Lenexa UMC “exists to create an enthusiastic Christian community”! Enthusiasm literally means to be inspired or filled with God. It is our purpose at Lenexa UMC to provide the fellowship, educational and ministry opportunities so each person may be inspired by Christ at every stage of life. To that end, we offer a host of fellowship, educational and mission opportunities.
People form friendships and partner up for ministry experiences in many, many ways. These might include helping to serve lunch to those in need in the metro area, participating in a Missions trip in another state or country, making a prayer shawl, bringing food for a funeral, helping with maintenance around the church or in the home/yard of someone in need, joining a committee, singing in the Choir, being an Usher on Sunday mornings…and so much more! Below are a few of the active “formal” ways adults can grow their faith:
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women ("UMW") is a strong component of our Adult Ministries made up of women who live out their faith in countless ways. Some of their activities include small groups called “Circles”, organizing mission opportunities in the community (such as tutoring at Bonjour Elementary School), organizing a sale called “Trash to Treasure” in the spring and fall of each year, encouraging members to read from the annual UMW reading program that is concerned with issues of social justice, women’s retreats and more. The UMW is open to newcomers at any time! Come and check us out!!
PRESIDENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JANICE NELSON
SECRETARY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAROLYN HALE
TREASURER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAROL SANAGORSKI
Spiritual Growth/Social Action/Education & Interpretation, Membership
Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernie McNichols
Secretary of Program Resources.. . . . . . . . . Pat Coole
CIRCLES Contact Person Meeting Times
Lydia. . . . . . . . . . . Carol Dyhouse/Dottie McCrary. . . . . . . . 2nd Thursday, 2:00 pm
Naomi . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Gunkel/Debbie Hansen. . . . . . 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Atwater/Shirley Hollingsworth. . . . 2nd Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Susanna. . . . . . . . . Betty Jackson . . . . . . . 2nd Thursday, 9:30 am
Young Adult and Campus Ministries
The Kansas East and West Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church also provide a ministry presence on our state college campuses, as well as Washburn University in Topeka. There, students can find an oasis of Christian fellowship and acceptance in the midst of chaotic college life. Click on the East or West Conference links above to find out more about campus ministry life in the colleges they serve.
Senior Adult Ministries
Lenexa UMC is blessed to have a very active group of senior adults whose energy, experience and wisdom are invaluable to our congregation. While our seniors are active in every aspect of our congregational life, there are certain ministries that are specific to their needs. Two of these are the Retired People in Motion (RPM) Sunday School Class and our Rides Program. RPM has ministered to the needs of seniors and organized seniors for ministry for nearly three decades. For our senior members’ convenience, volunteers provide rides to church on Sunday and through the week as needed.