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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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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 OFFICES

2665 FARNAM STREET SUITE 102
OMAHA, NE 68131

HOURS: M-F 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Dr. Dan Flanagan
DR. DAN FLANAGAN

MISSOURI RIVER DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
2665 FARNAM ST. #101
OMAHA, NE 68131
PHONE: 402-898-9862 EXT. 101
FAX: 402-898-9865



UNITED METHODIST MINISTRIES

Nathan Morgan
Executive Director
402-898-9862 X105 Email: nmorgan@bigmuddyumc.org

Jamie Trobough
Coordinator of Volunteers and Communications
402-898-9862 X103 Email: jtrobough@bigmuddyumc.org

Deb Keeney
Director of Missions and Education
402-964-2740 Email: dkeeney@bigmuddyumc.org

Matt Freeman
Big Garden Director
402-898-9862 X104 Email: mfreeman@bigmuddyumc.org

CLAIR MEMORIAL UMC - GIVEAWAY

5544 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE



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IMA MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEEKEND 2015

Commemorating the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To Educate, To Celebrate, To Inspire"

FIFTH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TEACH-IN
Presented By IMA and Office of Multicultural Affairs
Where: Creighton University Law School
2133 Cass Street
When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 10a.m.-2p.m.
Continental Breakfast & Registration, Teach-in Program, Break Out Sessions Lunch, Door Prizes and Presentations
For more information and reservations, call Rev. Kenneth Allen @ 402-707-8836 or email: allensat2006@yahoo.com

31 ST ANNUAL IMA MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. UNITY SERVICE featuring the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Choir
GUEST SPEAKER: BISHOP JOHN D. SHEARD.
GREATER EMMANUEL INSTITUTIONAL
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Where: Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake Street
When: Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:00 P.M.
Contact Person: Pastor T. Michael Williams - 402-679-3737 email: hisgrace48@msn.com

LAYING OF THE COMMEMORATIVE WREATH
By Omaha Association of Black Professional Firefighters(OABPFF)
Local 385, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)
Where: IMA Martin Luther King, Jr. Cornerstone Memorial Plaza, Northwest Corner of 24th & Lake Streets
When: Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00 A.M.
Refreshments, Fire Safety Program Immediately following.
Contact Person: John Farmer, 402-578-9257

31 ST ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL LUNCHEON Presented by IMA Tickets $40 thru January 5th; $45 after January 5th
Where: The Omaha Hilton Hotel, 10th & Cass Street
When: Monday, January 19, 2015 -11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Contact Persons: Rev. Dr. Stan Rone or Mrs. Mary Wilson, 402-341-4297
The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
2401 Lake Street
Omaha, NE 68111

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Rev. Dr. Zan Holmes, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Zan Holmes, Jr., Pasto Emeritus,
St. Luke Community United Methodist Church
Dallas, Texas

Rev. Holmes, Jr. will be the guest speaker at the MLK Memorial Luncheon. The Missouri River District has reserved two tables at the luncheon. If you are planning on attending and would like to be part of our group, please contact Catherine at the District Office. cmcgowan@greatplainsumc.org


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GETTING READY FOR ADVENT?

Have you checked out the new church resources offered on umc.org?
And many are FREE with FREE printing to add your local churches address, worship times and much more!

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JANUARY 24, 2015
MISSOURI RIVER DISTRICT MISSION STUDY

THE CHURCH AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:
Awareness, Accessibility, and Advocacy

Presented by Timothy F. Shaw, J.D., Chief Executive Officer - Disability Rights Nebraska

The Missouri River District United Methodist Women wish to invite all (including men) to the 2015 Mission Study on January 24, 2015 at Papillion St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3241 Jackson Street, Papillion NE 68046

Registration - 8:30 A.M. - - - Mission Study 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Lunch will be served from 12:00 P.M. to 12:45 P.M. at the cost of $7.00.

Lunch Registration and Child Care Registration must be received by January 18, 2015 before 5:00 P.M. (no exceptions). Please contact me with this registration: Please provide name, your Church's name and if child care is needed and for how many children (please bring a sack lunch for them).

Hope to see you at this extraordinary mission study. Please share this information with everyone.

Please contact me with the Lunch and Child Care Registrations or any questions you have. Thank You.

Carol Michaels
1915 S 44th Street Apt 124
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: 402-734-0857
carolmich4@msn.com





JOB OPENING AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, OMAHA

Yes, it is true. Catherine is retiring in Feb, 2015!

Job Description:
Full-time Administrative Assistant for the Missouri River District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, demonstrate computer skills, especially with microsoft office, be knowledgeable of accounting, and have good relationship and communication skills. A bachelors degree is preferable. Compensation commensurate with experience and skill. Send a resume including references to Dr. Dan Flanagan, 2665 Farnam St. #102, Omaha, Ne 68131 or email drdanflanagan@cox.net by December 15, 2014. -
See more and apply on line at: https://regionalhelpwanted.com/omaha/jobs-administrative-assistant-missouri-river-district-umc-omaha-ne/117277779/#sthash.jZxNmOzU.dpuf

JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE TOUR

January 28 - February 7, 2015
Journey Through The Bible with Bishop Scott Jones and Mary Lou Reece.
$3196.00 from Omaha, Wichita or Kansas City
Your journey includes: Basic Tour & guided sightseeing, roundtrip international airfare, daily buffet breakfast and dinner, deluxe motor coaches, first class hotels and much, much more!

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KENYA MISSION TRIP JUNE 18 - JULY 4, 2015

THEME: WE ARE ONE IN THE LORD - KENYA - AFRICA
To share God's love with the people of Kenya through mission projects, life experiences with a hope of building bridges of friendship and enjoy the gift of life in another culture. Through our encounter we have come to believe what the bibles teaches us we are one in the Lord. We are Brothers and sisters on the way to heaven.


Contact Information:
First United Methodist Church -- Neb. City
1023 1st Avenue
Neb. City NE 68410
Phone: 1-402-873-3821
1-402-873-5115
Mary Stevenson: secretaryfumc@neb.rr.com
Kathy Habben jkhabben@windstrem.net
Pastor Charles: ckmurithi@hotmail.com

Orders & Fellowship Meeting - January 21-22, 2015

Orders and Fellowship gathering for clergy will be held January 21-22, 2015, at St. Mark's UMC in Lincoln, Neb.

Our featured speakers are Rev. Jay Hansen and Anne Bosarge. They come to us from The Chapel, a United Methodist congregation in Brunswick, Ga.

They do not have names that you would recognize from their latest book or having been speakers at a continuing education event you attended because they have not done either of these.

What they have done is develop a discipling and leadership program for their congregation, with Jay as the senior pastor and Anne as the Director of Discipleship. The discipleship program begins intentionally with children in the fourth grade.

We have asked them to share with us how they developed this program and implemented it congregation-wide to give us inspiration for developing spirit-led leaders in the local churches of the Great Plains.

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NEW UNITED METHODIST HANDBOOK

The new United Methodist Handbook is now available in an easy-to-read and share digital format.

The Handbook is among the best resources for laity providing leadership, people new to The United Methodist Church and clergy who occasionally get stumped by a question. It includes:
•United Methodist teachings,
•church structure and organization,
•denominational initiatives,
•what it means to be a worldwide church,
•connectional giving information,
•a glossary of United Methodist terms … and much more.