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Bruce Baxter
District Superintendent
Bruce Baxter

Lisa Conley
Administrative Assistant
Lisa Conley

Bev Rhodes
Executive Assistant
Bev Rhodes

(573) 334-8723
Fax: (573) 334-3807
6 North Clark
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701


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Help Wanted-Southeast District Administrative Assistant

posted on October 01

The Southeast District Office of the United Methodist Church (Cape Girardeau) is seeking to fill an additional administrative assistant position. We desire to create a culture that is more diverse, so...

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Virtual Discernment Event

posted on September 27

Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you,” (John 15:16). Whether to professional or lay ministry, God’s call can be exciting, overwhelming and even confusing. Missouri United Methodists ...

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Southeast District Office will be closed on Tuesday, Oct 4 and reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 1pm

posted on September 26

The Southeast District Office will be closed on Tuesday, October 4 and reopen on Wednesday, October 5 at 1 pm.   If there is an emergency, please contact Bev at 573-270-9989.  

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2022 Charge Conference Forms

posted on September 08

2022 Charge Conference documents are now available. Charge Conference (s) will be held in January 2023.   This will give churches additional time to set salaries in better alignment with their 2023 ...

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2022 Consultation Forms

posted on September 07

2022 Pastor and PPRC Consultation forms are due December 1.  The 2022 Consultation Forms are now available for download on the FORMS   page of the district website. These are the forms that should ...

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Implicit Bias Training Course Now Available for Free to Missouri Conference Members

posted on September 06

Beginning January 1, 2021, all candidates entering into ministry in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church have been required to take the implicit bias course as part of their complete...

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SE District Laity Day Oct 29

posted on September 01

Save the Date!  October 29! You won't want to miss this event! Registration closes October 25  After that date, please contact the District Office for more  info Join your fellow Southeast District ...

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SoulConnections Retreat: Becoming

posted on August 29

The Soul Connections fall retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Together we’ll explore how BECOMING is a part of our everyday experience with God as well as a fluid, ...

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Empowering Ministry Event with Rev. Ken Nash

posted on August 22

The local church is clearly at a critical crossroads within our culture. Far too many people are disengaging from the church and finding new ways to spend their time. Church leaders, we want to help ...

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New Places Grants Available

posted on August 22

Starting a new place for new people? There's a grant for that. Apply for a New Places Grant from now until October 1. Grants are available for the several types of new places for new people: Small ...

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Festival of Sharing Grant Opportunity

posted on July 07

Festival of Sharing has funding available to help Missouri churches and organizations in efforts to cooperatively respond to community needs around poverty. We recognize that poverty is ...

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Responding To Gun Violence

posted on May 25

At least 19 children and two teachers were fatally shot at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the worst school shooting since Sandy Hook nearly 10 years ago. Often, we feel at a loss as to what ...

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New District Boundaries and District Office Locations Set

posted on February 17

At the annual conference session on Sunday, June 13, 2021, the Missouri Annual Conference voted to reduce the number of districts from nine to five, effective July 1, 2022. The history and process of ...

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Statement on Church Disaffiliations and Disaffiliation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

posted on January 31

Over the last few months, you have probably learned of churches that are in the process of disaffiliating from the United Methodist Church. We celebrate the good work of these churches and mourn the ...

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Copyright-Related Resource

posted on September 21

Have you ever thought twice before ripping a video from YouTube or saving photos from Google Images to show in worship on Sunday? You might be surprised to know that those actions violate copyright ...

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Emotional Health Small Group Resource

posted on July 12

What does the Bible have to say about feelings? Using the Pixar movie Inside Out as a guide, this resource explores what scripture has to say about the emotions personified in the film: joy, anger, ...

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PPR Resources for Pastoral Transition

posted on May 20

Annual Conference is just around the corner and so is the season of pastoral transition. While there are resources available for pastors on the move, the Conference offers guidance for churches in ...

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NEW Clergy and Laity Newsletters

posted on March 09

Have you signed up for our new clergy and laity newsletters? We wrap up everything you need to know about what's happening in the Missouri Conference into one weekly email with tailored content. Sign ...

Pre-Recorded Sermons Available for Download

posted on January 28

In December, the Missouri Conference recorded four sermons by Rev. Nate Berneking, Rev. Dr. Kate Hanch, Rev. Hank Jenkins and Bishop Farr with plans to make them available for use in the local church....

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Digital Church: Reaching an Online Mission Field

posted on January 07

How do we minister when we can’t meet in-person? Learn how to connect new people to Christ in this virtual workshop, a learning experience designed to inspire and educate on how to approach digital ...