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.


— 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 […]


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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2 weeks ago

It's Fifth Sunday Family Worship. No children or youth programming. Please pass on worship traditions by worshipping together as a family tomorrow!

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July Spotlight for Young Energetic Seniors (YES) | Grace United Methodist Church

The July newsletter for Grace seniors (55+) is here!

The JULY Y.E.S. Spotlight is here! Please enjoy this issue of the Y.E.S. Spotlight newsletter, your source for Older Adult events and information at Grace UMC!

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Preschool teacher positions open | Grace United Methodist Church

Grace is currently searching for applicants to fill 2 positions in our excellent preschool programs. See the post for more info and to apply!

Lead and Assistant Preschool teacher: Kid’s Place at ... See more

Grace UMC is currently searching for applicants to fill 2 positions. Follow the links to see more info and apply: …

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A Strong Foundation | Grace United Methodist Church

"What teacher, what coach, what mentor, what supporter, what guide, what accepting and believing-in-you presence is that which is foundational to your steps into a future that only God and you will ... See more

“There’s a counterintuitive humility that comes when we are treated with such regard at the table. Rather than being inflated …

3 weeks ago
Power Up - VBS 2019

This morning we celebrated another sucessful Vacation Bible School at Grace! Be sure to tag any parents who haven't seen this yet!

4 weeks ago
Help a child with back-to-school backpack & supplies! | Grace United Methodist Church

Remember your first day of school? New pencils, new paper, new crayons!! A new backpack full of supplies gives a …

1 month ago
Grace Kids -Olathe, Kansas

Tonight is the last night of VBS! It's been a blessing to see the kids learn and grow together in God's love. And a special thanks to all the wonderful adult and youth volunteers that have helped ... See more

Day 1 of Powering Up for Jesus had lots of great feedback! One of tonight's activities: Sharing Rocks. Look for them on a trail/path/street near you! Can't wait to see everyone for day 2!

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June Youth News | Grace United Methodist Church

Check out the June youth news - as well as the full summer calendar of youth events!

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

1 month ago
And Many More | Grace United Methodist Church

"Finally came the 65th wedding Anniversary and celebration. I looked on Pinterest and it doesn’t have what kind of thing you’re supposed to receive for that year of anniversary. 50th ... See more

The skies were clear, the roads were busy, and there were wonderful highway patrol folks every whipstitch along the way …

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Find Us

Grace United Methodist Church
11485 S Ridgeview Rd
Olathe, KS 66061

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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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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