Welcome to the Missouri Mid-South Conference
The Missouri Mid-South Conference is the collection of 139 local congregations in the United Church of Christ denomination. We cover the geographic region of Missouri, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tenn. Within these congregations are more than 48,500 members.
The United Church of Christ is just that — a united church — which means our 5,287 churches across the country are as diverse as the country as a whole, and we encompass a broad spectrum of beliefs, values and worldviews under the umbrella of a united church. To manage our many autonomous congregations, the UCC is divided into 38 conferences.
Medical Debt Initiative Success
Many thanks to our churches that contributed to our Medical Debt Relief efforts:
Brentwood Congregational UCC, Brentwood MO St. Johns Evangelical UCC, St. Louis MO
Calvary UCC, St. Louis MO St. Johns Bem UCC, Owensville MO
Faith UCC, Wentzville MO St. Johns UCC , Chesterfield MO
First Congregational UCC, Memphis TN St. Paul UCC, Hermann MO
First Congregational UCC, St. Louis MO St. Pauls UCC, St. Louis MO
Grace UCC, St. Louis MO St. Peters UCC, Owensville MO
Grape Country Cluster of UCC Congregations St. Peters UCC, Washington MO
Mount Tabor UCC, St. Louis MO St. Philips UCC, St. Louis MO
St. John Casco UCC, Leslie MO The Oasis UCC, Jefferson City MO
St. John UCC, Manchester MO United Church Funds
Zion UCC, Mayview MO
Through their generous gifts, we have been able to eliminate medical debt for many!
This campaign has purchased and forgiven the medical debt of 2,950 households across Arkansas and Tennessee, for a total of $3,911,172.62!!
View our press conference announcing this medical debt forgiveness:
Read the UCC National article:
Take Time to Learn More
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
Support Black-Owned Businesses
Support is not just about occasionally buying food from a Black-owned business, but rather about purposely finding ways to spend your income with those companies owned and operated by Black people.
You can purchase insurance, go to repair shops, hire construction companies, work with landscapers, buy merchandise, etc. from Black-owned enterprise.
Resources for You
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
dem, William Melvin Kelley
If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin
Native Son, Richard Wright
Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
The Prophets, Robert Jones, Jr.
The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates
I Am Not Your Negro
High On The Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America
Who Killed Malcom X?
Jemele Hill is Unbothered
Spirit Plate; Stephen Satterfield
The Limits with Jay Williams
The Morgan Harper Nichols Show
The Read, Kid Fury & Crissle
Well-Read Black Girl, Glory Edim
Check out the following directories:
May We All Be One Through Our Efforts of Love and Support
Whether donating a handmade or existing stole, we love to know who made it and which church you are part of to share this story when we present the stole to clergy. Please include this information with your donation!
MMSC Stole Project Needs Your Help
We are looking for people to either make or donate stoles for Conference staff to give to clergy who become ordained or installed in new church settings. When presented to clergy, these stoles represent our collective prayers, support and blessings for pastors as they wear them for worship, public protest, and being alongside those who are transitioning through death.
Over the years, we have been blessed by all who have stepped up to make this project a success. If you are able and willing to make or donate a stole, please contact the Conference Office.
A stole pattern is available here or to be mailed or emailed to those who prefer to make a stole for donation. You can select a fabric or collection of fabrics to make the stole and then send or bring it to the Conference Office when finished.