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January 2021

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
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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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.

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, ...

'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 ...

Webinar: Christian Community in the First Century and Today

Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Not unlike the church today, the first-century faith community in Corinth dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership. In this conversation with...

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 ...

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 ...

Serve with Impact: Missions

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Church of the Resurrection - Online
Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry will host an online training session June 24 entitled Serve with Impact: Missions. The session runs from 10:00am – 3:00pm Central Daylight Time. Make plans to join the Mission Ministry’s team for a ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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.

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
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
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
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...

I AM Her Lunch and Learn: Welcoming a Woman Pastor Part II

Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
General Commission on the Status and Role of Women Presents I AM Her Lunch and Learn: Welcoming a Woman Pastor Part II on Thursday, August 26th, at 12 p.m. CDT. GCSRW is taking last year’s I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit and bringing you I AM Her...

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.

Sharing the Christmas Story, Sharing Our Faith: Advent Studies for Every Church

Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Coming together with our faith communities will be more important than ever this Advent season. In this special online event — Sharing the Christmas Story, Sharing Our Faith: Advent Studies for Every Church  — three of our most popular and thoughtful...

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

Why Did He Say That? Examine Jesus’ Most Difficult Teachings

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
In this latest episode of Amplify Live, join Dr. Amy-Jill Levine as she discusses with writer Rob Simbeck her new study, The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings. Jesus provided his disciples teachings for ...

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
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

Harrington Lecture featuring Dr. Eboo Patel

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
“We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy” We live in a molten era where so much is changing and therefore anything is possible. Will America become a nightmare or a dream? So much depends on leaders like you. Are you ready to be an ...
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ShareFest: Tipton

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

ShareFest: Dexter

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

ShareFest: Cameron

Saturday, October 2, 2021
We are excited to have a Festival of Sharing Sharefest at Cameron UMC on October 2, 2021. Come enjoy a limited contact event, in which you can drive-through and drop off your pre-assembled kits. Below is the schedule, how to volunteer, and link for ...

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
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
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.  

Walk Justly Conference

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Manchester UMC
Building on our rich Wesleyan heritage of social holiness, Manchester UMC will host Methodists from across the connection in a two-day conference dedicated to the topic of “Just Missions.” The Walk Justly Conference is a NEW annual gathering of ...
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GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
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
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.  

Online: Quilt Auction

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

Collaborating for Community Impact with Rev. Lia McIntosh

Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Black Church is a force for good, especially when it is empowered together. But how can ministry leaders work collaboratively in this unique moment in history? Rev. Lia McIntosh, author of Blank Slate and Church/School/Community, will teach you ...

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.

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
For teenage girls in Mozambique, marrying before age 18 isn’t uncommon. With no economic opportunity outside of marriage, many young girls find themselves in early and often difficult marriages. Local United Methodist Churches in Mozambique are ...

Ozarks District office closed

Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Sunday, January 2, 2022
The Ozarks District will be closed December 23-31 for the Christmas 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

Save The Date: Intentional Discipleship Lay Servant Class

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 7:00 PM
The Gateway Central District will have a virtual Lay Servant Class on Intentional Discipleship on Tuesday evenings February 15 - March 8. Details are still being worked out. More information and registration will follow.

Save The Date: Intentional Discipleship Lay Servant Class

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00 PM
The Gateway Central District will have a virtual Lay Servant Class on Intentional Discipleship on Tuesday evenings February 15 - March 8. Details are still being worked out. More information and registration will follow.

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 ...

Save The Date: Intentional Discipleship Lay Servant Class

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM
The Gateway Central District will have a virtual Lay Servant Class on Intentional Discipleship on Tuesday evenings February 15 - March 8. Details are still being worked out. More information and registration will follow.

Save The Date: Intentional Discipleship Lay Servant Class

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00 PM
The Gateway Central District will have a virtual Lay Servant Class on Intentional Discipleship on Tuesday evenings February 15 - March 8. Details are still being worked out. More information and registration will follow.

Music & Worship Arts Week 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
It's been a long season of waiting, and we're just as excited as you are about making plans for Music & Worship Arts Week 2022, to be held June 19-24, 2022, at Lake Junaluska, NC. We're pleased today to make some initial announcements ...
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General Conference 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022 to Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Postponed to August 29 - September 6, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN Visit GC2020 website   Missouri Conference General Conference Delegation Clergy Laity Andy Bryan Amy Thompson Emanuel Cleaver III Ivan James Kim Jenne Jill Wondel ...

Walk Justly Conference: Culture and Context

Friday, October 21, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Manchester UMC
Save the Date!  Our work doesn't stop here!  Join us each year as we work to build a movement to create justice in our communities. We challenge each other to invite 5 friends, collogues, or community members to join us next year.   Walk Justly: ...
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