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The Missouri Methodists September 2021

The Missouri Methodists September 2021

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Episcopal Task Force Update on Race and Culture

Episcopal Task Force Update on Race and Culture

By Rev. Kim Jenne During the Pre-Conference Briefing on May 27, Bishop Bob Farr and Rev. T. Cody Collier presented a Conference update on culture work as it relates to race and ethnicity. In January 2021, Bishop Bob Farr invited 10 members to form the Episcopal Task Force on Race and ...

Camps 2021

Camps 2021

What a fun summer we've had! NextGen Ministries celebrates the churches, volunteers and students that helped make day and overnight camping experiences possible this summer. Twenty-nine local churches across the state hosted mobile camps for their communities, reaching a total of 2,430 ...

Crafts to Cash

Fred Koenig

Crafts to Cash

Steve Perkins has always enjoyed woodworking. He likes to create, and comes at it from the perspective of an artist rather than a profiteer. But there’s only so much that you need. “You get to the point that there’s no more room on your shelves,” he said.   It’s not an uncommon position ...

Making Mission Work in 2021

Fred Koenig

Making Mission Work in 2021

“You always have to be flexible with mission trips,” said First UMC Blue Springs Mission Director Brooke Roskop. “This year you have to be really flexible.”   Blue Springs is very active in mission, both close to home and in other places. Members look forward to the team experience each ...

Music Matters

Missouri Worship Leaders "Get Together"

Missouri Worship Leaders

By Kiersten Rose When I was 21, my friends asked me to join them in singing the 1967 Youngbloods hit “Get Together” at our church. I was a new Christian with no knowledge of church music other than “Amazing Grace.” My dad was a rock-and-roll drummer, and I had studied classical and jazz ...