Platte Woods UMC opens Courageous Conversations on Gun Violence at 7:00 p.m. on June 26, 2022. This event will consist of the premiere of the panel discussion as well as a live Q & A time in the Worship Center.
We witness more often that guns kill children, students, teachers, police officers, Christians, and non-Christians every day. No category of person escapes. Gun violence is much more than a political issue. When a human being is killed, the family does not call their senator. They call their pastor or congregation. Dealing with death and its aftermath is a ministry, not a political activity. Why would working to prevent violent deaths be only a political matter?
We will look for better awareness on gun violence. We will listen and converse with panelists who have experienced or been exposed to gun violence and explore what the church says about this topic. In addition, we will provide follow-up resources for groups as well as create groups for those who would like to continue the discussion, learning to stop gun violence and care for the family members of victims in our local community.
Sign up to join others to discuss & learn more about gun violence and how we might respond to the gun violence in our culture. Multiple groups will be forming with discussion facilitators hosting two, 90-minute sessions in July. For more information, please contact Pastor Jess Horsley.
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.
Register for your project below! Volunteers meet at their respective serve location on Saturday morning.
All are invited to our monthly “Greet & Treats With 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 Greet & Treats, you’ll have the chance to:
- Learn more about the church’s mission, vision and congregation;
- Ask questions; and,
- Get to know the pastors!
Pine Ridge is one of the poorest places in the United States, with over 90% living below the poverty line and a life expectancy rate that is one of the lowest in the western hemisphere. For many years, Platte Woods UMC has been building relationships, and providing hope and encouragement. In July, a group from PWUMC will visit Pine Ridge to serve at the Summer Kids Club. There will also be educational opportunities through visits to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Badlands, and more! If you are interested in participating, please contact Stan Shipman for more information.
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!