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  • Phone: (316) 788-1507
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  • Mailing Address: 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd. Derby KS 67037

 

 

Adult Ministries

Sunday School

9:45-10:45am

Pastor Vic's Bible Hour: A gathering of seniors for coffee, fellowship, Bible study and shared wisdom. Discussion led by Pastor Vic Calcote. 

Spiritual Quest: Women ages 40 and up, married or single, are invited to join us to participate in various studies chosen by the group.

Christians Arising To Serve (CATS): Areas of study vary and are chosen by the class members. Most participants are retirees, singles and couples.

11:00am-noon

Koinonia ("fellowship and community" in Greek): Open to all ages. A community of learning, fellowship, prayer, and breaking of bread. Meets in the Parlor.


Tuesdays

 

Faithfully Fit Forever

Youth Center Basement, 4:30pm

This is a church-based exercise program. In each session there is warm-up, stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular exercises followed by more stretching. All ability levels are welcome. There is no floor work and exercise equipment is not needed. 


Wednesdays

Women's Bible Study

10:00am, Room 15E

Open to all adult ladies. This group focuses on various book studies for spiritual growth and fellowship. 

WOW (Woodlawn on Wednesdays)

6:30-8pm 

Wednesday evenings throughout the school year is the primary time for adult education groups to gather. There are activities for all ages on Wednesday evenings from nursery through adult.

Fall Semester 2018

Parenting Through The Phases

Wednesday nights at 6:30 in the Worship Center or Sunday mornings at 11am in the Parlor

936 weeks.  That's the approximate time you have from the moment your child is born until he or she graduates from high school.  It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly.  Just as you begin to figure them out, they shift or move on to a new rhythm, a new habit, and a new opinion.  It can make the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.  But it doesn't have to.  Check out the new Parenting Through the Phases Small Group Study launching September 12th!  Click HERE to register!

 

Unafraid by Adam Hamilton

Meets in the Chapel, Books are $13

Truth is, a mere handful of fears work for us–fear of stepping in front of a bus, for example, or not taking care of our health. But the vast majority–fear of others, of failure, of the future–have almost no basis in reality, yet tie us in knots and steal our peace of mind. These fears, experts say, are often vestiges of primitive ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ instincts that, mostly, no longer apply. Making matters worse, our hyper fractious era of hate media, divisive politics, and multiplying natural disasters wreak havoc on our state of mind, leaving us troubled and unhappy.

Fortunately there’s abundant good news. As trusted pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton shows in Unafraid, we can escape the echo chamber of anxiety and dread. With insight, intention and faith, we can learn to overcome what oppresses us, and live with courage and hope.

Drawing on fresh research, psychology, biblical principles, and his long experience shepherding a diverse faith community in Red State America, Hamilton helps readers untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus’s recurring counsel: “Do not be afraid.” He writes with generosity and intelligence for a wide audience in accessible language that will ring true to believer and unbeliever alike.

For anyone struggling with fear, worry, or anxiety, or who wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times, Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.  

Trusted pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton draws on the latest research, therapeutic insights, biblical principles, and personal experience to untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus's recurring counsel to his followers: "Do not be afraid." As a leading voice in the progressive tradition, Hamilton communicates with grace and understanding to a wide and inclusive audience in accessible language that will ring true regardless of one's religious conviction.  Click HERE to register.

 

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Meets in room 15E, Books are $14

LIVE A LIFE OF MEANING AND CONNECTION

Instead of pushing for perfection

A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I ve learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it s changing everything.

Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth.

Written in Shauna s warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection.

Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us.

In these pages, you ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

Click HERE to register.

Grief Share

Meets in Room 11E (Vic's Office)

We experience grief due to many kinds of losses.  Of course, the common cause is the death of a loved one---spouse, child, any family member, close friend.  But, grief comes due to many other losses:  loss of health, loss of relationship (divorce), loss of home (moving), loss of a pet, loss of a job.  All grief can be painful and demands recovery.

Did you know that Woodlawn now has it's own grief-support group? It meets each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.  We call the group "Healing Hope". If you have experienced a loss, we invite you to attend for any number of weeks you feel is needed.

In January, "Healing Hope" will begin using a new curriculum called "GriefShare".  "GriefShare" is a network of thousands of grief recovery support groups meeting around the world. "GriefShare" is a program, including excellent curriculum resources (video and workbook), with direction and purpose.  With "GriefShare" you will learn how to walk the journey through grief and find friendly, helpful support and supporters along your journey.  It is a place and a process in which hurting people find healing and hope.  We plan to begin using "GriefShare" on January 10th.

"GriefShare" is written and videos hosted by David and Nancy Guthrie who have faced the deaths of two of their three children. They know grief!  They share with grieving persons in their books, videos, and retreats what they have learned first-hand on their own journey through grief.  Their experience can be of great help to you.

Click HERE to register.

 


Thursdays

Wesleyan Small Group

Room 12E (Chapel), 7 pm

Modeled after John Wesley’s class meetings which tremendously grew the church, we meet weekly to watch over one another in love as Scripture instructs us. We check in with each other in the group each week, and commit to grow together in spiritual disciplines and be in prayer for one another.

Faithfully Fit Forever

Youth Center Basement, 4:30pm

This is a church-based exercise program. In each session there is warm-up, stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular exercises followed by more stretching. All ability levels are welcome. There is no floor work and exercise equipment is not needed. 


Fridays

Man in the Mirror

Parlor, 6:00am

All men are invited to attend this weekly video bible study to discover how the Bible is relevant to your every day experiences. There is no reading and no homework! Just great coffee, videos, discussion and prayer. Ends promptly at 7am so you can get on with your day!

This group is facilitated by Troy Heckart


Saturdays

Men's Breakfast

Worship Center, 7:45 am

The second Saturday of the month. Adult men of all ages are invited to join in food and fellowship.


United Methodist Women (UMW)

UMW was formed over 135 years ago by a group of women belonging to the Methodist Church in Boston, MA. Their purpose is "to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church." 

UMW Circles Meet Monthly and times and locations vary. For more information please email


Congregational Care

Though many parts, we are one body. We rejoice with and for each other. We encourage and build each other up. We bear each other’s burdens. The following are ministries of pastoral and congregational care at Woodlawn. For more information, contact Rev. Vic Calcote at 316-788-1507.

Neighborhood Care Units – Small caring units are created according to neighborhoods and provide care to those who live nearby in times of joy and in times of need.

Funeral Dinners – On the day of the service we offer a meal to families in their time of loss.

Caring Callers – A compassionate caller reaches out to members who are unable to attend worship services.

Bundle of Joy – In celebration, Woodlawn welcomes each baby with a rose and a special basket.

College Care – We offer encouragement to our college students by remaining in contact, making them aware of special events at Woodlawn, and sending occasional care packages.

Library – Our library volunteers provide an abundance of Christian reading material and videos. The library also serves as a great resource for educational material.

Card Ministry – This team quietly offers support to our members by sending special cards. It is our way of letting members know we are thinking about them.

Stephen Ministry – Our specially trained Stephen Ministers offer personalized, confidential, Christian care for all kinds of needs and circumstances. CLICK HERE for more information.

Homebound Communion Ministry - Communion is served by Pastor Vic on a quarterly basis to those who are homebound.


Marriage and Family Student Therapists

Through a partnership with Friends University, Woodlawn offers free counseling services with students in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program.  If you would like to meet with one of these therapists, please contact them directly, shown on Our Staff page.


Learn More

For more information about our Adult Ministries, or to connect with an Adult Ministry, please contact Shelly Westfall at 316-788-1507 ext. 217 or email