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Worship, Children's Church, Pies, Summer Feeding Program, and More!


Good afternoon, everyone! Thank you for being part of our church’s mission of “…making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Here is some of what’s going on at Byers Avenue UMC…

This Sunday, June 12th in Worship, our message will be on forgiveness. Do we really need to forgive others? If so, how do we go about doing that? Find out more at our 10:45 a.m. Worship Service. Also, Children’s Church will run the entire duration of Worship for those who would like for their kids to participate.

Byers’ Annual 4th of July Pie Sales is coming. You can now place your order online at or by calling the church office at 417-624-3647. You can pay when you pick up your pies on July 1st, 2nd, or 4th. Pie proceeds benefit a number of mission partners and outreach opportunities.

Byers is partnering with Joplin Schools and the USDA to provide free meals to children this summer. Our Lobby and Family Life Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beginning July 12th and running through August 11th in an effort to make sure that kids get a nutritious meal during the gap between summer school and the upcoming school year. We are currently looking for volunteers to provide supervision and assistance during these meals. Please contact me if you'd like to help. Also, if you know of children who might benefit, please pass along this information.

That’s all for now. Keep loving God and one another! And, as always, stay on mission! Have a blessed day!

Pastor Chuck