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November 2020

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GR Virtual Charge Conference

Monday, November 9, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Schedule: As we continue to live into the new realities of Covid-19, Charge Conferences will be held virtually this year. We know there are a few churches who do not have strong enough internet access to allow for this.  Please let us know if this ...

GR Consultation Forms Due

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

GR Virtual Charge Conference

Monday, November 16, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Schedule: As we continue to live into the new realities of Covid-19, Charge Conferences will be held virtually this year. We know there are a few churches who do not have strong enough internet access to allow for this.  Please let us know if this ...

GR District Office Closed

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

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.

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.

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

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

GR Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

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

The Caring Congregation

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00 AM to Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM (CST)
The Caring Congregation is excited to announce that our next National Webinar has been set for February 26-27, 2021. This live streamed two-day event covers the Basic CCM Model of Care Training to equip and inspire your staff and volunteers to ...

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 ...

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.

GR Spring dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Monday, April 12, 2021 9:00 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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.

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.

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 ...

Leadership Institute 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2021, held September 29 – October 1. The annual leadership conference will be offered both online and in person at the Leawood, Kansas, ...
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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

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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Gateway Districts Office Closed

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed

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

GR Charge Conference

Sunday, January 9, 2022 2:00 PM (CST)
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

GR Charge Conference

Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:30 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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.

UMC LEAD 2022

Sunday, January 23, 2022 to Wednesday, January 26, 2022
UMCLEAD is excited to announce that registration for the LEAD 2022 Conference in San Diego is now live! LEAD will be held in San Diego, CA from January 23rd-26th, 2022. The host hotel will be The Lafayette Hotel and the host church will be Normal ...

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

SW Lay Servant Ministries Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Discipleship

Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Byers Ave UMC
There are two classes available: Discovering Spiritual Gifts All participants in the Body of Christ depend on the spiritual gifts God has given them. Explore your gifts of the Holy Spirit and learn how to align with God's purpose to become a more ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Friday, April 29, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Central 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

Friday, April 29, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: Central 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 ...

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.

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.

Southwest Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
All Southwest district clergy, laity and their families are invited to join us for a district meet-and-greet with botanical garden tour and lunch. RSVP will be required. More information to come.

Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Sunday, August 28, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
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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Southwest Clergy Family Meet-and-Greet at Pomme de Terre

Thursday, September 8, 2022 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Clergy and their spouses are invited to a lunchtime meet-and-greet at Pomme de Terre. Location to be determined. RSVP Required. More information to come.

Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Thursday, September 8, 2022 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)

SW Region Sharefest

Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hood United Methodist Church
Sharefests are the opportunities in which we gather as communities for service, fellowship and sharing of the packs, kits and funds recognized in the Festival of Sharing booklet. These events are open to the public and are held in partnership with ...
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SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Antioch United Methodist Church
Registration for this course ends on September 16.   Class Summary  All participants in the Body of Christ depend on the spiritual gifts God has given them. Explore your gifts of the Holy Spirit and learn how to align with God's purpose to be more ...

SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Wesleyan Discipleship

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Antioch United Methodist Church
Registration for this course ends on September 16.   Class Summary  What is a disciple and why is discipleship important to your church life? How does your church make disciples? This class will challenge your thinking about growing disciples and ...

Virtual Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Thursday, October 6, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
If you are a laity of a United Methodist Church in the Southwest District and you are interested in being part of the virtual meet and greet on October 6, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm please email Tiffany Freeman at the District Office for the zoom ...

Southwest District Clergy Family Dinner and Show

Saturday, October 22, 2022 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Landry’s Seafood House
Clergy Family Dinner and Show at Landry’s Seafood House in Branson. RSVP required. More information to come.

SW Lay Education Course: The Potential of Wesleyan Class Meetings

Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC
Registration for this course ends on November 4.   Class Summary  The Class Meeting is a means of grace that has the ability to transform people and facilitate spiritual growth. The instruction is focused on the history of the class meeting, the ...

SW Lay Education Course: Introduction to the History and Beliefs of the United Methodist Church

Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC
Registration for this course ends on November 4. Class Summary  The history and beliefs of the United Methodist church lays the foundation for our ministry, outreach, and testimonies. This introduction will trace the beginnings of the Methodist ...

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