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The Missouri Methodists Janauary 2020

The Missouri Methodists Janauary 2020

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Inked in the Holy Land

Inked in the Holy Land

Eight Missouri Conference Residents in Ministry returned home from a trip to the Holy Land in December with a souvenir that will stay with them: a tattoo. Getting a permanent reminder of Jerusalem wasn’t a whim or an effort to be trendy. Quite the opposite, it was in step with a several ...

Open Hearts, Open Books

Fred Koenig

Open Hearts, Open Books

Volunteers from First UMC Warsaw read to children at the local elementary school. There’s an excitement in the air when volunteers from First United Methodist Church in Warsaw enter a classroom. The students are amped up, in a good way.  “You’re the guy who read the porcupine book to ...

Thrive 2020

Fred Koenig

Thrive 2020

People with a passion for the black church in the Missouri Conference came together in Columbia on December 6-7 to discuss were they are what they need to do to have a vital future.  Rev. Joe Daniels, Jr. was the leader of the learning event, which was held at St. Luke’s UMC. Daniels is ...

Alice Fowler Installed as Southwest District Superintendent

Fred Koenig

Alice Fowler Installed as Southwest District Superintendent

Alice Folwer is installed as the Southwest District Superintendent at First UMC in Carthage. Becoming a district superintendent wasn’t exactly in Rev. Alice Fowler’s career plans.  “She may have been the most surprised call I ever made,” said Missouri Bishop Bob Farr. “She was in the ...

Robin Bell Installed as Gateway Central District Superintendent

Robin Bell Installed as Gateway Central District Superintendent

Rev. Robin Bell speaks at Webster Hills UMC. Robin Bell’s personal mission is to create enthusiasm for learning and living the Gospel of Christ. She plans to continue to do that as the new Gateway Central District Superintendent.  One thing that can squelch enthusiasm is fear, and fear ...