Current Event Archive

United Methodist Family Night (Sat., May 23rd)

posted May 14, 2015, 9:07 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 23, 2015, 8:08 AM ]

Monticello United Methodist Men have organized a family outing to a baseball game between the Kansas City T-Bones and the Lincoln Salt Dogs at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. This family-friendly event is hosted by Kansas Great Plains and Missouri United Methodist Men and should be a "home run" for all families in attendance!

When:  Saturday, May 23, 2015.  The game starts at 7pm.

Where:  CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111

Cost and Registration:  The deadline for $10 ticket orders through the MUMM was May 8th, but if you want to attend on your own, contact Wes Moore or pick up a flyer at the Connection Point which gives you more information.

Mother's Day Fair (Sun., May 10th)

posted May 3, 2015, 3:27 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 13, 2015, 7:57 AM ]

Looking for that special something for Mom?  Craving a Cake-Pop?  United Methodist Women are hosting an annual Mother's Day Fair today.  Now is the time to shop!  All proceeds go to Missions for women, youth and children.

When:  Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 10am to 12pm

Where:  MUMC Fellowship Hall

Let Freedom Ring (June 13th)

posted May 3, 2015, 3:19 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 15, 2015, 9:31 AM ]

Come and join us for an evening of family fun. Play some Bingo, participate in a live/silent auction of yummy baked goods.  Enjoy the music of the Bell Choir and learn more about this fun ministry.

When:  Saturday, June 13th, 6 to 8 pm

Where:  MUMC Fellowship Hall

Cost & Registration:  FREE!  Just show up!  No registration is necessary.  Contact Lisa Draper at for more information.

Shop and Serve (May 2nd)

posted Apr 22, 2015, 3:50 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 3, 2015, 3:05 PM ]

Come join us as we "Shop and Serve" for those in need at Lazarus' Boutique located at Grand Avenue Temple. 

Serve as a "personal shopper" for the homeless sojourners.  The Boutique provides clothing as well as personal hygiene items to those in need. Being a "personal shopper" ensures each individual gets what he/she needs with the correct sized clothing and necessary toiletries. The sojourner is given a sense of dignity by having your undivided attention for a few moments.

Seven to ten adult volunteers are needed.  Upper age high school students may take part provided they are with a larger group.

When & Where:  Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.  Meet at MUMC's Fellowship Hall at 9:30am to carpool to Grand Avenue Temple, 205 E. 9th St., KCMO.  We will return to MUMC by 2pm.

Registration & Cost:  Please sign up at the Connection Point at MUMC or contact Janet Williams at for more information.  Or call the church office at (913) 441-1435. This is a free ministry requiring only your time and involvement.

Vision Screening for Children (Apr 16)

posted Apr 8, 2015, 11:18 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 18, 2015, 6:30 PM ]

In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at their International Convention and urged them to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."  Since then, Lions have become renowned worldwide for their efforts to improve sight, prevent blindness and other visual impairment, and improve eye health and eye care for millions of people around the world.

Members of our local Lenexa Lions Club, Margaret and Wes Moore, have made it possible for children to have their eyes tested for free, right here at MUMC!

When:  April 16th, 11am to 6pm

Where:  Room 200 (former "Castle Room"), MUMC's main building, 23860 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS 66227

Cost & Registration:  Free!  Just show up!  (Parental consent is required.) Contact the church office at (913) 441-1435 for more information.

Bring a Sack, Fill a Sack & Fold a Sack Sunday (Apr. 12th)

posted Apr 1, 2015, 9:34 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 13, 2015, 7:33 PM ]

Are you looking for a simple way to serve?  A project that is family-friendly? A project where you can actually sit down on the job doing it? Then get ready for "Sack Sunday!" 

Bring a sack lunch (drinks and dessert will be furnished.) After eating, we will start by folding 20,000 bags for the Harvester's "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign. Granted, 20,000 is a lot of bags, but it is only a small portion of the 1/2 million bags needed for the campaign. Folded bags are distributed to our mail carriers who place them in mailboxes throughout the Kansas City and Topeka area. The bags will then be picked up by the Mail Carriers on May 9th with hopes that the bags are filled with non-perishable items or that recipients have placed a check to Harvester in the envelope included in the folded bags. 

In addition to folding, please bring non-glass, non-perishable food items to Fellowship Hall on April 12th. There will be a special time during the service for everyone to place their donated food items at the altar.

One folded sack at a time can make a difference in our community. It's in the bag!

When: Following Sunday's service, April 12, 2015 (11:45am)

Where:  MUMC's Fellowship Hall

Cost/Registration:  No cost other than food items donated and no registration is needed.  JUST SHOW UP!

A Service for Holy Week: "The Weeping Tree," a Cantata (Apr. 2nd)

posted Mar 11, 2015, 3:13 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 3, 2015, 9:49 AM ]

Join us this Thursday, April 2 at 7 PM for a Holy Week service which is comprised of a Cantata entitled "The Weeping Tree." "The Weeping Tree" is a poignant portrait of the cross that prepares you to move through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, using beloved hymns, new music, thoughtful narration and sacred symbols. We will celebrate Holy Communion during the service.

When:  Maundy-Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 7pm to 8pm.

Where: MUMC sanctuary

Registration & Cost:  No registration required, and this presentation is FREE!  Just show up!

Spring Church Cleaning (Mar 21)

posted Mar 10, 2015, 12:11 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 9:06 PM ]

Make Saturday, March 21st your mission opportunity for the week.  We need as many of you as possible to help give our church a thorough spring cleaning.  Even an hour or two of your time will be greatly appreciated. 

Three or four times a year, we want to give an extra thorough cleaning to the sanctuary area and fellowship hall.  What better time to do this than right before the Easter season? 

A huge thank you to those of you who have already pitched in (or signed up to do so) and cleaned every-other week in preparation for Sunday services.

When:  Saturday, March 21st, starting at 9 AM and going until we are finished.

Where:  The sanctuary and surrounding area and fellowship hall.

Registration:  There are sign-up sheets located at The Connection Point, or fill-in the form under "Serve" above to let us know you will help at a different time. If you have any questions, contact Sandra Evans or Candace Shockey (sanctuary) or Patti Plummer (chapel).  Or call the church office: (913) 441-1435.

Serve at Lazarus' Table (Apr 18th)

posted Mar 6, 2015, 6:43 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 18, 2015, 6:30 PM ]

"Serve" the hungry by serving a meal to the homeless at Lazarus' Table, Grand Avenue Temple.  This is a chance to work with the Lazarus' Ministries Staff by preparing and serving a meal for the sojourners. 

We need 10 to 12 volunteers to serve.  All volunteers must be 18 or over or at least be 14 and accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

When:  Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9am to (approximately) 2:30pm

Where:  Start by car-pooling at 9am at MUMC's parking lot, then travel in caravan to Grand Avenue Temple, 205 E. 9th St., Kansas City, MO.

Cost & Registration:  Free!  Just show up!  (Note the age restrictions in the text above.)  No registration necessary, but sign in at The Connection Point or contact Janet Williams at so that we know we have at least 10 volunteers.

UMW's Spring Tea/Birthday Party (Apr 11)

posted Mar 6, 2015, 5:02 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 13, 2015, 7:34 PM ]

To all Monticello Ladies, their daughters, moms, sisters, cousins, nieces and friends, you are cordially invited to a UMW spring tea/birthday party!  We will celebrate our birthdays, learn something about the birth months, enjoy a delightful program, share some stories, and enjoy delicious goodies!  Let Susan Cockrum or The Connection Point volunteers know how many of you from your family will be coming.  We need to know how many "crumpets" (or other treats) to have available.

When:  Saturday, April 11th, from 3 to 4:30PM

Where:  MUMC's Fellowship Hall

Cost & Registration:  FREE, but please let either someone at The Connection Point or contact Susan Cockrum to let us know how many will be in attendance.  Register by March 29th.

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