Hospital Visit

If you would like someone from the church to visit you while you or your family member is in the hospital, please call Pastor Sylvia Romero on her cell phone at (913) 710-4628.  Please note that due to the HIPPA laws, our pastors are not allowed access to information from hospitals.  Therefore, it is necessary to directly inform the church office at (913) 859-0111 of your needs so that we can care for you.

Congregational Care FAQs
Q: Do you visit the hospitals?
A: Yes, we visit members of the church who are in the hospital. Please call 913-859-0111 or Pastor Sylvia at 913-710-4628 and let us know your name and what hospital you will be going to, along with the date of your admittance. The HIPAA laws prevent the hospital from letting us know that you are there, so please be sure to contact us directly to let us know about your hospital stay.
Q: How do I get someone on the prayer list?
A: You can lift up yourself or someone else in prayer by emailing The Prayer Chain or by calling the church office at 913-859-0111.  
Q: What do I need to do when my loved one dies? 
A: Please call the church office at 913-859-0111. You may also contact Pastor Sylvia Romero directly at 913-710-4628
Q: If I can't come to church anymore can I still receive communion? 
A: Yes, please call Pastor Sylvia Romero directly at 913-710-4628 to set up a time.
Q: Do you offer grief counseling? 
A: We offer a grief support group on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 2 p.m. in room 123A..
Q: May I meet with someone to make my funeral/memorial service plans ahead of time? 
A: We welcome you to meet with a minister to make your funeral/memorial plans in advance. In fact we think it's a wonderful idea to consider your wishes for this very important service.
Q: How do I get an appointment to talk with a pastor? 
A: Should you wish to speak to one of the pastors, you may phone the church office at 913-859-0111 or contact one of the ministers in the department directly.
When in Need of Grief Support/WINGS is a mutual help grief support group which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 2 PM at Grace UMC. On the 3rd Tuesday, members gather at a preselected restuaruant determined by the group, and share lunch and conversation. One does not have to be a member of the church in order to attend -- all who are grieving a loss are welcome. The group is facilitated by staff from Hospice of Olathe Health and is not a "therapy" group, but rather one in which bereavement is viewed as a journey unique to each individual, yet common issues and ways of healing are understood, respected and upheld. For more information contact Carolyn Seger, LMSW, Bereavement Coordinator with Hospice of Olathe Health, at 913-393-8276.

Feed Your Soul

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff - they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

Psalm 23