150 YEARS with Kirkwood United Methodist Church in a year- long  birthday party!
Watch for celebrations, exhibitions, and a very special mission project to commemorate KUMC's SESQUICENTENNIAL!

Prayer Vigil

Come be a part of the prayful way forward for Kirkwood United Methodist Church following GC2019. 
Register for an hour in the Prayer Vigil
March 16 - 17
Try the New Midweek Worship Service
Golgotha Experience
Kirkwood United Methodist Church
March 13th, 7 pm
And you are invited!!
Saturday , March 30
Kirkwood Community Center
General Knowledge Questions
Dress & Decorate as your favorite TV Sitcom! 
Anyone can play! Sign - up today!
Current Sermon Series:
Like Jesus, we too
are called to be the workers of resurrection - particularly in the hard places, the places that we think aren't fertile ground.  
Come and learn how we can use resurrection in our lives too. 
Here at Kirkwood UMC we believe that God loves us and accepts us just as we are.
We are on a spiritual journey to know God.
We are glad you are visiting our website and hope you will join us for worship!
 We offer Contemporary Worship on Saturdays at 5:05 pm and Sundays at 9 am, Traditional Worship on Sundays at 10:30 am, The Well contemplative 30-minute service on Wednesdays at noon, and ENGAGE Student Worship Services on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm.  You are sure to find a service that meets your needs!
Located in the heart of Kirkwood, in St. Louis, Missouri our address is listed below.
Come see us! 
201 W Adams Kirkwood MO 63122


Worship at The Well
Come to worship at noon on Wednesdays for contemplative worship led by Pastor Katie Trinter. This new mid-week worship service will last just 30 minutes and will include time for reflection, readings, prayer and music in the newly refurbished Chapel. 
Wednesday, noon
A midweek thirty minute contemplative worship service with Pastor Katie Trinter that includes reflection, readings, prayer and music.  Come, feel refreshed midweek at The Well! 
(The Chapel)
Wednesday, 5:45 pm
Student messengers and guides lead this 30 minute interactive worship service incorporating liturgy, music videos and discussion. 
(The Chapel)
Saturday 5:05 pm 
Join us for Table Worship on Saturday nights, 5:05 p.m.  At this casual and interactive worship, we gather at tables as Jesus did with his disciples and get to know each other face to face.  Come for snacks, music, reflection and communion.
(The Wood)
Sunday, 9 am  
This worship service is led by a band and singers with music selected to reinforce and enhance the sermon.  Screens are used to share songs as well as videos. 
(The Sanctuary)
Sunday, 10:30 am
The traditional service offers a range of musical
styles within an order of worship that encourages
the whole congregation to participate. 
(The Sanctuary)
Specially designated Sundays, 10 am
Upcoming THE ONE Service: 
Sunday, March 31 
THE ONE is the only worship service to be offered on a designated weekend at 10 am for all KUMC members to attend in the main Sanctuary. This unique service combines elements of both contemporary and traditional worship services into “one” blended experience for the congregation to enjoy together.  THE ONE services will be followed by a potluck meal at 11 am in The Gym. 
This Weekend in Worship
March 16 -17, 2019
Table Worship
Saturday, March 16 5:05 pm, Sanctuary
This Saturday, March 16, the 5:05 pm ignite service will take place in the Sanctuary for a special worship experience focused on prayer to launch an all night prayer vigil at Kirkwood United Methodist Church. The focus of the prayer vigil is praying our way forward following the Special General Conference decsions. You are encouraged to sign up for an hour at the prayer vigil this weekend.
Jubilee and Traditional Services
Sunday, 9:00 and 10:30 am
Special Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Kyle Butler
“Cultivating Resurrection: Cultivating Self-Compassion
and Letting Go of Perfection” 
Scripture: Luke 13: 1-9
The Fig Tree – Jesus tells the story of a fruitless fig tree that has grown barren and brittle. The landowner in the parable has returned to its empty branches for three years. The landowner commands the gardener to cut it down, seeing it as a liability to the soil. But where the landowner sees waste, the gardener still sees possibility and hope. This Lenten season is an opportunity for us to admit we are not perfect and to see what parts of us have grown weary and barren. We might be flawed, but with God the great gardner, there are still great possibilities.


At KUMC you are invited to connect with God and other people. The journey begins when we are connected relationally on the path of discipleship. Our search for meaning and God’s purpose for our lives is so much richer when we do it in connection with our fellow travelers of the planet.


Growing in faith and maturing spiritually doesn’t happen by osmosis. We are called to intentionally seek God’s word so we can live out God’s plan for our life. The good news is God gave us an awesome gift called The Bible where we can come to know God as Father Son and Spirit.
Let’s figure out together what it all means for our lives today!



The Church has left the building.

We at Kirkwood United Methodist Church believe that church isn’t over
when you leave church on Sunday.  We act with passion as we CONNECT
with others both inside and outside of the church and GROW in faith as we SERVE
God and others in mission and ministry.
Please join us as we leave the building together.  Let’s do great things.
kumc mission


When we decide to follow Jesus, we’re committing to make Him not only our Savior, but also our Lord of everything – our time, our talents, and our treasure.   It’s not about giving to an organization, but giving from generous hearts.  We joyfully invite you into a life-changing journey of
generous living at Kirkwood UMC.


Celebrating Kirkwood United Methodist Church’s 150th Anniversary! 
1869 – 2019
Celebrating 150 years of ministry and mission
in the community  and the world! 
This year we celebrate 150 years of Kirkwood United Methodist Church being a vibrant part of the town of Kirkwood, Missouri. 
On April 18th, 1869 Reverend W. D. Shumate took charge of eighteen charter members to form a new Southern Methodist Church in Kirkwood.