If you're here as a first time guest,
you might like to know what to expect!
When you come to worship, consider this:
“Prayer is taking a chance that against all odds and past history, we are loved and chosen, and do not have to get it together before we show up.” ― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers
Here at Leawood United Methodist Church, you do not have to “get it together" before you come. Come as you are, accepted by God.
Where is the church located? The church address is 2915 W. 95th Street in Leawood, Kansas 66206.
Where do I park and how do I enter? There are 2 driveway entrances, one on the east side and one on the west side. There is parking in the front of the church for first time visitors. If you’d prefer to use the elevator, rather than the stairs, take either the ground floor entrance just west of the main entrance, or use the handicapped access entrance on the west end of the building
When do you hold worship? Currently we have 2 services:
8:30 a.m. we hold a chapel service, usually shorter, with Holy Communion celebrated weekly. Usually no choirs, just organ, piano and keyboard accompaniments. This tends to be a smaller more informal gathering.
10:45 a.m. we offer a blended service with musical accompaniment and contributions from our organist, praise team, bell choir, piano and keyboard. Holy Communion is usually celebrated the first Sunday of the month. Children’s messages, followed by children’s church (held in the education wing) are planned weekly, except for Family Sundays which are held the last Sunday of the month.
What should I wear? Generally in a range from casual to business casual is common practice. However, we’re inclusive, not exclusive, in terms of dress!
Is there someone to help me find where I’m going, or who can answer questions? Yes persons wearing the Welcoming Team tags function as greeters, ushers and helpers. They can answer questions or direct you to persons who can do so.
When you arrive in the narthex (gathering space outside of the sanctuary), we provide an information station with printed materials about upcoming calendar of activities. Two name tag tables with stick on name tags and markers are in the narthex, as well. We invite all persons, guests and “old-timers” to use them.
We have coffee and treats at the South end of the narthex. Come a few minutes early or hang around afterwards to share a cup or two and chat with folks.
What about our kids? Can they be in worship? Yes! We also have a nursery available from 9:30 until 12:30 each Sunday. Children three years and younger are welcomed and cared for by our paid, fully certified nursery caregivers. At the 10:45 service, we have children’s church immediately following the children’s message in one of the Sunday school rooms. Potty-trained three year olds up to about second grade are welcome.
Can I partake in Communion? United Methodists practice an “open” table for Holy Communion. All persons, regardless of age or church status are welcome. It is Christ’s table, not ours!
Here's a picture of our sanctuary: