Care and Concern
Caring Ministries are designed to provide opportunities for ministry for those with a passion for helping people. If you're drawn to social issues, aiding those who are suffering, celebrating with those who are rejoicing or contributing to the entire health of individuals, these are the ministries for you.
Women Cancer Survivors
Members of the Women Cancer Survivors Ministry Team are available to offer support and share their experiences with any woman recently diagnosed with cancer.
If you or someone you know would like to talk with a cancer survivor, call June DeWeese, (573) 445-2252, or Mary Frances Potter, (573) 443-0256. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to join this ministry team, please call June DeWeese.
Social Concerns - Email
This ministry area addresses the hopes and concerns of our community and peoples across the world - hope for peace with justice, environmental survival, and human welfare so that communities may become more loving and just.
During this program year the Commission on Christian Social Concerns will focus on the following themes through which it invites all members of the church to seek growth for social justice and action:
We acknowledge that John Wesley was clear on the unity of faith and action as we affirm his statement that "The Gospel of Christ knows of no religion, but social; no holiness but social holiness."
We are reminded that in the Wesleyan spirit, evangelism and social action are inextricably joined. "The world hears the Gospel when it sees it." We are to enact the "Good News" through our social action.
We believe that every generation of leaders in the Wesleyan tradition must discover anew the meaning of the Wesleyan legacy. This continues to be our task today. We invite all to join us in seeking to learn from Wesleyan principals, practices, and passions.
We pray the community and world will hear and see the Gospel of "Good News" when it is seen through our social holiness and actions.
Open Door Ministry - Email
The Open Door Ministry was was started with the full support of clergy, by parents and friends of lesbians, gays, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, and other church members interested in social justice issues. The group examined biblical references to homosexuality as traditionally interpreted and also as understood in the context of contemporary scholarship. In the process, members banded together to initiate regular meetings and establish an Open Door Ministry. The purpose of the Open Door Ministry is to welcome and minister to God’s LGBTQ children, their families, and friends so they have a safe place within the faith community where all can worship, share in fellowship and experiences, examine church issues and teachings, provide support, hope, and encouragement for inclusivity, diversity and the strength to continue doing God’s work.
This group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in CLC 107/109 or at an announced location. Confidentiality is assured.
Parish Visits - email@example.com
We have many members who are no longer able to be active participants in the programs and worship services at Missouri United Methodist Church. Even though they are home-bound or in a health care facility, our senior members need to have an assurance that we as the Church continue to love them, reflecting the love of Christ by generously participating in monthly visits.
If you would like to share the love of Christ by visiting with one of these wonderful saints of the church, please contact David Jones, Minister of Parish Visits, at (573) 443-3111. Please give this your prayerful consideration. It would mean giving about an hour to an hour-and-a-half of your time per month and would bring such joy to the recipients of your visits.
Each week volunteers deliver flowers to those who are hospitalized or in a care center. This ongoing ministry brightens the lives of those who receive these special deliveries.
At present volunteers serve every other month, or possibly every two months, for approximately two hours. For more details or to be a volunteer, call Lynn Fain at (573) 657-2969.
The Care Connection is an outreach ministry to help MUMC families who are coping with life's uncertainties. As the need arises, members of the Care Connection prepare and deliver meals, prepare and serve refreshments at funeral visitations, send note cards, make supporting calls and may help in other ways. Please call Linda Maynard 875-6656 if you would like to be a part of this ministry.