Contact Us

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



This Weeks Announcements

Woodlawn Open for In-person Worship

Sunday Schedule:
8:30 am     Premiere of Woodlawn Without Walls Online Service on Facebook and YouTube
9:15 am     Coffee Fellowship ZOOM (link in newsletter or in comments of online worship)
9:45 am     Telephone worship
                  Sunday School ZOOM classes and 3rd Grade Class in Children’s Wing at Woodlawn
10:45 am   Contemporary Worship in the Worship Center

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

Easter Lily Memorials

Each year Woodlawn decorates the sanctuary for Easter Sunday with beautiful lily plants provided by the congregation in honor or in memory of loved ones. A list will appear in the Easter Sunday worship publications. Please mail the order form in with payment or drop it off in the office. Deadline to order is March 22. The lily plants, with 5-7 blooms, cost $10 each. You may take your plant with you after Easter services. Order forms can be found in our newsletter or in the church office.

Woodlawn UMC & Jack & Jill Preschool- Easter Egg Adventure!

We want to take our Easter egg hunt to the next level and invite the community to participate! Would you take a large poster board size egg home, color it, and put it in a front window that faces your street?

If your answer is “YES!” we invite you to come to the Woodlawn church office beginning Monday, March 8th during office hours to pick up a pre-cut poster board egg! Decorate it! Make your egg bright and bold with color and hang it in a front facing window so that it is easy to see from the street as people drive or walk by! Eggs will need to be hung before Palm Sunday, March 29th and stay up through Holy Week so they can be found through Easter, April 4th. Hints will be posted on the Woodlawn Facebook page as to where families may find eggs, example, “There are 4 eggs hidden on Longhorn Rd! Can you find them?” We are all so excited to see all the colorful eggs hanging up around Derby!

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

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

Your Help is Needed!

Woodlawn UMC has always been actively involved in Missions and we are in need of leaders for the following mission projects:
1) Operation Back-to-School - provide backpacks and school supplies for USD #260
2) Convoy of Hope - collect money and shoes for Wichita distribution
If you would be interested, or just looking for additional information, please contact Karen Dunlap. Come help and be part of the Mission Team.
Karen Dunlap, Chair
Missions Lead Team 

Youth Spring Break 2021

Register for Youth Spring Break events, here! Fun includes: Pickleball at Chicken N Pickle, Disc Golf at Stone Creek Golf Course, All Star Sports, and a Bonfire!

Mom's Day Out of Derby looking for a Director & Treasurer for the 2021/2022 School Year

Mom's Day Out of Derby, a ministry at Woodlawn, is looking to fill several key positions on it's board before the program can reopen. They are accepting applications from now until April 1 for both the Director and Treasurer positions. Both the Director and Treasurer must be members of Woodlawn. For more information or to send in an application, contact Jenah Moody at .

Overseas Care Packages

It’s that time again!  As of today, there are 4 service members who will receive boxes in March (boxes will be mailed on March 4).  In addition to homemade goodies, other suggested items are candy, crackers, snack bars, trail mix, nuts, and beef jerky, in addition to St. Patrick's Day or Easter treats. Items can be dropped off in the basket outside the church office before 3PM on Wednesday, March 3 OR you can contact or call/text (316) 393-9347 to arrange pickup on March 2 or 3.  Thank you for your continued support of this mission!

Food Pantry - Updates

Derby Community Family Services – Food Pantry, which serves residents of USD 260, has made a few changes in its operations. Appointments are still being made for Tuesday mornings by calling 519-5867.  A family is eligible to get food once a month. In addition, as of February 20, the Food Pantry now has the option to drive-thru on the 3rd Saturday each month from 10am – noon for food assistance. No appointment is needed for the Saturday morning option. The first Saturday open was very successful! The Food Pantry was able to help 14 families during that 2 hour period. Limited help is also available for utilities (once in a 12 month period).
We are now in need of a few more volunteers, especially for the 3rd Saturday drive-thru. If you would be interested in volunteering on Tuesday morning or Saturday morning, contact: Charlene Mathis at 316-204-3794.

Thrift Shop News

The Woodlawn Thrift Shop is open Thursday thru Saturday from 9am-2pm. They are limiting the number of customers (5) in the shop at a time. They require all to “mask-up” and to observe social distancing. The volunteers sanitize work surfaces during and after each shift. They continue to accept gently used donations. At this time, the entire shop is marked down to half price. Thank you everyone for your patience as they attempt to keep customers and valued volunteers safe.


“A Prayer in a Time of National Crisis”

The prayer that Bishop Saenz proposes that we use as we pray for the next 100 days is “A Prayer in a Time of National Crisis” found in our United Methodist Book of Worship, #517
God of all the ages, in your sight nations rise and fall and pass through times of peril. Now when our land is troubled, be near to judge and save. May leaders be led by your wisdom; may they search your will and see it clearly. If we have turned from your way, reverse our ways and help us to repent. Give us your light and your truth, let them guide us; through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of this world, and our Savior.  Amen.

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.

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. Amanda Jackson 316-730-3647 or Miranda Kober 316-272-8203

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.

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