2013 Persons In Ministry (PIM) Retreat

​Please mark your calendars for the 2013 Persons In Ministry Retreat, September 16-18th at
The Resort at Port Arrowhead, 3080 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049.


Please open and read the invitational letter calling all MMSUCC and Mid-America Region clergy to this fabulous annual event!  If you are a lay person, please encourage your church to send your pastor to the PIM Retreat.  Not only will it be beneficial to your pastor, but the energy, ideas and renewed vitality he/she will bring back to your church is immeasurable. 


To see a full color brochure of event, complete with schedule click here.


The 2013 PIM Retreat cost is $125 per person, which includes 3 meals and all program materials.  Registering and sending payment is easy:

  1. Please click here for the registration form, which can be filled out online and then emailed to Renee at the Conference office. 

  2. Or you may print the above form and snail mail it to the MMS Conference with your payment.

  3. To pay by credit card please use this form.

  4. To pay online via our MMS website, click here and scroll down to Registrations.

  5. You may also mail a check to the Conference office with PIM in the memo line:  MMSUCC,

483 E. Lockwood Ave, Ste. 15, St. Louis, MO 63119

However you choose to pay, each person attending must send a completed registration form to our Conference office. 


All hotel reservations must be made directly with The Resort at Port Arrowhead by calling 800-532-3575 or 573-365-2334.  Be sure to mention the code UCC13 to the reservationist to recieve the discount price of $86 per night for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  The daily room price does not include some taxes. 

The theme of the retreat is "Honest to God Prayer: Being Still while in Motion" and will be led by Kent Ira Groff. Kent is a spiritual companion for journeyers and leaders, a retreat director and a writer poet living in Denver, Colorado. Honest to God Prayer is his tenth and newest book. Others include Facing East, Praying West, prayer poems from his time in India, What Would I Believe If I Didn't Believe Anything?: A Handbook for Spiritual Orphans, and Writing Tides, which he uses with classes in Denver prisons. With experience as a pastor of congregations, a chaplain, and a seminary teacher, he describes his work as one beggar showing other beggars where to find bread. It promises to be an uplifting, inspirational and truly spiritual event. 


We hope to see you at the 2013 PIM Retreat!