of DeSoto, Kansas
8760 Kill Creek Road
DeSoto, KS 66018
Phone 913 583-1359
Pastor Jan Justice
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 12noon
Worship With Us Every Sunday
Check out our Church Newsletter! Living Water
Church Job Opening
Desoto United Methodist Church has an opening for a "Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministries." This person will report to the Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Committee. More information, description, and application procedure is available by going to this pdf document.
New Series On Parables
For those of us who have attended church most of our life, we know the parables. We know how the story goes, how it ends and how the story typically is interpreted. For the listener, usually sermons on them are pretty predictable at least up to now.
What if our past interpretations of the parables are not the only way of interpreting them? What if Jesus was much more subversive than we think?
Join us over the summer as we revisit our favorite parables and tell the story in a much different way.
Summer Mission Committee Challenge:
Go Green at the Church and at our homes
The mission committee and Pastor Jan are calling upon you to help us become sound stewards of the earth and to lead environmentally friendly lifestyles that benefit both the present and future generations.
Throughout this summer we will be making suggestions and providing ways to improve our stewardship.
Weekday Bible Study
Wednesday mornings at 10:30am in the clubhouse in the Silver Springs community. Our first book will be on the Old Testament Prophets. If you are interested in joining our group, please let the office know so that we can order a book for you. Pastor Jan
De Soto Multi-Service Center
NEEDED FOOD PANTRY ITEMS
The next time you go shopping, please remember us and pick up a few extra items if you can do so.
We can always use:
Instant potatoes Rice Pasta packages Canned meats (tuna and chicken)
Toilet paper Shampoo Conditioner Bath soap
Laundry detergent Dish soap Cereal Canned fruit
Dried pinto beans Bagged rice Canned pork and beans
“Kid-friendly” items such as crackers, ravioli, fruit snacks, and cereal bars
Holy Land Trip
Land of the Bible Cruise
Pastor Jan will be leading a Lands of the Bible Cruise on October 25, 2013 and invites everyone to join her. We will fly to Rome and transfer to the beautiful Norwegian Jade. We will visit Alanya, Turkey and Limassol, Cyprus to see where Paul preached. We will travel inland to the Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, and onward to Jerusalem. We will cruise to Cairo, Egypt and visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and on to Alexandria to see the catacombs. Finally we will set sail back to Rome. All of this is available to you as we journey together on this “pilgrimage of a lifetime.” All inclusive pricing starts at $3450 with airfare to New York included and an inside cabin. Other cabin choices are available for an additional cost. Join the Pastor on this fascinating and rewarding trip of faith. If you have questions, please talk with Pastor Jan.
“Changing Lives – Transforming Communities”
Verse of the Day...
Just for You...UMC History
July 4 Parking
Our church is being paid to park cars at the July 4 De Soto celebration. We need at least 12 people to work. You can work from 5-9 or if you like work for half of the time. Please sign up in the church narthex.
Children’s Snacks and Drinks
We need snacks and juice boxes to replenish our cabinet. We appreciate your help!
Youth Trash Bag Sales
Youth Group is selling trash bags to raise money for their summer mission trip.
You can purchase/order trash bags via signup sheets in the Narthex, or from any Youth Group member.
June 17-21 and June 24 -28
Pastor Jan will be at St. Paul’s Seminary in school.
If you need to reach her, leave a message on her cell 913-953-7336.
She will conduct our worship on Sunday mornings.
July 20, 21
Our own Murder Mystery dinner theater.
Tickets go on sale soon!
Adult Sunday School
Play Rehearsal (FH)
Boy Scouts (FH)
Couples Night Out
Adult Sunday School
Play Rehearsal (P)
July 20, 21
3rd Annual Opry