Highlights of the February 22 Presbytery Meeting
  • Elder Don Bay, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia, began his term as the Presbytery Moderator.

  • Welcomed Rev. Marilyn Gamm as a new member of the Presbytery, by transfer from Riverside Presbytery.

  • Commissioned Elder Shonda Galloway as a new Commissioned Pastor serving the Curryville Presbyterian Church.
  • Celebrated the faithful ministry of Rev. Mary Ellen Waychoff! Beginning April 30, her status will change to that of an Honorably Retired Minister of Word and Sacrament.

  • Round table discussions, facilitated by the Committee on Ministry, regarding continuing education experiences and requirements

  • Remembered in prayer the faithful elders in our churches who passed away in 2019.

  • Rev. David Henry, First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson City, gave an inspirational presentation regarding mission opportunities in the United States and abroad.

  • The Council announced a decision to no longer use preprinted nametags at Presbytery meetings due to the cost.
  • Elder Andy Baker presented the 2019 year-end financial report for the Presbytery. Special thanks to everyone who gave above and beyond last year!

  • Elder Anne Schneider announced plans for a MUP Summer Choir to sing at congregations who do not have a choir. Please click on the attached link for additional information.

  • Elder Chris Bouchard was elected and installed as the new Presbytery Treasurer.


  • The 2020 summer camp schedule was also announced. Please see the Presbytery website for details.
Presbytery Dates for 2020
May 19 - First Presbyterian Church, Brookfield

August 22 - Lake Presbyterian Church, Osage Beach

November 17 - First Presbyterian Church, Kirksville
Dates for Annual Session Records Review
Saturday, April 19 - First Presbyterian Church, Kirksville - 10:00 AM

Thursday, April 23 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia - 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 2 - Lake Presbyterian Church, Osage Beach - 10:00 AM
Make a Joyful Noise in a Truly Presbyterian Way
Join the 2020 MUP Summer Choir!
Everyone across our presbytery who loves to sing is invited to join our traveling MUP Summer Choir! Just commit to participating at least 4 Sundays over the summer and attending one Spring Rehearsal during May to prepare and practice the music. We’ll prepare an introit, an anthem, and a benediction that will be used throughout the summer at each church we visit. If you enjoy singing, your talents are needed! 
 
If you enjoy playing the piano and would like to accompany our summer choir (at least 4 Sundays), we need you, too! Please join us! Pianists are asked to attend one Spring Rehearsal as well.
 
The summer Schedule will be provided before the Spring Rehearsal – at which time all singers and accompanists will be asked to commit to specific dates over the summer.
 
To sign up, send us your Volunteer Form . It is (a) available in the MUP Pack for the February 22 nd , 2020 Presbytery Meeting, (b) in downloadable from the MUP website ( www.mupresbytery.org ), or it can be emailed to you upon request! 
 
Please sign up by March 31 st !
 
Churches:  Would you like to host our MUP Summer Choir for a summer worship service? Any church that does not have a choir during the year may be visited by the choir – first come first served. Just let us know which Sundays (between May 31 st and August 16 th ) might work for your congregation, and tell us if any Sunday is a special occasion for your congregation. Send your “Host Church” form by March 31 st . We’ll prepare the Summer Schedule and circulate it by late April.
 
Coordinator: Anne Schneider (FPC-Jefferson City)
Home Address: 5507 Old West Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Email:  akrsch@aol.com    Cell #: 573-418-1853
Boundary Awareness Training
Through UCC
Spring 2020  
 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 12
St. John UCC - St. Charles 
 
Friday, April 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Location Pending 
Jefferson City 
 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, May 8
First Congregational UCC -Lebanon
 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 23
Pilgrim Congregational UCC -
St. Louis
Fall 2020  
 
Western Association
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, October 9
Bethel UCC - Kansas City 
 
St. Louis Association
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Saturday, October 17
Location Pending
 
Eastern Association
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Date Pending 
Location Pending
MUP and DOC Teaming Up for a Great Camping Experience
Missouri Union Presbytery and the Disciples of Christ church are partnering up again to bring you another amazing camp experience!

There are camps for elementary, middle and high school youth, plus much more.

Registration and information, including bulletin flyers, about summer camps can be found on the Missouri Union Presbytery website.

You can also get updates on the MUP camping program on their Facebook page at facebook.com/mupministry or on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (keyword: mupministry)

Join us this summer!
Events and Programs
Spirit of Stewardship Conference
March 27-28, 2020
Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church
Kansas City, MO

Sponsored by the Presbyteries of John Calvin, Heartland, Missouri Union and Northern Kansas.

Registration now OPEN at:
MUP Women's Spring Gathering set for April 30th
COME TO BOONVILLE on April 30th for an encouraging and informative women’s Gathering and, if you choose, a fun field trip afterwards! You’ll meet Presbyterian women from other churches in our presbytery, learn about local and national mission efforts within our churches and the Presbyterian Church (USA), gain deeper understanding of injustices and challenges within our communities and beyond, and leave with new ideas of how we may share Christ’s love in tangible ways in our own congregations, communities and around the world. All women welcome!

Registration and information, bulletin-size and full-size flyers, and the Winter 2020 PW Newsletter can all be found on the Presbyterian Women page of the MUP website!
2020 Pastors' School at Glacier Camp
Monday, May 18 at 1:00pm
to
Thursday, May 21 at 12:30pm

Glacier Camp and Conference Center
Lakeside, Montana

Featuring: Dr. Phil Maynard on "Creating a Discipleship Pathway"
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Empowering Commissioned Pastors Conference
May 13-16, 2020

Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson, TX
(Dallas/Ft. Worth area)
Mo-Ranch Celebration
Hunt, Texas
June 20-27, 2020
Current 8th-12th graders

Contact:
Michael Moore
PYT Registrar for Missouri Union
mmoore@fpcmexico.com
(573) 473-1741
Leadership Opportunities
Full-time Youth Director - FPC/Jefferson City
Is God Calling YOU to Lead Youth?
Looking for a rewarding, high profile, creative, and vital calling where you can ‘Make a Difference?’

First Presbyterian Church Jefferson City, Missouri (There’s a Place for you to SERVE, CONNECT, GIVE, ENGAGE, and GROW)

Making a Difference in the world in 4 key ways :
  • Making a Difference through Youth Group
  • Making a Difference with Youth Development:
  • Making a Difference with Youth in Mission:
  • Making a Difference with Youth Education and Sunday Morning Christian Education Direction for Vibrant Discipleship Development

This is a full-time position to develop the youth program in a growing faith family. If you have experience, please send letter of interest and resume to Head of Staff, Rev. Angela Madden & Elder Nathan Weinert, Personnel Chair, 324 Madison, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or email your information to: amadden@fpcjcmo.org . Salary based on experience and education. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Christian education, education, theology, religion, or related field preferred.
MUP Prayer Basket
This is Our Prayer Basket. If you have prayers of intercession or thanksgiving, please submit them via the e-mail link below.