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Presiding Elder Clayton Goodman
St. Louis/ Columbia Conference, Missouri 5th District

Congratulations: He is a Soft Spoken and Brilliantly Intelligent Genius
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Information Update

2023 Update

Dear St. Louis Columbia District,


Pastors I pray that each of you have embarked on this season of Lent with the fervor and faith that will carry you through these 40 days of challenge.


Please encourage your membership to support the Lenten Caravan held at St. James every Wednesday through Lent @ 7pm nightly as well as the Good Friday Service held at St. Paul on April 7, 2023.


Additionally, please encourage your members to register for Midyear through the registration link at the 5th District website


Also, please note the following adjustments to our district's calendar: The dates for the District Conference business session will be Saturday April 15, 2023 beginning at 9am at St. James - St. Louis. The training portion of our District Conference will take place during the Connectional Christian Education Convention from April 13-15 (Registration Information is forth coming.) And our Church School Convention will be held on July 14-15, 2023. (This is a change from the date listed in your Planning Meeting Booklet.)


Let us continue to move through this season with “The Audacity to Hope”.


May God bless and keep you,

Rev. Lee Clayton Goodman, Esq.

Presiding Elder, St. Louis-Columbia District

 (314) 420-7699

The Fifth District

Midyear Conference will convene March 13 - 16, 2023, at the Hilton LAX Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. A link for hotel reservations will be posted on the Fifth District webpage by this weekend. 


Presiding Elders will gather in a Pre-Meeting Fellowship meal on Monday evening, March 13th.


Although the Meeting will be "Hybrid" in nature (virtual and in-person), we are making every effort to encourage in-person attendance. The District will once again arrange for a buffet lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday midday at no cost to registered in-person attendees. Online registration will remain at $50.00 per person. 

 In-person attendees must register, but there is no cost.


All participants virtual or in-person MUST register through Eventbrite. 


WMS registration is $135.00 - in-person or virtual. Those who register with the WMS at this rate do not have to pay again to participate virtually in the remainder of the Meeting. Please note that ALL WMS Quadrennial Delegates are encouraged to plan to attend in-person. The upcoming Quadrennial Convention WILL NOT HAVE A VIRTUAL COMPONENT. IT WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY! A "Mock Quadrennial Convention" will be held on Monday evening, March 13th. The WMS Convention and Quadrennial related updates/information will be shared on Tuesday morning. Please determine your food and beverage needs, and pass them on.


The Fifth District Lay Organization will hold its Annual "Evening of Elegance" on Wednesday evening, March 15th. Mr. President, it is not too early to determine your food and beverage needs.


Much of Thursday will be devoted to preparation for the 52nd Session of the General Conference that will convene August 21 - 28, 2024, in Columbus, OH.


Please get the word out!!  Blessings,


CW Fugh


Midyear Conference Registration: Click Here

For Hotel Registration Click Here






Every Wednesday During Lent


March 1st

Rev. Charles Norris

March 8th

Rev. Dr. Roger Richardson

March 15th

No Service (Midyear Conference)

March 22nd

Rev. Beverly Stith

March 29th

Rev. Dr. Karla Frye


All Services held at

St. James AMEC - St. Louis

7pm Nightly


Good Friday Service

Friday April 7, 2023

St. Paul AMEC - St. Louis



Your Mid-Year Budget is now due. The budget and pastor’s insurance/annuity contribution ($312 or more) are to be made payable with one check to:

The St. Louis Columbia District AMEC 2021.




NOTE: The mailing address for your assessments is: 301 Birchwood Crossing Lane

Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

Or you may Use My District Cash App $StLColumbo2021

Thank you for your faithfulness.


All pastors are encourage to go on the Wespath site and check their accounts. 


First time logging in? You can setup your user account in a few easy steps.

1. Log onto


3. Click NEW USER REGISTRATION (grey button on the bottom of the screen)

4. Add requested information, click NEXT

Personal Information

Multi-factor authentication

Confirm email

Set up User Name and Password


Returning User

1. Log onto


3. Enter Username and Password 

2) Attendance at Wespath presentation at Midyear. 


Dates for the Year

World Day of Prayer

Saturday March 4, 2023

St. Luke AME 11:00AM


Jarena Lee Service

Friday March 31, 2023

St. Luke AME 6:30 PM


5th District Mid-Year Meeting

March 14-16, 2023

Hilton LAX


Connectional Christian Education Dept. Conference

April 13-15, 2023 (St. Louis)

Location TBD


St. Louis Columbia District – District Conference

April 12-14 Connectional Church School Convention and Saturday, April 15, 2023 Business Session at St. James - St. Louis at 9:00am


St. Louis Columbia District- Church School Conv.

July 14 -15, 2023


169th Session of the MO Annual Conference (Note date correction after the midyear Conference)

October 10 – 14th, 2023

Host: St Paul AMEC - St Louis

Venue: Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel

Dear St. Louis Columbia District Pastor’s and Leaders- 2022

Thank you for a great first year as your presiding elder. Your support and encouragement has been valuable. However, the year is not yet complete as we are now in the home stretch towards our 168th Session of the Missouri Annual Conference. The good people of COR, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Roger Richardson as well as our committed district and conference volunteers and leaders, have been at work planning to get us to the finish line.   


Please remind your membership that everyone is requested to register for Annual Conference. Registration on the Website is free, however there is a fee to participate virtually.  Here's the Eventbrite Registration link for the 168th Session of the Missouri Annual Conference from October 27-29, 2022:


Please remind your members that we are encouraging in-person participation for our conference and while Covid-19 Testing is available on site and encouraged, NO ONE will be turned away. 



Thank you for your faithfulness.

May God bless and keep you.


Rev. Lee Clayton Goodman, Esq.

Presiding Elder-St. Louis Columbia District

 (314) 420-7699





NOTE: The mailing address for your assessments is:

301 Birchwood Crossing Lane

Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

Or you may Use My District Cash App $StLColumbo2021

Thank you for your faithfulness.



The remainder of your budgets are now due.



Please be advised that the 2nd and 3rd Quarter Reports are due and the 4th Quarter Report is due October 10th.  If you have not done so, please remit your reports ASAP. There are too many incomplete quarterly reports.


Please remember the Quarterly Reports shall be submitted on the 10th day of the month after the quarter ends and shall include the follow dates:

1st Qtr: Period covers: October 1- Dec. 31

2nd Qtr Period covers: January 1 – March 31

3rd Qtr Period covers: April 1 – June 30

4th Qtr Period covers: July 1- September 30



One on One Meetings have been extended until October 14th.

Or contact Rev. Rickmon.

Retirement Annuity Contributions

All pastors are requested to register their contact information with our Annuity Administrator. This is very important as we transition to a new Annuity.

Contact me if you need contact information.








OCTOBER 8, 2022

Imani AME Church - 2501 Hartland Ave.


168Th Session of


Pre-Conference Musical

Sunday October 23, 2022

St. Paul AME Church 1260 Hamilton Ave

St. Louis 63112

The Rev. Dr. Spencer L. Booker Pastor


Annual Conference - October 26-29, 2022

 St. Louis AirPort Hilton

Host Church - Christ Our Redeemer

Host Pastor - Rev. Dr. Roger Richardson


October 28th – 30th

Fifth District YPD Planning Meeting



Friday, October 28, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Lay Witness Night


Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 3:30pm

Men of Distinction Worship Service

Please get the names of the men in your congregation to be honored to Rev. Clinton Stancil


Monday October 31, 2022

Planning Meeting



Pastors your written report is now due to the conference secretarial team. Contact Rev. Rickmon.



8th, 11th and 20th Episcopal Districts

We have received an appeal to assist our sister districts who stand in need because of the impact of Hurricane Ian. There are issues with drinking water and other devastating events, and we are asked to donate toward these efforts.

I am asking each church to receive a special offering this Sunday, October 9th to go toward this effort. Checks are to be made payable to the Fifth Episcopal District and mailed to 301 Birchwood Crossing Lane

Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

I will forward them to the Bishop’s office.



Every church is encouraged to get up to date on your church’s assessments for the Conference WMS and YPD.


St. Louis-Columbia District’s

Planning Meeting

When: November 19, 2022

Where: St. John AME Church (St. Louis)

1908 Kingshighway Bld

Rev. Beverly Stith – Host Pastor


Pastor’s, please submit the names and email address for your church secretary or officer to receive the monthly Newsletter.

Click Here for the St. Louis-Columbia District October Newsletter Full PDF




To share your upcoming events with the St. Louis-Columbia District Monthly Newsletter, please send flyer/info to by the 1st of every month.

St. Louis-Columbia District | 301 Birchwood Crossing Lane , Maryland Heights, MO 63043


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Christ Our Redeemer Hosts the 168th Missouri AME Annual Conference 2022
Rev. Dr. Roger Richardson, Pastor
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