Posted May 6 -
Children's Ministry Director
Strong organizational & interpersonal skills required.
Oversight of ministries for children ages 3-6th grade, outreach/engagement of parents,
recruiting/developing/supporting staff in team environment.
by May 17
Posted Apr 22 -
Full-time Director of
Children & Youth Ministry
First UMC, Warrensburg
Posted Apr 18 -
Chidren's Pastor/Worship Leader
Musical talents required, piano
or keyboard preferable
Sun, Wed & special events
Approx 10 hrs/week
$500 per month
Reposted Apr 10 -
Orrick UMC, Orrick, MO
4 hrs/week - $100/wk
Voice & instrumental
musical gifts required
Posted Feb 28 -
10 hrs/week - Days/hrs to be arranged with pastor.
Knowledge of MS Office needed
Play a minimum of 2 Sundays per month during worship
The above 2 salaried positions are offered by Buckner UMC. Call 816-650-5951 on Mon/Thrs/Sat mornings
or leave a voice message
Posted Feb 20 -
Posted Feb 12 -
Children & Youth
First UMC, Marshall, MO
Part-time - for complete job
Heartland North News:
May 23, 2013
District Office Closed - Mon, May 27, for Memorial Day Holiday
Cokesbury - All retail stores are closed now as Cokesbury moves into a new phase of on-line ordering only with personal support offered by Community Resource Consultants (CRC). Our area CRC is Mrs. Erin Kincannon-Emler. Her contact information is found on this website under the Resources menu, then Links.
UMR Communications - The Reporter will cease operations on
May 31 with the final issue being dated June 7.
The Caring People Volunteer Training Event - Sat, June 1,
at First Independence UMC, 400 W Maple Ave - 8:45 am to 3 pm
Women who desire to make a difference in the life of a single mom are invited to see if this ministry is right for you. Contact Karen Sinn at 573-825-2869 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To make a reservation for free childcare, breakfast and lunch, email email@example.com.
2013 School of Lay Ministry - July 12 & 13 - $35 per person
at Community UMC, 3301 W Broadway, Columbia
Lay Servants, Lay Leaders, Lay Speakers and any interested persons are invited to this advanced course to strengthen skills and reach new people for the Kingdom. Lunch & materials costs included in registration. Questions: Ken Willard at 636-346-7172 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register on-line, go to
Mission u 2013 (formerly School of Christian Mission) - July 25-28
at Central Methodist University, Fayette
Studies include The Call: Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly; Poverty; The Roma of Europe: An Overview. Families welcome - age appropriate activities for children, youth, and adults. 3 or 4 day packages are available. Questions - contact Franklin Walker at email@example.com. For more information & to register, go to
Other 2013 Events Reminders (see information previously posted)
May 24: UMM Family Night at the "K"
May 30: PAUMCS Seminar - Columbia
June 1: Hackett Retirement Reception at Faith UMC
June 3-5: Lawson UMC trip to Branson
June 7-8: Youth Groups invited to Annual Conference - Register by May 24
June 7-10: Annual Conference in Springfield
June 21 & 22: LifeLight Music Festival at Bethany
June 22: SERVE 2013 Workshop at Woods Chapel UMC
July 1-4: Youthfront Retreat
July 25-27: Evolve: Worship 2013 Conference
Aug 1-3: Candidacy Summit for new ministry candidates
Sept 9-11: Converge 2013 in St. Louis
Sept 20 & 21: MO PAUMCS annual conference - Columbia
Oct 19: Festival of Sharing (Youth Fest, Oct 18 & 19)
May 21, 2013
Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief
From the Office of Creative Ministries: "The Missouri Conference is in touch with our brothers and sisters in the Oklahoma Conference to assess the ways we can help. Things you can do RIGHT NOW to assist are pray for everyone affected/involved/responding, donate to the UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR)....and keep informed via the MO Conference Disaster Response newsletter. To subscribe to "The Responder" contact Dan Steska at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on how to volunteer with your presence will be shared in the coming days/weeks. Please remember to be patient as search, rescue, and emergency responders do their work. Our prayer in the MO Conference is that we will be able to assist as needed in the future and that our volunteers will do no harm."
Click on Donate, choose #901670 or call 1-800-554-8583,
or to make an immediate $10 donation, text RESPONSE to 80888.
To donate by credit card through the MO Conference office, go to www.moumethodist.org and click on the banner for Oklahoma.
May 16, 2013
UMM Family Night at the "K" - Fri, May 24
KC Royals vs LA Angels - 7:10 pm
Contact Bill Mooney at 816-229-4813 for more information
and advance tickets
Society of St. Andrew - Free VBS Program
"Superheroes of the Faith" - Designed to be used either as a stand-alone program or as a mission emphasis to compliment your church's VBS program. Complete program includes Bible story, related game, craft, snack, and music ideas. For more information or to order materials, contact Rev. Jennifer Vestal Moore at 800-333-4597 or Church@EndHunger.org.
Clergy Spouse Luncheon at Annual Conference
Sat, June 8, noon to 1 pm at Holiday Inn Express, 1117 E St. Louis in Springfield. Cost is $12. RSVP or for more info, contact Nelma Lawton at Nelma@AudioJOY.net or 417-962-4426.
MO Chapter PAUMCS Annual Conference - Sept 20 & 21
See Special Events page of this website for a save-the-date flyer and membership brochure. More information and registration brochure will be available in August.
May 8, 2013
Bus Trip to Branson, June 3-5
Lawson UMC has 7 seats open for others:
Cost $275 per person includes 2 nights, 3 days, all meals and
lodging except 2 noon meals, 4 shows, half-day for shopping.
download a brochure or call the church at 816.296.7793
Youth Groups Invited to attend Annual Conference, June 7-8
Beginning with the Street Party Friday night at 5:30 pm.
Housing is available in local churches for Friday night.
Each group will be assigned a mission site for work on Saturday.
Cost is $10 per person. Registration needed by May 24.
Course of Study Information
Book list and advance assignments can be found at
May 2, 2013
Preorder Festival of Sharing Materials - pick up at AC
Be a good steward and preorder your Festival materials now!
Family Food Box Collection/Distribution at AC
The most requested pack from agencies around the state.
Collection on Friday night at Annual Conference
Mini-distribution on Sat afternoon to agencies in region
3,665 boxes collected at last AC - Can we do better?
War Orphan Advocate Speaker
Rev. Wayne Lavender, PhD., will be speaking of his experiences working and living with orphaned and vulnerable children - changing
his life from the pulpit to creating a pathway for these victims of war
who are becoming advocates of peace.
Area locations (see May 1 Net News for other locations):
Sat, May 4, 6 to 8 pm: Platte Woods UMC, 7310 NE Prairie View Rd
Sun, May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 am: Meadowbrook UMC, 2800 NE 64th St
Contact person: Chris Sams at 816.741.2972
May 1, 2013
Retirement Reception for Hacketts - Sat, June 1, 1 to 5 pm
Faith UMC cordially invites you to a retirement reception for
Pastor David and Patty Hackett .The church address is
or call the church office at 816.847.0008
April 25, 2013
Dementia Care Training - Tues & Wed, May 21 & 22
At Liberty UMC, 1001 Sunset (Room 224) - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
To attend classes or to schedule someone for a free memory screening, call 781-4554, ext 111 or go to www.lumcmo.org/events
PAUMCS Seminar - Thrs, May 30 - 9 am to 3:30 pm
"Wholeness: spirit, mind, body, and work"
By Mid States Chapter - see Special Events page for link
April 23, 2013
Todd's Chapel UMC Hit by Lightning
During one of our recent storms, the church was damaged enough that services are not currently being held there. Please be in prayer for the future of this congregation that was organized in 1828.
Workshop to be held at Woods Chapel UMC in Lee's Summit on Sat, June 22 - 9 am to noon
See www.serve2013.org for information and to order door hangers, posters, logos, forms, or tee shirts.
LifeLight Music Festival - June 21 & 22 - Bethany
For more information contact Pastor Kobey Puls (Gillman City UMC)
April 16, 2013
Ministry Matters Website
A destination site for ALL church leaders, both paid and volunterr, and launched by UM Publishing House. The site's goals are to equip, connect, and inspire people in ministry. Go to http://www.ministrymatters.com
Evolve: Worship 2013 Conference - July 25-27
Next Steps to Vital Worship for Small Membership Churches
At Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Bob Farr
$100 per person for registrations before June 1
April 3, 2013
Churches Helping Churches
St. Peter UMC - Furniture for sale (see picture links)
Call Rev. Jeff Long at 816-229-9889 for more information
Annual Conference Information - - -
May 1-24 registration cost is $155; late cost is $180
Childcare reservations due by May 12
Annual Youthfront Retreat - July 1-4
At Youthfront LaCygne - $20 per person
February 20, 2013
Festival of Sharing Materials Available
Order posters, bulletin inserts, and booklets to promote the 2013 festival, "Beyond Charity....Reaching Where Needed Most" by
February 5, 2013
Reminder: Free Subscriptions to Interpreter
Each church is eligible to receive a FREE senior pastor personal subscription, 5 FREE print subscriptions, and unlimited FREE digital subscriptions. Use one of the following options to subscribe:
* fax updated forms to 615.742.5499
* mail updated forms to PO Box 440229, Nashville, TN 37244
If there are no changes from last year's enrollment, the pastor can simply email "continue" with customer number on the subject line to email@example.com.
From UM Communications - Connection News:
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) reports 20 annual conferences paid 100% of their general Church apportioned funds in 2012 and overall apportionment payouts reached 90%, the highest payout level the general Church has reached since 2001.
(South Central Jurisdiction100% = Kansas West and Oklahoma Indian Missionary)
January 24, 2013
From Net News: Mozambique Flooding Disaster
Up to 55,000 people in danger - For information or to
Other General Announcements:
IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2013:
56.5 cents/mile for business miles driven
24 cents/mile for miles driven for medical or moving purposes
14 cents/mile for miles drive in service of a charitable organization
Postage Rate Increase effective Jan 27, 2013:
First-class letter = 46 cents (1 ounce); 20 cents per additional ounce
Postcards = 33 cents
Missouri Minimum Wage Increase effective Jan 1, 2013:
$7.35 per hour (see poster for qualifications)
All clergy should be receiving The Missouri Conference Review either by email or postal mail. If you have recently changed your address but have not notified the district, your subscription may have been returned to the post office.
Conference Office Resources – www.moumethodist.org
“Stay Connected” – available under the Publication Resources menu – Subscribe (free) to any or all of these: NetNews (daily Conference newsletter); Shared Prayers (prayer requests for clergy); Bishop’s Blog; Mission Cast (weekly 2 to 3 minute videos featuring stories from local congregations); Mission, Service & Justice Ministries news; and Youth News.
Disaster & Recovery Information: The Office of Creative Ministries website as well as the Conference website are good resources for updated information.
Invitation from Wilderness Retreat & Development Center: Pastors: Do you need a day apart to get things together? During the week the lodges at WRDC are available for you to retreat from the everyday routine, so come and rejuvenate in “the wilderness”. Please give us a call (816-580-4014) to set up a time that works for both of us and then come. Just make a donation in whatever amount you see fit after your visit.
Ludhiana Mission Ambassador Available as Guest Speaker – Steve Hall, the chair of missions at Red Bridge UMC and a member of many VIM international teams, is available and eager to speak about his experience during Sunday worship or with any church group or fellowship gathering. He can share stories, personal testimonies, 3-minute video clips, brochures, and more. Invite Steve to present at your church by calling him at 816-582-1426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UM Communications – Tech Shop
Are you aware that discount software, hardware, and web solutions are offered to United Methodist churches through this website? www.umcom.org/store
Other Website Assistance
The General Board of Global Ministries also offers 20 megabytes of free web space to UM churches. Go to www.gbgm-umc.org, Global Ministries and Programs, Get Connected, Free Web Space. FAQs and tutorials are also available under the Resources menu.