A lot of people recognize Old Mission as "that beautiful stone church on Shawnee Mission Parkway".  Have you driven by?  At the heart of Old Mission, you'll find a welcoming community of believers who care - for each other, for those around us, and for God.  We invite you to come inside this Sunday!

Worship Gathering Times  

8:30 am | Traditional
9:45 am | Contemporary
11:00 am | Traditional


A Message from Dr. Gardner, Senior Pastor 

Old Mission Church is all about loving God and loving people. All people. Progressive and Traditional people. Straight and LGBTQI people. We may not agree on all things, but we agree on that. So we will keep doing that, welcoming, baptizing, and serving with all who follow Jesus. That’s the bottom line. The actions of the recent United Methodist Church called General Conference to continue not to allow same-sex marriage and ordination of self-avowed gay or lesbian persons as pastors does not change that. At Old Mission we will keep loving and welcoming and serving with all people.  (Link to latest news)


Current and Upcoming Sermons  

“Beyond Easter: Rethinking Impossible” Series starts April 21.

Easter means so many things to people: the transition into Spring, new clothes, and getting everyone together for Easter brunch or Easter worship.  But what if the Easter season were about more that?  What if, like for Jesus’ followers on the first Easter, it required us to rethink what we think we know about life and death and what we believe?  Join us for seven messages, starting on Easter Sunday, all from Luke 24 that ask us to “rethink impossible” and our fundamental beliefs about life and death, religion and science, and the commitments of our lives.  Join us for “Beyond Easter” starting on Easter Sunday. 


May 26, 2019                                               Luke 24:44-48             “Rethinking Your Theology”          Dr. Michael Gardner

June 2, 2019                                                 Luke 24:50-53             “Rethinking Your Priorities”         Dr. Michael Gardner, 9am & 10:30 Combined Svcs.


Pentecost: Life in the Spirit Series starts June 9.

Join us for “Life in the Spirit” starting on June 9th on Pentecost Sunday and continuing through Sunday, June 30. Pentecost Sunday is the Sunday the Church celebrates its birthday, and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the early apostles and followers of Jesus, empowering them to take the message of Jesus Christ into all the world.  It also is the season when we celebrate the gifts and fruit of the Spirit.  June celebrations at Old Mission will include Vacation Bible School kickoff and Father’s Day. 

June 9, 2019                                                Pentecost                    Dr. Anne Gatobu, Kansas City District Superintendent  

June 19, 2019, (Father's Day)                 Trinity Sunday            Rev. Leslie Van Blarcom, Minister of Congregational Care 

June 23, 2019 (VBS Kickoff)                    2 after Pentecost        Rev. Debbie Hull, Minister to Children and Families 

June 30, 2019                                             3 after Pentecost        Rev. Karen Nyhart, Associate Senior Pastor  

July 7, 2019                                                 4 after Pentecost       Rev. David Livingston, new Senior Pastor                                                                              


Weekly Sermon Archive
If you would like to review past sermons, refer to the Sermon Archive page for a complete listing.

May 23
Thursday 7:00 PM
Room 119 ,
May 25
Saturday 8:00 AM
Meditation Room
May 26
Sunday 8:30 AM

VBS Save-the-Date

Register your kiddos or register to volunteer here! 

Old Mission, YMCA, and Bed of Bags Partner for a Day of Service

Old Mission in partnership with the YMCA, and Bed of Bags (BOB) will have a day of service in Washington Square Park June 8, 9-11 am. Old Mission and the YMCA will be collecting the following items for compassion bags for the homeless through June 2. Please consider donating deodorant, protein bars, hand sanitizer, combs, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste. Our goal is to assemble and give away 200 bags in Washington Square Park and around the downtown area! Donation bins are in the Narthex, next to the church office, and in the Elementary School hallway. Sign up here to volunteer June 8 with Old Mission and the YMCA. Thanks! Questions? Email Rev. Debbie Hull, Debbie@oldmission.org.

Dr. Gardner's

Retirement Sunday 

Please join us June 2 for one of two identical services at 9 or 10:30 am and join us at 11:30 am for a BBQ lunch. There will be a reception between the services. Please RSVP for the lunch in the church office or by emailing Gay Ecton, gay@oldmission.org by May 24.