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341. Thanksgiving MissionCast – Apple Butter for Missions – Salem UMC

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The Salem United Methodist Church has been making apple butter for their United Methodist Women’s bazaar for 40 years. It is a four day process that involves over 80 persons. They have a lot of fun and all of the money goes to mainly local but also statewide and international missions. Since most of the ingredients are donated their apple butter raises around $3,000 for missions. We are thankful to them for sitting down and telling MissionCast about their annual apple butter making event.

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238. MissionCast – 2011 Cooperative School of Christian Mission

MissionCast – 2011 Cooperative school of Christian Mission
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The 2011 Cooperative School of Christian Mission was held at Central Methodist University, in Fayette, Missouri.  Our thanks to Sally Holston, Dean of the the School, for coming by and sharing some of the highlights of the school for us.

(Search for any mission topic.  Just type a key word into the search window.  Search for “hunger”, “India”, “Ludhiana”, “Mozambique”, “environment”, “prison” ministry, etc.)

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The episodes are archived by topic and searchable with key words like “tornado”, “Joplin”, “Mozambique”, “volunteers”, “hunger”, “environment”, “Guatemala”, “Children”, “UMCOR”, etc. To receive a weekly notice about the content of the newest MissionCast go to the Missouri Conference website and sign up. Go to: http://www.moumethodist.org/site/stayconnected

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Early every Monday morning we send an announcement about the content of the weekly MissionCast and information about future MissionCasts. If you would like to receive the weekly MissionCast content announcement go to the Missouri Conference website by clicking on the link below and then select “Stay Connected” in the left hand column.

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214. MissionCast – SERVE 2011 – September 10 & 11

For all of the information about SERVE 2011 go to http://www.serve2011.org

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On September 10 & 11, which is National Service Weekend, Missouri Conference congregations will be out in their community providing all kinds of service.  Some will be painting a public school classroom, some will be fixing and painting park equipment, some will be cleaning up a section of their town, some will be preparing and serving a meal at their local fire department, some will be visiting members of their community in the nursing home, some will be helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house…the possibilities for community service in the name of Jesus Christ and the United Methodist Church are limitless.  Church members will be inviting members of their community to join in with them when they are looking for service possibilities themselves on this National Service Weekend.  The actual National Day of Service and Remembrance is on Saturday, which is 9/11.

SERVE 2011 is sponsored by the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church through your Office of Creative Ministries. 

Register your congregation for service at www.serve2011.org.  There you will find all kinds of information including a list of 60 suggestions for ways to service your community.

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Also check out the list of MissionCasts at the left listed by category and by date.

Instructions for downloading videos to your computer:  Right click on one of the links above and select “save link as” or “save file as” then tell your computer where you want to save the file and click OK.

Sign up for a weekly MissionCast announcement by email.
Early every Monday morning we send an announcement about the content of the weekly MissionCast and information about future MissionCasts. If you would like to receive the weekly MissionCast content announcement go to the Missouri Conference website by clicking on the link below and then select “Stay Connected” in the left hand column.

http://www.moumethodist.org (then click on “Stay Connected”)

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160. Taking Easter to the City – the Gathering UMC

EasterThe Gathering United Methodist Church took their Easter worship service to the St. Louis city streets.  The Gathering is just three years old and yet drew in a congregation of around a thousand for Easter.  On other Sundays you can find the Gathering worshiping in their sanctuary which was built long ago.  When the church closed because of to few members the Gathering started a totally new congregation devoted to offering compelling worship to new generations of people living in the city.

MissionCast was on hand Easter morning and brings you this overview of the service and what the Gathering United Methodist Church is all about.  MissionCasts are usually 2 to 3 minutes long.  This week’s MissionCast is almost 4 minutes but worth the extra minute.

To view this MissionCast click on the picture above or on one of the links below:

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Instructions for downloading videos to your computer:  Right click on one of the links above and select “save link as” or “save file as” then tell your computer where you want to save the file and click OK.
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Early every Monday morning we send an announcement about the content of the weekly MissionCast and information about future MissionCasts. If you would like to receive the weekly MissionCast content announcement click on this link:

http://www.moumethodist.org/stay_connected.asp

For automatic downloads to your computer or mobile device like an iPod use the feed below.

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4. Bishop Schnase – Risk-taking Mission and Service

Bishop SchnaseIn MissionCast, Episode 4, Bishop Robert Schnase shares his thoughts on “Risk-taking Mission and Service”, one of five essential practices of a health church.  He is in the process of publishing a book which includes all five practices.  The other four are:  passionate worship, intentional faith development, radical hospitality and extravagant generosity.

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Sadly, video viewing on the internet while becoming very popular, pretty much requires a high speed internet connection.  At home I only have a dial-up connection and it maybe that dial-up is all you have as well.  If you are willing to wait 5-10 mins for the download you can still view the low resolution version of MissionCast.
Happy viewing,
Max Marble, Office of Creative Ministries
3009 David Dr., Columbia, MO  65202
Email:  marble@umocm.com
Website:  http://www.umocm.com
     

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