Trunk or Treat

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Where: Pathways Church Parking Lot
1232 E. Dale Springfield, MO
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015  Halloween!
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Free Treats for the Kids; Hotdogs and Soda for Everyone
In case of rain, we will move indoors

Calling All Pirates!!!!!

VBS is almost here.  Veggie Tales-The Pirates Who Don’t do Anything are sailing into Pathways UMC.

Dates: Sunday, July 26th – Thurs. July 30th

From 6 to 8 pm each night

We will kick off the week with a Family Night Treasure Hunting Event.  Then the kids will launch into a week of Bible learning that’s seriously fun.  We’re welcoming kids from 3 years old to those who will be entering 5th grade in fall.

Join us in our Family Life Center air conditioned comfort.  See you then, this is not to be missed.


New Youth Coordinator

Amber Karst is a familiar face to those who attend Consuming Fire worship experience on Sunday evenings.  Amber is 23 years old and grew up in Joplin, MO.  She graduated from Joplin High in 2010.

“A goal of mine is to make a positive impact on anyone I come in contact with.” Amber says. “I enjoy working with youth because not only am I doing my best to teach them, but they are always teaching me something.

Join Amber at Youth group now called “God’s Squad” every Sunday afternoon at 4:00 in the youth room in the basement.  Our youth welcomes anyone from 6th to 12th grade.  Their mission Statement is Love God, Love People.

Upcoming events  Sat. June 6th Open gym time at 4:00

Sat. June 13th Car Wash fundraiser during the garage sale

Sat. June 20th Outdoor messy Game Day at 4:00


Christ is Risen!!!

8:00 am SonRise Service led by Youth group

8:45 am SonRise Breakfast

9:30 am Sunday School

10:30 am  Worship and Communion

12:30 pm Nuevo Espiritu (service in spanish) followed by an Easter celebration in the FLC at 2:00

5:30 pm Special Easter Consuming Fire Service in the FLC

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the above services.

During the children’s time in the 10:30 service the kids thru 5th grade will be able to hunt for eggs, do crafts and hear the Easter Story.


Maundy Thursday, April 2

Service Time 7:00 pm

Once more we gather around the table to remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples as we recall the deepening shadows of the night of his betrayal and mind-numbing darkness of his coming death.

Good Friday, April 3

Service Time 7:00 pm

A solemn service to remember Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins. Afterwards the sanctuary will remain dark until Easter morning.


Friday, March 27 at 5:00-You will want to be at Pathways UMC  for the last chili supper of the season.  Come by and enjoy a steaming bowl of Ray Coley inspired chili or a bowl of the delicious vegetable beef soup.  If you can’t make it friday, call the office at 866-4378 to reserve your can or cans of either chili or soup to enjoy at home.  This can be picked up at any time that the office is open.  We freeze it to preserve freshness.  See you Friday or else next September.

Youth Pastor Needed……

Youth Pastor—part time
Pathways United Methodist Church in Springfield Mo is seeking a part time youth pastor.    Applicants must be able to share the love of Christ with the youth and their families of Pathways United Methodist church and the community.  This person will provide guidance and leadership to coordinate and develop youth programming that stimulates spiritual life, growth of faith, Christian development, education, and an ethic of mission and service. The Youth Pastor is directly responsible and accountable for the organization and oversight of all youth ministry and activities.  Events such as weekly Bible study, Sunday School, youth group, retreats, summer camping, and mission trips are part of the scope of this role.  Upon being hired, applicants must successfully complete Safe Sanctuary training.
Hours      15-20 per week
Salary     $500.00 per month,
Deadline for Resumes  March 15, 2015
Please submit your resume’ and references by email to or by mail to
1232 E. Dale St. Springfield, MO 65803

Ash Wednesday

Join us for Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Services

Candlelight services tonight at 5:00 and 11:00. Join us for carols and reflection of the reason for the season.

59th Season of UMM Chili Suppers starts Friday, Sept. 26th

Come by at 5:00 to try our Ray Coley recipe chili.  Also available vegetable beef soup served along with your choice of pies.  Chili and Soup is also available for Carry-out Call  the office at 417-866-4378 to reserve.


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