Blogs & Newsletters

Nearly 200 Attend Clergy Leadership Conference

2/15/2017

     By Paige Swaim-Presley, Director of the Center for Ministry, Millsaps College   Photo right:  The 2017 Clergy Leadership Conference was at St. Mark's UMC in Brandon, Mississippi,  Feb. 6-8.  Photo bottom right: Guest speaker, Rev.Dr. Graham Standish, addressed Mississippi United Methodist clergy. At the 2017 Clergy Leadership Conference, the Rev. Dr. N. Graham Standish -- pastor, spiritual director, and author -- taught attendees about "Leading a Church to Do and Discern God's Will." ...


The Healing Team Available to the Local Congregations

2/15/2017

By Tamica Smith Jeuitt, Communications Specialist, Mississippi Conference    Members of the Mississippi Conference Healing Team have common attributes. They are good listeners and sense a call to serve on the team, according to the Rev. Larry Hilliard, who is the director of spiritual leadership for the conference and supervises the Healing Team. "They listen more than they speak. They are willing to hear your story without having to offer their story," explained Hilliard.   He said the team is...


Climate Justice Event for UMW and Clergy Feb.18

2/1/2017

Photo right: Abby Bassie will be leading a social action event on climate justice Feb. 18 at First UMC in Grenda, Miss. United Methodist Women calls for sound stewardship of the earth and environmentally friendly lifestyles that preserve creation for the benefit of present and future generations.   For these reasons, Greenwood District United Methodist Women invites women to attend the Social Action Event -- Climate Justice. This event is Sat. Feb. 18, 2017, at First UMC in Grenada, ...


Intern for The Gathering Shares Glory Sighting

2/1/2017

Intern for The Gathering Shares Glory Sighting    By Kayla Mattox, Mississippi State University Wesley Foundation    Photo right: The Rev. Corey Truett, front corner of the picture, captured a selfie with student interns for The Gathering 2017 in Jackson, Miss. at Christ United Methodist Church.   On Feb. 20 - 21, a group of 13 ragtag individuals gathered together to train for and hammer out all the minute details that go into planning such a huge event as The Gathering. So much growth has ...


Lake Junaluska Hires New Director of Programming

2/1/2017

Submitted by Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, Marketing Mitzi Johnson  Photo courtesy Lake Junaluska    Lake Junaluska has announced a new hire to oversee programs, events, and ministries. Mitzi Johnson will begin as director of programming on March 1. In this position, Johnson will oversee the Summer Worship Series, Choir Music Weekend, youth events, and other programs and events at Lake Junaluska. Johnson said she plans to draw ideas from the community, event ...


Notice From the Mississippi Conference Treasurer, David Stotts

2/1/2017

  Greetings Fellow "Administry" Friends!     I am so happy to share with you about an upcoming event that I think will benefit your church whether you are a small congregation or a large church. The Southeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Association of Church Business Administrators (SEJUMACBA)  is having their  education/fellowship event at Lake Junaluska beginning Sunday, April 30, 2017 and concluding Tuesday, May 2, 2017. We are so privileged to have Elaine and Frank Sommerville of the ...


Shelton to Join Millsaps College as Chaplain and Director of Student Religious Life

2/1/2017

Millsaps College announced that Rev. Dr. Joey Shelton, photo right,  will assume the role of chaplain and director of church relations, effective July 1, 2017. Shelton is currently serving as the senior pastor of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson, a position he has held since January 2008. "This is such an exciting opportunity for Millsaps College, and we are looking forward to Rev. Shelton joining us on campus," said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps. "Joey brings to ...


United Methodists Called Angels in Disaster Response

2/1/2017

By Tamica Smith Jeuitt, Communications Specialist, Mississippi Conference    Photo right: From left to right, United Methodist volunteers Kristyn Edmonds, Cindy Ivey with tornado survivor Cathy Roberts, also a United Methodist. Photo below right: Bishop James Swanson Sr. and Daniel Short, a tornado victim, discussed the United Methodist disaster response. Photo below left: A view of Daniel Short's home following the tornado. Photo bottom left: Bishop Swanson and William Carey University ...


Come to The Well

1/18/2017

By Cynthia Laird, Certified Lay Servant Senatobia District, Mississippi Conference  Photo right: The Rev. Corey Truett sharing God's word.     Photo below right: From left to right, Paul Cline, Sean Gilliam, Elizabeth Bellipanni, and Nelson Coile. In this photo, they were on the countdown to worship. Photo credit Cynthia Laird.     On Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, The Well at Lewisburg celebrated its "Worship-Versary" (one year anniversary of joining in worship) led by Reverend Corey Truett. During ...


Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches Open to All

1/18/2017

By Tamica Smith Jeuitt, Communications Specialist, Mississippi Conference    Photo right: The Rev. Sarah Windham (centered) during a dinner with fellow clergy of the Mississippi Conference at the Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches. Photo below right: Mississippi Conference District Superintendents joined their pastors at for the convocation.  Sitting left to right: Rev. Rusty Keen (Meridian), Rev. Mattie Gipson (Greenwood), and Rev. Stephen Cook (West Jackson).  Standing left to right: ...


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