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What to Expect

What kind of music do you sing?


Because we know that different people have different tastes in music, we offer a variety of musical styles at our worship services.


Saturday Evening Chapel at 5:00 p.m.
A come-as-you-are worship experience with hymns and gospel music.


Contemporary Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sundays
A contemporary service with a high-energy style of worship that engages our multigenerational congregation AND new people who are not currently part of a church.


Traditional Worship at 11:00 a.m. Sundays
Our most traditional service with music from the Wesleyan Choir, piano and organ. The hour will also include creeds, responsive readings and other elements of traditional worship.

What should I expect when I come to services?

When you visit Platte Woods UMC, we want you to experience genuine hospitality. When you enter our building there will be someone waiting to greet you. As you enter into our worship center, you will be greeted by one of our hospitality team, who will help you find anything that you might need.


Childcare is available during all of our worship services and our hospitality team will be more than happy to help you find those rooms. When bringing your child for the first time, please allow extra time so that we can register your child and ensure we know any information needed to make your child’s experience a wonderful one!

Our services are typically an hour long, filled with singing, prayer and a time for learning God’s Word. During the worship service, we will take up an offering. As our guest for worship, you are not expected or required to make an offering. What we do request is that you register in our black registration pads to tell us a little about yourself.


Every Sunday between our morning worship services we gather for free coffee and donuts in our dining hall. Please join us for this time of fellowship — our hospitality team can direct you to the dining hall. The cafe on the main floor also offers different coffees as well as fresh-baked muffins for a suggested donation.

What should I wear?

At Platte Woods United Methodist Church we have a very casual environment and this is reflected in our worship services. There is no official or unofficial dress code — feel free to come as you are. If you are comfortable wearing a suit and tie, you will not stand out in the crowd, but if you worship the Lord best in jeans, you will not be alone. What is important in worship is experiencing God’s presence, not the clothes you wear.

What are our beliefs?

Our Vision Statement:

Leading people to follow Jesus.

Our Purpose:

To build an outwardly focused Christian community of full participants in the life of grace.

We Value:

  • Christ-centeredness
  • Spirit empowered
  • Biblically based
  • Outwardly focused
  • Fruitful
  • Accountable

Our Practices:

  • Radical Hospitality
  • Intentional Faith Development
  • Risk-Taking Mission and Service
  • Passionate Worship
  • Extravagant Generosity

As members of the United Methodist Church, we, along with Christians of other communions, confess belief in the triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This confession embraces the Biblical witness to God’s activity in creation, encompasses God’s gracious self-involvement in the dramas of history, and anticipates the consummation of God’s reign. For more information about the beliefs and history of the United Methodist Church, visit the national UMC site.


For more information about Platte Woods United Methodist Church (pastors, staff, lay leadership, scheduling an event, etc.), click the button below.

Contact Info

Platte Woods Church

Platte Woods United Methodist Church
7310 NW Prairie View Road
Platte Woods, MO 64151
Phone: 816-741-2972
Fax: 816-741-8756

The Platte Woods UMC business office is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.


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Need prayer? Contact Pastor Choongho Kwon or email our Prayer Chain.


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Leading people to follow Jesus.


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


Saturdays at 5 pm  ♦  Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am