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The Missouri Methodists September 2022

The Missouri Methodists September 2022

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Neighboring in the Everyday

Neighboring in the Everyday

Though neighborhoods across Missouri take on different shapes and sizes, they all share a common witness to God’s mission. In a community with each other, we discover the gifts and strengths God has equipped our neighbors with. We celebrate where God has been at work, learn where God is ...

Churches Ring With Freedom Schools

Fred Koenig

Churches Ring With Freedom Schools

Missouri’s United Methodists supported several Freedom Schools this summer, flipping what could have been a “summer slide” into a season of growth.  The origins of Freedom Schools can be traced back to when African Americans were given the right to vote but had to pass a literacy test to...

Building a Bridge

Building a Bridge

During the pandemic, Kirkwood United Methodist Church was involved in many local mission activities, like food giveaways, and had a COVID-19 fund to help people with rent and utilities. The experience made the church more aware of people in need within their community.  “We wanted to ...

Helping the Homeless

Fred Koenig

Helping the Homeless

Grace United Methodist Church in Sullivan is undoubtedly rural but isn’t isolated. Although the closest “big” towns are Rolla at about 40 miles in one direction and St. Louis at about 70 miles in the other direction, the church is located just off Interstate 44, one of the busiest ...

Missouri Youth MOVE Through CIY

Lauren Miers

Missouri Youth MOVE Through CIY

“I heard there were games, fun stuff and learning about God,” says Jake Blevins, a rising eighth grader from Pleasant Grove UMC in Hatton. “I heard that church camp often changes people, so I wanted to see about that.” Students and leaders gathered in anticipation of how God would move ...

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