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The Missouri Methodists April 2020

The Missouri Methodists April 2020

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Partnering with Schools to Encourage Reading

Fred Koenig

Partnering with Schools to Encourage Reading

March 2 was national Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. It is a yearly observance in the inaugurated by the National Education Association on the school day that is nearest to 2 March, Dr. Seuss’s birthday.   It was also the kick-off day for a big week of reading at ...

Leaping into 2020

Leaping into 2020

“Back when I was in youth group…” We’ve all heard the comments about how vibrant and full of energy events once were. In 1999 the quadrennial youth event hosted by Discipleship Ministries in Knoxville peaked with 10,000 in attendance. Since then, we’ve seen a trend of decline. Their most ...

Rising Again

Rising Again

Easter season always seems like a good time to open a new church. It’s a really good time to resurrect one.   First UMC in Sedalia lost their historic downtown church to a fire four years ago. A traditional church with modern features is now ready to welcome a new generation of disciples....

Loving Your Neighbor

Fred Koenig

Loving Your Neighbor

When Peggy Egbert became director of Caring Ministries at Branson UMC, the ministry consisted of hospital calls and shut-in visits for existing church members. A few years ago, the caring Ministries Sunday School class, prayed for a new opportunity. Egbert came back to the class the ...