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150 Years! First United Methodist Church in Kearney has come a long way in 150 years. A team is forming now to plan our 150 year anniversary celebration! To be a part of this team or find out more, please go to the Serve @ Church card on our website and click on 150 Year Celebration


Discipleship Pathway Are you interested in growing a deeper relationship with Christ? Check out the Adult Ministries card on our website. 


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If you enjoy meeting senior citizens, we need you! We’re looking for volunteers once a month from 9:30-11:00am at Westbrook Care Center to help paint fingernails and visit. We meet the first Thursday each month. To get more info contact Joan Nicely at 660-620-0120.


Kairos Fundraiser - The Kearney Kairos Team will hold a bake sale on Sept.16th to raise funds for the November Kairos weekend. Please support this worthwhile endeavor which brings the word and love of Christ to women who are incarcerated in the Chillicothe Correctional Facility. If you’d like to donate baked goods – that would also be appreciated.  Leaders – Joyce Bradley, Vicki Lawson & Carol Bates.


Wednesday Child Care workers needed! We are looking for at least two child care workers Wednesday nights from 5:45-8:15 during the school year. This is every Wednesday from Sept 5th to May 22. The age range of kids varies but is open to birth to 5th grade. You will be in the church nursery playing with the kids. If you are interested please sign up www.kearney.church/jobs

Children's Ministry - First Kids

Sunday School Small Group Leaders, Helpers, and Substitutes Needed! We are currently in need of more Sunday School small group leaders (SGL) and helpers for 2018-2019, and can always use more substitutes. SGLs and helpers can choose the number of Sundays per month to commit to. Curriculum, materials and support are provided. We need your help to offer Sunday School for ages 2 through 5th grade.  For more information go to the First Kids Card below or Lisa cell: 816-854-9264

Student Ministry - IMPACT

IMPACT Wednesdays - 4:30 Praise Band Practice. 5:45 Hang Out Time. 6:15-7:30 IMPACT - This is the place to be for anyone in grades 6-12! We have games, student lead worship, and small groups! Come hang out tonight as we finish our series “Together”


Confirmation - Tonight! - 6-7PM in the Student Ministry Room


Sept 26th - There will not be IMPACT for High School Students (grades 9-12). Instead we will meet at PowderPuff! If you need someone to sit with come find Janessa or an IMPACT group leader! Middle School students (grades 8-12) will still be meeting and they will be doing team building type games together at the church! 


Fall Retreat Registration is OPEN! - This is a weekend full of all kinds of games, worship, small groups, and so much more! This is for anyone in grades 6-12. The cost is $60 per student. Go to kearney.church/fall-retreat to sign up!

Care Ministry

Care Ministry - H.O.P.E (Help Optimism Prayer Encourage) H.O.P.E. Ministry’s mission is to make sure no one in our congregation (or community) faces a serious illness without spiritual and practical support. If you are in need of meals, transportation, childcare, someone to talk with, or any other practical means of support, please contact our team.


Stephen Ministry – Life transitions (new home, new baby, divorce, unemployment, etc.) are made easier when there is a compassionate person available to listen and give encouragement. Trained Stephen Ministers are available to do just that! If you or someone you know could benefit from partnering with a Stephen Minister, please contact our team.


To request more information about these groups and other Care Ministry groups, please visit the Care Ministry Card below.

Outreach Ministry

Birthdays and books at Whittier Elementary! Please join us as we give out birthday books, sing birthday wishes, and enjoy cupcakes to the children at Whittier September 20, 2018. We will leave church at 845am and return around 12-noon. We will need 8 dozen cupcakes, so please sign up on the Outreach card. This is a really fun morning. Leader - Andrette Prather 816-517-2540


All-Church SERVE Day, October 13, Saturday - This year, we will be partnering with both Baby Grace and North Star Methodist Church.  Most of us will be working at the nearby North Star site, 11250 N. Eastern Ave., KC MO. North Star members have been worshiping out of a school and are ready to get into their own building. They have asked for our help doing various projects, mostly outdoors, including landscaping, staining, building picnic tables, hanging exterior signs, building a fire pit, and more.  Those working on projects at our church (geared for children), and Baby Grace, will join the team at North Star Church for lunch. It should be a great day to offer a hand to North Star and Baby Grace.  Please sign up on the webpage at kearney.church/outreach


Liberty Tree House Meal Preparation October 16, Tuesday - If you are interested in preparing a portion of a meal that will be taken to Liberty Tree House, please sign up on the webpage - kearney.church/outreach OR please make a notation including contact information on the Comments section of the attendance card.  Leader - Ellen Ledbetter 


Trunk Or Treat - October 28, Sunday - We will again host our COMMUNITY Trunk or Treat. In addition to decorated trunks and treats, we will have games, hot dogs and live music from local singer/songwriter Tim Amey. It’s an evening for everyone. Please be sure to invite family, friends, and neighbors.  


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