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Bruce Baxter
District Superintendent
Bruce Baxter

Lisa Conley
Administrative Assistant
Lisa Conley

Beverly Rhodes
Executive Assistant
Beverly Rhodes

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


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Giving Tuesday Focus: Mozambique Initiative

posted on November 16

For teenage girls in Mozambique, marrying before age 18 isn’t uncommon. With no economic opportunity outside of marriage, many young girls find themselves in early and often difficult marriages. ...

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Changing Church For a Changing World

posted on November 12

Changing Church for a Changing World Missouri Vision Day  December 4th, 2021 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Charleston UMC  1700 E Marshall St., Charleston, MO  63834 In the midst of a rapidly changing ministry ...

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2022 Annual HealthFlex Election Information

posted on October 15

2022 HealthFlex Annual Election is November 3-18, 2021. Here are some resources you may find helpful this annual enrollment season: 2022 Pastoral Support Addendum (EXCEL) UMPIP form (PDF) Plan ...

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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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Disaster Response Updates: Louisiana, New Jersey and New York

posted on September 02

Many of you have graciously asked how you can help our Louisiana neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Scott Burdin, Missouri Disaster Response Coordinator, has been in close contact with ...

Thinking Theologically Discussion Courses

posted on August 30

Thinking Theologically provides intellectual renewal through small group, discussion-based courses focused on a single concept, theory or reading. Together we’ll connect these theological thoughts to ...

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2021 Charge Conference Forms

posted on August 12

We are taking our fall charge conferences in an exciting new direction this year. Instead of doing them in the fall like usual, we are scheduling them in January. This will give churches additional ...

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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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RE: Flourishing in Ministry 2021-2022 Cohort Now Open

posted on July 07

Ministry is constantly challenging and changing.  Re offers space to reflect on the presence of God in our lives and ministry. Re allows reflection on our gifts, strengths and challenges in ministry. ...

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FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccines and the Local Church

posted on June 03

In the last few months, nearly half of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of a vaccine protecting against the SARS-COV2 virus and COVID-19. Studies suggest the vaccines ...

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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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COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship (May 1, 2021)

posted on April 30

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance that may allow reducing restrictions on gatherings particularly in outdoor spaces.  In the spirit of doing no harm, Bishop Farr...

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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 ...

NextGen Summer Camp Counselor Positions Available

posted on February 18

NextGen Ministries is looking for 20 college-aged young adults to lead its 2021 traveling summer camping program. Camp counselors work within the NextGen Ministries Mobile Camps to help produce a ...

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Redistricting Proposal Details

posted on February 18

The Missouri Conference Mission Council has voted unanimously to recommend that the Missouri Conference reduce the number of districts from nine to five beginning July 1, 2022. A proposal will be ...

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Wellness Resources

posted on February 05

Wellness might feel like the latest buzzword, but now more than ever, it’s important for each of us to be intentional in how we’re maintaining our well-being. Wespath defines wellness as encompassing ...

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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 ...