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Meet Mississippi's United Methodist Men (UMM) President -- Andy Tentoni
Written: 7/14/2014
Andy Tentoni   Andy Tentoni, the newly elected United Methodist Men president addressed members of the conference at the 2014 annual session. Click here ...

In Scottsdale, Christianity, Judaism Move in Together
Written: 7/9/2014
 At a recent Sabbath celebration, members of Congregation Kehillah began their service by lighting candles to initiate the Jewish holy day of rest. The observance floated from joy to solemnity and then back to joy again. Two days later, a team of accomplished musicians and vocalists at Via de...

German United Methodists seek peace for Russia, Ukraine
Written: 6/27/2014
  Download 2010 file photo by Jan Snider, UMNS The skyline of L’viv, Ukraine. German United Methodists recently called upon their government to work for negotiations, rather than military action, in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. By Linda Bloom, United Methodist Ne...

Training College Students to be Missionaries
Written: 6/26/2014 5:06:30 PM
              Jytyrus Robertson, 6, gets some encouragement from QuadW intern Niyah Nettles, 18, of Citronelle during an activity at Grace Day Camp at Whistler United Methodist Church in Prich...

�Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities�
Written: 6/26/2014 4:50:19 PM
  3-session Bible study on gun violence by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action on June 25, 2014 A new downloadable resource from the General Board of Church & Society is a three-session Bible study using Micah 4:1-4 to stimulate discussion about the use of guns in...

New Workshops Added to the Walking with Palestinian Christians Conference
Written: 6/25/2014
  Palestinian boys play in front of the Israeli separation barrier which has sealed-off Bethlehem from nearby Jerusalem. The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries announced the full schedule of workshops for the upcoming  “Walking with Palestinian Christians ...

Helping the Folks from the Woods
Written: 6/10/2014
Little River UMC aids homeless neighbors with showers, laundry ministry By Jessica Connor, South Carolina's United Methodist Advocate LITTLE RIVER—You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but the dense patch of vibrant green trees at the edge of Little River United Methodist Church houses...

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...