All of us seek and want to find a place where we are welcomed and can belong. Some feel like they can belong anywhere; others question if they belong, even in a local church. We, the people of St. John’s, want you to know that all are welcome here! We want to emphasize that everyone ~ and we mean everyone ~ can come and belong here. St. John’s United Methodist church proclaims God’s unconditional love and grace that is for everyone. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of God’s family. Thus, we are open to all who are seeking after God and desire to be in unity with others. So, there it is. You are welcome here!


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We strive to offer inspiring and excellent classical traditional worship.  Our choir-led service is filled with stirring music, sermons, stories, and opportunities for spiritual growth all led by our laity and pastoral staff.  We believe anyone attending worship will be stimulated emotionally, physically, and spiritually for the purpose of leading a holistic and faith-filled life.


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Living Streams is our mid-week worship experience focusing on the practices of story sharing, centering prayer, and communion.  On the first Wednesday of each month the ritual of Anointing and healing is incorporated into our service. 


Cheri Leigh


When & Where


Early-Risers Service | 8:30 AM | Chapel

Family Service | 10:00 AM | Sanctuary


Living Streams | 5:30 PM | Guice Library

6900 Ward Parkway

Kansas City | MO 64113


Message Series


09.01 - 10.06.2019

Author Richard Carlson wrote a book title Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with the subtitle And It’s All Small Stuff. The basic premise of the book was about how to keep things in life from driving you crazy. There are a lot of things about life that we give too much time and attention to knowing that they are mundane and unimportant. Take an inventory of the minutes of your day and see how much time you spent looking at say . . . social media. How crazy does some of the stuff on it make you? You get the gist. But not everything in life is small stuff. Actually there are some things about life that are giant things and they are things that cannot be ignored or easily put aside. So how do we face these giants and come out on the other side hopeful? This series will look at the giants of loneliness, pride, temptation, anger, sloth, and envy. Through scripture and experiences we will discover the promise of God to be present and to empower us to face our giants. I invite you to join us each Sunday through September and early October for this six part series. All are welcome here at St. John’s – come and let us join in facing our giants together!

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