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



This Weeks Announcements


          Sunday, January 23, 2022

8:30 am    "Woodlawn Without Walls" premiers online on Face Book and You Tube

9 am          Traditional Worship Sanctuary

10 am        Contemporary Worship  in the Worship Center

Church Office Hours: 9 am to Noon and 1 pm to 4 pm M-Th, and 9 am to Noon Fridays.

1-23-22 Moment for Mission: Overseas Care Packages

Overseas Care Packages Every month Woodlawn sends care packages to military members who are deployed overseas. The mission's intent is to deliver a bit of home into the lives of these military members as they serve our country on foreign soil. These men and women serve an average of 6-9 months deployed, and they truly appreciate receiving our monthly packages. The current cost for postage is approximately $21 per box.

Today’s mission will help with the cost of postage, in addition to the purchase of items needed to fill the boxes. On behalf of all recipients of these care packages, thank you for your support of this mission!

Please contact Jolyne Archer (316) 393-9347 or the church office if you have the name of a deployed military member to add to our list of recipients.

POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE: Special Endowment Sunday January 30th

Woodlawn's Endowment Sunday which was to be held January 30th has been postponed until a later date to be announced.  The decision was made due to the very high Covid case rate in our community at the moment. 

Updated Covid Precautions:

The reopening team has made the following modifications at Woodlawn until the positivity rate once again falls below 8%. 

  • All persons inside the building are asked to wear a mask.
  • Worship leaders, choir and praise band will mask during worship.
  • All persons are asked to be mindful of social distancing when selecting seats for worship.
  • Congregational participation during worship will be modified.
  • The Reopening Team selected an 8% test positivity rate as the threshold for reopening the coffee window.
  • Children's and Youth Ministries will be paused in the building until the positivity rate comes down.

The reopening team regrets that we must make these modifications, but are doing so to keep Woodlawn’s doors open for worship. Last winter, the return to lower infection and positivity rates occurred quickly in early spring.  We hope for a similar downturn this year.  

Help Wanted: Administrative Assistant

Woodlawn is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to work approximately 20 hours per week.  The position requires knowledge of word processing, mailings, and general office responsibilities.  Preference will be given to those who are part of the Woodlawn congregation.  Applications are available in the church office, or one may send their resume and letter indicating their interest in the position to Rev. Lance by email to  

Screen/Media Volunteers needed for Contemporary Worship

Volunteers are urgently needed for the Contemporary worship service on Sundays. Volunteers would serve once a month, sitting in the tech booth and advancing the screens by computer.  It's as easy as pushing a space bar!  Training is available. 


Opportunities to Serve

  • Tech Crew (Sound, Screens, Lights)
  • Ushers
  • Greeters
  • Lay Readers
  • Children's Ministry

If you are interested, please contact the church office at 316-788-1507 or email

Therapy Services

Woodlawn hosts two student therapists in the Master of Science in Family Therapy program at Friends University who are available for in-person or teleconference sessions at no cost to the client.  If you or someone you know can benefit from this service, please phone the therapist of your choice directly and leave a message.  The therapist will contact you to arrange an appointment. Chelsey Gotti 316-209-2416 or Kim Binford 719-439-0384

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 at 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, phone the office to be added to the daily email.  

Giving Made Easy

There are many ways to give to Woodlawn so that mission and ministries happen and our facility is maintained. We want to make you aware of some giving options you may not know of, or just haven’t thought about in a while. With Christmas approaching, it brings the perfect opportunity to give a little extra to Woodlawn UMC with each gift you purchase online.
Common ways to give:

  • Sunday morning offering – give when you attend a church service
  • Mail a check or drop it by the church office
  • Use the GIVING button on our website woodlawnumc.net

Ways to give when you shop:
Dillons Community Rewards – once you have an account setup on Dillons.com you can link your Dillons card to an organization you designate and a percentage of what you spend will be donated; you can choose Woodlawn UMC!
Amazon Smiles – When shopping on Amazon.com if you login to Amazon Smiles.com you can designate an organization to which you want a percentage of what you spend to be donated. Woodlawn UMC can be your designated organization
UMC Market Powered by IGive – The United Methodist Church setup a program with retailers throughout the country that will donate a percentage of what you spend shopping online to an organization of your choice. Go to www.UMCMarket.org or www.iGive.com to get started.
iGive is a free service to causes and members. Since 1997, iGive has grown to 350,000+ members supporting 50,000+ causes and raised over $9 Million!
Make your shopping count for a little bit more!


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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.

If you have been worshiping with us, we invite you to leave a review on our Facebook page!