Missouri United Methodist Church is affiliated with the global United Methodist Church
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Missouri United Methodist Church is a member of Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church
We are located in the Mid-State District of the Missouri Conference.
The historic Missouri United Methodist Church building was dedicated in 1929. It is one of several downtown church buildings occupied in the long history of this congregation dating back to 1837. The exterior of the church is Indiana Bedford limestone.
The sanctuary faces Ninth Street and will comfortably seat 1,000 people. The choir loft will seat about 45 people. The great arch at the front of the sanctuary depicts 26 different forms of the cross. The beautiful stained glass windows in the sanctuary outline the Old Testament, New Testament and the major figures of Methodist history.
The sanctuary also features a Skinner pipe organ. On the wall at the rear of the sanctuary are plates bearing the names of all the pastors who have served in all four locations of the church.
The education unit has 33 classrooms and meeting rooms. Also in the education unit are office space, a resource center, a main kitchen, some kitchenettes and McMurry Chapel, which can seat about 135 people.
One writer referred to Missouri Methodist Church as the "Cathedral on Ninth Street." Missouri United Methodist Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1980.
Missouri UMC exists to connect all people to Jesus Christ. We do this by welcoming enthusiastically, growing deeply and serving courageously.
For over a decade, the people of Missouri United Methodist Church had a vision to make more room for ministry to flow in and out of its historic location—the original vision for reaching younger generations that moved our congregation to sacrifice and build our historic building in the midst of the Depression era would give us faith and hope that a new addition could be added to make even more room for adult, youth, music and campus ministries. In 2005, the Christian Life Center and Connector were constructed. This project joined the historic sanctuary with our new education building, providing inviting entrances and a connecting place for members and guests. Upon its completion, the CLC was already accommodating ministries that all the planning, preparing and visioning couldn’t even anticipate. God was already blessing our faithfulness with more fruits than we could imagine. We treasure our historic past and look forward to more exciting experiences in the Connector and Christian Life Center. We, past and present, built this house, and to the glory of God it has become our home and shelter to those in need.