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AGAPE AFRICAN FELLOWSHIP
Services held at Blind Boone Community Activity Center on Sundays at 5:00 PM
611 Banks Ave.
Columbia, MO 65203
Rev. Gisonga “Aaron” Ruvugwa
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Missouri Union Presbytery supports 4 campus ministries within the Presbytery boundaries.
Columbia -UKIRK Ministries Preston Turley is the contact person at the campus ministry based at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia at 16 Hitt St
Marshall – Missouri Valley – Pam Sebastian is the Chaplain.
We Want Your College Students
If any of your High School graduates are getting ready to attend college in Columbia, Kirksville, Fulton or Marshall, we want to know! Just give us their name, email address and home church information and we’ll take care of the rest. A campus minister in their college town will contact them and help them ease into the adjustment of college life and connect with other Christians students interested in continuing their faith journey. Just click on the name of the city in which your students will be attending college and fill out the form!
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TEAM
The Missouri Union Presbytery Criminal Justice Team is dedicated to strengthening the bonds between children and their incarcerated parents. They support the following organizations/programs.
Agape House – Research shows that those who have maintained contact with families make a smoother transition to society. In an effort to make family contact with offenders easier and more affordable, Agape Houses of Vandalia and Jefferson City stand ready to provide overnight accommodations. Contact Vandalia Agape House at 573/594-6755.
P.A.T.C.H. – (Parents And Their Children) is a non-profit organization operating in Chillicothe and Vandalia to encourage contact between mothers who are incarcerated and their children. To qualify for a PATCH visitation program, prisoners must attend parenting classes and a support group, as well as follow institutional regulations.
Story Link is a program where prisoners who are 90 days free from violations can read a story to read a book on tape to their children to strengthen the family ties.
Community Service Project — Mail Kits A Mail Kit is a decorated box with writing supplies given to children of incarcerated parents. A gift of a mail kit can help children and their incarcerated parents stay in touch with each other. It helps provide a low-cost method of communication that helps strengthen family bonds.
Missouri Union Presbytery Disaster Assistance Team has responded compassionately to many different disasters over the years; Flooding and tornadoes, hurricanes, house fires, you name it, MUP-DAT has provided teams and monetary support to affected areas.
EVELYN BEDELL AWARDS
Evelyn Bedell Awards are presented to individuals who continue to serve in their presbytery, church, and communities in their “golden years”. These individuals reflect God’s love through their service to others and the world is a better place because they are in it.
To nominate someone from your congregation, use the Online Nomination Form below (don’t forget to hit the “SEND” button at the bottom of the form)
or use this form to be mailed to Missouri Union Presbytery, 915-A Leslie Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65101 or email the info to
HUNGARIAN REFORMED PARTNERSHIP
In 1984 Missouri Union Presbytery entered into a covenant relationship with the Hungarian Reformed Church. During these past 24 years God has provided many opportunities for mission and growth—in both Christian friendship and our common Reformed Faith, as together, we follow Christ to build up God’s kingdom on earth. In the early years, efforts were concentrated on reopening the seminary at Saraspatak, which was founded in 1531 but had been closed during almost 50 years of Communist oppression. The Saraspatak Academy now includes a primary school, a high school, and a seminary. In addition, Missouri Union has a partnership with the Hungarian Reformed church district in Ukraine. In more recent years, much of the mission support has been a joint outreach ministry to the desperately poor church in Ukraine and Roma (Gypsy) communities. During 2008, Missouri Union and individual churches sent over $22,000 to support ministry in Ukraine, Romania, and Hungary.