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Celebrate Christmas at KUMC

Celebrate Christmas at Kirkwood United Methodist!
Find all of the activities you can enjoy this season at KUMC 
Are you on Realm yet? It's time!  
Learn more about 
Common Worship  
And Join us this Saturday
At Kirkwood UMC, we say “all are welcome, all are forgiven, and all are invited to believe” …and we mean it. KUMC welcomes and affirms you, regardless of your race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical and mental ability, economic status, or political ideology. We believe no matter where you have been or what you have done, if you are a seeker or cynic, flawed or faithful, God loves you and seeks to be in a relationship with you. With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we welcome you and invite you to participate fully in the life of this faith community!
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
To embody Jesus Christ’s inclusive love for the seeker, the cynic, the flawed and the faithful.
We are glad you are visiting our website and hope you will join us for worship!
 We offer several worship services for you to choose from:
  •  Common Worship on Saturdays at 5:00 pm (worship in a more casual, relaxed atmosphere more like a coffee shop)
  • Contemporary Worship on Sundays at 9 am
  • Traditional Worship on Sundays at 10:30 am
  • The Well on Wednesdays at noon   (a contemplative 30-minute service)
  • ENGAGE Student Worship Services on Wednesdays at 7:15 pm.  
Located in the heart of Kirkwood, in St. Louis, Missouri our address is listed below. You are invited to drop in at anytime
201 W Adams Kirkwood MO 63122


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, 7:15 pm
Student messengers and guides lead this 30 minute interactive worship service incorporating liturgy, music videos and discussion. 
(The Chapel)
                                         COMMON WORSHIP
Saturday 5:00 pm 
Join us for Common Worship on Saturday nights, 5:00 pm.  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    community.
On the third Saturday of each month, enjoy an evening of fellowship following Common Worship from 6 – 8:30pm. FREE child care will be provided at KUMC while adults gather at designated locations to enjoy food, drinks and good company.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to pack their child/children a meal to have during the child care hours, if needed. 
(The Commons)
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)
On the 5th Sunday of a month, 10 am
Upcoming THE ONE Service: 

**December 1**

December 1,  let’s all celebrate Hanging of the Greens together as one big church family! KUMC is adding  a THE ONE service for Sunday, December 1 at 10:00. That will be the only service for the weekend of November 30 – December 1, and there will not be a pot-luck following this service. 

We’ll go back to our normal THE ONE routine at the end of the month on December 29. 

December 29
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.
Sunday, December 29th at The One, we will bring the 150th Anniversary celebration to a close. 
This Weekend in Worship
Current Sermon Series: 
At the Door

Jesus said, “Knock, and the door will be opened for you.” We believe that prayer is a doorway to God. This series is rooted in the idea that opening the door of prayer is a way to allow the holy to break into our lives and flood our church, our community and our world with transformative love. Throughout the month we will explore practical resources on how to pray and encourage a transformative movement of prayer for our community. Let’s see what wild and wonderful things are unleashed when we crack open the door to God’s presence.

Saturday, December 7
5:00 pm: Common Worship, The Commons
Sunday, Decemer 8
9 am: Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary
10:30 am: Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
Sermon: What Can’t Wait: Repentance  
 Scripture : Isaiah 11:1 -10, Matthew 3:1-2




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.