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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, TN. Within these congregations are over 48,500 members.
The United Church of Christ is just that—a united church. That 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.
Help the MMS Arkansas Marshallese Community Fight COVID-19
In the midst of the deadly pandemics, I invite you to hold in prayer and love the UCC churches in Springdale/Fayetteville Arkansas from the Marshall Islands.
There are 12,000 residents from the Marshall Islands who live in northwest Arkansas and work at Walmart, Tyson and other poultry plants. Recently, the new COVID-19 cases have increased at Tyson and the other poultry plants. Although the Marshallese community comprises 3% of the population in northwest Arkansas, they currently account for 50% of all deaths related to the coronavirus.
Let us embody our Unifying Call draft in this time with our Marshallese siblings!
“ We are the United Church of Christ in Arkansas, Memphis and Missouri. United by Christ and led by the Holy Spirit, we support and empower one another in our unifying call to embody God’s love and mercy for all. ”
Send money to the Conference to be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in bulk for the Marshallese community (please put in the memo line – Marshallese pandemic support)
Contact Tyson representatives and demand that their provide quarantine pay: https://www.tysonfoods.com/contact-us
Sign the MoveOn Petition to demand Tyson provide paid sick leave to plant workers with COVID-19 at MoveOn Petition Tyson COVID-19 employee pay
Learn more about the Arkansas Marshallese community at
In June, we celebrated the 70th ordination of the Rev. Armin Klemme, who served throughout the Missouri Mid-South Conference, with the $70 for 70 Challenge as a way to show appreciation for the ministries of Armin and Norma Klemme.
The opportunity to give is not over! You can write a check to the Missouri Mid-South Conference or donate here.
MMS Micro-grant Fund Offers Relief to Congregations
As the churches of our conference begin the process of discerning how to move forward in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Mid-South Conference has established a COVID-19 micro-grant fund in the amount of fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000). The purpose of this grant is to allow our congregations to dream and discern ways and opportunities in which to improve and enhance ministry within their congregations and community.
The grant committee, consisting of clergy and laity from various parts of the conference determined that we would not name specifics of how the funds might be used, or what the funds might be used for. Rather, we invite you to dream and vision how these funds would best be used in a congregation’s ministry context.
Your church does not have to wait until January to give to
Our Church's Wider Mission!
Please ask your Church Treasurer to mail a check to:
Missouri Mid-South Conference
483 East Lockwood Avenue, Suite 15
St. Louis, MO 63119
Learn more about how your OCWM giving blesses the Missouri Mid-South Conference here.