All Are Welcome

At Kirkwood UMC, we say “all are welcome, all are forgiven, and all are invited to believe” …and we mean it. KUMC welcomes and affirms you, regardless of your race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical and mental ability, economic status, or political ideology. We believe no matter where you have been or what you have done, if you are a seeker or cynic, flawed or faithful, God loves you and seeks to be in a relationship with you. With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we welcome you and invite you to participate fully in the life of this faith community!


Carol Fischer

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  • Sunday Worship

    At KUMC and Live Streaming on Facebook

    All are Welcome to join Worship at KUMC! 

    *Masks are currently not required, but please follow the CDC guidelines as to what is best for your health and the health of your family. 

    9:00 am Contemporary Worship

    Contemporary Worship meets in The Commons downstairs led by Pastor Katie and the Contemporary Band led by Jeremy Melton. 

    10:30 am Traditional Worship

    Traditional Worship meets in the Sanctuary led by Pastor Katie Trinter with music provided by Director of Traditional Worship, Dolan Bayless and The Chancel Choir. 

    THE ONE at 10 am

    Every 5th Sunday of a month, KUMC has THE ONE Worship, and sometimes on other special Sundays throughout the year too! THE ONE is one blended worship with both Contemporary and Traditional elements for the whole congregation to celebrate together in the sanctuary at 10 am.  The next THE ONE is Sunday, October 30. 


    A video recording of worship will be added to our Sermon library on the website Sermon page each week, or you can view all sermons on our Vimeo Page. 

    Kids Worship & Childcare 8:45 am - 11:30 am

    Childcare (for infants - 3 yrs) and Kids Worship for ages 3 yrs (and potty trained) - 5th grade is offered during both worship times. Check infants and toddlers into rooms 203 & 204, and Kids into Kids' Worship in KUMC's gym, ten minutes before the start of worship. 

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    Watch for a Hymns of Comfort post on the Kirkwood UMC Facebook Page from our Music Director, Dolan Bayless and featuring organist, Dana Self.   

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    Pray With Pastor Katie at 11 am on Zoom

    Join our Zoom Live Prayer time with Pastor Katie. Please email Pastor Katie to receive the password.

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    MOVED at 6:30 PM on Zoom

    If you are looking to connect and be MOVED by God in 2021, join  Maureen and Joel Horsley in a Live Zoom Class on Thursday Nights at 6:30 pm. 

    Please email Marueen and Joel Horsley to receive the password.

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Upcoming Events at KUMC

Here are some of the latest events you'll find going on at KUMC. All are welcome to attend! 

  • Progressive Organ Concert

    Sunday, September 25, 2 - 5:15 PM, traveling to 5 different churches

    The Progressive Organ Concert will begin at Kirkwood United Methodist Church with a thirty-minute organ concert provided by Dana Self and Harry Studt.  The afternoon continues with programs at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, Kirkwood Baptist Church, Webster Groves Christian Church, and Webster Hills United Methodist Church.  Each church will host a 20 minute organ recital with travel time built in between each location. Join us for a fun afternoon of music as we make our way “down the avenue!” A full schedule is below, and a reception will follow after the final performance.

    • 2:00 – 2:20 Kirkwood UMC, 201 West Adams Avenue
    • 2:50 – 3:10 First Presbyterian Kirkwood 100 E. Adams Avenue
    • 3:30 – 3:50 Kirkwood Baptist Church, 211 N. Woodlawn Avenue
    • 4:15 – 4:35 Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 W. Lockwood Avenue
    • 4:50 – 5:10 Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 698 W. Lockwood Avenue
    • 5:15 Final Reception at Webster Hills United Methodist Church
  • Play Cafè 

    WEDNESDAYS, 3-5 pm, in kUMC's Gym

    Play Cafe - kid's and parent's favorite weekly  play date - is back! If you are new to Play Cafè, it is open gym time at KUMC after school where parents are invited to bring their children to play from 3 - 5 pm. While the children play, you'll be able to meet and chat with other parents. Do you have a friend you'd like to catch up with that has kids too? Invite them to meet you at Play Cafè and add a fun new mid-week play date into your routine. Anyone is welcome to attend!

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  • Souper Saturdays - For PreSchoolers & Families

    Saturday, October 1, 4:30 - 6:30 PM in KUMC's GyM

    Parents of young children are invited to KUMC's Gym on September 10th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm to let their kids run off some energy and meet new friends giving you time to meet other parents! And the best part is - KUMC has dinner for you! Parents will enjoy a soup dinner and kids will be served a kid-friendly meal. Please email Scott Kennedy to let him know you are coming and if your family has any food allergies so he can prepare enough food. 

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  • For 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders Only

    Monthly Meetings

    Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! You have a group of your own at KUMC now.  Children's Director Lisa Hendry has a fun event planned for you each month of the summer to get together and meet new friends. You're invited to bring your friends with you too! The more the merrier! There are game nights at church, mini golf trips, and other fun nights planned. Find the more detailed schedule on our Chidren's Page. 

    • Next Meeting: October 2, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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  • Reconciliation in Community

    Sunday, October 2, 7 pm in The Commons

    KUMC Racial Justice Ministries is hosting an in-person discussion centering on the work of reconciliation lived out in the community. This event is open to everyone.  A panel of three local speakers will provide brief perspectives on reconciliation work in the community, followed by  smaller round table discussions. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on ways they can live out the work of reconciliation in their communities.  

    After the discussion, you are invited to stay to share community over Fall desserts!

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  • Dinner with Pastor Katie

    WednesDAY, OctoBER 19, 6 pm

    Would you like to know more about KUMC?  Would you like to know more about Pastor Katie?  Join Pastor Katie and Carol Fischer for dinner and casual conversation at Dinner with Pastor Katie on Wednesday, October 19th at 6 pm at KUMC.  Childcare will be provided.  RSVP to Carol Fischer by October 16th so we know how much food to prepare.

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  • Cultivating Faith

    Wednesdays,  Noon - 1 pm, Oct. 5 - Nov. 9

    With all of the injustice in the world today, are you looking for more ways to help make a difference? Join this study as we explore 5 key elements for moral action in your daily life: 1) Money 2) Food 3) The Body 4) Time 5) Place. We'll be reading and discussing "Materiality as Resistance '' by Walter Brueggemann ​for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 12 - 1 pm beginning October 5th. ​Join us via Zoom or ​BYO lunch and join us in person at KUMC​.

    For questions email Jon Graf. ​There is no cost, but please register ​by ​emailing Carol Fischer and indicate Zoom or in person.


Kirkwood United Methodist Church

201 W Adams | Kirkwood MO 63122