Lenten Mission Project


  • EASTER BOX LENTEN MISSION PROJECT

    Provide a holiday meal, groceries, and some Easter joy to a local family in need. Recipients will be those who received assistance from KUMC’s Covid Fund and/or attended the food giveaways. Each recipient will also receive a $25 grocery gift card to shop for perishables. Help KUMC reach a goal of providing food to 100 families this Easter. 

    Items to include in the Food Box (total cost = approx. $30) are listed in the picture below.


    • Register on this Google Form to let Mission Director Julie Sherwood know you are participating in the Easter Box Project.
    • Feel free to personalize your box and include items such as Easter/spring paper products, decorations, treats, etc. The Dollar Store has many inexpensive options.
    • Return your box to KUMC on Saturday, March 13th from 10 am-noon. Volunteers will be available to remove the box from your car. If you are unable to attend at this time, please place your box in the donation tub outside the KUMC doors (Monday -Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm). Donation deadline is Saturday, March 13. 
    • Alternatively, you can support this project by making a financial contribution via Realm. Simply choose “Food Pantry” from the drop-down menu. 

     

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We Need A Little Christmas

A Christmas Concert with Key of Three

Kirkwood United Methodist Church is proud to present Key of Three, in their Christmas Concert, "We Need A Little Christmas", first premiered on Facebook December 19th. We hope this holiday musical treat will lift your spirits this holiday season! 

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Directory Service

Welcome to the Kirkwood UMC Directory Service REALM. It is recommended that you do your initial login and password set up on a computer.

 

Use the link below to go to Realm to create a login and password.

KUMC Youth Ministries Calendar

Stay up to date with what's going on with KUMC's Youth! 





Story Time with Lisa

Sunday evenings during Advent

Join Children's Ministry Director Lisa Hendry on Sunday Evenings for Storytime! During Advent, Lisa will be reading seasonal stories for children on our Kirkwood Methodist Facebook page. Stories for younger children start at 7 pm, and for older children at 7:15 pm. 

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STL ADVENT CHALLENGE

Sundays, 9:45 am on Facebook during Advent

Watch on Kirkwood Methodist's Facebook page on Sundays for the 9:45 am Sunday premier of #STL ADVENT CHALLENGE, worship for children and their families for Christmas 2020. Missed it? No worries, scroll on our Facebook Page to find it later. 

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Christmas at KUMC

This Christmas season is looking a little different for all of us as we prepare to celebrate from our homes this year. But that doesn't mean that it still can't be holy and filled with the joys of the season! Join Kirkwood Methodist Church online for worship and other special activities and events safely from home. Scroll down below to find the weekly worship opportunities, invitation to missions to bring cheer to others, and more that we have prepared for you to enjoy with your family this year.  

Celebrate Advent in Worship at  KUMC

Here are the ways you can Worship from home online on Sundays and Weekdays with KUMC during Advent.

  • Sunday Worship

    Sundays, 10 am @kirkwoodmethodist

    This Advent season at Kirkwood Methodist Church is for the dreamers in all of us—those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time. Join us this Advent as we dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Join us as we seek and sow God's dreams for our world in our Advent sermon series, Those Who Dream.  Daily Advent Devotional Books are available at the church office for pick-up if you would also like to participate in daily prayer and activities from home. 

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  • STL AdVENT CHALLENGE

    Sundays, 9:45 am @KirkwoodMethodist

    Watch Kids Worship for #STLAdventChallenge video on Kirkwood United Methodist Church Facebook Live Premier on Sunday mornings @ 9:45, created by area children/youth ministry leaders and kids...including some from KUMC! 


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  • Key Of Three Online Christmas Concert

    Key of Three created the "We Need A Little Christmas" Christmas Concert to lift your spirits this holiday! If you missed the premiere on Saturday, December 19th, you can see it right now by scrolling below to watch it on our website, or on KUMC's Vimeo Channel.  

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  • Longest Night

    Monday, December 21 at 7 pm

    For those experiencing loss or grief, this worship service takes place on the longest night of the year during a time of year we find we miss those people the most. Longest Night will premier on Facebook at 7 pm on December 21. You will be able to watch it on our Vimeo chanel and any other time convenient to you. 

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  • Christmas EVe Worship

    Thursday, December 24, 4 pm & 7 Pm @kirkwoodmethodist

    Kirkwood Methodist will be offering two virtual Christmas Eve Worship opportunities, so feel free to join the one that suits you best from home. Worship will premier on our Facebook Page at the times given, and be available on our Vimeo Channel too. 

    • 4 pm Worship will feature children and students, perfect for families with younger children.
    • 7 pm Worship will include a Christmas message, carol singing, and candle lighting with the singing of Silent Night. 

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2020 Advent Mission Opportunities

Choose your favorite, or participate in all of these special holiday giving opportunities to share the love of Christ this season! 

  • Reverse Advent Box

    sunday, December 13, 1 -3 pm

    Provide a holiday meal, groceries, and some Christmas cheer to a local family in need. Recipients will be chosen from those who received assistance from KUMC’s Covid Fund and/or attended the food giveaways.  Help KUMC reach a goal of providing food to 100 families this Christmas. 

    • Please click on the link to register to create a box.
    • Feel free to personalize your box and include items such as holiday paper products, ornament, etc. The Dollar Store has many inexpensive options.
    • Return your box to KUMC on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Volunteers will be available to remove the box from your car while you listen to the sounds of the season pouring out from the sanctuary.  If you are unable to attend at this time, please place your box in the donation tub outside the KUMC doors (Monday -Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm). Donation deadline is Sunday, December 13.
    • Alternatively, you can support this project by making a financial contribution via Realm. Simply choose “Food Pantry” from the drop-down menu. 1 box = $30
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Home for the Holidays

A Virtual Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 12 at 7 pm

KUMC's Social Justice Ministries is proud to co-sponsor the Home for the Holidays virtual concert this December. Celebrate the sounds of the season with the virtual sounds of Christmas. Join three of the best choirs in St. Louis as we bring this heartwarming holiday concert to the safety of your home. Get ready to enjoy the beautiful harmonies of The Woman’s Hope Choral of St. Louis, The Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis, and The Legend Singer Choral Ensemble. Each choir will perform separately and join together for a rousing finale featuring more than 80 singers. To attend, go to the Facebook Event to register now! 

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Worship with KUMC


  • Kid's Worship #STLAdvent CHallenge

    Watch #STLAdventChallenge live premier videos on Kirkwood United Methodist Church's Facebook page Sunday mornings @ 9:45. These engaging weekly videos were created by area children/youth ministry leaders and kids (including some from KUMC) to guide you through the crafts and activites found in your Advent kit. 


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  • Sunday Worship

    Watch KUMC Church Service on Kirkwood United Methodist Church Facebook Live Premier on Sunday mornings @ 10:00 for the Advent sermon series,Those Who Dream.


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  • LOngest Night

    Sunday, December 21, ?? pm, on Facebook

    This worship is held the week of the winter solstice (the longest night of the year). It’s a safe and sacred space for those who are struggling to feel the joy and light of this holiday season due to grief, pain, or loss of any kind. Through worship we acknowledge the darkness of our sorrow, while simultaneously remembering that we worship a God who is with us, even in the shadows.

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  • Christmas Eve

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Advent at KUMC

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MISSION IN MEMORY & HONOR FURNITURE BUILD


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

We would like to invite you to build a dresser in memory or in honor of someone special to you. These dressers will be passed on to Home Sweet Home Furniture Bank so they can provide every child they serve with a dresser of their very own.


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  • Donate $40 to purchase a dresser through Realm or by sending a check to KUMC with "Dresser" in the memo. Build it yourself at the event or a volunteer will assemble it for you.
  • Pick up a dresser kit at the church this week to build at home and return the finished dresser to KUMC by Nov. 15.

For the at-church build, safety precautions will be in place, such as tables spaced throughout the building, temperature checks, masks, and bring your own tools. 


Questions? Contact Julie Sherwood at mission@kirkwoodumc.org.

Drive Thru Food Give Away

Friday, November 6th, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


We're doing it again! This time we're partnering with Kirk Care, Greater St. Louis Foodbank, and Kirkwood Rotary. Here's how you can help

  • Donate food from our list of most needed items list at the bottom of this page or make financial contributions to the food pantry through Realm or a check. 
  • Go through your closets and donate any gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves -children and adult sizes. Donations can be placed in the large boxes outside the church doors. 
  • Volunteer to assist with preparation, pack food, or serve the morning of the event.  

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KUMC Sermon Library

Missed a sermon? Or is there one favorite one you want to hear over? 

Find it here in the complete collection of Kirkwood United Methodist Sermons. 


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  • KUMC Food Pantry

    Kirkwood Methodist collects canned goods every week, and sends collections weekly to four different local food banks. Your donations of non perishable food items, and diapers are always appreciated. Please bring your items to the Mission Window. 

  • Youth Mission Trip

    We go on a youth mission trip to serve God's people during the summer. They are amazing experiences to meet others and connect with each other while growing closer to God. Watch here for a future trip announcement for summer of 2021.  Youth Completing Grade 6-12 at the end of the School Year can attend. 


    Questions?

    Jeremy Melton

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  • Kirkwood social justice coalition

    Promote racial justice through...

    • Building authentic relationships
    • Education and awareness
    • Learning from each other

    The Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition was formed as a group intentionally inclusive of ALL PEOPLE interested in promoting social justice. All are welcome to attend monthly meetings and be a part of the coalition.

    • 2nd Sunday Each Month
    • 12:00 pm
    • Kirkwood UMC
    Questions?
    Jeanne Webdell
    573.754.0943
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  • INCLUSIVE MINISTRIES

    Are you looking for a way to help LGBTQ+ people feel loved and fully accepted at Kirkwood UMC?  Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community and want to help KUMC find meaningful ways to connect with you and others? This team will have periodic, short meetings to plan and organize work groups that will take the lead on different areas of inclusive ministry. 


    Questions?

    Lorri Coates

    314.966.8167

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  • disciple bible study

    Disciple aims at transformation, not just information. Students use the Bible and the study manual to complete daily reading assignments, generally about 30 minutes of reading per day, and meet weekly for 2 – 2 ½ hours for discussion, videos, and prayer.  Classes are led by trained lay facilitators.  All students are required to have their own study Bible with commentary.  We recommend The New Interpreter’s Study Bible (NRSV) or New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha (NRSV).  


    Please Note:  While it is required that Disciple I be completed first, the remaining Disciple Bible Study courses may be taken in any order.


    Questions?

    Donna Cartwright

    314.910.7470

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  • Kids Corner

    In every worship service we offer a "Children’s Corner" where kids can quietly play while sitting near their parents. If you prefer a more structured program for your child during worship, small group options are listed below. 

  • small groups

    SUNDAY MORNINGS


    Child Care

    • Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

    • 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    • Room 203 - 205


    Infants & Toddlers

    • Up to Age 3

    • 9:00 AM

    • Room 204


    Pre-K

    • Age 3 Can Attend

    • 9:00 AM

    • Room 212


    K-2nd Grade

    • 9:00 AM

    • Room 309


    Tweens

    • Grades 3 - 5

    • 9:00 AM

    • Room 104 (in Student Hall)


    Bible Explorers

    • Ages 3 - 6 years

    • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

    • Room 204

Next Steps

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    Where should I go when I arrive?

    Enter through the glass doors to the left of the red doors off the parking lot. You will be greeted by an Ambassador, wearing a red vest, who will answer any questions you may have and walk you to your destination if you desire.


    What do I wear?

    Wear whatever you feel comfortable in! You’ll see people dressed in casual clothes and suits. We’re much more interested in meeting you and helping you to feel at home than in what you choose to wear.


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    Kirkwood UMC is located in the heart of Kirkwood, one block West of Kirkwood Ave (Lindbergh Ave. outside of Kirkwood), on Adams and Clay, 2 blocks North of the train station.


    Where do I take my kids? 

    • CHILD CARE/SUNDAY SCHOOL: Childcare is available for children six weeks to 5 years old from 8:45 am – 11:45 am in rooms 203 – 205. Sunday School is available during the 9 am service only. We will make sure that you and your child are comfortable before you leave the room. You can have a peace of mind knowing that all of our staff and adult servants must pass a thorough background check and training in order to serve.
    • WORSHIPChildren are always welcome to worship alongside their parents. 
    • KIDS CORNER: We offer a kids corner in the front left of the sanctuary with toys for infants. 
    • CRY ROOM: In the Sanctuary you’ll notice the large clear glass windows on the left side. Exit the Sanctuary and access that room through the lounge. An Ambassador will be happy to guide you there if you ask. You will be able to sit with your child in this sound proof room and still see and hear the service.

    Anything else I should know?

    When you attend a service at Kirkwood UMC, make sure to fill out a connect card in your bulletin and place it in the offering basket to let us know you were here. Please know that you do not need to be a member of Kirkwood UMC in order to partake in communion.


    Questions?

    Carol Fischer

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  • dinner with the pastors

    Enjoy dinner and casual conversation with Pastor Katie Trinter and Associate Pastor Jess Horsley at Kirkwood UMC. Please let us know if you are interested so that we will can provide you with the next available date and location information.


    Questions?

    Carol Fischer

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  • serve

    Find a way that is special to you to connect with God and others, grow in faith, and serve in love. We can help you find an opportunity that matches your God given talents.


    Questions?

    Carol Fischer

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  • membership

    You are welcome to join us in any activities without becoming a member of Kirkwood UMC. When you are ready, we would be happy to accept you into our family of faith as an official member. 


    Questions?

    Carol Fischer

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