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November 2019

November 2019

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Bishop Leads Ride for Mozambique Motorcycles

Fred Koenig

Bishop Leads Ride for Mozambique Motorcycles

  Day One (+ One) Riders gathering at The Gathering in St. Louis before heading out for La Croix. The total distance of the ride varied, as some riders had a big ride to make just to join the group. The Farrs began their ride a day early on September 28. After participating in a ...

Old McKendree Turns 200

Fred Koenig

Old McKendree Turns 200

No matter how you count it, 2019 is a special year for Old McKendree Chapel near Jackson. It is 200 years after the chapel was built, and 200 years after the first annual conference was held in Missouri at the chapel. The Methodists roots on the chapel’s grounds go back even further, with ...

BMCR Fifth Sunday Worship

BMCR Fifth Sunday Worship

In a packed sanctuary at Unity in Webster Groves on a Sunday afternoon, Rev. Stephanie Leonard welcomed the crowd to the place of worship in the same manner that she welcomes her congregation every Sunday.  “Good afternoon beautiful people of God,” she said. “You’re at home, so please ...

Clergy Health Series: Holy Friendships

Clergy Health Series: Holy Friendships

A dark secret among clergy is loneliness. Of 13 factors that influence clergy health, Wespath named the problem of few friends or people to share personal issues. Seven out of 10 pastors say they have no close friends, according to an Alban Institute study from around 2002. A 2017 Church ...