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J.Steven Pinnell
District Superintendent
J.Steven Pinnell

Barbara Buck
Executive Assistant
Barbara Buck

LeAnna Lewis
Administrative Assistant
LeAnna Lewis

(660) 665-8497
PO Box 776
Kirksville, Missouri 63501


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Mid-State District Annual Conference Picnic

posted on April 15


Since we cannot get together at Annual Conference this year, we will have a potluck picnic on Friday, June 4th from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. This year, all clergy, district at-large members, lay delegates, and their families are invited! We will host this event at Bethel Park in Columbia. The Park has a nice lake and playground for the children right next to our Pavillion. We will meet at the Charles Leech Shelter for food and fellowship. At the Picnic, we will recognize pastors' new appointments and celebrate their ministries and retirement. There will be games and free time to explore the park.

The main meal item, condiments, buns, plates, napkins, utensils, water, and soda will be provided by the District. We are asking each Pastoral Attendee to bring 1 side dish(Bag of Chips, Dip, Etc.) The Sign up for that item is below. We will reach out if we have too many duplications of items. The description of item categories is below, we are breaking this up as much as possible to avoid duplication. We are asking that you bring an item based on the first letter of your last name in the range below.

A-G: Please Bring Chips of some kind or dip
H-N- Please bring a side dish(Rolls, Baked Beans, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Salad, Etc.)We will have electricity if anyone needs to keep anything heated. 
O-Z- Desserts(everyone's favorites)( Dealers choice, Pies, Cupcakes, Cookies, etc)
Ideas for side dishes can be found here
Note- You do not have to bring enough of your 1 item to serve the 100+ people that might be in attendance, that is why there will be a larger community bringing similar items. 


Activities available: Yard Games, Fishing(Bring your own stuff), Volleyball, Playground, Tennis Courts! There will be picnic tables to sit at and around but you are welcome to bring a lawn chair or camping chair. Click here for the website and more information 

Event Location Location: Bethel Park

Event Date: June 4th at 4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Address: 4500 Bethel St, Columbia, MO 65203

Location at Park: Ficklin and Dr. Charles A. Leech Shelter (Next to Playground and Lake)

Who can attend: Pastors, Incoming Pastors, District At-Large Representatives, Lay Leaders(Both church and Annual Conference Representatives) Other Church Leaders.  (As Always, family members are welcome!)

Covid Guidelines that we will follow: Masks need to be worn when around other people, Picnic tables will be available and spread out the best we can, lawn chairs are encouraged for extra social distancing. Mask needs to be worn when getting food. Hand sanitizer will be available, please try to maintain a six-foot distance from those that are considered at high risk and have not received their covid shots.  We will be in a large park with 2 pavilions for social distancing measures. We will try our best to have servers for the main meal items, other food items should be covered unless being distributed.


Sign-Up Below for a great get-together!

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