Ginny's Gems
This week, I share the 5 stoles made for the Conference Stole Project! The artists are Rev. Judy Scott, Rev. Mary Harris, and lay person, Fay Tilly. I met Ms. Tilly when I worshipped at Salem UCC, Higginsville. When I commented on the beautiful quilts, members led me to Ms. Tilly, whom I quickly asked to create a stole for us. Thanks to Rev. Debby Harness for making stole patterns I could give her. Each stole made will be given to a minister who is ordained or installed in the Missouri Mid-South Conference so that our ministers know they are supported, prayed for, and blessed with the stoles they wear for worship, public protest, and sitting at the bedside of one who is dying. Thanks be to the Divine Artist, who surrounds us with love as we are Sharing Vital Communion together!

Blessings, Ginny
Ginny's Weekly Schedule  
Oct. 15, Work from Conference Office in St. Louis 
Oct. 15, Pastors’ Appreciation Lunch – Eastern Association 
Oct. 16-18, Continuing education time 
Oct. 19-20, Vacation 
Oct. 21, Work from Conference Office in St. Louis 
Staff Worship Schedule - Oct. 20, 2019
Cindy Birkner, vacation
Jeremy Force, Camp MoVal
Nathan Fulk, Worship at Shannondale UCC in Salem, MO

Kathleen Rainey will be out of the office Monday, Oct. 21, and Monday, Oct. 28.
MMS Conference Office News
Calendar of Events
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AGING: Facing New Realities, Renewing Our Faith
Saturday, Nov. 16
St Peter’s UCC
Washington, MO

Call 314-409-2929 or email joyce.bathke@yahoo.com t o register.
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Conference Middle School Event
Grades 6-8

Nov. 22-24, 2019

2020 Young Adult Winter Retreat
"This is Our Prayer"

January 3-5, 2020 
Camp MoVal


Council for Health and Human Service Ministries
Annual Gathering 2020

March 3-5, 2020
Memphis, TN
9th Annual Gateway Open and Affirming Convocation
March 7, 2020
Parkway UCC
St. Louis, MO

More information to come.

Women's Retreat


May 1-3, 2020
Camp MoVal

More details to come .
National Youth Event 

July 22-25, 2020
Purdue University

Eastern Association News
St. Louis Association News
Western Association News
Wider UCC
UCC Churches in the News!
What is 'Our Church's Wider Mission'?
Our Church's Wider Mission funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed to keep local United Church of Christ churches strong, effective, and growing. 
Learn more and make a donation at missourimidsouth.org/o-c-w-m .
The ministry of the Missouri Mid-South Conference is made possible by your OCWM Basic Support. THANK YOU!
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“We are the United Church of Christ in Arkansas, Memphis and Missouri. United by Christ and led by the Holy Spirit,
we support and empower one another in our
unifying call to embody God’s love and mercy for all .”