Grace UMC Olathe

Grace is a vital and vibrant large congregation growing in faith and discipleship, and serving in mission and ministry with our community and world. Our 160+ years of commitment to the Olathe community gives us both a love of worship traditions and a passion for new, innovative ways of thinking about faith.

Loving God, living like Jesus, and serving the world

Grace UMC is a three-location congregation: our main worship building at Ridgeview, our missions center at Center of Grace, and a new extension campus, Common Grace, in Southwest Johnson County.

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Saturdays 5:30pm

A weekly communion service, casual-traditional — a simpler approach to worship.

Nursery care available.

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Sundays 8am

A quiet, relaxed traditional environment featuring hymns and piano music. Outdoors beginning June 2.

Nursery care available.

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Sundays 9:15am

Traditional worship with organ and choir; ASL interpreted.

Children’s & Youth programming & nursery care.

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Sundays 10:45am

Traditional Service
Contemporary Service (Grace Gathering)
Common Grace at Ball Conf. Center

Nursery care available.

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Grace will continue to be grace. That means nothing will change in our welcome of all people in all the different ways we are created and made by a loving and generous and merciful God. We do not believe God made some people less-than-worthy because of who they are and who they love.

WE. ARE. GRACE.

— Pastor Nanette Roberts

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GUMY Youth Week 2019

Finish Your Summer Fun With GUMY Youth Week 2019! Sunday, July 28 3-5pm  … Wet ‘n Wild! Monday, July 29 […]

Sixth Grade Transition Night

2019/2020 Sixth Graders — Join us Wednesday night July 17th in the Youth Room (3rd floor) from 6:30-8:00pm for GUMY […]

Grace Notes – July 15

Backpack drive, Coffee shop listening meetings, New Youth Coordinator, 6th Grade Transition Night, Youth Week, Donations needed, Women’s retreat

GUMY Mission

Grace United Methodist Youth exists to empower, educate and equip the youth of GUMC to love God, live like Jesus […]

Preschool teacher positions open

Grace UMC is currently searching for applicants to fill 2 positions. The links to Indeed to apply will be reactivated […]

June Youth News

New Youth Ministries Coordinator We’re happy to announce our newest staff member and coordinator of youth ministries at Grace, Jeff […]

Join Grace Runners!

We run and walk for TEAM WORLD VISION to provide clean water for children in Africa. Think you can’t run […]

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Listening Groups Sign-up

Let’s get together this summer in “family” reunion style meetings. Let’s meet together in small groups in the homes of […]

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Grace Ministries

All Adult Ministries

Adult Ministries, Older Adult Ministries, Small Group Ministries, and Music Ministries

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Youth Ministries

Grace United Methodist Youth (GUMY) exists to help our students become deeply committed Christians.

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Children’s Ministries

Grace Kids is not just a babysitting service – our programs teach foundational Biblical truths and invite kids to love others the way God loves us.

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One Foot in Front of the Other | Grace United Methodist Church

"I love my slides, they are spongy and waterproof and make me so happy, and I wear them every morning to do all the stuff of getting ready for my day. They give me happy feet, and if my feet ain’t ... See more

  Last Thursday morning I was on my way to one of the home meetings with the pastor we are …

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Common Grace Church

This was one year ago, but I can honestly remember it like happened yesterday.
The day was crazy hot, even for summer in Kansas. I woke up after a long, restless night, with my heart racing and feet ... See more

“Behold, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” We dreamed. God dreamed bigger. Common Grace Church, you are already loved and blessed beyond measure by an amazing ... See more

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Grace Kids -Olathe, Kansas

Feel free to share in a comment below one good thing your child is good at!

In elementary this week, we learned that God is good! This evening, tell your child one thing they are good at.

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God's Love Will Prevail | Grace United Methodist Church

So I pray, and I pray, and I pray. Sometimes the prayers bring tears at what seems the futility of saving lives of those I don’t even know; sometimes they bring peace that God holds every person, ... See more

I don’t spend much time or particular awareness to the evil powers of this world. It seems to me a …

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Sermons Archive | Grace United Methodist Church

Out of town on a Sunday? We've got you covered! Listen to any past sermon on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or our website!

We are Victorious!July 7, 2019 by Pastor MichaelContemporaryTrue FreedomJuly 7, 2019 by Pastor CherylTraditionalRooted in ResurrectionJune 30, 2019 by Pastor NanetteTraditionalWe are Surrounded!June ... See more

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Grace Notes - July 8 | Grace United Methodist Church

Find all this in this week's Grace Notes newsletter:
6th Grade Transition Night, Center of Grace Donations Needed, Women’s Retreat, GUMY to The Music Man, Listening Groups, Backpack Donations, New ... See more

The weekly newsletter for Grace United Methodist Church, Olathe, KS

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Summer Refreshments | Grace United Methodist Church

"We’ve hit the middle part of summer. 4th of July may not be the formal turning point, but it certainly has that feel to it. Vacation Bible School is over, we’ve started our backpack give away ... See more

A friend of mine’s niece and nephew recently retired to Durango, Colorado. I asked her how they were liking it, …

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Introducing Jeff Milton - Grace Youth Coordinator | Grace United Methodist Church

GUMY welcomes Jeff Milton!

Come to the July 24th (6:30 pm) GUMY Fall Kickoff and Potluck for Students, their families and anybody else who would like to meet Jeff!

This summer we welcome Jeff Milton as our new Youth Ministry Coordinator. Jeff entered the ministry because he desires to …

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Gumy students to see “The Music Man” | Grace United Methodist Church

Gumy students, grab a friend and meet us at the Theater In the Park Wednesday evening, July 10th, for a production of ‘The Music Man!’

Gumy students, grab a friend and meet us at the Theater In the Park Wednesday evening, July 10th, for a …

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Grace United Methodist Church
11485 S Ridgeview Rd
Olathe, KS 66061
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Church Office: (913) 859-0111
Pastoral Care: (913) 205-3901

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 to 5
Friday: 8:30 to 3



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Grace United Methodist Church

This was one year ago, but I can honestly remember it like happened yesterday.
The day was crazy hot, even for summer in Kansas. I woke up after a long, restless night, with my heart racing and feet ready to move. It felt like we had talked for hours and hours about every detail: the bulletins, the order of worship, the announcements, the branding, the welcome, the chairs, the music. For the brief sermon I was going to share, I’d written, wadded up, rewritten, rewadded up, and repeated more times than I care to admit. There were refreshments lined up from Park Street Pastry, volunteer name tags, children’s activities, and a palpable anticipation.

It was the first preview service for Common Grace.

All of the volunteers gathered, and we talked through logistics and plans and ideas and hopes and shared a prayer. Then I disappeared to the back room so if I threw up no one would know. I never throw up, but that night I almost did.

Sometime right before we were supposed to start, someone came and told me that they were putting more chairs out. I asked why. They said there were people. Like, more people than we’d put chairs out for.

I was honestly a little bit surprised.

I shouldn’t have been surprised; when the Church gets excited about something, we ought not be surprised what God will do with and through us. But when I walked into the room I choked on my water. There were a lot of you in the room, and more people walking in and more people standing in the hall. You were happy, excited, and proud to be a part of the moment. I was proud to have so many wonderful people be a part of the moment.

And then I almost started crying during the opening announcements. And, like two more times during the service. I don’t think most people knew. But Pastor Nanette knew; she gave me a reassuring thumbs up. And my wife knew.

So many of you all were there day one. You were there when months and months of prayers and visioning and grinding through questions and confusion and standstill and uncertainty culminated into a moment. A moment of praise, promise, and possibility.

And that’s the foundation that we’re building on. Praise. Promise. Possibility. Living into an evolving vision and relying on an unchanging love. Turning a moment – a beautiful, God-filled moment – into a life-giving, transformational movement. Making grace common.

So thank you. Thank you for being a people who say yes to God’s vision. Thank you for being a community who uses your prayers, experience, gifts, and witness to sustain a movement. Thank you for helping me understand what God is calling us to, and for trusting me to lead this wonderful adventure. I’m so grateful for all that we’ve seen, heard, felt, and learned in the last year, and I simply cannot wait to see what the next year looks like as we continue to grow into the community God has envisioned.

-pastor kyle“Behold, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” We dreamed. God dreamed bigger. Common Grace Church, you are already loved and blessed beyond measure by an amazing Savior.
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