SONbeam Pre-School

Located within the church building this state certified program is directed by a certified early childhood teacher and at least one assistant at all times.

Goals include

To provide a nuturing and stimulating environment conductive to learning.
To guide children in achieving their full potential through age appropriate activities and experiences.
To share the message of God’s love with the children and their families.
Classes mostly follow the Cassville school calendar of events and weather related closures. Current sessions meet M W F 8:00 – 11:00.

New school term starts in August, 2019.

Special Activities include Family Hot Dog Roast, Grandparents Day, Pumpkin Patch, Trick or Treating on Square, Harvest Party, Firetruck, Johnny Appleseed, Christmas Caroling, Valentine Party, Easter Egg Hunt, End of Year Program

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these”

Enrollment costs or other questions should be directed to the church office, 417-847-2328.

Food Ministry

The Cassville Community Food Pantry helps serve the needs of Barrry County residents who lack access to food basics inlcuding ready to eat foods, foods that can be prepared and basic toiletries.

Feeding America Food Pantry – Income and family size based program is normally operational M – TH, 9 to 11:15. Access is west office door.
Senior Box DIstribution – This is an income based program and requires pre-registration. Provides a variety box of food items and occurs once a month, normally the 3rd or 4th Friday from 1 to 3 PM.
USDA Foods Distribution – Income and family size based program that is done once a month. Usually occurrs on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 PM
LifeSkills Class – Held in the Fellowship Hall normally on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:45 to 3:00 PM, same day as USDA Foods Distribution. OACAC teaches on a relavant topic each month. Attendance is not mandatory to receive USDA food.
The current program coordinator is Janet Mills who also serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Cassville United Methodist Church.

While the coordiantor functions as the spokeperson, the backbone for the program are the corporate sponsors, partners and numerous volunteers that serve in numerous positions and functions to make the programs the succeed. You can participate in many ways as a volunteer whether you have little or lots of free time. Contact the church office or drop by while programs are open to see where you can help.

TEFAP 2015 Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Maratane Mozambique

The Cassville United Methodist Church has had a covenant partner relationship with the United Methodist Church in the Maratane Refugee Camp in northern Mozambique since 2004. In 2006 and 2009, the church sent a Volunteers in Mission team to visit their partner church in Mozambique. In recent months, we have sent financial aid to assist in providing water , footwear, and other necessities to the refugees. A short video about this ministry can be viewed here.

If you are interested in donating to support this ministry, please follow the instructions here.