St. Louis Association

Congregations in the St. Louis Association include urban, suburban, small town, and even rural settings. Churches in the St. Louis Association offer a variety of worship styles, reflecting the approach and tradition of each church. The Association’s history is rich and varied, with churches from the German Evangelical and the Congregational traditions, along with newer churches that have joined in recent years.

Some of the outreach ministries that receive Association support include:

  • Eden Theological Seminary
  • Epiphany UCC Community Dinner
  • Holy Trinity Food Pantry
  • Isaiah 58 Ministries
  • Lydia’s House
  • Revolutions Community Bike Shop, First Congregational UCC, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Unleashing Potential
  • Urban Mission Experience STL

This committee works with those who feel called to serve God in a local setting, such as through a chaplaincy call, church setting, or other church-related nonprofit organization. In working closely with individuals throughout the Member in Discernment (MID) process, the committee walks alongside them on their pastoral formation journey, exploring their sense of call and reflecting on their growth. When the time comes, the Association ordains them and celebrates the beginning of a new journey in ministry.

This committee works with churches and clergy in the Association to help sustain healthy relationships through communication and support. The committee provides Boundary Awareness Training and Racial Justice & Equity Training for clergy, reviews requests for licensure of pastors, and installs new pastors in their church settings. The committee also offers additional programs to support the work that God has called each church and clergy person to do.

Moderator Contact

Donna Ratkowski

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