Lafayette Park United Methodist Church will be a church without walls, creating a visible sign of Christ’s presence in our urban community and beyond.

LPUMC Mission Statement

Who We Are

Lafayette Park United Methodist is a affiliated with the global United Methodist Church and the Missouri Conference of the UMC.

We are a congregation with a proud past and has responded positively and effectively to the changes that population change brings to a community.

Our congregation continues to provide more and more opportunities for Christians and seekers to practice their faith. Lafayette Park provides ministry opportunities for persons of all ages: children, youth, young adults, seniors, singles, couples, professionals, and single parents.

We are thankful to God that you are interested in our community of faith! We want you to feel welcomed, valued, and loved whenever you are a part of our worship or ministries.

We welcome you to meet our staff and learn more about our worship service.

Commitment to Racial Justice

We proclaim the value of each person as a unique child of God and commit ourselves to the healing and wholeness of all persons.

We recognize that the sin of racism has been destructive to our unity throughout our history. Racism continues to cause painful division and marginalization. We confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of our life and in society at large. We work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.

Reconciling Congregation

Our commitment to being a caring, diverse church is reflected in our worship, prayer, and action. We are a reconciling congregation, supporting the Reconciling Ministries Network. All people are welcome and celebrated in our church.

As a people of faith, we recognize the diversity of people created in the image of God. We welcome to this congregation people of any age, gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, health status and any element of humanity created by God.

LPUMC Church Council, January 1998

Our Core Values


Prayer is our foundation – connecting us to God and the source of our faith.


By Faith we are here to fulfill God’s will in the world and to continue the journey started by those who came before us.


We celebrate God’s diversity of creation - ALL are welcomed and valued in God’s house. The world is our congregation.


We are a safe sanctuary of comfort in times of need and free of judgment. We are resilient people of strong faith and believe in the redeeming power of love.


We live to our full spiritual potential with God’s sanctifying grace using our gifts and abilities to be the face of Christ and to see the face of Christ in others.

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