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Messenger 6-22-15 (print edition)

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Departing pastors reflect on Methodist community

With the advent of summer, Missouri United Methodist Church enters a new cycle in its pastoral life with an exodus — and a genesis — of sorts.

Beginning Thursday, three new pastors, the Rev. Kendall Waller, the Rev. Charity Goodwin-Rosario and the Rev. Kim Parker will take up the mantle of their predecessors, three pastors who have held appointments at MOUMC for varying times and are now moving on to new callings in their own lives this year.

Pastor's Corner June 15: Have Faith, Trust & Follow

It was just about six years ago when the great Missouri United Methodist Church family welcomed my family.  We were overjoyed to be a part of this church and felt at home almost instantly.  Six years – it has passed in the blink of an eye.

July 9: Christmas Dinner Donations and Volunteers Needed

The Annual Christmas in July Dinner will be held July 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at MUMC.  This dinner provides food for more than 400 people. Santa will visit and children will be entertained with craft activities.  Donations of cash, food, children’s activity books and crayons are needed.  If you would like to be involved, please contact Suzanne McDavid at or 474-4416 or Pat Martin at or 445-5603.

Street Closures Begin June 15

MUMC was notified of an upcoming long-term street, sidewalk and alley closure near the church grounds as work continues on the new Shakespeare’s location.  From June 15 through Aug. 1, a portion of Elm Street, the alley between 8th and 9th and the sidewalk along the northwest corner of 9th Street will be closed for demolition and construction.

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Pastor's Corner June 8: Till We Meet Again

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
- Winnie the Pooh

Sally, Preston and I thank God that our path converged with the congregation of Missouri United Methodist Church for these past 3 years.  As our trails diverge, I lift up the hymn verse:

When we asunder part, it gives us inward pain,
but we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again. 

We will treasure the many sweet memories created during our time with you. 

These are our treasures that

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