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Alice Fowler
District Superintendent
Alice Fowler

Rebecca Courtney
Executive Assistant
Rebecca Courtney

Erica Rogers
Administrative Assistant
Erica Rogers

(417) 623-2382
2517 E 20th
Joplin, Missouri 64804-1037


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2020 Charge Conference

posted on June 30

Charge Conference Season will be quickly approaching, and we want to make sure you have all the information needed to start working on the paperwork now.  Schedule: We are working on finalizing the ...

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CONFERENCE LAY MINISTRY TEAM 2019-2020-21

posted on June 23

CONFERENCE LAY MINISTRY TEAM 2019-2020-21   CONFERENCE LAY LEADER Amy Thompson,   amythompson2014@gmail.com         (816) 866-0307 (public cell)   ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE LAY LEADERS Jill Wondel, ...

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Amplify Media

posted on June 17

Amplify Media is a streaming service allowing churches large and small unlimited video access in order to discover, customize, and share diverse resources that encourage deeper discipleship and equip ...

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re:group Conference

posted on June 17

AN ONLINE CONFERENCE ABOUT SMALL GROUPS FOR ALL AGES Watch anytime from July 13 to 26 for $20/person. SIGN UP NOW AND GET TWO ADDITIONAL WEEKS* OF ACCESS FOR FREE! REGISTER NOW   *Ticket holders ...

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New Places for New People Fall Grants

posted on June 04

Know someone who’s starting a new place for new people? The Center for Congregational Excellence is here to help them get started! The Fall Grant Application process is open June 8 - Sept. 15. Click ...

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Festival of Sharing - SW District Challenge

posted on June 02

With the 2020 Annual Conference postponed, collection of the Festival of Sharing District Challenge items has been changed. Southwest District Drop Off Location: June 30 July 2 & 7 10:00am - 1:00pm ...

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2020 Annual Conference Updates and Information

posted on May 28

Bishop Farr has made the decision to shift our plan for the August 22 Annual Conference to a virtual-only event. Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases across the state, Bishop feels the decision to move ...

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Bishop's Statement: Returning to our Sanctuaries

posted on May 04

Updated - Friday, May 22, 2020 Dear Colleagues in Ministry, This morning, President Donald J. Trump issued a statement calling on governors to allow houses of worship to open. In Missouri, Governor ...

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MUMF Can Help With Your PPP Loan Application

posted on April 22

You have heard the news – churches ARE eligible for the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that are part of the massive federal response to help small businesses, nonprofits, and churches ...

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Counting Online Worship Attendance

posted on March 26

Friends,   If you’re wondering how to count your online viewers right now, this file has the protocol:   https://www.moumethodist.org/files/tables/content/12662354/fields/files/3661852668c14417bd9847d...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

posted on March 24

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The text of the legislation can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6...

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Quick Guide for shooting video from phone or iPad

posted on March 24

Linked below (Click View File) you will find a Quick Guide for recording and posting video messages from your phone or tablet on your church's Facebook page. You can use Facebook to post daily prayers...

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Southwest District Churches Online: Live Streaming

posted on March 24

You can join one of our district congregations online for worship Sunday mornings. While each of these churches has suspended in person gatherings, they will offer worship services each Sunday. Go to ...

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Office Closed

posted on March 23

Starting March 23, 2020 the Southwest District Office will be working virtually from home and coming in to collect mail as needed. This is following the conference guidelines. Our office will continue...

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HealthFlex's EAP

posted on March 18

SELF CARE FOR SPIRITUAL LEADERS "It’s normal to feel anxiety and stress in this season of exponential change. Taking care of yourself is essential when you care for others. The HealthFlex plan offered...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

posted on March 16

  Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced last night (3/15/20)that public gatherings of 50 or more individuals should be suspended. We want to support our civic and public health leaders during this ...

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New Missional Leader Toolkits

posted on March 04

Want to help others grow spiritually or create missional leaders? Announcing two new free (and downloadable) resources just for you!  Learn how to create a transformational discipleship culture in "...

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New Mozambique Initiative Website

posted on February 10

The new Mozambique Initiative website launched today, and engaging with their work has never been easier. The new site features mobile donations, current MI project pages with goal tracking, a map of ...

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Puerto Rico Mission Trip

posted on January 09

The offices of NextGen Ministry and Mission, Service and Justice are excited to be partnering to offer a mission trip opportunity to Puerto Rico from May 23-30, 2020. This trip will be open to high ...

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Training Material from Laity Courses

posted on December 05

This is the Powerpoint File for the Lay Speaking Students. 

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Breaking Ground

posted on December 03

As a member of Habitat for Humanity in Joplin, Barbara Huff knows the town has a housing shortage. The answer is more housing. But what if the housing was built as affordable rental housing? What if ...

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Open Hearts, Open Books

posted on November 12

Open Hearts, Open Books website is up and ready for submissions! This program is developed with the purpose of connecting 100,000 children with 100,000 books. Find all the details on their website. 

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Planting Academy

posted on November 12

If you think God may be calling you to start something new, getting equipped and discerning your call through the Missouri Planting Academy is a great place to start. The Planting Academy is designed ...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Theology on Tap

posted on October 01

In this series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Neosho United Methodist Church and their Theology on Tap ministry. This is held at Indian Springs Brewing Company on the Neosho Square the ...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Jasper UMC's Back to School Bash

posted on August 27

In this series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Jasper United Methodist Church and the Back to School Bash they host annually. These questions are answered by Rev. Robert (Bob) Howard who...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Neosho UMC's Blessing Box

posted on August 20

In our second series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Neosho United Methodist Church and the Blessing Box they provide, plus the support of the local Help Center and serving at Hope ...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Cassville UMC's Food Pantry

posted on August 19

In our first series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Cassville United Methodist Church and the Community Food Pantry they provide. These questions are answered by Janet Mills who is ...

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Conference Priorities 2019

Please take a look at the 2019 Conference Priorities video below.  

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Help Us In Welcoming Our New DS!

Help us in welcoming our new DS, Alice Fowler!  If the name “Rev. Alice Fowler” sounds familiar, it may be because she was the preacher for the Sunday morning worship service at Annual Conference ...

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Webinar: Festival of Sharing 101

Join us for our first ever webinar!    Festival of Sharing 101: One Mission, Many Communities Thursday, April 16th 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST   The Festival of Sharing is an interfaith celebration and ...

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