Calendar


  • October is Pastor Appreciation Month

  • Freedom Sunday

    Set Free Movement

    Starting in September through Holy Week

    On Freedom Sunday, churches all around the world come together as a united, hope-filled, justice-driven community seeking to end human trafficking.  We start with prayer, lament, learning, dialogue, and worship to inform and catalyze our response to this global tragedy.


    Freedom Sunday is more than a day. It’s more than a worship service. Freedom Sunday is a movement of hope.


    Click here to sign your church up


    Click here to learn more about the Set Free Movement


  • Giving Tuesday

    November 30, 2021

    Suggestions for Donation on Giving Tuesday:

    Car Fund for Supt. Mekebib through Men's Ministries International:

    https://okra-tetra-a65g.squarespace.com/car-fund

    Eden's Glory:  http://edensglory.org/

    Grill To Glory (through Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis):  https://www.ulstl.com/

    The Restore  Network:  https://therestorenetwork.org/

    SEED:  https://seedlivelihood.org/

  • Gateway Christmas Luncheon

    Saturday, December 4 at noon

    Young Lodge

    Durley Camp & Retreat Center

    We are pleased that we will be able to have our Gateway Christmas Luncheon for Gateway Ministers and Board and Committee Members.  Invitations will be mailed in early November.

  • Safe Worship Course

    Saturday, February 19, 2022

    Greenville FMC

    Safe Worship course

    (church safety and security program)   

    8:00am-12:00pm

    (continental breakfast at 7:30am)

    Greenville FMC

    (sponsored by Gateway Conference and Greenville FMC)

      

    The class will be led by:  Ed Sanow, IDES Director of Training, 30-year law enforcement veteran, ALERRT-certified in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.


    Click here for more information

  • Gateway Leadership Summit

    Saturday, March 5, 2022

    Tentative Starting Time-9:30am

    Leadership Summit will be at The LeClaire Room in Edwardsville again in 2022.


    More information as it becomes available.

  •  "WELL2022" a Free Methodist Women event

    March 9, 2022  and

    Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy

    E2022 [HER]STORY

    March 10-12, 2022

    Grapevine, Texas

    Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy is made up of a group of likeminded denominations who ordain women and promote a biblically-based theology and practice of women in ministry. WHWC’s biennial conference, called E2022, is being held March 10-12, 2022 in Grapevine, Texas. Women who are elders, CMC’s, leading laypersons, students or others exploring a call to ministry or seeking to understand our position on the role of women in the church are encouraged to attend. Men are also welcome—whether husbands, colleagues, superintendents or others looking for an uplifting event featuring excellent women preachers, workshops and fellowship.

     

     “WELL2022” is a Free Methodist women-only event on the day before the conference at the same location. This all-expenses-paid event begins at 1 PM on March 9 and ends at noon on March 10. Women will spend time getting to know other Free Methodist women in ministry and celebrating what God is doing in our denomination—for instance, we now have 571 ordained women, two female superintendents, a female bishop and hundreds of women serving in denominational or conference leadership positions. At this pre-conference event, we will also have time to explore concerns that can be heard together and communicated to denominational leaders to address our acknowledged “room for improvement” reality.

     

    To register ONLY for the WHWC conference “E2022”, use this form: http://www.womenclergyconference.com/


    For both WELL and E2022:  https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?&ctyhocn=DALEMES&groupCode=CESCAC&arrival=20220309&departure=20220313&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLIN

    K,en,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT


    If you have already registered for E2022, you can still add on WELL to your registration. Don't use the links above, just email or call Callie Darling, our event services manager callie.darling@atriumhospitality.com, phone 972 724 5184. If you have any questions, please email Soo Ji Alvarez at sooji@theavenue.life.


    Also, if you are a pastor’s husband or a man in leadership who plans to attend WHWC and would be interested in a gathering of FM men during WELL, contact Soo Ji Alvarez at sooji@theavenue.life.

  • FMYC

    June 27-July 1, 2022

    Colorado State University

  • Gateway Conference Leadership Summit

    April 15, 2023

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  • FMCUSA General Conference

    July 24-28, 2023

    Hilton Orlando

    6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL


    More information will be posted as it becomes available!