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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 ...

Tough Conversations

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Having a transformative conversation during a conflict.

Welcome to The Well

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A new church at a bar in Defiance offers worship services in a setting that is welcoming to people reluctant to go to church.

Keeping the Kids Coming

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Open country church has been packing in the kids on Wednesday nights for generations.

Where to Begin When You Don't Know Where to Begin

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Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.

For Every Action, There is a Reaction

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“With my eyes, I have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the presence of all people. This child is…to be a sign that will be spoken against.”

Give the Gift of Camp Promotion

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This holiday season, give the gift of making new friends, screaming down the water slide, learning more about God and experiencing the great outdoors. Give the gift of an impactful, personal growth experience. Give the ...

Setting Sights High

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Rural Missouri man tells of experience on International Space Station at a presentation at Richland UMC.

Walk Justly

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United Methodists from around Missouri assemble in St. Louis to discuss issues around social justice.

Lord, Change Me and Make Us One

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By Amy Thompson, Conference Lay Leader As we enter the Advent Season, it is with anticipation that I find my Advent wreath. The green wreath with the skinny purple and pink candles continually leans no matter how hard I...

Praying Through My Christmas Tree

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By Rev. Sandy Nenadal, Assistant to Bishop Farr It’s almost November. Time to prepare for the season called Advent. Pastors and church leaders are planning activities that focus on Christ’s birth. That’s challenging, ...

Seoul Train

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Pastors find their way from South Korea to Missouri

MOAC Staffing Announcement: Angel Garcia

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The Office of Next Generation Ministries is pleased to announce that Bishop Bob Farr has appointed Rev. Angel Garcia to a part-time position as Youth Specialist effective immediately. The focus of this new role is to ...

From Mozambique to Northern Missouri

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A  friendship that was forged by a Mozambique Initiative Volunteers In Mission team lead to a family relocating to Missouri to serve churches here. Rev. Naftal Naftal had no thoughts of moving to the U.S. when he ...

Alpha Bet

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Churches Look to Alpha as a Way to Reach People Outside Their Walls

Missouri ERTs Assess Damage After Hurricane Ida

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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...

Mission Council Moves Culture Work Forward

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At the Missouri Conference Mission Council meeting on September 21, council members heard the full report of the Episcopal Task Force on Race and Culture. Presented by task force chairperson and retired Elder Rev. Cody ...

Protective Factors to Increase Resilience

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By Amy Thompson, Conference Lay Leader Resilience. We have heard this word a lot during the pandemic. I have marveled at the resilience of medical professionals, school administration and teachers, and so many others ...

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Chartering Development

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You may recall that the Office of Finance and Administration released a statement with respect to the Boy Scouts of America and the United Methodist General Council on Finance and Administration’s recommendation that ...

Carrying God's Name

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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 ...

Carrying God’s Name

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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 ...

Crossings That Matter

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On September 4, 1771, Francis Asbury left Europe on a ship headed to America to join the new Methodist mission field of lay and local preachers. The trip took seven weeks at sea, lots of time to think and wonder about ...

NOMADS Live Mission in Motion

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Some Missouri United Methodists live on the road as they move from one mission project to the next.

Speaking the Word

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Pastor uses technology to deal with sudden onset of a disability.

Missouri Worship Leaders "Get Together"

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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 ...

Episcopal Task Force Update on Race and Culture

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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 ...

What Outrageous Assignment Has God Given You?

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God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. ...

Disaster Response Updates: Louisiana, New Jersey and New York

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Many of you have graciously asked how you can help our Louisiana neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Scott Burdin, Missouri Disaster Response Coordinator, has been in close contact with Louisiana Conference ...

Practicing Gratitude and Finding Joy

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By Amy Thompson, Missouri Conference Lay Leader While sitting in a training two months ago, the speaker mentioned that she had been missing joy in her life. This comment resonated with me. During the pandemic my joy has...

UMCOR Launches Haiti Response

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief’s response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on August 14 is underway. The quake, which particularly damaged the southern and western regions of the island, has ...

UMCOR Supports Afghans in Need

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Those interested in supporting UMCOR’s response in Afghanistan and Haiti can make gifts online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450/ or by checks sent to Global Ministries/UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY ...

Camps 2021

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It wasn't the "back to normal" summer that people had hoped for, but church camp did happen in the Missouri Conference in 2021, and youth enjoyed the opportunity to get together again.

Crafts to Cash

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Costner-Fulton grant helps fund small enterprise development ministry in rural church that aims to help local artisans find ways to derive profit from their skills.
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