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MOAC Updates


June 03, 2020

Statement on Local Church Scouting Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

STATEMENT ON LOCAL CHURCH SCOUTING ACTIVITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC The Missouri Annual Conference is aware that several local churches charter boy scout troops. The Conference is also aware of questions with ...

May 28, 2020

Pre-Conference Briefing 2020

Pre-Conference Briefing 2020 from MoUMethodist on Vimeo.

May 28, 2020

The Church & COVID-19 Ministry Webinar: How to Welcome and Connect with Church Guests Online

How to Welcome and Connect with Church Guests Online   Churches of every size are now meeting online for worship and experiencing the blessing of new people attending their services for the first time. Learn ways your ...

May 22, 2020

Guidance on Returning to Our Sanctuaries Remains Unchanged

Friday, May 22, 2020 Dear Colleagues in Ministry, This morning, President Donald J. Trump issued a statement calling on governors to allow houses of worship to open. In Missouri, Governor Mike Parson's Show Me Strong ...

May 18, 2020

Summer 2020 Camping Update: NextGen Camping Track Canceled

The Office of Next Generation Ministries has made the difficult decision to cancel the entirety of their NextGen track for mobile camping this summer. The health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), ...

May 14, 2020

Saying Goodbye in the Time of Coronavirus

Missouri United Methodist colleagues in the midst of pastoral moves share in a collaborative conversation around the challenges of leaving in the midst of COVID-19 limitations.  

May 04, 2020

Returning to our Sanctuaries

Dear Colleagues in Ministry,   In the days since Holy Week and Easter Sunday, I have found myself asking what is God saying to us during this time of quarantine? How does our response through corporate and private ...

April 30, 2020

June Camps Canceled

Missouri Conference camps scheduled for June have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

April 30, 2020

Missouri Annual Conference 2020 Session Postponed

Missouri Annual Conference Session, originally scheduled for June 5-7 in Springfield, has been postponed, and some aspects of the Conference will now be conducted in online and district meetings.

April 16, 2020

2020 Apportionments

2020 Apportionments Potential consequences Conference finances Paid 2020 Apportionments District apportionments 2020 Apportionments On April 14, 2020, during its regular spring conference call, the Missouri Conference ...

April 02, 2020

COVID-19 Legislation and the Church

Families First Act CARES Act EY Webinars Offering Guidance on Market Volatility Families First Act On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The text of the ...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Legislation and the Church

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March 29, 2020

Bishop Farr's Episcopal Address March 29

Bishop Farr offers words of hope and courage in his video address below.   Read the sermon manuscript.

March 18, 2020

The Church + the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Colleagues in Ministry,   Due to the strong restrictions related to public gatherings issued by President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I am strongly encouraging all our churches – ...

March 13, 2020

The Church + the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Colleagues in Ministry,   Like you, I have watched the growing anxiety as we learn more and more about the COVID-19 virus in the United States. Let us be in prayer for those affected by the virus, especially those ...

March 13, 2020

Ways to be the Church in the Time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ideas on how to be the Church in the midst of the unfolding health crisis.

March 02, 2020

A Statement of Care and Compassion Concerning the Coronavirus Outbreak (updated 3/9/20)

Updated 3/9/20 Best practices, community guidelines, resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak offered by the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church.