The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14.

For the incarnational ministry that happens throughout presbytery, we give thanks to God! Blessed Christmas from the staff and leadership of Missouri Union Presbytery.
Comfort My People
Pathways to Congregational Mental Health Ministries
Session 1: Grief and Loss - Dealing with Grief while Grieving
January 19, 2021
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Webinar via Zoom

2020 has been a year of significant loss. As the pandemic continues to impact the ways in which we live, interact and worship, we will continue to experience significant grief collectively and in our own lives. As ministry professionals, you may be feeling challenged in ways that you never have been before. We invite you to join LeaderWise therapists, Rev. Sarah Parker and Dr. Drew Benson, as well as your ministry colleagues, to explore some of the following topics:

How is grief presenting in both familiar and unique ways during this time?
How can one be present to one’s own experiences while being asked to be present to the pain of others? 
How can one maintain a sense of hope when surrounded by hopelessness and despair?
Registration is open on the websites of Missouri Union and Northern Kansas Presbyteries.

Note: This program is brought to you through a partnership of the Presbyteries of the Synod Mid-America, a grant from the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation and the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Pastoral leaders from the presbyteries of the Synod of Mid-America are invited to attend any or all sessions of interest to them personally and/or to their ministry settings.
Called Meeting on December 16
Called Meeting of Missouri Union Presbytery

Wednesday, December 16
10:00 AM
Via Zoom

The Commission on Ministry has requested a called meeting of the Presbytery for the following purpose:

To examine two pastors for membership in MUP and approve their new calls:
  • Rev. Jeff Carter to serve as the Interim Pastor at the Community Presbyterian Church in LaPlata
  • Rev. Jonathan Reinink as the Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia

To dissolve the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Anders Edstrom and the First Presbyterian Church of Kirksville (Anders will be transferring to the Presbytery of Detroit)
Registration for the meeting is required. A Zoom link will be sent after you register using the following link:

Events and Programs
NEXT Church Presents:
Breaking, Blessing, Building: A Call for the Common Good

A FREE Live-Streamed Gathering for ALL Church Leaders
March 5-7, 2001
Coffee with Colleagues
Missouri Union Presbytery continues its Zoom meetings for pastoral leaders. The group resumes meeting on a weekly basis in the fall.

Join us on those Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. The event is called “Coffee with Colleagues”. An announcement with the Zoom link was sent to pastors. If you did not receive the announcement and would like to join in, call the Presbytery office for log-in information.
MUP Prayer Basket
Prayers for healing for Rev. Jay Ayers.

Prayers of joy for Rev. Bobbie Karchner as she retires.

Prayers during a time of transition as we say farewell to Rev. Brenda Holder, who is moving to be with her family in Arkansas.

This is Our Prayer Basket. If you have prayers of intercession or thanksgiving, please submit them via the e-mail link below.