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Connectional Table Holds Second Face-to-Face Meeting

5/22/2017

From Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church Oslo, Norway: Connectional Table members from around the world gathered in Oslo, Norway, May 17-21 for their second face-to-face meeting of the quadrennium, with a dual focus on the worldwide nature of the church and creating vital congregations through the Four Areas of Focus. The Oslo ...


UMC Clergy Financial Literacy Summit Supported by Lilly Endowment Grant

5/11/2017

From Wespath Benefits and Investmens Glenview, IL—Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath), in partnership with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the National Association of United Methodist Foundations (NAUMF), held the first Clergy Financial Literacy Summit (April 4-6, 2017) to focus on addressing the need for ...


Grants for Disaster Recovery, Health Needs

5/8/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS The Rev. H. Louis Jones takes a break from gutting flood-damaged drywall and pews at Hope Community United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, La. By Linda Bloom, United Methodist News Service | ATLANTA (UMNS) Five United Methodist conferences handling major disaster response projects and four church-related health boards...


Bishops Support Plan to Fund Immigration Crisis Ministry

5/5/2017

DALLAS – The Council of Bishops today voted to support a proposal to seek $200,000 for immigration and migration crisis ministry for jurisdictional immigration task forces that are being organized to resource annual conferences. A proposal for funding will be presented to the Connectional Table at its upcoming meeting by the United Methodist ...


Bishop Ough Challenges UMC Bishops to be Prophetic

5/4/2017

  United Methodist Council of Bishops FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 Dallas, Texas: Council of Bishops president Bishop Bruce R. Ough has challenged fellow leaders in The United Methodist Church to find a common moral and prophetic voice to attend to the household of God.  Delivering the president's address at the Council of Bishops today in ...


Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Announces 2017 Grant Recipients

5/3/2017

Contact Information: Ebony Lincoln, Director of Communications Office: (615) 340-7382 Email: elincoln@gbhem.org   Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Announces 2017 Grant Recipients NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2017 – The Commission on Central Conference Theological Education (CCTE) awarded 67 grants totaling more than $1 million to...


Appointment News

5/2/2017

Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. of the Mississippi Area and the cabinet announce the following fixed appointments: Brookhaven District New Hebron—Mike Hart Greenwood District Belzoni: First and Silver City—Howard Tucker Hollandale—Joe Kitchens Indianola: Rasberry—Johnny Rankin Itta Bena: Samuel Chapel—Jonathan Parker   Meridian District Poplar Springs—...


Bishop Swanson on Recent Declaratory Decision

4/30/2017

Dear members of the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, On the evening of April 28, 2017 I received word that the Judicial Council ruled that the election and consecration of Rev. Karen Oliveto is a violation of our church law. However, according to the Judicial Council’s ruling in Decision 1341, the bishop “remains in good ...


Mississippi Pastor Completes Candler Course of Study Program

4/27/2017

from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry   To say that Rev. Kathy Price is dedicated and hardworking is an understatement. Kathy invests in continuing education to further her knowledge and reach within her ministry. In 2008, Kathy entered the Course of Study (COS) program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, ...


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