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December 2020

GR District Office Closed

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

Local Church Stats Module Opens

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

Apportionment Deadline

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

GR District Office Closed

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

GR Year End Stats Deadline

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

Local Church Stats Module Closes

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

Wespath: Delivered to You

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

GR Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

GR Parsonage Inspection Form Due

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

Financial Peace University for Pastors

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

Common Sense Investing by MUMF

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

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

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

GR District Office Closed - Good Friday

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

The Myth of Giving Out of Abundance by MUMF

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

GR Spring dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

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

GR Spring dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

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

GR District Office Closed

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

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  

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

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

GR District Office Closed

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

GR District Office Closed

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

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

Academy of Church Business Administration

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

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Fall

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

ShareFest: St. Louis

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

Annual Election - Health Benefits

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

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed

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

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

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

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

YEAR END STATISTICS MODULE OPEN

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Monday, January 31, 2022
See our Year-End Stats page for more information.
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GR Charge Conference

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

Apportionment Deadline

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

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

GR Charge Conference

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed - MLK Jr. Day

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

GR & GC 2021 Year End Stats Deadline

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

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

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

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

Friday, March 18, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Join Yvette Richards as she leads the First Quarter BASIC Course. Yvette currently serves as the Heartland District Director of Lay Servant Ministry and Director of Community Connections and Missions at St. James UMC. She has taught many courses for ...

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training: A Deeper Dive

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:00 AM
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training: A Deeper Dive

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

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

Friday, March 25, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Join Yvette Richards as she leads the First Quarter BASIC Course. Yvette currently serves as the Heartland District Director of Lay Servant Ministry and Director of Community Connections and Missions at St. James UMC. She has taught many courses for ...

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

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

Retirement Seminar

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Sunday, April 24, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Woods Chapel 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

Sunday, April 24, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Woods Chapel 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 ...

Wespath Delivered To You

Monday, April 25, 2022 to Tuesday, April 26, 2022
All active clergy members of The United Methodist Church are invited to attend Delivered to You on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. both days. This meaningful, informative virtual event brings the best of Clergy Benefits ...

Heartland dCOM

Monday, April 25, 2022
Invitation Only

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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
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 ...

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.

New Boy Scouts Agreement for Local Churches Orientation (Zoom Call)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
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.

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

Sunday, August 28, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: First 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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Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Monday, August 29, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Platte Woods 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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Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Nelson Memorial 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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Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Webster Hills 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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Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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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Resilient Leadership: A Mission Imperative for Church Leaders

Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Join us for a webinar with our guest Melanie Lockwood Hermann, from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, with a countdown of ten compelling characteristics every resilient pastor and leader will need to navigate during disruptive times.
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MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Fall

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

Webinar for Women Clergy: Calming Anxiety and Creating a Spacious Soul

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
As we celebrate clergy throughout the month of October, the women clergy of Missouri are invited to learn from psychologist and author, Alison Cook. In this 90-minute webinar, learn how to unburden your soul from anxiety and the feelings of teetering...
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MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

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