All Are Welcome

God loves you no matter what, and Jesus taught his followers to love your neighbor no matter who. That means KUMC welcomes, affirms, and invites you to worship, serve, and lead regardless of your race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical and mental ability, economic station, or political ideology. Jesus's love has no asterisks. At KUMC, you are invited to experience and practice God's radically inclusive, transforming love for you and for all.


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  • Sunday Worship

    At KUMC and Live Streaming on Facebook

    KUMC Worship Times

    All are Welcome to join Worship at KUMC!  

    Summer Worship - 10 am, May 26 -August 11, 2024

    In the Summer months Kirkwood UMC moves to a summer schedule of one worship time at 10am. The service will feature some traditional and contemporary elements. Children's Worship and childcare will also be available during that the service time 9:45-11am.

    On August 18, KUMC will return to two worship times on Sundays. Those those times are:

    9:00 am Contemporary Worship

    Contemporary Worship meets in The Commons downstairs led by Pastor Katie and the Contemporary Band led by Jeremy Melton. You can also view Contemporary Worship from anywhere on our KUMC Facebook Page at 9 am.

    10:30 am Traditional Worship

    Traditional Worship meets in the Sanctuary led by Pastor Katie Trinter with music provided by Jeremy Melton and The Chancel Choir. 

    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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    THE ONE at 10 am - On 5th Sundays or other special Sundays:

    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, June 30. 

  • Prayer in the CHapel On Sundays

    Sundays, before and After 10 am Worship

    Need a quiet place to be with God? There will be prayer stations available in the chapel. You are invited to pray, rest, and connect with the holy before or after worship on Sundays.


    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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  • Thursday Coffee House Hours

    Find Pastor Katie at Teleo Coffee in Kirkwood,  7:30 - 10 am

    Drop in to Teleo Coffee on Thursday mornings to grab your morning caffeine fix and talk and pray with Pastor Katie. Teleo Coffee is located at 132 Monroe Street in downtown Kirkwood. 

Upcoming Events at KUMC

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

  • Summer Worship May 26 -August 11

    Sundays, 10 am in the Sanctuary

    In the summer, KUMC moves to a summer worship schedule of one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.  Kid's Worship will be available at 10 am on Sunday's too. Join KUMC in person, or watch live streaming online on our Facebook page.  

  • KUMC Summer Pop-Ups

    June - August 10 somewhere near you!

    Hang out with Kirkwood UMC this summer! Summer Pop-ups are a brand new way for YOU to help build connection and community. They can be anything! From cycling to service projects…playdates to pickleball…book clubs to fire pits... from board games to hiking. As long as they're a way to connect with others, you can create and host a Pop-Up! They can be one-time or recurring anytime during June, July, and the first half of August. Create a Pop-up for others to join you, and keep checking back to see what pop-ups you might want to join others at this summer.

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    Current Pop Ups You can Join: 

    • Trivia at 9 Mile Garden with Pastor Steven on July 11, at 7pm. 
  • LifeBRidge Back To School SupplY DRive

    now until August 4

    Please help KUMC reach its goal of collecting 100 backpacks and sets of school supplies for students in our community and LifeBridge families.  School supplies are a vital need to ensure student's success in the classroom, so let's work together to get more children ready to start a great new school year! 

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  • PopSicles in the Park

    with KUMC Children's Ministries

    Saturday, August 3, 3-5 pm At Kirkwood Park

    Join us for park play, popsicles and a chance to spend time with other KUMC families on Saturday, August 3 at Kirkwood Park. Come hang out with us, and bring friends too! 

  • Ready to Ring Workshops

    Sunday, August 4, 11:30am-12:30pm

    Always wanted to try handbells but never had the opportunity to learn? Our beginner handbell workshops are coming up soon! At this workshop, we will learn how to properly hold the bells, how to ring them correctly, and take a peek at what handbell music looks like.

    There is no cost and no prior music experience needed. There is no future commitment, just a chance to try it out for an hour. The workshop is open to all ages 8 and up! Children 8-11 are encouraged to attend with a parent/guardian. 

    Please register here: Handbell Workshop Registration

    For questions, contact Cheri Long, Director of Handbell Ministries


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  • Book Club at KUMC

    First Meeting of the Year is August 7, 7-8pm 

    Come join other book lovers at KUMC! We meet to have great one-hour discussions once a month, about fiction and non-fiction books. You're invited to come to the next meeting on August 7 at KUMC to choose the books for the upcoming season, which runs Aug-July. For more information and to RSVP, contact leader, Renee Gorrell. 

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    sunday, August 11, 5:30-7pm at KUMC

    THE BIG MESS is happening at KUMC on Sunday, August 11 from 5:30 - 7 pm.

    High School and Middle School Youth -  Come enjoy a messy meal and a series of messy games.  Wear a swimsuit under your clothes.  Have a great time and create some great pictures. 

  • Back to School Sunday

    Sunday, August 18

    9am Contemporary Worship in the Commons

    10:30am Traditional Worship IN THE SANCTUARY

    Students and Teachers, bring your backpacks to church on August 18th for a special blessing for the new school year. 

    Kirkwood UMC will return to two worship service times on Sunday, August 18th. Choose from our  9am Contemporary Worship in The Commons with our Contemporary Band,  Or 10:30am Traditional Worship in the sanctuary with our Chancel Choir and Organist. 

    KUMC Children's Ministries will also go back to offering two times on Sundays mornings. Check in opens 15 minutes prior to each worship service time in our preschool wing.

  • It's Cool to Be Kind GRoup

    Sunday, August 18, 3-4:30pm

    On Sunday, August 18th, “It’s Cool To Be Kind” kids (entering grades 2nd-5th/6th in the fall) are meeting for some end-of-summer fun! We will meet in KUMC’s gym from 3:00-4:30 pm to do a scavenger hunt and play some group games. We’ll continue our summer-long  mission project by collecting gently used toys, games and books (baby/toddler board books through 12th grade books) for Helping Hand Me Downs and the Lifebridge kids store during financial wellness classes. It's time to finish cleaning out your closets and bring toys, books and games that are in good condition to our end of summer meeting. It’s cool to be kind by helping other kids!

    Questions? Email Lisa Hendry

  • Ally Training

    Featuring Author Heather Fleming

    Wednesday, August 28th 6:30pm

    We all have a lot to learn about Race.  Author Heather Fleming will share lessons from her book "My Black Friend Says.." to help each of us in our ALLY Training.  Please RSVP to the event below to let Pastor Steven Blair and to get information on how order a book. 

    Join author Heather Fleming for a conversation about Race.  This event can be an on ramp for people new to the conversation or those who want to learn something new.

    At Kirkwood United Methodist Church, we are committed to becoming ALLIES for Racial Justice.  We realize that we as a church and we as individuals are not there, yet.  Join us for this event as part of our focus on ALLY Training.

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