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Camp MoVal Outdoor Ministries - Volunteers Needed
Staffing
Each summer we rely on our staff, both paid and volunteer to make all our programs possible at Camp MoVal. We cannot make this happen without your help. We need more program staff, a couple of kitchen staff and volunteer counselors and nurses for many weeks of camp. We definitely need your support.
 
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This year we will be Beyond Belief, God of the Universe. As always, Camp MoVal provides camp experiences for all children completing kindergarten through graduating high school. We also offer camps for families, grandparent grandchild, young adult, and for folk with challenges. For the 2018 camp season, we are offering a second grandparent/grandchild camp and a week of camp that will be inclusive of all grade levels. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact the Camp MoVal office at 636-583-2730.
To view the 2018 schedule, click HERE!
Shannondale Men’s Retreat, Shannondale, MO- May 4-6, 2018
This annual long weekend draws men from many walks of life to sacred ground called Shannondale. Men are reached from several approaches that can touch core aspects of his being: through service, rugged recreation, contemplative commune with nature, sharing around bonfires, table (kitchen and grill) fellowship, heart-felt worship, and many one-on-one deep encounters.
Aside from the incredible experience, we hope to jump-start groups for men’s spiritual transformation back home at your church. I make it to a point to round up and wrangle as many men from my community to attend and I make sure my batteries are recharged by attending myself. Will you strive to encourage at least one man to attend?
- Pastor Paul Koch, Regional Minister Team
The Christian Church (DoC) in Mid-America
 
To download the brochure, click HERE!
Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM)
ZION, OCWM 
About this time of year, churches receive a request from the Missouri Mid-South Conference asking for their pledge commitment to Our Church’s Wider Mission. The fact that Zion UCC, Union, doesn’t return the form has never meant they don’t support OCWM. Rather, their congregation has chosen to collect two special offerings each year and designate them for wider church support. According to Pastor Mike Bone, members have a strong sense of denominational connectedness balanced with recognition of their congregation’s autonomy.  Even though Sunday service attendance is under 200, Zion’s contribution to OCWM in 2017 was over $7,000.  Historically the church has been closely involved with camps MoVal and Tambo and is proud to claim several now-ordained ministers among its former members. Pastor Bone says member Norma Klemme’s thoughts on OCWM reflect what many feel. CLICK HERE TO READ WHAT NORMA SAYS.

Mission

Contact

 

Chair of Missions

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Barb Nichols

 

*Camp Mo Val

http://www.campmoval.org/

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Circle of Concern

http://circleofconcern.org/

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College Care Packages

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*Emmaus Home

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Environmental

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Habitat for Humanity

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Lydia’s House

https://www.lydiashouse.org/

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Neighborhood Houses

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Ronald McDonald House

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St Louis Crisis Nursery

http://crisisnurserykids.org/

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Shepherds Center of Aging Ghana

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Curt Parker

 

Mission Links

   

Eden Theological Seminary  http://www.eden.edu/

 

*Every Childs Hope  ECH  http://www.everychildshope.org/

 

Literacy Oasis  http://www.oasisnet.org/

 

*Shannondale  http://www.shannondale.org/

 
* denotes UCC Mission