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.

Ginny's Gems 

This week, I bring greetings from my Conference office. We have lifted the travel ban for MMS Conference staff but it is always the staff member’s prerogative whether they feel safe enough to meet or worship in person. I plan to travel to the Conference once a month because COVID-19 is still very dangerous and my apartment complex and St. Charles do not require masks to be worn. I will continue to work virtually from my home office in Houston.

 

I also share that two of our MMS churches in Webster Groves were targeted with a hate crime last week as they both have actively and publicly declared Black Lives Matter. I am grateful for both churches and their pastors as they make wise decisions while also being commited to demanding neighbors to hear that Black Lives Matter. May Lamentations 3:22-23 be our reminder of God’s presence in the midst of the pandemics of white supremacy and COVID-19. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

 

Blessings, Ginny

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.

The opportunity to give is not over! You can write a check to the Missouri Mid-South Conference or  donate here.

MMS In The News

Fox2 Now St. Louis - 

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

Ucc.org

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

Stltoday.com - 

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

St. Louis Business Journal

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

St. Louis American Newspaper

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

St. Louis American Newspaper

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

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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