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GBHEM Scholarship Helps Many Aging Out of Foster Care
Written: 3/28/2014
By Nicole Burdakin, Office of Interpretation, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry For Dustin Haley and others facing uncertain futures as they age out of foster care or children’s homes, scholarship support from The United Methodist Church has helped turn the distant goal ...

Technology as a Tool for Social and Economic Development
Written: 3/21/2014
United Methodist Communications NASHVILLE, TN – United Methodist Communications, the communications agency of The United Methodist Church, today called on members of the church to learn about how the increasing availability of low-cost communication technologies can be used as tools for commu...

Army of Supporters Walks for Homeless
Written: 2/28/2014 12:15:10 AM
  Annual Good Works walk attracts big following By Nadia Kurtz, The Athens News Photo Credits: Photo by Alicia Carter.  Photo Caption: Aric Russell, 16, of Alexander High School and Hunter Begy, OU Airforce ROTC member, lead Homeless Walk participants up West Carpenter St...

UMCOM Hosts Communicators from Annual Conferences
Written: 2/5/2014 9:11:14 PM
 Several Attendees with Mississippi Conference Ties United Methodist Communications hosted 50 communicators from 30 annual conferences on January 27-29 for "Communicators' Conference '14: Learn. Grow. Lead." The conference was an intens...

Baker Scholarship Recipient Spearheads New Wesley House Dormitory at Tyler Junior College
Written: 1/31/2014
by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry A dilapidated dorm at Tyler Junior College has been transformed into a missional community that is helping students at two Texas colleges grow in their faith. The vision of a campus minister—who is also a General Board of Higher Education ...

Global Missions Leader Calls for Peace in South Sudan
Written: 12/25/2013
 By Melissa Hinnen “Please join me in praying for our brothers and sisters in South Sudan, our world’s newest nation,” Thomas Kemper, who leads the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, said today in response to the political violence that erupted in ...

UMCOR Relief Money on Way to Philippines
Written: 11/12/2013
 by Linda Bloom, United Methodist News Service U.S. Marines arrive in the Philippines as part of promised U.S. military assistance for relief efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan. Nongovernmental relief agencies also are mobilizing to respond to the disaster. A web-only photo cou...

Central UMC/Carver Partnership Proves Beneficial for Kids
Written: 4/24/2013
By Renelda Owen, Meridian District Contributor Meridian, Miss—Central United Methodist Church volunteers have been going to tutor Carver Middle School students every week in the Study Buddy Program, which is the only partnership between a public school and a church or community organization i...

SEJ Church Business Administrators Conference
Written: 4/19/2013 6:35:51 PM
 From the SEJ: Calling all church business managers! Have you considered what you need to do in 2014 for the upcoming heath care requirements that are now law? Have benefits for lay employees crossed your mind to share with the SPRC? Having trouble with risk management, new statistics tables...

Legacy of Love
Written: 3/20/2013
By Cynthia Laird, Senatobia District Communicator March 16, 2013 – Batesville First United Methodist Church hosted a joyful celebration of the Greenwood and Senatobia districts’ United Methodist Women (UMW) missions. Rev. Ed Temple made his way through the crowd, welcoming us to Batesvi...

United Methodists Welcome New Pope
Written: 3/18/2013
 A UMNS Report By Heather Hahn and Amanda Bachus Hahn is a multimedia news reporter for United Methodist News Service. Bachus is Editor, el Intérprete magazine, and director of Spanish resources at United Methodist Communications. Pope Francis appears for the first time on...

Communications Trip Brings Benefit for Local Churches
Written: 3/15/2013
The newest members to the Mississippi Annual Conference Mississippi communicators with  Rev. Larry Hollon, General Secretary  of UM Communications. communications staff are back in...

Grants to Support Old Age Poverty Approved by COAM
Written: 3/13/2013 12:16:27 AM
 Grants to help local congregations deal with issues surrounding "old age poverty" -- one of three focus areas concerning older adults for the current quadrennium -- will be offered beginning next year through the Committee on Older Adult Ministries (COAM), which is administratively r...

Mississippi Begins Tornado Recovery
Written: 3/13/2013
 By Susan Kim, Contributor to www.umcor.org After a February tornado followed by a deluge of rain, Mississippi residents are just beginning their long-term recovery. In Hattiesburg, Petal, and other communities, blue tarps drape over rooftops and piles of debris are finally diminishing on the ...

New Grant Helps Battle Diseases of Poverty
Written: 1/30/2013
 From the United Methodist Church (www.umc.org) Nashville, Tenn. -- The United Methodist Church's efforts to battle malaria and HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will get a boost, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.&nb...

District Listening Sessions on Change in Pension Benefits
Written: 1/25/2013
The 2012 General Conference changed the denomination retirement plan.  The Clergy Retirement Security Plan (CRSP) is reduced in benefits and is provided to full-time clergy.  It is up to each annual conference to determine the plan that will be provided to each clergy serving less than ful...

Candidacy Mentoring: A Call to Support those 'Called'
Written: 1/23/2013
 By Tamica Smith-Jeuitt The Rev. Amanda Gordon is embracing a first time opportunity to serve as a candidate mentor following her six years of ministering in the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  According to Gordon, her district superintendent selected her ...

Olympian Leads Staff Discussion on Customer Service
Written: 1/15/2013
 By Tamica Smith-Jeuitt    David Wottle  A video clip from the 20th Olympic Games in Munich, Germany set the tone for a staff meeting at the Mississippi Annual Conference office. It captured what ...

Clergy Leadership Conference January 28-30
Written: 1/14/2013
 "The REST of the Story:  Ministry at Jesus' Pace" Guest Speaker:  Kirk Byron Jones January 28-30, 2013 St. Mark's UMC, Brandon, MS   Ministry at Jesus’ pace calls for us to be people of action. It also calls us to be people who regularly stop and rest, who i...

Sunday Supper Events Reach Out to Military
Written: 1/10/2013
By Barbara Dunlap-Berg* If your congregation is seeking ways to reach out to military families, New Providence United Methodist Church, on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, might inspire you. Just six miles from the Fort Campbell Army base in Kentucky, New Providence is home to many retir...