MRD: Dist. & Conf. Resources

CLICK HERE to view the lasted MRD Weekly Updates & Events email. 

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



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.   

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MRD LSM Classes

Last classes offered in 2018 in the MRD





Click Here to go to the MRD Lay Servant Ministry webpage for a registration form.

Louisville UMC has Hero Central VBS materials available to any church! 

We are offering our Hero Central decorations, a cardboard box city, a box of homemade kid capes, tons of wall and ceiling decorations and paper chains and included is the puppet and the starter kit.  It will take a van or suburban to transport the box city.  If interested please contact the church secretary, Lori D. at 402-234-2055 or by email at

Ministry Items Needed

CLICK HERE for a list of items that are needed by the Hispanic Ministries Clothing Closet to serve the Hispanic Community of South Omaha and also a list of items needed by O'Neill, Nebraska.  




2018 Connect Event @ Camp Fontanelle


August 18, 2018 @ 1:00pm

CLICK HERE for more information. 

Please note: All Youth Groups must be registered for the Connect Event to participate in the Zombie Apocalypse Dash.  To register for the Connect Event please go to the conference website at and there is a flier for Camp Fontanelle with more information and a contact for more questions.  










Missouri River District


Town Hall 

















You’re Invited!

The FORWARD IN UNITY Process Team of the Great Plains Conference invites you to learn more about the options shared by the Commission on a Way Forward, a group of 32 people who have worked to preserve unity within the denomination despite differences over human sexuality.

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. is leading town hall meetings in all 17 districts leading up to the special session of General Conference in February 2019 in St. Louis. Each meeting will feature details of three proposals and will provide an opportunity for discussion. You’re invited to come listen, learn and, most importantly, share.


Saturday, August 25, 2018


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.




St. Luke UMC, 

11810 Burke St,

Omaha, NE


Refreshments will be served

For more information about Forward In Unity please see the GP Website or CLICK HERE. If you are unable to attend the MRD Town Hall CLICK HERE for a complete list of all town hall meetings being held in each district as an alternative location to attend.


Chuck Wagon Dinner

Omaha Lefler

Join Omaha Lefler (1501 Madison St, Omaha, NE) on the following evenings for dinner:

August, 25, 2018 Chuck Wagon Dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Freewill Offering; TAKE-OUTS AVAILABLE; Non-perishable items are collected at all of our dinners for the United Methodist Food Pantry.  

For More Information, Please Call 402-733-7653.






Lincoln St. Luke UMC

Extends an invitation to attend this upcoming event at their church. It is free and open to the public.  

Human Trafficking Awareness | Presentation by Anna Brewer

Saturday, September 8 | 10 am to Noon

St. Luke UMC Sanctuary | 1621 Superior St., Lincoln, NE

Presentation / Q&A / Refreshments

Click Here for a flier with more information.  You are welcome to post the flier and share it with anyone else you think might be interested.  










09/18/2018 - 09/19/2018










Attention All Church                                Administrative Assistants and Secretaries! 

Have you ever wished there was a place where you could receive training especially centered around church work?  Have you ever wanted to experience spiritual renewal, networking with other administrative professionals, made friendships within the church administrative circle, and had the opportunity to receive confidence building opportunities? 

In accordance with the 1988 General Conference legislation and the 2012 Book of Discipline ¶807.19 the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) was formed.  The newsletter is from the Great Plains PAUMCS announcing the Fall Workshop which will be held on September 18-19, 2018 at the new Conference Office in Topeka, KS. 

Several of the District AA’s in the Great Plains Conference are members and/or are involved in the Great Plains chapter and we would like to encourage each of you to consider this education as a growth opportunity.  Any questions please contact one of the Co-Presidents, contact information is listed in the newsletter. 

CLICK HERE for more information & a registration for the workshop.

09/26/2018 - 09/28/2018

Leadership Institute 2018

September 26-28, 2018 at The Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS campus. 

CLICK HERE for more information.





BE THE GOOD and walk with us!  
2018 Omaha CROP Hunger Walk, 
Sunday, October 14th, 1:30 p.m.
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
61st and Western Ave.

Click Here for more information regarding the walk.

Registration deposits start in July, 2018

01/28/2019 - 02/16/2019

Holy Land Journey
January 28, 2019 - February 1, 2019

Bishop Ruben Saenz is taking the Ordinands from 2017 & 2018 on a Holy Land Tour and has opened up this travel opportunity to the entire Great Plains Conference from January 28, 2019 - February 6, 2019.  There are limited number of seats available for the trip.  CLICK HERE for a link to the brochure with pricing, deposit info. and deadlines and tour information.  Please watch the GPConnect for more latest information as it is released. 



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.  CLICK HERE for more information. 


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.

Camp Fontanelle

CLICK HERE to go to the MRD Camp Fontanelle webpage including the latest from the Branching Out Campaign.

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