Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church

A Church With No Walls - a "multi-cultural/economic/ethnic/racial" congregation!

Who We Are

Reaching out to unite ALL in God's love, we are an urban church with an extremely diverse congregation that worships together, side-by-side, following the example of Jesus Christ. In this special way, we are creating a slice of God's Kindgom on Earth!

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    Grand Avenue Temple is an accepting, affirming church. Attend and you will leave feeling that you already belong.

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What to Expect

What are services like?

What you won't find is a glitzy, high-tech, stage production; rather a very informal and Spirit led service, where people are not afraid to share their joys and concerns at any time. We have a "Sharing of the Peace" greeting during which everyone moves about the sanctuary to greet one another in God's name. We also sing a "Happy Birthday" song each week to honor those who may have no one else to recognize their special day. Our "Offertory" consists not only of the giving of monetary gifts, but also offerings of Bible verses or personal poetry readings and/or songs from those who may not have the monetary resources to give. We also have a "Jesus Jar" in which the homeless can deposit unsafe objects found on the streets in order to make their own contributions toward making the world a better place. Again, in our own special way, we give everyone the opportunity to participate and feel special.

What is the community like?

We have one of, if not the most, diverse congregations in Kansas City, ranging from jobless/homeless people who live in shelters or under bridges to successful business owners living in the suburbs. We are not afraid to welcome and sit side-by-side with someone different from ourselves, wanting all to know, feel, and share the love and hope of Christ.

What if I'm not a Christian?

Following Jesus' example, everyone is welcome at our church: believers and non-believers, the rich, the poor, the saved, the sinner, the addict, the prostitute, the widow, and the orphans. We hope you will see the love of Christ in our worship, in our congregation, and in our services to His people, and will consider learning more about Him and why we do what we do by joining us on Sunday. God Bless You!

Our Services

Sunday: 08:30am and 10:00am

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205 East 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106-2004
(816) 842-3484

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About Us

Methodist (UMC)


Size: Small

Contemporary, Organ, Praise and Worship, Traditional Hymns

Casual, Down to Earth, Friendly, Historic, Inclusive, Spirit-filled, Traditional Liturgy

Addiction/Recovery, Adult Education, Faith and Work, Missions, Social Justice

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Our Services

Sunday 08:30am: "Gospel Talk" adult Bible study
Sunday 10:00am: Worship service

Church Leader


Cherryll Doughty

I am committed to changing lives by building the Kingdom of God through Christ Jesus together, for we church with no walls!