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July 31, 2013

Hart Family to Receive House From Annual Conference

Wow! The home being built for the Hart family in Joplin is one that we hope Jesus would like, since in essence we are building it for him through the face of this wonderful family. The Office of Creative Ministries ...

July 31, 2013

I Am Missouri Conference...

“I bleed little flames and crosses,” she said. Her great-grandfather, T.W. Glass, was a circuit rider in the Poplar Bluff area. She grew up in First United Methodist Church of Honersville, where her grandfather, a doctor...

July 31, 2013

Jo-Ota to Celebrate 60 Years of Fun & Faith

By Fred Koenig Missouri’s four United Methodist camps are just about to wrap up a busy summer of 2013, but the fun isn’t over.      On September 28, Camp Jo-Ota will celebrate 60 years of ministry. On September 22, ...

July 31, 2013

Letter From the Editor

This issue of The Missouri Methodists is the second step in the development phase of your Conference magazine. Although you’ll see the publication continue to take shape, the beauty of working with periodical ...

July 31, 2013

Marceline UMC Takes Flight

By Doug Kraus Marceline UMC’s Vacation Bible School theme this year was Airplane Pilot VBS – Eagle Express Flight 4031!  Kids (young and old) love airplanes. This VBS was filled with fun facts, games, and stories about ...

July 31, 2013

Maupin Joins US-2 Program

By Fred Koenig Cindy Maupin, 26, of Mexico UMC in the Mark Twain District, has just embarked on a two-year stateside mission experience as part of the General Board of Global Ministries US-2 program.       Maupin is ...

July 31, 2013

Missouri Quilts to Support Education in Kenya

By Terri Williams In Missouri school will be starting again in just weeks. Our schools are equipped with buildings, desks and even electronics to varying degrees. This is the time of year we see all the great bargains ...

July 31, 2013

Moberly Area Chosen As Mission Trip Destination

By Connie Duval The Missouri Conference sends a lot of youth and adults into mission work every year, but this year one small town in Missouri was on the receiving end of mission work from youth from another state.     ...

July 31, 2013

Now Read This

By Nelma Lawton I've been feeling convicted about my work with children and youth and remembered something Henrietta Mears said: "We want young people to know Christ in such a definite way...that when they meet the ...

July 31, 2013

Tech Talk

By United Methodist Communications Want the largest audience for your post on Facebook? Want the most likes, favorites or clicks? Like cooking a soufflé or preparing a good roux, there’s an art to the timing of your ...

July 31, 2013

Vacation Bible School Kids Take Charge of Imagine No Malaria Campaign

By Jill Wondell After Annual Conference, churches around Missouri began thinking of ways they could raise awareness to end deaths from malaria in Africa, and Vacation Bible School seemed like a great place to begin ...

July 31, 2013

Walking the Walk

By Cameron Ward If you have driven through the northern side of downtown Columbia within the past few weeks, you may have noticed Rev. Meg Hegemann, pastor at Wilkes Boulevard UMC, leading groups of youth along the same...

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Mozambique Initiative Support Prenatal & Maternal Health The Center of Hope is a faith-based community health promotion program located across from the Chicuque Rural Hospital and has active grants from the Imagine No ...

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Helping someone through the day is one level of ministry. Helping someone make a change is another. Jobs For Life isn’t about helping the masses, it’s about transformation of the individual.       Schweitzer UMC in ...

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Building Dedication at Conference Center

We are excited to announce the Mission, Service & Justice Building Dedication and OCM 50th Celebration. This new addition to the Missouri Annual Conference Center houses MSJ ministries, including Festival of Sharing. The...

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Estamos Juntos: We Are Together

By Pamela Tilmore The M’punzu Trio opened the report from the Mozambique Initiative of the Missouri Conference. Sarah Bollinger, Associate Director of the Mozambique Initiative, shared a joyful report of a successful ...

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Festival of Sharing

By Angela Olsen Friday More than 1,000 people from 31 denominations started gathering. Hundreds began checking kits for Church World Service. By Saturday morning, a nearly full semi-trailer left with Layette kits, Health...

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Invitational Emphasis Impacts VBS in a Big Way at Adrian UMC

By Chris Snyder Like so many churches, Vacation Bible School has long been one of the highlights of the year for the Adrian UMC. Every year we put a lot of prayer, energy, time and finances into offering a high-quality ...

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Staffing Announcement

The Office of Mission, Service and Justice has named Rev. Lucas Endicott as Sr. Mission Strategist. In this redefined role, Endicott will provide daily management for the Mozambique Initiative, Global Connect (formerly ...

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