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January 2021

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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. 

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...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 1

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

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 2

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Invite Only- Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

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.

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 ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

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.

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

Heartland District Lay Servant Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts (Session 1: Thursday, June 24 6-8pm - Session 2: Saturday, June 26 9am-4pm)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and ...

GR District Office Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021
The Gateway Regional District Office will be closed on Monday, July 5 to observe the July 4th holiday.

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Over the past 18-months, many churches have developed an online worship service and digital presence. But livestreaming worship alone isn’t enough to make disciples online. Join Rev. Cathy Townley, your digital worship coach, for a two-part workshop ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Over the past 18-months, many churches have developed an online worship service and digital presence. But livestreaming worship alone isn’t enough to make disciples online. Join Rev. Cathy Townley, your digital worship coach, for a two-part workshop ...

GR District Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Gateway Regional district office will be closed on Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday.

Leading in Unchartered Territory with Tod Bolsinger

Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Community UMC
For the better part of a generation, the church has faced a rapidly changing world, one that has pushed the church out of the center of the culture to the margins. Then COVID-19 happened, and the disruption to church as we knew it accelerated. Join ...

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

Academy of Church Business Administration

Monday, September 20, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
The 2021 Academy of Church Business Administration will be held September 20 – 30.  We hope you will join us for this valuable training in church administration! The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA), hosted by the General Council on ...

dCOM training - King's Way

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Invite Only - Planting Academy New Room Conf. Nashville

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

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: 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

Associate Certified Coach Training

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Virtual
Everyone wins when a leader is coached. Coaching unleashes our potential, increases our capacity and enables the best version of ourselves. The Missouri Conference envisions a culture of coaching where every pastor has a coach. This vision can only ...

Leading Through Sabotage and Resistance with Tod Bolsinger Virtual Event

Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM to Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Most leaders assume that navigating the challenges of a changing world, while trying to lead wisely and well, will be the most difficult thing they face. Yet, oftentimes the most important obstacle isn’t the one faced outside the church: It’s the ...

Annual Election - Health Benefits

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to Thursday, November 18, 2021
Annual Election time for those clergy and lay staff who are participants in the Conference HealthFlex benefits program to make health elections for the following year (2022). Learn more at https://www.moumethodist.org/benefits
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Wespath Delivered To You Virtual Event

Monday, November 8, 2021 1:00 PM to Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“Delivered to You” For Active Clergy: A Virtual Event November 8-9, 2021 From the comfort of your home space or the convenience of your workplace, the best of Wespath Benefits and Investments is delivered to you! Register today for “Delivered to You,...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed November 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wespath Pre-Retirement Workshop: Process and Tools for Planning Your Retirement

Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: C2FM-MUMF
Presented by Wespath Benefits and Investments in conjunction with the Missouri United Methodist Foundation/C2FM and the Missouri Conference, this workshop is open to all Missouri Clergy but especially important for 2022 Retirees and those Pastors ...
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Gateway Districts Office Closed

Friday, December 24, 2021 to Monday, January 3, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed December 24 - January 3 for the Christmas and New Years holidays.

YEAR END STATISTICS MODULE OPEN

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Monday, January 31, 2022
See our Year-End Stats page for more information.
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INSPIRE Discernment Event

Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Missouri Conference Office
Have you ever dreamed of starting something new that will reach new people? God is doing new things throughout the world and in the most unlikely places. New faith communities can take a variety of forms like a small group, recovery ministry, or a ...

GR Charge Conference

Sunday, January 9, 2022 2:00 PM
Location: Memorial UMC
Gateway Regional Charge Conference January 9, 2022 at 2:00pm Memorial UMC 425 North St Farmington, MO 63640-3212 Click Here for more information

Apportionment Deadline

Monday, January 10, 2022
See https://www.moumethodist.org/apportionments for more information.
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GR Charge Conference

Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:30 AM
Location: Hermann UMC
Gateway Regional Charge Conference January 15, 2022 at 9:30am Hermann UMC 136 Hwy 100 W Hermann, MO 65041 Click Here for more information

GR Charge Conference

Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:00 PM
Location: SunRise UMC
Gateway Regional Charge Conference January 16, 2022 at 2:00pm SunRise UMC 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd O Fallon, MO 63368-8166 Click Here for more information

Gateway Districts Office Closed - MLK Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed on Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

GR & GC 2021 Year End Stats Deadline

Monday, January 24, 2022
The Gateway Central & Regional deadline for submitting your 2021 Year End Stats is January 24, 2022. Click Here for more information

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
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Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
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Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Leading Public Prayer

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
This is an advanced class. Prayer is something we learn. It is something that can be taught. For many, however, the only teaching about prayer they ever receive is modeled in Sunday worship.  This course may challenge some of your assumptions, test ...
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Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Basic Course

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many laypersons toward their faith journey as they strive for a closer relationship with the Lord. This class is the foundation for all...
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Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Transforming Evangelism

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
This is an advanced class in the Lay Servant Ministry program. The key to Wesley’s way of sharing the faith is to relate to others in love, compassion and gratitude for God’s divine grace. Transforming Evangelism is steeped in the Wesleyan tradition,...
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Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
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Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
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Caring Congregation Spring National Webinar

Friday, February 25, 2022 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Register now for the Caring Congregation's Spring 2022 Care Ministry Webinar. This national training is offered only two times per year. Pastors and care ministers, register here for this 2-day live webinar on Friday and Saturday, Feb 25 & 26, 2022 ...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
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Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
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Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, March 17, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
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Communicating Across Generations Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Camdenton UMC
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Event starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

Thursday, March 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...
Register

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 ...

Alpha Training

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 to 2:00 PM

Retirement Seminar

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Wespath Delivered To You

Monday, April 25, 2022 to Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Planting Academy Retreat

Friday, August 26, 2022 to Saturday, August 27, 2022

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Fall

Saturday, October 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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