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The Missouri Methodists December 2021

The Missouri Methodists December 2021

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Setting Sights High

Setting Sights High

Six months ago, NASA astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins was 250 miles above the earth, orbiting the planet at 17,000 miles per hour, circling the globe 16 times per day. He was commander of a crew that went up to the International Space Station about a year ago. It was his second time in space. ...

Walk Justly

Walk Justly

Clergy and laity from across the Missouri Conference and beyond gathered October 22-24 in St. Louis for the first Walk Justly Conference. During the weekend, 12 speakers addressed a variety of social justice and mission-oriented topics. Participants also gathered for spirit-filled worship,...

What to do When Racially Charged Events Happen

What to do When Racially Charged Events Happen

It’s going to happen again, you know. Do you know how I know? Because it is this cycle that we seem to be in now. It’s almost like we wait for it. We are cringing in the corner, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Then when “it” happens, we are surprised again — caught off-guard again. ...

Churches Prepare to Receive Refugees from Afghanistan

Fred Koenig

Churches Prepare to Receive Refugees from Afghanistan

The U.S. military completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on August 30, concluding its 20-year war there. The country watched the capital city of Kabul fall into chaos during the final stages of the withdrawal. On August 26, 13 U.S. service members were killed in a suicide bombing as ...

Missouri ERTs Assess Damage After Hurricane Ida

Fred Koenig

Missouri ERTs Assess Damage After Hurricane Ida

On October 10, a team of 15 people traveled from Missouri to Golden Meadow United Methodist Church in Galliano, Louisiana, to assist with disaster response assessment. The team was made up of members from La Croix UMC in Cape Girardeau and The Way in Wentzville, Manchester in St. Louis and...