MRD: Dist. & Conf. Resources


CLICK HERE to view the lasted MRD Weekly Updates & Events email. Also don't forget to check out the GPConnect for the latest conference communications. 

Want the email to come directly to your inbox?  Email Kris at the district office at  

Please use the links to the left to view information for other resources and news within the district and conference.  

CLICK HERE for the latest resource information from United Methodist Communications 

CLICK HERE to view 2018/2019 Important Dates to Remember for conference forms and events. 











Clair Memorial UMC

Black History Month Events

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10th, 17th & 24th









Ashland, NE UMC 

Warm Waffles

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Week of

February 19, 2019

Camp Fontanelle

Needs Your Help!







Camp Fontanelle Needs Your Help​!

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4th Tuesday of Each Month in 2019






Omaha Olive Crest UMC 

Ronald McDonald Birthday Parties

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Omaha Lefler UMC 

Soup & Sandwich Supper

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Fund Balance Reports

Although Fund Balance Reports are not due until June 30th many churches are completing them now as they are closing their financial books for 2018.  If you need a copy of the Fund balance report it can be found on the GPUMC website at then scroll down to the bottom and under heading “Fund Balance Report and Annual Audit” the link for “Fund balance (local church audit) report with instructions” can be found.  If you have any questions or need assistance please give me a call or email here at the district office. 

Missouri River District Hispanic Ministries

CLICK HERE for a list of items that are needed by the Clothing Closet to serve the Hispanic Community of South Omaha

CLICK HERE for a list of items that are needed by the First UMC in O'Neill, NE that are being collected at both Omaha Grace & Omaha Faith Westwood.  



Ralston Trinity UMC
Sunday's 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Do you know someone who needs free clothing or books? If so, send them to 8009 Q Street, Ralston NE and Ralston Trinity has a Lost and Found Clothing Center on Sunday's 1-4.  Questions call 402-331-4054. 

The Clothing Center is in need of donations.  Please CLICK HERE for more information regarding the Clothing Center and items that are needed.  


5:30pm - 6:15pm








Springfield UMC

Monday's 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Mindfulness & Movement

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Omaha Olive Crest UMC

Omaha Olive Crest UMC (7180 N 60th, Omaha, NE 68152) invites everyone to their C.A.Y.A. (Come As You Are) Worship Experience which is EVERY Sunday Evening 5:00 p.m. Join US at 4:30 for coffee and a snack!









Omaha First UMC - Taize Prayer Services

On the first Saturday of each month, First UMC hosts a community Taizé Prayer service at 5:00 p.m. in Mead Chapel

Taizé prayer services are inspired by the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France where people – young and old – come to pray, to be silent, to listen, to be simple, to be faithful. They come seeking space in which to be with God. The community was founded by Brother Roger Schutz during the Second World War. 

Perhaps the most distinctive character in the service is the music, simple meditative songs with few words that are repeated again and again.  This allows the words to penetrate deeply as a way of listening to the Divine Presence.  The service also includes short readings, spoken prayers, a period of silence and the use of candles adding to the meditative aspect of the service. 

The service, about 40 minutes in length.  All are welcome.





Omaha First UMC - Zumba

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Please contact Christy at the Great West District Office at 308-284-8922 or by email at for more information or click here for an order form.  

Omaha Urban Abbey

Wants to let churches know that they have a new policy that they are able to offer 10% off any orders from churches and if churches are ordering 15 or more of the same book they can do 15% off.

Israel Kamudzandu

Pastor at Omaha Living Hope and Assoc. Professor of New Testament Studies at St Paul School of Theology has had commentaries published on the “Working Preacher” website. Pastor Israel finds this website a valuable resource for sermon preparations and Bible Studies.  CLICK HERE  for Pastor Israel’s commentaries.

Omaha Clair Memorial ​

Alan Black a member of Omaha Clair Memorial has published a book titled, "Here I Am Lord" CLICK HERE for an Amazon link to the 2nd edition of the book.  


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The United Methodist General Conference Next Global Health Initiative: Abundant Health: Our Promise to Childern.

In our Great Plains Conference, United Methodist congregations – whether large or small -- are uniquely blessed with the availability of the all the resources necessary to develop an effective congregational health ministry.

For more information regarding Congregational Health Ministry, The NE Faith Community Health Network and the Health Ministry at Omaha Faith Faith Westwood UMC click here