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Available Financial Planning and Health Benefits Resources Explained at 3L Academy

8/16/2017

By Jasmine Haynes, Web and Social Media Specialist, Mississippi Conference    Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe  Over two days, Mississippi Conference clergy and their spouses absorbed a multitude of information about the resources made available to them pertaining to financial planning, clergy compensation, how to navigate through the ...


Inaugural FamJam a Hit with Kids and Parents

8/16/2017

By Jasmine Haynes, Web and Social Media Specialist, Mississippi Conference     Photo right: Worship leader, Yancy has guitar duet with a girl from the audience. Photo below right: Three members of team mosquito struggle to face the toilet tissue blower and land more cubes in the net than team jellyfish before time runs out. Mosquitos, Jellyfish,...


Learn How to Get Your Church 'Unstuck' at Time of Discovery Events

8/16/2017

 By Jasmine Haynes, Web and Social Media Specialist, Mississippi Conference   Photo right: Assistant to the bishop and director of faith community formation, Rev. Tim Thompson shares resources and next steps for the journey of church planting and revitalization. Clergy and laity from the Jackson Metro Area met to learn about church planting ...


Miss. Students Attend BMCR Harambee

8/16/2017

Submitted by Rev. L. Fitzgerald Lovett, pastor of New Zion UMC in Crystal Springs   Photo courtesy of Rev. L. Fitzgerald Lovett, pastor of New Zion UMC in Crystal Springs  Twenty-eight youth and adults from Mississippi participated in the 20th Anniversary of the Southeastern Jurisdiction's Black Methodist for Church Renewal (BMCR) ...


New Life for Closed Church's Windows

8/16/2017

 Submitted by Ben and Heather Hatcher   Photo right: Members of Enterprise UMC remove stain glass window from now closed, DeSoto UMC to use in the rebuilding of Enterprise UMC. DeSoto United Methodist Church closed its doors in 2013. Now their stained glass windows will see new life in Enterprise United Methodist Church. With the permission of ...


Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans, 1 of 2 Women Chaplains at BSA Jamboree

8/16/2017

  Photo right: Chaplain Tom sewing on patches and offering a listening ears to staffers.   The Mississippi Conference's Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans was part of the over 80 clergy serving as chaplains for the 2017 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Jamboree and one of The United Methodist Church clergy.   "As I look back on the past two weeks, it ...


Scholarship Provides $1.66 Million to Help United Methodist Clergy Avoid Debt

8/3/2017

The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), a center for leadership development across the denomination, today awarded more than $1.66 million to 206 recipients of the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship was created to help United Methodist clergy avoid excessive ...


Use Facebook Live to Stream Your Church Events

8/2/2017

By Jeremy Steele When trying to connect with people through social media, compelling video is an effective way to draw people in. However, as you explore video marketing, you may be asking yourself, “Can I do it?” and “Is it worth it?” Facebook Live helps answer those questions with a resounding “yes.” For sometime now, there have been several ...


Miss. Conf.'s Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans, Chaplain at boy Scout Jamboree

7/26/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS Scouts try paddle boarding at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree held July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va. The United Methodist Church is the second-largest faith group represented at the event, with 3,500 professed United Methodists at the Boy Scouts of America’s quadrennial celebration. By Joey ...


Worship and Music Director Sought for 2020 General Conference

7/25/2017

From United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information NASHVILLE, Tennessee: The Commission on the General Conference is seeking a worship and music director responsible for the overall worship and music program management of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative body meets May 5-15, ...


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