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January 2021

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The Hybrid Church: Merging Physical and Digital

Monday, January 11, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (CST)
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 ...

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.

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.

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

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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  

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

GC District Office Closed

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

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 ...

We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CST)
After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together may look different than ever before.   As leaders prepare and plan for people returning to church, ...

We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church

Thursday, August 12, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CST)
After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together may look different than ever before.   As leaders prepare and plan for people returning to church, ...

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Join Robert P. Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, as he discusses with author Jennifer Harvey why Christianity’s role in white supremacy cannot be overlooked any longer. As the CEO and Founder of...

GC District Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday.

More than Allies: Justice, Faith, and a Place for All in the Struggle for Freedom Webinar

Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Join Rev. Dr. Tex Sample for a live webinar from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries at 7 p.m. on September 16. The webinar will feature Civil Rights leader Bob Zellner, a white civil rights pioneer and layperson whose life inspired the motion ...

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

dCOM training - King's Way

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

ShareFest: Dexter

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

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Zion UMC
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 16, 2021 at 10:00am Zion UMC 1603 Union Rd Saint Louis, MO 63125-2245 Click Here for more information  

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Webster Hills UMC
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 16, 2021 at 2:00pm Webster Hills UMC 698 W Lockwood Ave Saint Louis, MO 63119-3550 Click Here for more information.  

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: First UMC (Washington)
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 30, 2021 at 10:00am First  UMC 4349 Saint Johns Rd Washington, MO 63090-5749 Click Here for more information.  

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Fenton UMC
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 30, 2021 at 2:00pm Fenton UMC 800 Gravois Rd Fenton, MO 63026 Click Here for more information.  

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.

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.

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

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Transforming Evangelism

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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,...

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Leading Public Prayer

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Basic Course

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00 PM (CST)
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM (CST)
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00 PM (CST)
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:00 PM (CST)
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

25 Years Celebration at Manchester UMC

Sunday, April 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Celebrate the 25 year collaboration between the supportive members of Manchester UMC, the volunteers for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, and the cyclists and walkers of MO-Hab. For 25 years MUMC's MO-Hab ministry have pedaled their bicycles across ...
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Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Church of the Shepherd
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: Church of the Shepherd
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: King's Way UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: King's Way UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Ozarks In-Person Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class

Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Kimberling City UMC
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 25, 2022.   Title of Class: Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class   Summary of Class This is the Basic course required for all levels of recognition in Lay Servant Ministries. It will familiarize you with leading, caring and ...

Ozarks In-Person Leading Public Prayer Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Class

Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Kimberling City UMC
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 25, 2022.   Title of Class: Leading Public Prayer Lay Servant Ministry Class   Summary of Class Public Prayer is an advanced Lay Servant Ministries class to encourage you to feel confident when asked to pray in a ...

Gateway Districts Office Closed - Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 31.

Xtreme Kids

Monday, June 6, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
Xtreme Kids Camp is for kids ages 8-11 and will ignite their faith through experiencing the beauty of God’s creation and the joy of fellowship. Through new and challenging experiences kids will gain confidence in themselves and the God who loves ...
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Xtreme Ignited

Monday, June 6, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
Xtreme Ignited is designed to equip, transform, and ignite a deeper faith in Christ. Campers will be challenged, empowered, and unleashed. Xtreme Ignited Camp will be held at Eagle Sky Christian Camps in their “North Camp” that includes the Triplex ...
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Xtreme

Monday, June 6, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
Xtreme Camp is a fast-paced, fun, and high-energy experience for campers ages 12-14. Campers will explore the story of God while having a ton of fun and building relationships that will change their lives. Xtreme Camp will be held at Eagle Sky ...
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New Boy Scouts Agreement for Local Churches Orientation (Zoom Call)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (CST)
The UMC BSA Leadership Team announced that a new relationship agreement (formerly called a charter) for United Methodist congregations engaged in scouting. The agreements will be ready by June 30,2022.   To help orient congregational scouting ...

Gateway Districts Office Closed - Juneteenth

Monday, June 20, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth. The office will reopen on Tuesday, June 21.

First UMC - Sikeston Day Camp

Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with First UMC-Sikeston, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment ...
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Sr. High Leadership Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
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...
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Older Elementary Extreme Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
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 ...
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Jr. High Ultimate Extreme Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
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 ...
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Concord Trinity UMC Day Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Friday, July 8, 2022
Note: This camp is 4 days only from Tuesday-Friday Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Concord Trinity UMC, NextGen ...
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Campbell UMC Day Camp

Monday, July 11, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Campbell UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment where ...
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Sanctuary Kamp

Monday, July 18, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022
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 ...
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Lake of the Ozarks Area Day Camp

Monday, July 18, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Faithbridge Church and Harper Chapel UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a...
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Inaugural Gathering of the Southeast District

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Memorial UMC
Lunch included. RSVP required. More information to come.

Columbia Area Day Camp

Monday, July 25, 2022 to Friday, July 29, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Missouri UMC and Community UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique ...
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Pleasant Grove UMC Day Camp

Monday, August 1, 2022 to Friday, August 5, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Pleasant Grove UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment ...
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Worship Planning Retreat led by Dr. Marcia McFee and Jason Moore

Sunday, August 14, 2022 to Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Location: Church of the Resurrection-Student Center
Worship Planning Retreat led by Dr. Marcia McFee and Jason Moore in KC!   Saint Paul School of Theology is co-hosting alumnus Dr. Marcia McFee’s national annual long-range worship planning for the next liturgical year in Kansas City on August 14-17, ...
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Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Location: Centenary UMC
Join other clergy and their spouses for a time of learning, sharing a meal and planning your future. MUMF and C2FM staff will be in a different district every day to provide education on: Saving Grace Classes, Funding Retirement, Putting Your House ...
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Old McKendree Day

Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Old McKendree Chapel
Old McKendree Chapel Annual Service Sunday, September 25 Join us at Old McKendree Chapel's 85th Annual Service on Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. On September 14, 1819, two years before Missouri achieved statehood, Methodists first held services in ...

SE Region Sharefest

Friday, September 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: First UMC Dexter
Sharefests are the opportunities in which we gather as communities for service, fellowship and sharing of the packs, kits and funds recognized in the Festival of Sharing booklet. These events are open to the public and are held in partnership with ...
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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 9, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 16, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 23, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

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