Mark Twain District Superintendent Announcement
March 16, 2021
Bishop Bob Farr announced his plan for the supervision of the Mark Twain district due to the planned June retirement of current District Superintendent Steve Pinnell. “I have named Rev. Mi Hyeon Lee as the District Superintendent for both the Mid-State and Mark Twain districts,” Bishop ...
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Tips for Earth Day
March 30, 2021
Earth Day is April 22, 2021. The United Methodist Creation Justice Movement is providing these tips as a tool to equip church members, families, and individuals to respond to God’s call to care for creation and do justice with our neighbors. For more about the UM Creation Justice Movement,...
Stations of the Cross 2021
March 25, 2021
The Stations of the Cross is a spiritual practice that facilitates a way for people to move from place to place, reading the scripture relating to Jesus’s days leading up to the crucifixion, and prayerfully reflect on his experience. But as with all scripture, it can also be a time to ...
The Gathering Students Raises $10,700 for Fresh Water
March 21, 2021
By Lauren Miers Martin Leathers takes the phrase “skin in the game” literally. The Gathering Students Pastor said for $10,000 he would shave the beard he had been growing for three years. Every fall since 2018, The Gathering Students youth group has aimed to raise $10,000-$12,000 to ...
Churches Support Community with Nutrition
March 01, 2021
Every Thursday cars fill the parking lot of Zion UMC on the south side of St. Louis. On Tuesdays cars line up down the street from New Covenant UMC. People are there for the same reason: to receive free food. The food distribution is coordinated by Nourish Community, an organization that...
Music’s Rightful Place Within Our Praise & Worship for Our Lord
March 26, 2021
By Rev. Karen Shearer, pastor of Grace UMC (Madison) I had arrived on a good day. Betty was awake in her recliner and smiled at me as I entered her room. Her baby doll was resting in her arms and every so often, she would pat it absently. I squatted down awkwardly by the recliner and ...