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December 2020

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
FOCUS: Hand-washing Stations in Mozambique Imagine if you didn't have a clean place to wash your hands. Access to safe, clean water is always important, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it even more of a necessity. Communities across Mozambique lack ...

NW Clergy Soul Check-In

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Northwest District
The Northwest District is committed to supporting our clergy and laity by creating spaces for collaboration and support. We are hosting a clergy soul check-in on Tuesday, November 1st at 2:00 PM. This virtual check-in will be hosted by the Northwest ...

CANCELLED: Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training - Online (Zoom)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
This event has been cancelled ________________________________________________________________________________ Why Mental Health First Aid? Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Friday, December 4, 2020

Virtual NextGen Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Join Maggie for a virtual holiday gathering, December 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. Let’s celebrate our wins and share our hopes for ministry in 2021! Watch your email for a special gift on December 8! We also have a few other surprises in store for the call.

NW District Closed

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
Northwest District Office is closed for Christmas. 

Mark Twain District Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021

Conference Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021

Ozarks District Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021

GR District Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
The Gateway Regional District Office will be closed December 24 - January 3 for the Christmas and New Years Holidays. The office will re-open on Monday, January 4.

GC District Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Monday, January 4, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed December 24 - January 3 for the Christmas and New Years holidays. The office will re-open on Monday, January 4.

Year-End Stats Module Opens

Monday, December 28, 2020

Local Church Stats Module Opens

Monday, December 28, 2020
Access the stats module here: https://umcdata.net/MoStats   User Name: GCFA Number Password: Conference Number (located on the churches apportionment statement)  

NW District Office Closed

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
The Northwest District Office is closed for the New Year holiday. 

Apportionment Deadline

Friday, January 8, 2021
The final date to submit 2020 apportionment payments is January 8, 2021. Any apportionment payment sent after December 31 will need to be sent with guaranteed delivery before 12 p.m. on January 8 (i.e. FedEx/UPS/USPS guaranteed delivery). You should ...

2020 Heartland District Apportionment Deadline

Monday, January 11, 2021
Any remaining 2020 District Apportionments must be received in the Heartland District Office by 1/11/21.

The Hybrid Church: Merging Physical and Digital

Monday, January 11, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
There was a time when the church focused solely on physical ministry. Then COVID-19 happened, and for months now, the church has put all its energy into digital, learning what it could as fast as it could about how to do church online. But how can ...

Candidacy Summit - Online

Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Saturday, January 16, 2021
The Candidacy Summit and Inspire   This is the third year in which the Centers for Congregational Excellence and Leadership Excellence have combined two events into one.  The Candidacy Summit and Inspire (a discernment retreat for people God may be ...

Inspire - Online

Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Candidacy Summit and Inspire   This is the third year in which the Centers for Congregational Excellence and Leadership Excellence have combined two events into one.  The Candidacy Summit and Inspire (a discernment retreat for people God may be ...

GC District Office Closed

Monday, January 18, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor or Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MT District Office Closed

Monday, January 18, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   

GR District Office Closed

Monday, January 18, 2021
The Gateway Regional District Office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

MLK Day ON!

Monday, January 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Manchester UMC
Manchester UMC Offers Online MLK Day Events Our nation has been through much turmoil recently and many are looking for a way to respond that is hopeful and helpful. With that in mind, we have a special opportunity to learn, grow and respond on ...
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Invite Only: Mission Council

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:00 AM to Monday, October 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM

GR Year End Stats Deadline

Friday, January 22, 2021
The Gateway Regional deadline to submit your church's year end stats is Friday, January 22. Click Here for information on year end stats.

GC Year End Stats Deadline

Friday, January 22, 2021
The Gateway Central deadline to submit your church's year end stats is Friday, January 22. Click Here for more information on year end stats.

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, January 25, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

GC Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Monday, January 25, 2021
The Gateway Central virtual Winter dCOM meeting will be Monday, January 25. This event is by invite only

Board of Ordained Ministry Commissioning Interviews

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:00 PM to Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
Board of Ordained Ministry commissioning interviews

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Local Church Stats Module Closes

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: GoTo Webinar Platform
Please join us on Sunday, January 31 at 2:00PM for a Virtual Simplified Structure Training with Kay Kotan for churches currently using this model for leadership.  Kay is a nationally known speaker and leader who has helped many churches to reshape ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 1, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

New Places Grant Deadline

Monday, February 1, 2021
Learn more and get started at https://www.moumethodist.org/new-places-grants-spring. 

Internship Applications Deadline

Monday, February 1, 2021
Application deadline for internship and host site applications. Learn more and apply at https://www.moumethodist.org/internships.

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Online Early Response Team Training

Friday, February 5, 2021
Deadline to register: Jan. 25 Deadline to complete background check: Jan. 27 In order to receive an UMCOR ERT Badge, registrants must attend the following sessions and complete a background check by Jan. 27. Once the background check is complete, ...

Wespath: Delivered to You

Monday, February 8, 2021 to Tuesday, February 9, 2021
From the comfort of your home space or the convenience of your workplace — Wespath Benefits and Investments – Delivered to you! All active clergy members of The United Methodist Church — Plan to attend this inaugural online event! For more ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 8, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

NW Collaboration Chat

Monday, February 8, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
COVID-19 will not be with us forever. But because it has challenged our churches and leaders to pivot like never before, it is encouraging to see what Missouri Methodists are making possible.  Join the Northwest District on Monday, February 8th from ...

GR Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Gateway Regional virtual Winter dCOM meeting will be Tuesday, February 9 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

Virtual NextGen Gathering

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join us February 9 for our first NextGen Gathering of 2021! We will be partnering with YouthWorks to share some info on how to plan your own local mission trip or service day with your community partners. This will be a virtual gathering from 12-1:30...

Slater-Willson Lecture with Dr. Miguel De La Torre

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
"Why Do They Come?" We are excited to announce that Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre will be our 2021 Slater-Willson Lecturer on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 PM CST. All are invited to this free, online event. Rev. Dr. De La Torre's presentation will ...
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Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Name the Elephant: Coping with the Biggest Risks to Your Mission

Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
In a time of uncertainty, we can maximize our mission’s impact when we lean in and embrace risk. Join this webinar with nationally known speaker, Melanie Lockwood Herman, Esq., to learn how to identify, reflect on and take action on some of the ...

Planning for Holy Week: Keeping Rituals and Connecting Community

Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
February, 11th – 2:00pm CT Panelist: Kevin Bogan, Dr. Marcia McFee, Rev. Dr. Khalia J. Williams Host: Constance E. Stella For more information and registration: https://amplifymedia.com/holy-week/   Redemption and resurrection. We celebrate both ...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

Compassion Fatigue Webinar

Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Platte Woods UMC
Compassion Fatigue Webinar: February 11 7-8 PM via Zoom - The Community Care Ministry Team at Platte Woods UMC is sponsoring a community webinar focused on “Compassion Fatigue.” Guest speaker Robin Ewy, MS, LPC will be the presenter, guiding the ...

PML - Theological Heritage

Friday, February 12, 2021 to Saturday, February 13, 2021
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HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 15, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

MOAC Awards Nomination Deadline

Monday, February 15, 2021
Each year the Robert and Martha Marble Mission Award is given to an individual in the Missouri Annual Conference who exhibits outstanding commitment to mission. This award is given in honor of the Marbles, who served for 36 years as missionaries from...

Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
FOR MISSOURI LICENSED AND ORDAINED CLERGY and LAITY ASSIGNED TO SERVE. Learn the results of the recent leader check-in survey and touch base about how ministry in Missouri looks 9 months into the pandemic. Tuesday, February 16 @ 1:00 p.m. Registered ...
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Summer Camp Counselor Info Session

Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Join Next Generation Ministries at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, for a virtual gathering where we will discuss how you can travel the state of Missouri and make life-long friends this summer! Our team is looking for 20 college-aged young adults to...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 1

Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 2

Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Re: Flourishing in Ministry

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Preaching Academy

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Need a creativity boost to your preaching? Struggling to know how to address difficult topics in your context? Need a fresh approach to reinvigorate your preaching voice or need to reclaim the basics?  We hope that you will join us virtually for the ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 22, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Easter Facebook Chat

Monday, February 22, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Northwest District
Grab your lunch and join us on Facebook on Monday, February 22nd starting at 12:00 PM. Rev. Melissa Dodd will "sit down" with several pastors in the Northwest District chat about how they are approaching the Lenten season and Easter Sunday. This will...

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Webinar: Justice or Just Us? The Biblical Call to Confront Racism

Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Amplify Live: Justice or Just Us? A conversation with pastors Jevon Caldwell-Gross, Nicole Caldwell-Gross, and Rob Fuquay Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:00pm CST   Justice or Just Us? explores what it means to be a faith community that’s committed ...

The Caring Congregation

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00 AM to Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM
The Caring Congregation is excited to announce that our next National Webinar has been set for February 26-27, 2021. This live streamed two-day event covers the Basic CCM Model of Care Training to equip and inspire your staff and volunteers to ...

LEAP 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021
LEAP 2021 is going to be an event to remember! Gather with us on February 27th, 2021, to dive deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit. “ …the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and ...

GR Parsonage Inspection Form Due

Monday, March 1, 2021
The Parsonage Inspection Form is due March 1. All churches that own a parsonage are required to complete this form, even if your pastor does not live in it. A blank copy of the form can be found on the Forms page of the conference website. If the ...

GC Parsonage Inspection Form Due

Monday, March 1, 2021
The Parsonage Inspection Form is due March 1. All churches that own a parsonage are required to complete this form, even if your pastor does not live in it. A blank copy of the form can be found on the Forms page of the conference website. If the ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 1, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Online: Overcoming Lukewarm Discipleship

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST Registration fee: $29 Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry will host an online training session March 4 entitled Overcoming Lukewarm Discipleship. The session runs from . Featured Speakers include Chris Folmsbee,...
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HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Friday, March 5, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 8, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Online: Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church with Dr. Doug Powe

Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration Deadline – March 8  THRIVE Presents: Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church with Dr. Doug Powe  Virtually join Dr. Doug Powe as he leads a free workshop centering around two of his books, Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church in ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 15, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Amplify Live: The Courage of Jesus

Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Amplify Live: The Courage of Jesus Brave Faith and the Christian Life, A Conversation with Tom Berlin and Rachel Billups Thursday, March 18, at 2:00pm CT   In Tom Berlin’s new study—Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith—he challenges us to ...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Summer Camp Counselor Info Session

Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join Next Generation Ministries at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, for a virtual gathering where we will discuss how you can travel the state of Missouri and make life-long friends this summer! Our team is looking for 20 college-aged young adults to ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 22, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Digital Church Workshop

Monday, March 22, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Northwest District
Over the past year, many of us ramped up our tech skills, stacked all sorts of random household items for home made videos, and increased our social media engagement just enough to figure out how in the world to reach people in a pandemic. These ...
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Invite Only: Mission Council

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NextGen Virtual Gathering: Reimagining In-Person Ministry

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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NW Office Closed

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Common Sense Investing by MUMF

Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn investment options, how they work, using your Missouri Conference benefits, educational resources, and automating your investments. About this Event, Presented by MUMF Defined benefit plans for retirement are slowly going away, and ...

NW Collaborative Chat

Monday, March 29, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us for a lunchtime virtual conversation on Monday, March 29th  (12 – 1 PM) around the process in creating a space in your congregation to have healthy conversations around the topic of human sexuality. This virtual conversation will include ...
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MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

NW Office Closed

Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Friday, April 2, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed. 

GR District Office Closed - Good Friday

Friday, April 2, 2021
The Gateway Regional District Office will be closed on Friday, April 2 for Good Friday. The office will reopen on Monday, April 5.

GC District Office Closed - Good Friday

Friday, April 2, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Friday, April 2 for Good Friday. The office will reopen on Monday, April 5.

The Myth of Giving Out of Abundance by MUMF

Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Not every person gives out of abundance. Responding to the diverse motives of giving can greatly impact how we ask and thank givers. About this Event, Presented by MUMF How often do we talk to our congregation about gratitude for countless ...

'I See You' Webinar Series: Seeing Working Class People

Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Webinar 1: Seeing Working Class People Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7 p.m. CDT Webinar 2: Seeing and Reaching/Working Across Race and Class Lines Date: Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m. CDT Join Scott Hughes as he talks with Rev. Dr. Tex Sample about his ...

Susan Beaumont: How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going

Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Online Event
Registration Deadline - April 3, 2021 Virtually join consultant, coach, author and spiritual director Susan Beaumont on April 10, 2021 for this lay event.  Learn how to identify your point of focus during a season of uncertainty, lead with a ...

RE: Flourishing in Ministry

Monday, April 12, 2021 to Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Zoom
Our primary leader for this event will be Susan Beaumont. She will be leading us through her fantastic work on being a leader in a liminal season, coming from her book, How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You are Going. This is a compelling book ...

GR Spring dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Monday, April 12, 2021 9:00 AM
The Gateway Regional virtual Spring dCOM meeting will be Monday, April 12 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

Annual Conference Registration Opens

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 More information at www.moacinfo.com  

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

GC Spring dCOM Meeting: Invite Only

Thursday, April 15, 2021
The Gateway Central virtual Spring dCOM meeting will be Thursday, April 15 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

2021 Virtual PAUMCS Conference

Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:15 AM to Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 4:15 PM
Location: Missouri PAUMCS
Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) is an organization that supports administrators from all over the world including local churches, districts, conferences, episcopal, and general agency offices. The ...
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MS Lay Servant Ministry Class:Basic Course-Online

Saturday, April 17, 2021
This two-session online course is offered on April 17 and 24, 2021  from 8:00 am-12:30 pm via ZOOM.  To complete the course, you must attend both classes.   This course has broad application for ALL United Methodists, especially those seeking to ...

Leveraging Communication 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:00 AM to Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:30 PM
The event offers 20+ learning opportunities facilitated by professionals and leaders of innovative church communications. This two-day conference will help church leaders focus on leveraging a variety of communication tools such as social media, ...

Invite Only- Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Online: Right Start

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Online
Registration open!  Right Start seeks to: Help pastors make a successful exchange of the baton in the “change-over zone.” Ensure pastors receive information they need on practical matters including pension, health insurance and conference moving ...

Online: The Art of Hospitality

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection
10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Registration fee: $49 Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry will host an online training session April 22 entitled The Art of Hospitality.  Featured speakers are Yvonne Gentile and Debi Nixon. The Art of Hospitality ...
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NW dCOM Interviews - Invite Only

Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30 PM to Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Online Early Response Team Training

Friday, April 23, 2021
Deadline to register: April 12 In order to receive an UMCOR ERT Badge, registrants must attend the following sessions and complete a background check. Once the background check is complete, registrants will receive a link to the training and ...

GR Spring dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:00 AM
The Gateway Regional virtual Spring dCOM meeting will be Tuesday, April 27 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

Grieving Together Webinar

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grief is a tricky topic, but it’s one we don’t have to navigate alone. Offering support is a community effort that can be intentionally fostered. On April 27 join Rev. David and Elaine Howlett for an introduction to building a supportive community ...

Online Run Alpha

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Run Alpha is a free, interactive online training to experience what it’s like to run Alpha in-person or online. Topics include “what is Alpha?,” the Seven Best Practices of Alpha, the Alpha Small Group, and Leading Prayer Ministry on the Alpha ...

'I See You' Webinar Series: Seeing and Reaching/Working Across Race and Class Lines

Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Webinar 1: Seeing Working Class People Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7 p.m. CDT Webinar 2: Seeing and Reaching/Working Across Race and Class Lines Date: Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m. CDT Join Scott Hughes as he talks with Rev. Dr. Tex Sample about his ...

PML - Transformation Leadership

Friday, April 30, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
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NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...
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NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...
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Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

MOAC 2021 Budget and Redistricting Proposal Q&A

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Get your questions answered! Join us for a Q-and-A related to the proposed Conference budget and the redistricting proposal.

MOAC Awards

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...
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Internship Orientation

Thursday, May 20, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...
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Pre-Conference Briefing

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Join us at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, via live stream for the Bishop’s Address as well as updates from other partner organizations. Non-internet option available for those with access to phones only. The event will be recorded. Viewing ...

GC District Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, June 1.

GR District Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Gateway Regional District Office will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, June 1.

Mid-State Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021

MT District Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Fund Balance Reports Due

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Mark Twain District
All churches are required to complete a fund balance report every year. The deadline to submit the report  to the district office is June 1st.  Completed reports may be emailed to Barbara Buck or submitted via snail mail  to Mark Twain District, PO ...

Xtreme Camp

Monday, June 7, 2021 to Saturday, June 12, 2021
Xtreme Camp is a fast paced, fun, and high energy experience held at the state of the art facilities of Eagle Sky Christian Camp. Campers will explore the story of God while having a ton of fun and building relationships that will change their lives....

Xtreme Ignited Camp

Monday, June 7, 2021 to Saturday, June 12, 2021
Xtreme Ignited is a high school camp designed to equip, transform, and ignite a deeper faith in Christ.  Campers will be challenged, empowered, and unleashed at the state of the art facilities of Eagle Sky Christian Camp. Campers will explore the ...

Closed Clergy Session

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Invite Only: Cabinet

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Boundaries Training

Friday, June 11, 2021 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Quadrennial Boundaries training will be held on June 11. This training is required for Missouri Conference clergy. Lay members are encouraged to attend. Should the Conference be prevented from meeting in-person due to COVID-19 concerns, the ...

Annual Conference 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021 to Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Springfield Expo Center
June 12-13, 2021 | Springfield, Missouri Registration opens at 9 a.m. on March 9, 2021 June 11: Clergy  June 12-13: All More info at www.moacinfo.com  

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

FINAL SUNDAY OF APPOINTIVE YEAR

Sunday, June 27, 2021
See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

MOVE OUT DAY

Monday, June 28, 2021
The move out day will be June 28. The move in day will be June 29. See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

MOVE IN DAY

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The move out day will be June 28. The move in day will be June 29. See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

FIRST SUNDAY OF APPOINTIVE YEAR

Sunday, July 4, 2021
See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

MT District Office Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Independence Day. 

Sr. High Leadership Camp

Monday, July 5, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to serve. Leadership camp is all about learning to be a servant leader. Through actual hands-on learning opportunities that will get you growing, you will discover how to share your gifts at camp, in your church and...

Jr. High Ultimate Extreme

Monday, July 5, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021
Some of us end up twisted and backwards in our faith. A week at camp will get you turned around and living the Extreme life of a Christ follower! Join us as we worship together, serve, swim hike, study the Bible and discover what it means to have a ...

Older Elementary Extreme Camp

Monday, July 5, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021
Older Elementary Extreme Camp is dedicated to helping 4th, 5th and 6th grade students begin their journey as a Christian by identifying who Jesus Christ is. Through daily Bible studies, worship services and fun activities, we will discover what it ...

Sanctuary Kamp

Monday, July 19, 2021 to Saturday, July 24, 2021
A tradition for over 40 years, Sanctuary Kamp is a unique camp that connects multiple generations together and strives to bring every camper closer to God. Whether you come to enjoy the beauty of nature, evening campfires, talent shows or great ...

Candidacy Summit

Friday, July 23, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
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District Admin Training

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 to Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Office Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 6, 2021

MT District Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Labor Day.

ShareFest: Kansas City

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

ShareFest: Macon

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

New Places Grant Deadline

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Learn more and get started at https://www.moumethodist.org/new-places-grants-fall.

ShareFest: Republic

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship, community service and Friday night interactive poverty discussion for youth. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

Invite Only - Planting Academy New Room Conf. Nashville

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 to Friday, September 24, 2021

Boundaries and Qualified Expenses Webinar

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

ShareFest: Dexter

Friday, September 24, 2021 to Saturday, September 25, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

ShareFest: Tipton

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

COR Leadership Institute

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
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Costner-Fulton Grant Applications Due

Friday, October 1, 2021
Learn more here: http://www.moumethodist.org/costnerfulton
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MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Fall

Friday, October 1, 2021
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

ShareFest: Cameron

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

ShareFest: St. Louis

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship, community service and Friday night interactive poverty discussion for youth. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

Invite Only - Planting Academy Exponential - Orlando

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Thursday, October 21, 2021

Online: Quilt Auction

Sunday, November 7, 2021 to Saturday, November 13, 2021

Jurisdictional Conference 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021
2020 Jurisdictional Conference Postponed to November 10-12, 2021 | The Woodlands, TX More Information and Registration Coming Soon   Missouri Conference General Conference Delegation Clergy Laity Andy Bryan Amy Thompson Emanuel ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conference Office Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021

MT District Office Closed

Thursday, November 25, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Conference Office Closed for Christmas Break

Friday, December 24, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021

MT District Office Closed

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Thursday, December 30, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed for a Christmas break.

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

Friday, April 1, 2022
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

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