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Friends, as much as we would like to be in one location for worship, we have temporarily suspended in-person worship and other church events and groups. We will be posting a video message below this section of our website each Sunday. Visit the website after 9:30 am Sunday to view the current message. Please know that you are in our prayers. Although we aren’t physically present with each other, we still can be connected in prayer, care and through the phone and other technology. We will continue to monitor the impact of the Coronavirus to determine when in-person gatherings will resume.
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God bless you and keep you.
INclude + INspire + INvite
Lent Message Series
The theme for this series is Kindom. Like the trinitarian community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God created us for relationship with Godself and one another. In that way we are all “kin.” That’s God’s original plan. The human condition, socioeconomic and cultural differences encourage us to live in isolation. But God through Christ offers us a collaborative and redemptive ministry where that kinship is restored and redeemed. There is a ripple effect to relational ministry. Like the ripples made when a stone is thrown into a lake, one relationship touches another, and God’s love moves out in concentric circles.
We seek to come alongside one another and to create an ideal community of mutual grace, humility and service where all are included, where we inspire one another to live Christ-centered lives and where we invite others. Everyone is welcome in this community. Each person has value and plays a vital role.
This series helps to support the Missouri Conference priority to create a Pathway Out of Poverty. Effective ministry with the poor occurs when we recognize the inherent value of each person. We have something to learn from each other. We have something to give each other. We grow in relationship with each other.
Making New Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World
Jesus is at the center of everything we say, sing, pray, preach, and do. Because it's impossible to encounter Jesus without coming away changed, our goal is to be Jesus in the community and the world so they, too, can be transformed by the power of the holy spirit.
God loves you! If you are seeking God, please contact us or click here to read God's Plan of Salvation.
We've been part of the fabric of the community that bears his name since the Reverend Harris G. Joplin, a Methodist circuit rider, made his way to the edge of the frontier back in the 1830’s and planted a congregation among the folks who had settled here. As the community grew so did we. In 1905 we opened the doors to a new house of worship at the corner of 4th and Byers Avenue, and those doors are still open today.
Turn the page. A lot has changed since then: styles, music, technology, even our building. But our commitment to sharing Christ with the community and the world has not. We are a unique blend of old and new, classic and modern, with a common love for Jesus and for you! Please join us and become part of writing the next chapter in this community of faith.