THE MISSOURI RIVER DISTRICT OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 55 Churches and Friendly Congregations!
We serve the eastern area of Nebraska along the Missouri River from Blair, NE., south to the Nebraska, Kansas border.
COME WORSHIP WITH US!
MISSOURI RIVER DISTRICT OFFICES2665 FARNAM STREET SUITE 102
OMAHA, NE 68131
HOURS: M-F 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2665 FARNAM ST. #102
OMAHA, NE 68131
- Catherine McGowan, Administrative Assistant X101
UNITED METHODIST MINISTRIESNathan Morgan
402-898-9862 X105 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Volunteers and Communications
402-898-9862 X103 Email: email@example.com
Director of Blue Flamingo Thrift Shop
402-964-2740 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Garden Director
402-898-9862 X104 Email: email@example.com
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch provided)
Where: Gretna UMC
"Evangelism, on my definition, is that set of loving, intentional activities governed by the goal of initiating persons into Christian discipleship in response to the reign of God." Bishop Scott Jones
Information: Contact Catherine @ Missouri River District
- REGISTRATION FORM
Davis tied the song's lyrics -- "You better let somebody love you, before it's too late" -- to God's love for all people. The Omaha pastor regularly weaves pop music into his sermons at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church to make his preaching more engaging.
Local clergy say it's more important than ever to deliver sermons that not just share God's message but capture people's attention and hearts.
See the entire article at: http://www.omaha.com/article/20140216/LIVING/140219072
While it may not feel like it outside, summer is just around the corner, and that means barbeque season! We would like to suggest hosting a barbeque-themed event to raise funds for Imagine No Malaria. The Great Plains Area communications team has put together a "toolkit" to help you with planning such an event -- everything from a sample press release and best practices tip sheet, to a T-shirt order form and instructions on how to make PipeCleaner mosquitoes (a fun activity for kids!).
IMAGINE NO MALARIA BBQ TOOLKIT
Also are available are some neon orange Imagine No Malaria fly swatters. These are free, but there are a limited number available; email Trish Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like some for your event.
Everything you need can be found at http://shootfornomalaria.net/resources.
Questions? Contact Trish at email@example.com.
The Missouri River District Youth Council will form in early 2014 and begin to provide opportunities for students interested in growing as leaders within the church and among their peers. If you are a youth interested in learning how you can grow as a leader, or you know of a youth who would be a great fit for the DYC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to March 8.
Upcoming Youth Events
High School Youth Overnight
Give Me Your Eyes: An experience in homelessness, hunger and poverty
February 28 @ 7pm - March 1, 2014 @ 12:00pm
Middle School Spring Retreat
"IDK" - I Don't Know
April 4-6, 2014 | Camp Rivercrest, Fremont, NE
Did you ever notice, Jesus asked more questions than he gave answers? Have you ever noticed, you probably have more questions that you do answers? Some questions are meant to be answered, others, not so much. So what happens when you have a question you can't answer? Over the weekend, we are going to take at look at our questions. We are going examine how God welcomes our questions as long as we're willing to follow His path for the answers, even if we never come to a conclusion. Bring your questions, bring your friends, get ready for a great weekend. But whatever you do, don't check your brain at the door. This is going to be a good one!
Registration: $99.00 - $10 discount if registered before March 9 ... Registration attached.
Applications are online for the 2014 Micah Corps at www.greatplainsumc.org/micahcorps.
GREAT PLAINS CONFERENCE WILL RECEIVE DONATIONS FOR UMCOR AT ANNUAL CONFERENCEThe UMCOR receiving truck will be sent by the closest UMCOR depot, which is Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) at Chatham, Ill., a suburb of Springfield, Ill. The truck will be located at the Great Plains Lincoln Office, 3333 Landmark Circle, on June 10 and 11 to receive your items.
More information will be provided in the Annual Conference registration material regarding how to locate the office and specific hours when your gifts will be received.
Now is the time to organize your UMW, youth groups, local congregation, etc. in gathering or preparing donations to load into the truck. The best way to know how to assemble kits would be to go to www.midwestmissiondc.org and click on ‘Projects' or ‘Kits.' There you can see all the requirements for items.
Items currently needed include treadle sewing machines (MMDC has a repair shop to work on them), cloth diapers (MMDC has a pattern for making them), receiving blankets, hand towels and any of the UMCOR kits listed online -- bedding kits, sewing kits, school kits, birthing kits, cleaning buckets, health kits and more.
NOTE: Individual/bulk items WILL be accepted in addition to complete kits.
If you have questions or need ways to motivate participation in this mission giving, contact Mary Ann Bede at email@example.com or 402-421-8264 or Pastor Alan Gager, conference secretary of global ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety show to help the Syracuse United Methodists rebuild.
SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2014.....OUT OF THE FIRE
MUSIC AND MEYHEM
2:00 pm @ The 5th Street Centre, 430 5th Street, Syracuse, NE
Join the fun after the show for a dessert bar!
- SAVE THE DATE...MARCH 29, 2014
KICKBALL TOURNAMENT 8:00 AM - 11:00PM @ KIMMELL EVENT CENTER, 198 PLUM, SYRACUSE, NE
CATERED BY ORCHARD HILL BBQ BEGINNING @ 10:00 AM....$10/meal
MUSIC BY APPLE CORPS BARBERSHIP @ 2:00 PM
DANCE 7:00 PM - MIDNIGHT
BENEFIT FOR STRONG TOWER ORPHANAGE