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The Missouri Methodists October 2021

The Missouri Methodists October 2021

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Annual Conference Moves to Branson in 2022

Annual Conference Moves to Branson in 2022

After a year-long review of proposals to host the Missouri Annual Conference for 2022, the Cabinet selected the plan submitted by the Hilton Branson Convention Center. The contract is for 2022 with an option to renew for 2023. Missouri United Methodists have been attending Annual ...

Canoeing the Mountains

Canoeing the Mountains

The past year and a half have been at the very least inconvenient for almost every aspect of our society, economy, and culture … but it has made for a great time to be teaching about adaptive change.  Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church ...

Cornerstones of Care Maintains Partnership with Missouri's United Methodists

Cornerstones of Care Maintains Partnership with Missouri's United Methodists

Cornerstones of Care’s mission is partnering for safe and healthy communities. Missouri’s United Methodists have been by our side doing just that for more than 100 years. This fantastic community partnership is one of mutual respect and dedication to keeping children safe and families ...

NOMADS Live Mission in Motion

Fred Koenig

NOMADS Live Mission in Motion

If you’re going to spend your later years wandering the earth, it helps if you spent your first 70+ years being a genuinely nice guy.  “I have received over 40 invitations, so far, from family and friends to visit them and use their driveway or bed and shower,” said Rev. Max Marble.  ...

Speaking the Word

Speaking the Word

When Rick Matson went back and listened to his January 10 sermon, he discovered something troubling. “Two sentences were unintelligible,” he said.  He sought out a speech therapist, who noted a swelling that had previously been imperceptible to him.  Matson is a certified minister who ...

Laity Voices

Carrying God's Name

Carrying God's Name

By Jill Wondel, Associate Conference Lay Leader The other day I was listening to an old Bible Project podcast (if you don’t know about the Bible Project, be sure to check it out at thebibleproject.com). They were talking about God’s name and how it means more than just what we call God, ...