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November 2020

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

MO EXPLO: Online

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This event will be hosted online through Zoom.  Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you,” (John 15:16). Whether to professional or lay ministry, God’s call can be exciting, overwhelming and even confusing. Missouri United Methodists of ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

BOM Full Connection Interviews

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:00 PM to Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
Board of Ordained Ministry full connection/ordination interviews

PML - Congregational Care

Friday, November 13, 2020 to Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Contact Jenny Gragg for more information.
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GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Sunday, November 15, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Consultation Forms Due

Monday, November 16, 2020
The Pastor and PPR Consultation Forms are due to the Gateway Central District Office by Monday, November 16.

NW Christmas Collaboration Chat

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:00 PM
The Northwest District is hosting an online collaboration chat on Tuesday, November 17th at 2:00 pm. The topic for the chat is brainstorming ideas for celebrating Christmas Eve. We look forward to you joining us and exploring how we can celebrate ...

GC District Office Closed

Thursday, November 26, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

NW District Office Closed

Friday, November 27, 2020
NW District Office is closed for Thanksgiving.

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 ...

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. 

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

NW District Office Closed

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

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 ...

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.

Candidacy Summit

Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office

INSPIRE

Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
As a pastor or lay person have you ever dreamed of doing a totally new thing for God? Maybe you haven’t told anyone because it seems impossible compared to your ministry today. You’re not alone. God is calling people for a time such as this to create...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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
Learn more and register here →

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

NW Office Closed

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

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.

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 ...

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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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 ...

NW dCOM Interviews - Invite Only

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

PML - Transformation Leadership

Friday, April 30, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
Learn more and register here →

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. ...

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. ...

NW dCOM Interviews

Monday, May 17, 2021 4:00 PM
Location: Zoom
The Northwest District Committee on Ministry will be holding virtual interviews. Sign up is required for attendance. 

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. ...

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. ...

NW Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed for Memorial Day.

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 ...

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...

NW Office Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed in observance of July 4th. 

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.

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

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 ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

Candidacy Summit

Friday, July 23, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
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NW Charge Conference Paperwork Training

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom
We are hosting a Charge Conference Forms training on Wednesday, July 28 at 10 AM through Zoom. It will be recorded. Please register today and submit any questions ahead of time.    Register → Need Additional Help? Set up a time for ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW District Fall Ministry Grant Deadline

Sunday, August 1, 2021
The Northwest District offers an opportunity for churches to apply for ministry grants and youth grants in the Spring and Fall. The Spring deadline is February 1st and Fall deadline is August 1st. Grants will be awarded to churches that are ...

NW District Office Closed

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed for a staff mental health day.

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW Nominations Committee Training

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Webinar
The Northwest District is excited to bring Kay Kotan back for another virtual leadership training on the Nominations Committee. Over the lunch hour (12-1 PM) on August 11, participants will discover the fullness of this leadership position and become...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW District Office Closed

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 to Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed for a district admins training off site. 

NW Mission Council

Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: GoTo Meeting
The Northwest District Mission Council meets virtually for their quarterly meeting. 

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

NW Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Northwest District Office is closed for Labor Day. 

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.

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

RE Flourishing In Ministry: Reflect September

Monday, September 13, 2021 to Wednesday, September 15, 2021

NW District Charge Conference Paperwork Deadline

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Northwest District has set the Charge Conference paperwork deadline  completed and signed charge of Tuesday, September 14, 2021. All completed  completed and signed charge conference forms need to be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the district ...

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

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 ...

NW Charge Conference

Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd at ...

NW Charge Conference

Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd at ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

NW Charge Conference

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at ...

NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at ...

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

Blurring Lines: Being Brave and Relevant Webinar

Monday, October 11, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar
Some popular culture like television show, theater and movies have incredible lessons of faith. However, the language or adult themes caution us against referencing them in worship. How can we be brave and relevant in our sermon prep to blur the line...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

NW Charge Conference

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 at ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at ...
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NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at ...
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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.  

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 ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

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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NW Charge Conference

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Monday, October 25 at 7:00...
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Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

EMERGE: A soulconnections retreat

Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Location: LaSalle Retreat Center
EMERGE invites you to rest and renew your sense of connection and community as we emerge together from this difficult season. Using the story of Lazarus as our guide, we’ll reflect on the challenges we’ve faced, explore what inhibits us from moving ...

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.  

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

RE Flourishing in Ministry: Recenter

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Thursday, November 4, 2021

NW Advent Grant Deadline

Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Northwest District
We are entering another Advent that may look different than the past because of COVID. We just don’t know. However, the District knows that clergy and church leaders are worn out. However, Advent is a beautiful time in the liturgical year. Can the ...

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 8, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

NW dCOM Interviews

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Invitation Only Interviews

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.

NW Office Closed

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021
The Northwest District Office is closed for Thanksgiving

NW District Office Closed

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The Northwest District Office will be closed for the staff Christmas gathering. 

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.

NW District Office Closed

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
The Northwest District Office is closed. 

Candidacy Summit

Friday, January 7, 2022 to Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
This event is for persons in the candidacy process, who have already talked with their D.S. about entering the process. The weekend will include an introduction to the conference, worship, spiritual formation, psychological evaluations, peer groups ...

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.

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

NW Ministry Grant Deadline

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Northwest District
Application closes February 1st and August 1st The Northwest District offers an opportunity for churches to apply for ministry grants and youth grants in the Spring and Fall. The Spring deadline is February 1st and Fall deadline is August 1st. Grants...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

Prayer, Reflection & Renewal

Sunday, February 6, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Clergy and laity are invited to a time of prayer, reflection and renewal on Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. The Northwest District is creating some time and space to come sit with God. Quiet and reflective time for our souls is more ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

Preaching Academy

Monday, February 21, 2022 to Wednesday, February 23, 2022

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00 PM
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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Thinking Theologically: Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in an...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00 PM
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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Thinking Theologically: Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in an...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:00 PM
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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Thinking Theologically: Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in an...

NW dCOM

Monday, March 28, 2022
NW dCOM Interviews - Invitation Only

SoulConnections Retreat: Journey

Thursday, March 31, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Unity Village
The Soul Connections spring retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Using JOURNEY as our guiding theme, together we’ll explore how pilgrimage can be a metaphor for the spiritual journey. To embark on a pilgrimage is to ...
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RE Flourishing in Ministry: Reclaim

Friday, April 1, 2022
Official dates to be announced. 

NW dCOM

Monday, April 25, 2022
Location: Northwest District
NW dCOM Interviews - Invitation Only 

Right Start

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

Licensing School

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 to Thursday, May 26, 2022

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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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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First St. Charles UMC Day Camp

Monday, June 27, 2022 to Friday, July 1, 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 St. Charles UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment ...
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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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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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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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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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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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CIY Youth Event

Monday, July 18, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022

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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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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Candidacy Summit

Thursday, July 28, 2022 to Saturday, July 30, 2022

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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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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SoulConnections Retreat

Thursday, October 27, 2022 to Saturday, October 29, 2022

MO Explo

Saturday, November 5, 2022

BOM Full Connection Interviews

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to Thursday, November 10, 2022

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