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Anger vs. Love

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Anger is expressed in ways that often lead to violence. Dr. Hal Knight speaks about the importance of responding in love instead of anger and the distinction between being angry at conditions instead of people. "God's ...

Looking to the Sun

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Two things have been converging in recent years. First, solar power technology has been advancing. Secondly, the federal government has been dedicating a lot more money to encourage the use of solar power.  “It is an ...

Mozambique Wells

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Oregon, Missouri — just 80 miles north of Kansas City — has a population of 837, and the average attendance at Oregon United Methodist Church is 64. This small community banded together to raise $55,000 in 2022 to build ...

Lifestyle of the Cross

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In this month's column, Rev. Sandy Nenadal reflects on Rev. Mel and Barbara Ann West's examples of living a lifestyle of the cross. She invites us all to find ways to "exude joy in finding a place to serve Christ by ...

Early Bird Discounts for Summer Camps

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The year is just beginning, but it’s the right time to make plans for your student’s summer adventure! NextGen Camping Ministries is offering the opportunity to experience camp this summer at a discounted price. From ...

History in the Bricks

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Weston UMC partners with Bethel AME in Leavenworth, Kansas, to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and remember local history.

Applications Now Open for Summer Internships

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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. Applications are now open for both host churches and interns interested in ...

Now Accepting Awards Nominations

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Every year the Missouri Annual Conference celebrates and honors the ministry of churches and United Methodists across the state through the MOAC Awards. You’re invited to nominate an individual or church for their work ...

Looking Forward With a Plan

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May God lead you, may Christ bless you and may the Holy Spirit give you strength as you look forward to the new year.

Alter Ego in Advent

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Pastor pulls double duty as the man in the red suit.

Drawing on a Church's Vision

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Architecture students put ink to paper to help a church visualize its vision lived out into the community.

Inclusive History

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Church helps to restore the oldest African American school house in the state.

Support for Ministry

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Costner-Fulton Grants recognize innovative local church ministries.

Abundance in Neighboring

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Have you taken time lately to reflect on what actions you might already be doing that could be considered neighboring? Maybe it’s picking up litter along your road or sharing a sweet treat with your neighbor just ...

Central Transforms to Resurrection Brookside

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The oldest Methodist church in Kansas City has become the newest campus of the Church of the Resurrection. Central UMC, located near the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus, is now Resurrection Brookside, making ...

Hope and Joy of Advent Season

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What a journey we have all been on over the last few years! Even this year, while we have moved beyond the pandemic, there have been other challenges – such as the economy or the policy changes needed to continue to move...

Being Together

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One of the strengths of the United Methodist denomination is its connectionalism. This is present in the way clergy are appointed, Methodist initiatives are developed and supported, and the professional side of clergy ...

Give the Gift of Camp with NextGen Ministries

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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 ...

What's in a Name

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Matthew 1:20-23 The Message While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God’s angel spoke in the dream: “Joseph, son of David, don’t hesitate to get married. Mary’s pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God’s Holy ...

Living in the Present

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Associate Lay Leader discusses the importance of living in the present in this month's Laity Voices.

Empowering Ministry

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Ken Nash share how laity need to be empowered for church 2.0.

Gratitude

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Responding to the Push

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Rev. David Gilmore is an episcopal candidate for the 2022 South Central Jurisdiction election.

Statement on St. Louis School Shooting

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Yesterday, a teenage student and a teacher were killed and at least seven others were injured by a 19-year-old man who entered Central Visual and Performing Arts High School with a gun and more than a dozen, 30-round ...

Support UMC Pastors in Mozambique This Giving Tuesday

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Daily life looks different without electricity. Most modern conveniences – like working after dark and charging a cell phone – require power. Yet, 65% of United Methodist pastors in Mozambique don’t have electricity in ...

Resources for 2023 HealthFlex Enrollment

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HealthFlex 2023 Annual Enrollment begins two weeks from today, November 2, 2022, and continues through November 17, 2022. We want to provide you with some resources related to making your healthcare coverage choices. ...

Neighboring in the Everyday

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Serving isn't always working on big projects. Sometimes it is the little things in between.

You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup

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“So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind.”

Conference Leaders Learn About Redlining

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Missouri Conference leaders take time to visit a Kansas City area museum to learn about how redlining has impacted how the city developed.

Having the Talk

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Missouri Conference pastors share their approaches for having conversations around challenging subjects.

Remembering Tragic Events of the Past

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United Methodists participate in a ceremony at the Boone County courthouse to remember the victim of a lynching that took place there 133 prior.

Hurricane Ian (Florida) Disaster Response

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Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and power outages. Forecasters downgraded Ian to a tropical storm on Thursday morning but the storm is still expected to produce severe rain ...

Puerto Rico Disaster Response

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Hurricane Fiona made landfall in southwestern Puerto Rico on Sunday morning. The storm brought heavy rains and wind. The whole of the island remains without power. Currently, the Iglesia Metodista de Puerto Rico (IMPR) ...

Host a Day Camp in Summer 2023

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This summer, across our camping programs, we had increased participation with over 4,500 campers attending and experiencing the love of Christ! With another successful camping season behind us, NextGen Ministries is ...

Churches Ring With Freedom Schools

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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 ...

Empowering Ministry

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Encourage them to get out there and walk — better yet, run! — on the road, God called them to travel. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christ’s followers in skilled servant...
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