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



This Weeks Announcements

This Weeks Moment For Mission:
Tuition Assistance for Jack & Jill Preschool Families

It has been a crazy year of wearing masks and getting creative in ways to distance children socially. But we accepted the challenge. We started the year with 52 students and are closing out our year with 62 students, of which 38 of them will graduate.  With your generous donations, we were able to provide tuition assistance to two families that qualified. The program is set up to provide half a month's tuition. The families give back to the preschool in the way of donations and volunteering. Full tuition for a family whose child attends three days a week is $125.00 per month, so the family that qualifies would pay $62.50. Thank you for helping future families who will be able to attend your preschool.

Woodlawn Open for In-person Worship

8:30 am      Premiere of Woodlawn Without Walls Online Service on Facebook and
9:00 am      Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary 
9:45 am      Adult Sunday School classes 
                   3rd Grade Class in Children’s Wing at Woodlawn
10:00 am    Telephone Worship
10:45 am    Contemporary Worship in the Worship Center
11:00 am    Children - Wiggles & Worship

Questions about Woodlawn's reopening procedures? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Church Work Day

Our Trustees are holding a workday at the church on Saturday, May 8, from 8:00am - noon. Bring your hand tools to help with projects outside - fence repair, scraping and painting, small branch and bush trimming, landscaping beds, lining up parking blocks, etc.
If you are aware of other projects needing addressed, contact the church office to have them added to the list. 

Blood Drive at Woodlawn THIS Saturday

This Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9:00am until 3:00pm, the American Red Cross will once again hold a blood drive at Woodlawn. To give this "Gift of Life" you can sign up at RedCross.org by clicking the following link https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive. Enter woodlawnumc as the site code. You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to sign up.
Anyone 17yrs and older can give blood. A consent form is available in the office for youth 16yrs old that wish to give blood.
We are looking for a coordinator for this twice-yearly event. If you would be interested in coordinating this event, contact Lois in the church office at 788-1507 or email .

GraceMed Mobile Vaccine Clinic - Coming to Woodlawn!

GraceMed has been venturing out into the community to hold “pop-up” vaccination events at area employers, organizations like the Boys & Girls Club and for families in more isolated neighborhoods like Planeview. The GraceMed Mobile Vaccination Clinic will be coming to Woodlawn UMC on Friday, May 21 and Friday, June 18 between 10:00am and 3:00pm. They will be located in our Youth Center. No appointments are needed. The clinic will be offering the Moderna vaccine to anyone 18 years of age or older. The two clinic dates accommodate the 28-day waiting period between the 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine. 

The clinic is open to the community. Help spread the word so others can easily get their vaccination. Click the following link to access the consent form to fill out ahead of time and bring with you. Forms will be available on site, as well. 

Angel House Mission Team Garage Sale Fundraiser

Six members of Woodlawn have decided to form a team and go to Angel House Orphanage in Tanzania, Africa in January! The group is raising funds and needs your help to get there!
Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14 from 8am-5pm and Saturday, May 15 from 8am-3pm, the team will host a HUGE multi-family garage sale in the North parking lot of Woodlawn UMC. Come, bring a friend, and shop for treasures!
If you have items you would like to donate to the sale, the team will arrange to pick up in the Derby area on May 10 and 11. Contact Jenah Moody at 316-304-7865 or to arrange pick up.

CAMP HORIZON is happening this Summer! 

Mark your calendars for July 13th!  Woodlawn will have a day at camp!  Registration is due to the church JUNE 1st.  CLICK HERE to find more information and registration form. Registration forms can be found in the church office as well.  If you have any questions you can call the church office or email Jenna Roskilly at   or Bryce Fuhrmann at

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!

Vacation Bible School is June 21-25 and children's ministry needs volunteers! The Knights of North Castle, along with Sparky the dragon, will teach children all about the Armor of God and how to walk through life with that armor every day. Volunteers sign-up sheets are in the foyer. We can only accept as many children as we have volunteers for so please consider serving in the children's ministry this summer! Contact Jenna Roskilly for more information.

Spring Golf Tournament!

Calling all golfers! As the weather begins to warm and the grass begins to green, it is time for the Spring Golf Tournament, benefitting Youth and Children's camperships this summer. The tournament is June 5 at the Derby Golf & Country Club beginning at 8am. It is $75 per player/ $50 for Derby Country Club members. Sign ups are in the church office. Contact Bryce Fuhrmann for more information.

College Scholarship Endowment:

The Woodlawn Endowment Committee is pleased to introduce an exciting new way for you to honor that special graduate in your life with a donation to the College Scholarship Endowment Fund.  Our vision is for donations to grow the fund into a sustainable amount to produce income that would provide scholarships for future students.  The need is great for underserved students to get the postsecondary education in a college, technical school, or trade school that would profoundly improve the rest of their lives.  Your graduate’s name will be highlighted in future church newsletters and services.  You can bring or mail your donation to the Church or make it online at https://www.woodlawnumc.net/giving/ and make sure to note “College Scholarship” and the name of the graduate you want to honor.

Lawn Maintenance Team Members Needed

The maintenance and landscaping team is looking for a couple of volunteers that like to be outside and are willing to do some service work for the church by joining our 2nd week mowing team. This would only be once a month on the 2nd Thursday/Friday/Saturday of each month and would be greatly appreciated.  If you are interested, give Hub Farres a call at 737-2161. 

Worship Volunteers Needed

As we restart worship in our building, we are in need of volunteers who plan to attend in person.
We have immediate team openings for:

  • Tech Crew (Sound, Screens, Lights)
  • Attendance Attendants (to sanitize pens used for signing in)
  • Ushers
  • Greeters
  • Lay Readers

Though we are beginning with one service in the worship center, we expect to soon restart the Sanctuary service earlier on Sunday mornings, and will need persons for both services.  Ideally, if we have enough volunteers, persons would only need to serve once a month.
If you are interested, please contact the church office at 316-788-1507 or email

Woodlawn Sunday Bus Rides

If you are unable to drive yourself to Woodlawn, live in the Derby area and wish to attend church on Sunday mornings, call the church office at 316-788-1507 or email  . The bus can pick you up. We are lining up drivers and need to know who would like a ride in order to build a schedule.
If you are licensed to drive a bus and would like to take a turn driving, contact the church office.

Thrift Shop News

The Woodlawn Thrift Shop is stocked for spring and summer. Come in and get ready for the warm weather. They are open Thursday thru Saturday from 9am-2pm. The number of customers is still limited to 5 in the shop at a time, and everyone must wear a mask and observe social distancing. The volunteers sanitize work surfaces during and after each shift. They continue to accept gently used donations. 

Food Pantry

The Derby Community Family Services Food Pantry is suggesting donations of these items thru May: 
syrup, jello, muffin/corn bread mixes, laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper

Stephen Ministry

Do you feel God has forgotten about you in all the Covid despair?  Stephen Ministers are available to help you deal with all your feelings about the crazy days Covid has brought to our world. Whether you are grieving losses, feeling anxious, or financially impacted, Stephen Ministers are here to help.
Call Stephen Leader, Kelly Gifford 316 708 0961, to be matched with a Stephen Minister for confidential care through the despair in your life.

Prayer Chain Note

If you would like to receive the daily prayer email, let Lois know in the office and you can easily be added. For those who use Cox as your email provider, we have discovered this week that you need to make sure and mark this email as coming from a safe sender. Simply add as a safe sender and/or add to your contacts to insure you continue to receive the daily prayer email. This simple step will help prevent any service from blocking the email from reaching your inbox.


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Worship services are available online on our Facebook Page, YouTube, and here on our Website.  Already worshiping with us online?  We’d love to know when you do!  Be sure to like, react or comment on each worship service you watch.  Those engagements are being used to determine “attendance” for our congregation at each service.

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