Resource Packet on Gun Violence
Tragically we have wept too many times with friends, neighbors and family over the heart-breaking incidents of gun violence.  

The staff of Compassion Peace & Justice of the Presbyterian Mission Agency has prepared a resource packet on gun violence.  The resource packet will be mailed to all congregations and mid-councils on September 9. The packet includes a pastoral letter signed by Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett and Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson. We hope these resources will support you and your congregations. 

Click the link below for an annotated list of  the  resources included in the mailing along with a list of staff you may call upon for preaching, speaking, or teaching. 
Project Regeneration This Week
Registration for the  Project Regeneration gathering with the Presbyterian Foundation is now open. The event is scheduled for September 12, 11:30 – 1:00, Coates Street Presbyterian Church in Moberly. Go to:
MUP Prayer Basket
We begin a new feature of the newsletter entitled Our Prayer Basket. If you have prayers of intercession or thanksgiving, please submit them via the e-mail link below.

  • In memoriam - It is with great sadness and thanksgiving for his life that we share that the The Rev. Keith Hall joined the church triumphant on Saturday, August 31. 2019. Our prayers of comfort go out to his wife, Shirley, family, friends, and the congregation of Climax Spring Presbyterian Church. Services are scheduled for Saturday, September 14 at 11am at Pomme de Terre Methodist Church in Hermatige, MO.
Pastors: Come Enjoy Covenant Point
Starting this October, the director’s house at Covenant Point will be available for a limited time to pastors as a retreat center. Come, enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the camp grounds. Enjoy a quite place to meditate or work on a sermon. This is a perfect weekend getaway to recharge and practice self-care.
For information and availability, please contact:
Jason Hilkerbaumer at (573) 301-0650
Worshipers Targeted by Gift Card Scam
The Federal Trade Commission is seeing a new spin on gift card scams. This time, scammers are pretending to be a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, or bishop. They’re asking worshipers for gift card contributions for a worthy cause. Appeals are often made by email, but people are also getting texts and phone calls.
The bogus emails often include the name of the local pastor and a legitimate looking email address. But a closer look should raise some red flags. For example, the email address isn’t the one normally used by the church, and the service provider is different, too.
The imposter asks you to buy a popular gift card - frequently, iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon — and then asks for the gift card number and PIN on the back of the card. Those numbers let the scammer immediately get the money you loaded onto the card. And once that’s done, the scammer and your money are gone, usually without a trace.
If you or someone you know paid a scammer with a gift card, report it as soon as possible. Call the card company and tell them the gift card was used in a scam. Then, tell the FTC about it at . Your reports may help law enforcement agencies launch investigations that could stop imposters and other fraudsters in their tracks.
Registration is NOW OPEN (no limit to number of registrants, as previously announced) for this event.

Sunday, November 3-Tuesday, November 5 at Embassy Suites in Olathe, KS.
Please make your plans to register as soon as possible.

Follow the links below to get all the details about this year's E4 and/or to register NOW.

If you have any questions regarding this amazing event, please do not hesitate to contact Heartland Presbytery.
Presbytery Meeting Dates for 2019

August 24, 2019: Old Auxvasse Nine Mile PC [Auxvasse location]
November 9, 2019: Broadway PC, Sedalia