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Legal Update on Morning Star Church

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Last night, a St. Charles County judge granted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Morning Star Church against the Missouri Annual Conference. The Court found that under the facts presented in the pleadings, the ...

New Boy Scouts Agreement for Local Churches Orientation

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The UMC BSA Leadership Team announced that a new relationship agreement (formerly called a charter) for United Methodist congregations engaged in scouting. The agreements will be ready by June 30,2022.   To help orient ...

Juneteenth: Resources and Events for Celebration

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Juneteenth (June 19) marks the day in 1865 when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all African Americans were freed.

Bishops Agree to Call Jurisdictional Conferences This Year

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In response to Judicial Council decision 1445, the Council of Bishops (COB) has formally set the dates for regular sessions of the Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened November ...

Creating a Safe Space in the Image of God’s Kingdom

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The following story is part three in the What I’ve Learned series, in which Missouri Conference leaders share what they’ve learned in the past year around issues involving race and culture.

Festival of Sharing Supports Food Security Efforts

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Festival of Sharing is expanding our mission of supporting efforts to reduce poverty and hunger. We are excited to mark year two of offering the Growing Access Grants by awarding $9,800 to 11 agencies across the state. ...

Greater Things

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John 14:11-16 “Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works. The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things because ...

Olive Fay

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Making History in Missouri

Responding To Gun Violence

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At least 19 children and two teachers were fatally shot at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the worst school shooting since Sandy Hook nearly 10 years ago. Often, we feel at a loss as to what to do in the face of...

Scholarships as Ministry

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It is the season of high school graduations, and the youth in our communities are looking forward to the next chapter of life. This is an important time for our churches to consider the many ways we may be supportive of ...

Starting Right

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Pastors get help with making a transition to a new church.

Regional Conversation Follow-Up and Resources

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Almost 1,000 people joined one of 14 regional conversations in seven locations around the state. This process has been and continues to be dynamic. As things change, as decisions are made, we will do our best to get you ...

Disaster Response: Kansas and Nebraska Tornadoes

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Over the weekend, several tornadoes touched down in Kansas and Nebraska. The most severe damage occurred in the city of Andover, near Wichita, where up to 1,000 structures may have been affected according to officials. ...

Getting On the Bus

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Pastors get insight into communities through driving a school bus.

Legal Update on Sarcoxie UMC

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Earlier today a Jasper County judge denied the Missouri Annual Conference’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Sarcoxie United Methodist Church but also denied to consider Sarcoxie UMC’s motion asking the Court to ...

What I've Learned

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Bishop Farr discusses what he has learned through coaching calls with Culture Coach Nikki Lerner.

Diversity Around the Throne

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This struggle for reconciliation will not be won in the streets. It will be won by believers in Jesus Christ who choose to live out the truth of the gospel.

Making Connections at HBCUs

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Rev. Emanuel Cleaver III of St. James UMC in Kansas City considered several colleges when he was in high school but had an offer that made his decision easy: a basketball scholarship to Philander Smith for him and his ...

The Power of One

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By Tasha Stephens Empower and empowerment are common catch phrases these days, in church and in other areas of our lives. Words that are overused tend to lose their impact, although this term resonates with me, ...

We Don't Talk About ...

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By Rev. Sandra Nenadal I was a history major in college, so I enjoyed history-based television programs like “Finding Your Roots” on PBS. In every episode, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides information his team has ...

Wesley in the World Today: A New Creation

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By Hal Knight The New Testament scholar N. T. Wright says “the resurrection of Jesus offers itself ... not as an odd event within the world as it is but as the utterly characteristic, prototypical, and foundational ...

Summer 2022 Crossroad Intern Placements Announced

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Each summer, the Missouri Conference works together with local churches to hire college-aged summer interns to serve in various ministry roles. Nine young people will receive hands-on experience this summer through the ...

Laity Supporting Pastoral Transitions

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Within the United Methodist Church, we are in the appointment season. This season is a time for the Cabinet to explore and discern pastoral appointments across our conference. Some of our local churches are preparing to ...

Africa U Proud

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Ezequiel Nhantumbo expresses gratitude for AU during it's 30 year anniversary.

Release Date Announced for Season 3 of Faith and Race Podcast

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The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church is excited to announce the release date of season three of the Faith and Race Podcast. Beginning on May 5, new episodes will become available weekly on Thursdays. ...

It's Catching a New Breath

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Reaffirm our connection to Christ and to each other. Reframe the future. Rethink our ministry model. Rebuild our resilience. Reaccelerate toward new opportunities.

Unity and Clashes

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Russian Missouri Pastor Share Highs Lows of Culture Divides

LPI to CMU

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Relationship between two United Methodist schools is mutually beneficial.

Fighting Our Stereotyping

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Matthew 7: 1-5 (The Message) — Key Verse: 7:1 Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults — unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s ...

New Places Grants Available

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In the Missouri Conference, we recognize God is doing new things to reach people in fresh new ways. We refer to these ways as New Places for New People (NPNP). These come in a variety of forms and can take place both ...

New District Boundaries and District Office Locations Set

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Updated 3/15/22 to reflect Rev. Melissa Dodd's appointment to Conference Superintendent. At the annual conference session on Sunday, June 13, 2021, the Missouri Annual Conference voted to reduce the number of districts ...

Annual Conference 2022 Registration Information

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Dear Annual Conference Members and Retirees, The 2022 Annual Conference Session is quickly approaching. Please note, the Missouri Annual Conference 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, June 11–Sunday, June 12, in Branson, ...

Preparing to Plant

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Missouri Planters Academy steps up to start something new.

Singing Through Adversity

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As a musician and retired choral music instructor, I thought I knew what it meant to “sing from the heart.” When you are unable to sing, for whatever reason, you have a new perspective. In the past years with COVID-19 ...
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