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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:  

ucc med debt buys now top $75 million

Take Time to Learn More

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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

Books:
  • 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

Documentaries:
  • I Am Not Your Negro

  • Dark Girls

  • High On The Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

  • Good Hair

  • 13th

  • Who Killed Malcom X?

Podcasts:
  • 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

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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.

MMSC in the News in 2021

WREG Memphis
News Channel 3

 United Church of Christ paid off $4M
in medical debt

The Tennessean
 United Church of Christ pays medical debt for thousands in Tennessee, Arkansas

Fox13 Memphis
United Church of Christ pays over $3.9M in medical debt for families in Arkansas, Tennessee