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Hey, everyone! We are going to use this page to post information about things going on in the life of our church as well as to encourage one another through Pastor Chuck’s devotional writings. We hope you will visit this page regularly and share it with friends. Happy reading!

Apr 15
2021
Worship, Media, Summer Day Camp
Good morning, friends! Thank you for being part of our mission at Byers Avenue of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

This Sunday, April 18th at our 10:45 a.m. Worship Service, we’ll continue our message series entitled “When You Pray… The Lord’...
 
Apr 14
2021
Summer Day Camp
First UMC & Byers Avenue UMC
A Christian Day Camp Partnership
July 19-23, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
501 W. 4th Street in Joplin, Missouri

Who can attend camp?
Camp is for students who have completed any grade from Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
Students who have completed 6th Grade ...
 
Apr 08
2021
Thank You, Worship, Media, Homeless Task Force
Good morning, friends! Thank you for being part of our mission at Byers Avenue of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Easter Sunday was amazing! I want to extend special thanks to Terri Constable and Julie Marshall for organizing our Children’s Easter...
 
Mar 24
2021
Workday, Worship, Media, Holy Week
Good afternoon, friends! Thank you for being part of our mission of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

This Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - noon, we will host our Spring Church Workday to beautify our landscaping and grounds prior to Holy Week. Join us for a...
 
Mar 18
2021
Worship, Recordings, Holy Week
Good afternoon, friends! Thank you for being part of our mission of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

This Sunday, March 21st at our 10:45 a.m. Worship Service, we’ll be continuing our current message series entitled “Were You There?”. This week...
 
Mar 10
2021
Worship, Holy Week, Right Now Media
Good morning, friends! Thank you for being part of our mission of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

This Sunday, March 14th at our 10:45 a.m. Worship Service, we’ll be continuing our current message series entitled “Were You There?”. This week, ...
 
Mar 03
2021
Worship, Recordings, Holy Week
Good morning, friends! Thank you for being part of our mission of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” I love serving alongside each of you!

This Sunday, March 7th is our official return to in-person Worship. While we are pausing our Discipleship Hour and...
 
Feb 24
2021
Return to In-person Worship, Midweek Meditations
Hi, everyone. Thank you for being part of our mission at Byers Avenue, “…to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. I have a couple of exciting announcements to share!

Barring unforeseen circumstances, we will make our return to in-person Worship on Sunday, March 7...
 
Jan 13
2021
Continued Suspension of In-person Worship
Good afternoon, families and friends of Byers Avenue. Recently I had suggested a tentative return to in-person worship on January 17th. Due to continuing high numbers of Covid-19 cases in the area, however, I, along with our church’s advisory council and other church leaders, have made the difficu...
 
Dec 28
2020
Poinsettias, Tree of Life, Date for Potential Return to In-person Worship
Hey, everyone. Good things are happening at and through Byers Avenue. Thank you for all you do in support of our mission of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Here’s some of what’s going on…

First, a couple of housekeeping items…
1. We are so ...
 
Dec 17
2020
Christmas Greetings and Additional Thoughts
Dear families and friends of Byers Avenue and Bethel United Methodist Churches,

Greetings to you in the name of our Savior Jesus! He is Immanuel, God with us, gift-wrapped in cloths and placed in a manger. It is because of him that we can experience a joyous Christmas despite the difficulties of ...
 
Dec 14
2020
Christmas Eve Online, Tree of Life
Hi, everyone! Here is some of what's happening at Byers Avenue...

Due to the ongoing pandemic and at the request of our Bishop, we have temporarily suspended in-person Worship at Byers. This includes our Christmas Eve service, which will be offered in an online format only. I would encourage you ...
 
Dec 03
2020
Christmas Shoppe With God's Resort
Good morning, families and friends of Byers Avenue! Following is some important information concerning “The Christmas Shoppe 2020” with our ministry partner God’s Resort.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to host “The Christmas Shoppe” this year. We had planned on doing so on December ...
 
Nov 28
2020
Potential Return to In-Person Worship Set for Christmas Eve
Hello, friends. Thank you for all you do to further the ministry and mission of Byers Avenue UMC! Together we are “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Here’s some of what’s going on at the church…

As you are probably aware, we have paused in-person ...
 
Nov 19
2020
Statement on Suspension of In-person Worship
Good morning, families and friends of Byers Avenue and Bethel. I must share some difficult news with you. Late yesterday afternoon, I received word from our Missouri Conference Bishop Bob Farr encouraging the suspension of in-person worship of United Methodist churches throughout much of Missouri. A...
 
Nov 17
2020
Discipleship Hour, Worship, Give 'em Five, Save the Date
Hi, friends. Thank you for all you do for the mission of Byers Avenue UMC! Together we are “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Here’s some of what’s going on at the church…

Every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in our Kids’ Crossing space downstairs,...
 
Nov 11
2020
Discipleship Hour, Thanksgiving Baskets, Save-the-Date
Hi, friends. Thank you for all you do for the mission of Byers Avenue UMC! Together we are “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Here’s some of what’s going on at the church…

Every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in our Kids’ Crossing space downstairs,...
 
Nov 04
2020
Sunday School, Adult Discipleship, Worship, Save the Date
A lot of really great things are happening at Byers Avenue! Here’s some of what’s going on at the church…

Every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in our Kids’ Crossing space downstairs, our children are involved in Sunday School. Currently, our children are preparing for their upcoming Christma...
 
Oct 30
2020
Children's Program Practice, Adult Discipleship Hour, Worship, Christmas Events
Hi, everyone! Here’s some of what’s going on in the life of Byers Avenue…

This Sunday, November 1st, we are launching our Children’s Sunday School and Adult Discipleship Hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Our children will practice for their upcoming Christmas Program in our newly renovated “Ki...
 
Oct 21
2020
Worship, Charge Conference, Discipleship Hour, Christmas Events
Hi, everyone! Here’s some of what’s going on in the life of Byers Avenue…

This Sunday, October 25th, we’ll have a little bit of a different style of Worship service. We’ll still have most of the worship elements including times of great music and reflective prayer. In place of our norm...