleship with Jesus that is powerfully transformative.


Topics include:

  • How to identify emotionally unhealthy spirituality;
  • How to grow your soul through grief and loss; and,
  • How to develop into an emotionally mature adult.

This class will be co-facilitated by Pastor Choongho Kwon and Vicki Krehbiel, M.S., L.P.C., PWUMC counselor. Vicki is a is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a National Board-Certified Counselor, making this a unique opportunity to learn more about this topic from a pastoral and clinical perspective.

Ladies’ Day of Renewal: Spiritual Spring Cleaning
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

All women are invited to our next Ladies’ Day of Renewal! Build relationships and enjoy fellowship as we “spring clean” our spirit and faith.


Speakers will focus on topics related to mental health and spirituality, and will include presentations from mental health professionals, testimonials from members of PWUMC and a video presentation from Pastor Yvi Martin. Renew and rejuvenate your faith with the Ladies’ Day of Renewal!


Childcare is available for kids 5th grade and under with registration by February 27. This is a free event. There will be a lunch break, during which you can grab lunch at one of the many quick-service restaurants close to the church.


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


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

Leading people to follow Jesus.