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, 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. ”

 

Blessings, Ginny

Your Church can support the Marshallese UCC churches of our Conference in 2 ways:

 

Mission Opportunity

  • 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)

 

Advocacy Opportunity

  • 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 

www.mei.ngo/marshallese-in-arkansas

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.  

 

Learn more about how to access these grants here.

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.

MMS In The News

Ucc.org

Black pastors demand action to combat disproportionately high COVID-19 death rates in urban communities

St. Louis American Newspaper

 Urban League, church, munis partner to feed shut-in North County residents in response to COVID-19

St. Louis Business Journal

 Donations wipe away $13M in medical debt for
St. Louis families than 11,000 area families

Fox2 Now St. Louis - 

 United Church of Christ wipes out medical debt for over 11K St. Louisans

St. Louis American Newspaper

 Church groups, Deaconess Foundation work together to eliminate medical debt for more than 11,000 area families

Stltoday.com - 

St. Louis churches buy up $12.9 million in medical debt, then give it away

Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ

483 East Lockwood Avenue, Suite 15, St. Louis, MO 63119

314-962-8740 or 877-877-5884

Fax 314-918-2610

mms@mmsucc.org​

 

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