Lenten Events & Easter Worship at KUMC

All are welcome to participate in worship or any event at KUMC!  

During the season of Lent, you are invited to attend church on Sundays at 9 am for Contemporary Worship or 10:30 am for Traditional Worship.  Kids Worship and Childcare is available on Sunday mornings during each worship time. 

Join our Leten book study, "Freeing Jesus" by Diana Butler Bass. You can meet with Pastor Katie on Monday mornings at 10:30 am in the lounge beginning on February 27th for a series of conversations based on the book, or read along at home on your own or with a group of your own. This book will also be the basis of our Lenten Sermon series. Find more information below on how to get your copy of the book and join the Lenten Study.  

All other worship and event times are listed below for you to come and celebrate Easter at KUMC!

Lenten Events and Worship

You are invited to participate in any of the following worship services or events at Kirkwood United Methodist Church. 

  • Freeing Jesus Book Study

    10:30 am Mondays In the Lounge

    This Lent you are invited to rediscover Jesus and allow him to change your life – and our world – once again. In her book, Freeing Jesus, Diana Butler Bass challenges the idea that Jesus can only be understood in static, one-dimensional ways and asks us to instead consider a life where Jesus grows with us and helps us through life’s challenges in his roles as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence. 

    During Lentyou can read along on your own, join the Freeing Jesus book study with a group of your choice or, plan to join Pastor Katie Trinter for a group study on Mondays at 10:30 am in The Lounge beginning February 27th. Find the book through your favorite vendor or purchase a copy of the book on Realm to pick up or pay with cash or a check (please put "Freeing Jesus Book" in the memo line)at the lobby table on Sunday. 

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  • Maundy THursday Worship

    Thursday, April 6, 7 pm In the Commons

    Join KUMC for Maundy Thursday Worship in The Commons or live streaming on KUMC's Facebook Page. Gather for worship around tables to share in prayer, 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 7, AT 7 PM In the Sanctuary

    Join KUMC for Good Friday Worship in the Sanctuary or live streaming on KUMC's Facebook page beginning at 7 pm. Childcare is available during worship. 

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  • Easter Sunday Worship

    sunday, APril 9, at 6:15 am, 9 am & 10:30 am AT KUMC

    On this joyous day, come and celebrate Easter at the worship service time of your choice:

    SUNRISE WORSHIP, 6:15 AM, on the Plaza

    Start the day with Easter Sunrise Worship on the plaza in front of the Sanctuary's 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 and 10:30am Easter 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. Childcare is available during both worship times. 

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  • Easter Lilies

    Help fill KUMC's Sanctuary with the beautiful blossoms for Easter Worship that you can take home to enjoy afterward. Place your order now for Easter Lilies through your Realm Account, and please list on the form whether they are in honor or in memory of someone special to you so that we can list that information in the Easter Bulletins. 

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Sunday, April 2 ,  2 - 4 pm at KUMC

Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on its way, and you're invited to KUMC's Easter Eggstravaganza on Sunday, April 2nd from 2-4 pm for kids ages 12 and under. Join us outdoors in the parking lot and on the grounds for Easter Egg hunts, games, music, and THE BUBBLE VAN!! If the weather decides not to cooperate on April 2, we'll move the party into the gym. Be sure to bring your Easter baskets and come and enjoy some Easter holiday fun at KUMC.

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Here are the ways that you can serve during Easter

Because big holidays need lots of helping hands and KUMC is a church that strongly believes in hands-on missions, here are some ways you can help during the Lent and Easter holiday season at KUMC:


  • Volunteer at the Eggstravaganza on April 2nd from 2 - 4 pm. Sign up now on Sign Up Genius, or at the hall table on Sunday.
  • Discover a new passion and join the Chancel Choir for a short-term commitment as they prepare the music for Palm Sunday, Good Friday Tenebrae Service, and Easter Sunday. Rehearsals are at 7:30 pm on Thursdays in the Choir Room. Email Dana Self for more information. 
  • Volunteer to help Distribute LifeBridge Dinner Boxes on Wednesday, March 29 or Wednesday, April 5 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Register by clicking on the Sign Up Genius Link or emailing Megan Daniels.


  • Donate individually wrapped Easter Candy to help supply the Eggstravaganza egg hunts, Bunny Run Bags, and add cheer to the Life Bridge Market Boxes. Bring your donations to the Mission Window. 

  • Donate food for LifeBridge Easter Dinner Boxes: See what's needed on the bulletin board in the church hall or View the grocery list here. Purchase those items and place your donations below the bulletin board in the foyer by March 26.

  • Donate funds: With a few simple clicks on your Realm account, or by check or cash on Sunday in the offering plate (please be sure you mark your donation for LifeBridge Dinner Boxes) you can donate funds to help provide perishable items like meat and fresh produce for the LifeBridge boxes.

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.