Lenten Events & Easter Worship

You are invited to come and expereince Lent this year in a radically different way at Kirkwood United Methodist Church. The Lenten Devotion and sermon series this year is an invitation to you to be  authentically who you are, to counter scarcity and injustice at every turn, to pour out even more grace wherever it is needed. When we allow ourselves to be filled to the brim with God's lavish love, that love spills over. It reaches beyond ourselves; like water, it rushes and flows, touching everything in its path. Let us discover together the expansive life God dreams for us. 

You can pick up a free daily devotion booklet at the church office to use from home, follow KUMC on Social Media for daily devotions and prayers, attend church on Sundays at 9 am for Contemporary Worship or 10:30 am for Traditional Worship, or join in person or on Zoom on Wednesday evenings for a series of whole-hearted conversations in the weeks leading up to Holy Week. During Holy Week, April 10 - 17,  plan to attend any of the worship or events. 

As always, all are invited to participate in any event at KUMC!  

Lenten Worship, Devotions, and Small Groups

You are invited to participate in any of the following worship services, devotions or gatherings. 

  • Ash Wednesday, March 2

    Choose Ashes to Go at Teleo Coffee or Worship at KUMC


    On your morning or afternoon coffee run on March 2nd look for Pastor Katie Trinter at Teleo Coffee. Pastor Trinter will be there to pray with you and give you ashes from

    8 am - 10 am and 1 pm - 3 pm. Teleo Coffee is located in downtown Kirkwood at 132 W. Monroe Avenue. 


    Noon and 6 PM at KUMC & Live Streaming at 6pm

    Kirkwood Methodist Church will offer two Ash Wednesday Worship times on March 2. You can choose from Noon in the Chapel, or 6 pm in the Sanctuary, or to watch from home live streaming on Facebook and Vimeo. 

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  • FUll to the Brim Daily Lenten Devotion BoOK

    Journey through Lent at your own pace from home or wherever you chose to study with the Full to the Brim devotion booklet available at Kirkwood United Methodist Church. Pick up a free copy on Sundays at worship or at the church office M-F, 9 am - 3 pm. You will find scriptures, poems, art, reflections, and hymns that are filled with God's abundanct and expansive grace in the daily devotions on each page, and be able to take a deeper dive into our Lenten Sermon Series. Be sure to watch too daily on Facebook and Instagram for daily devotions from the Full to the Brim series as well. 

  • Wholehearted Conversations

    Wednesdays, 6:30 pm IN The Commons at KUMC or on Zoom

    March 9, 16, 30, & April 6

    Most of us spend so many of our days doing things half-heartedly. We go to work, school, activities, social engagements, and even church, but none of it has the depth or sense of purpose we are truly longing for. This Lent, you are invited to discover the kind of wholehearted faith that transforms our lives. On Wednesday evenings (March 9, 16, 30, and April 6) you are invited to gather in The Commons for a time of learning with Pastor Katie and others reflecting on the themes of Rachel Held Evans's book, Wholehearted Faith, and sharing examples from their own lived experience. Our time together will also include time for small group discussion and sharing. Childcare is available on these evenings at the church. 

    If you are more comfortable joining from home, use the Zoom link below to join on Wednesdays. You'll all of the link information in Realm when you register. It is important that you register on Realm for the Wholehearted Conversations session, to allow staff to prepare for the number of people coming to the church and for those attending online. You'll be able to select in person or Zoom attendance, and also reserve childcare if needed for in person attendance. 

    You are not required to read the book to participate but if you want to go deeper and read along, you can purchase the book on Amazon or wherever books are sold. 

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  • Maundy THursday Worship

    Thursday, April 14, 7 pm In the Sanctuary

    Join KUMC for Maundy Thursday Worship in the Sanctuary or live streaming on Facebook and Vimeo. Worship will include communion and foot washing as we explore the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper and how he prepared the disciples for what was to come.  Childcare is available during worship. 

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  • Good Friday Worship

    Friday, April 15, AT 7 PM In the Sanctuary

    Join KUMC for Good Friday Worship in the Sanctuary or live streaming from Facebook and Vimeo beginning 7pm, or anytime later at your convenience.

    Childcare is available during worship. 

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    Come to Kirkwood Park to enjoy the outdoors and walk through the Journey to the Cross stations around Walker Lake at Kirkwood Park. This is a drop-in event and the public is invited to participate. You may want to arrive at different times during the event hours to help regulate the traffic flow between stations. 

  • Easter Sunday Worship

    sunday, APril 17, at 6:00 am, 9 am & 10:30 am AT KUMC

    On this joyous day, come and celebrate Easter at the worship service time of your choice, and gather with your family and friends on the Plaza for a while. 

    SUNRISE WORSHIP, 6:00 AM, on the Plaza

    Start the day with Easter Sunrise Worship on the plaza in front of the Sanctuary red doors (weather permitting). Be sure to dress for the weather.  If the weather seems like it might not be good for an outdoor service, check KUMC's Facebook Page, website, & Realm for any weather related announcements. 

    9:00 AM CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP, in The Commons

    10:30 AM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP, in the Sanctuary

    Come and celebrate the hope and joy of Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning in the Sanctuary at KUMC.  If you prefer to watch from home, you can watch either worship service live streaming on KUMC's Facebook Page, or on Vimeo. You can always find any worship service later at your convenience on Vimeo as well! 

    Childcare is available during worship. 

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Sunday, April 10,  3 - 5 pm at KUMC

Enjoy an afternoon of fun for families and children with crafts, activities, refreshments and three hunts for toddlers, preschool, and elementary ages. And to add to all the fun, The Bubble Bus is coming too! The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos too - all that is missing is you! Bring your Easter baskets and come join all the fun on Sunday, April 10th at Kirkwood Methodist Church. All are invited to attend. 

Hope Guides Us to the Holy

Do you like art?  Hope Guides Us to the Holy features a selection of art from the collection at Kirkwood United Methodist Church.  The pieces you see here represent important moments in Christ's life, particularly those that  we are drawn to consider during Holy Week. You're invited to scroll through this online gallery of videos to view the art and  listen to descpritions of the works and the inspirations behind them.