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Celebrating Mission Grants: Saving Sabbath

9/12/2016

      By Laura Lea Williams, Mississippi Conference Staff               Spiritual leaders sometimes get worn down, stressed, and exhausted when the Sabbath comes around. Jackson, Mississippi churches Galloway Memorial United Methodist and Alta Woods United Methodist work together to help save the Sabbath. Saving Sabbath: Reconnecting Children and Family Ministry to the Practice of Sacred Sabbath was a workshop provided by Galloway and Alta Woods. The program was also awarded the Mississippi ...


Historic Pearl River Designated UMC Landmark

9/12/2016

From Millsaps College Archives    Photo right: The United Methodist Church Heritage Landmark Designation for Pearl River Methodist Church in Madison County, Mississippi is on Lambuth Day, Oct. 6, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. The public invited to attend. Madison County's historic Pearl River Methodist Church designation as a new Heritage Landmark of The United Methodist Church will be celebrated at its annual Lambuth Day observance Oct. 6, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. It is one of only 49 world-wide UMC Heritage ...


Living Out The POWER of We

9/12/2016

By Tamica Smith Jeuitt, Communications Specialist, Mississippi Conference     Photo right: Cynthia Graham, a lifelong member of Hopewell UMC, enjoys serving on a team that is leading the congregation to fruitfulness.   Photo below right: Neighbors and members of Hopewell UMC grouped for a photo following a community breakfast in a local park near the church.  Outreach is one way they are attracting more people to service on Sunday.   The latest story in the series Living Out The POWER of We ...


Glory Sighting at Lone Star UMC

8/31/2016

  Glory Sighting at Lone Star UMC By Rev. Dewayne Mayo   Photo right: Skarlett Boleware helped increase attendance at her church by bringing in children from the community. Photo below left: The pews are filled with people at Lone Star UMC for the annual Christmas program.   Four years ago, in the summer of 2012, some members of the congregation of Lone Star UMC were talking about their low attendance and that almost everyone was retired and many in their 80's. Lone Star UMC was formed in 1940....


Living Out The POWER of We

8/31/2016

Heritage UMC Loving, Learning, Leading                Photo right:  The Ladies Only Sunday school class at Heritage wanted to do a project together and filled over 200 backpacks with school supplies.   A way of discipleship-making is becoming more desirable to Mississippi United Methodists.  It involves three components: loving, learning and reading presented by Spiritual Leadership Incorporated (SLI). The three are the inspiration behind the new Mississippi Conference theme, Living Out The ...


AC 2017 Speaker Greets Conference Clergy

8/17/2016

By Tamica Smith Jeuitt, Communications Specialist, Mississippi Conference Photo right: Thomas Kemper, General Secretary of Global Ministries and Bishop James Swanson Sr. of the Mississippi Conference, at the break of clergy training hosted by the conference treasurer on Aug. 15.      Mississippi Conference clergy, who were present for the recent annual 3 "L" Academy, will be familiar with at least one guest speaker for the 2017 annual conference session. During the academy they heard from ...


Celebrating Mission Grants: Read to Achieve at Lynch Chapel UMC

8/17/2016

By Laura Lea Williams, Mississippi Conference Staff           Photo right: One of the many smiling faces attending the Read to Achieve program at Lynch Chapel UMC.   School might be officially back in session now, but for some active and retired teachers in Clinton, Mississippi, classes continued like normal. Those teachers and some volunteers worked their summer away to help around 25 children. Their goal, to improve the literacy rates of students within their community with the Read to Achieve...


Join Mission Mississippi in Prayer Time Aug. 18 (Tomorrow)

8/17/2016

          Photo right: Photo courtesy Mission Mississippi.    The City of Tupelo will be the first "host" city for a 12-month prayer journey.     On Thursday, Aug. 18, from 6 a.m.- 9 a.m. Mission Mississippi is inviting everyone to join Tupelo in a collective time of focused prayer.  Wherever you are on that day, take a few moments to pray during the designated times.   In Tupelo, Whitehill Missionary Baptist Church will be open for prayer.     Mission Mississippi offers the greatest hope to ...


Living Out The POWER of We

8/17/2016

By Tamica Smith Jeuitt, Communications Specialist, Mississippi Conference    Photo right: Far right dressed in red, the Rev. Trey Harper led the prayer over students from around the community seen kneeling at the altar. Photo below right: The annual Blessing of the Bearcats is a back-to-school event at Forest UMC for students and the community.  This includes worship and meal time.   Mississippi Conference United Methodists are being asked to read Acts 1:4-8 and lay heavy emphasis on the word, ...


Methodists Committed to Delta Long Term Recovery

8/17/2016

United Methodists are still at the side of those in the Mississippi Delta who were devastated by flooding six month ago in early March. An article featuring one worker from the Mississippi Conference was published in The Bolivar Commercial. The Circuit Rider has permission to share the story below written by Courtney Warren.    Good Neighbors Needed to Help Those Affected by Flood By Courtney Warren, The Bolivar Commercial, Cleveland, Mississippi   Photo right: Santarious Curb (left)...


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