MRD: Dist. & Conf. Resources

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

CLICK HERE to view the latest MRD Weekly Email

Want the email to come directly to your inbox? 

Email Kris at the district office at  

Don't forget to check out the GPConnect for the latest conference communications.  

CLICK HERE to view Important Dates to Remember  

To find church information:
  • Click Here to return to the main district webpage.
  • Rolldown to the bottom and use the "Churches" dropdown to select a church
  • Click on the church name that displays to view their address, contact, service times and online information.

2021 Church Vitality & Leadership Assessment

Click Here for pdf copy of the form. 

Deadline for completion is May 15, 2021


Mental Health Resources

Click Here for a list of Great Plains UM Conference Resources



Holy Week in a Box

Holy Week in a Box is here! You can use this along with the Lent in a Box resource, or as a standalone. So grateful to collaborate with Rev. Kathy Pittenger!

Click Here to download the pdf file for Holy Week in a Box!


NAMI and The Office of National Drug Control offers Workshops for Faith Leaders

Click Here for more information

Clergy CEU Opportunities

  • GPUMC offers clergy continuing education opportunities Click Here for more information
  • ShareChurch Training Series sessions, hosted by Church of the Resurrection Click Here for more information
  • Clergy Education offers Upcoming DEU Webinars for UM Clergy Click Here for more information

Congregational Excellence Resources

February 2021

Click Here to read the latest email from Nathan Stanton, Congregational Excellence Director.

Starting a Hunger Relief Program

One of the ways that churches and faith-based organizations can help during the pandemic is by providing food to those who need it. But what do you need to know about starting a food pantry or soup kitchen?

Click Here for more information on a "Operating Hunger Relief Programs" online course being offered. 


Anti-Racism Events Planned and Resources

CLICK HERE for a list of Events Planned & Anti-Racism Resources available.



Click Here to see a chart of Symptoms in Adults provided by KDHE. 



Mental Health Distress Hotline

Staying Connected During Tough Times - CLICK HERE for a list of Mental Health resources from the Nebraska Extension Office.  

CLICK HERE for the Mental Health Distress Hotline.  SAMSHA is a trusted and top disaster mental health advocate which the GPUMC recommends and uses their information frequently. Please remember at this point and time of this COVID-19 journey, it’s important that we reach out and check on one another.  Stay safe, wear a mask when you to go out your door and stay connected.   

Please also note that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment released the information that: "Children 2 and under should not wear a face mask due to their small air way, and the mask could interfere with their breathing."


Omaha Clair Memorial ​

Alan Black a member of Omaha Clair Memorial has written and published two books book titled, "Here I Am Lord" and "In The Spirit Intended."

CLICK HERE for an Amazon link to "Here I Am Lord" 

CLICK HERE for an Amazon link to "In The Spirit Intended"









Missouri River District Hispanic Ministries

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Questions? Please contact Pastor Juan Carlos Veloso at 531-389-2184 or by email at  

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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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

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.