Pastor of Gulfport First United Methodist, Shelly had been scheduled to preach in a revival at Madison United Methodist before Hurricane Katrina derailed plans. He is currently living in a camper parked in his driveway while home repairs are under way. About 122 families — a third of the Gulfport F
Shelly will be the guest speaker at Madison United Methodist’s revival services, scheduled Jan. 22-25. The theme of the revival is “Weathering the Storm: Building a Substantive Faith That Will Carry You Through.” The revival is set for Sunday and Monday-Wednesday.
There will be children’s activities each night, and a nursery for children 3 and under.
To help busy families, dinner will be served at Monday-Wednesday. Cost of the meals will be $3 for adults and $2 for children on Monday and Tuesday, and $4 for adults and $2 for children on Wednesday. To assist in preparation, call (601) 856-6058 to make reservations for meals.
The devastation of Hurricane Katrina will be part of the theme of the revival.
After the hurricane, Shelly said he was touched that those who had “literally lost everything they had were sharing with others. They were trying to share with us what they had in their cars — water, canned food, crackers. If we told them we had enough at the church, they would say to pass it along to someone else who needed it.”
Guitar quartet to visit Millsaps
The William Carey College Guitar Quartet will present a mix of various periods when it performs Jan. 20 at
The event is scheduled for Jan. 20 in the Ford Academic Recital Hall on the
Scheduled works by the group include Boccherini’s Introduction and Fandango, Slavonic Dances by Dvorak, popular Brazilian dances by Machado, Cuban Landscape with Rumba by Leo Brouwer and a potpourri of French tunes by Roland Dyens.
Inspired by the successes and attraction of such great guitar quartets as the Los
Loncar has been concertizing for over 20 years as a soloist and with the Klasinc & Loncar Guitar Duo and Trio Bolero. He has appeared with several orchestras and has recorded and published original works for guitar internationally. Abdihodzic is a junior guitar performance major from
For more information, contact Linda Nix at 601-974-1422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special events top CLC agenda
A concert by bluesman Willie
The event, formerly known as Ministers’ Week, is scheduled for Feb. 6-8 at
The concert is scheduled for Feb. 6, while the Evers event is set for Feb. 7.
The theme for this year’s event is “A
A team of faculty from
Registration is $90 and participants will receive two CEUs. Registration is available on-line at www.centerforministry.com.
Clergy in communities impacted by Katrina may contact their district superintendent for special registration arrangements.
QuinTango is a unique chamber ensemble dedicated to the musical performance of tango.
The group is scheduled to appear at
Inspired by the Argentine orquesta tipica the classic tango orchestra of violins, bandoneons, bass and piano, QuinTango
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. For information, call 228-863-0047.
The United Methodist Women of Grenada
All proceeds went to their mission projects. All spaces were rented with 18 vendors participating including crafters and local retailers. The UMW’s cold deli and bake sale were a success raising approximately $2,200. The vendors added an additional $600 to missions by donating 10 percent of their sales for the day. Over $4,200 for UMW mission projects was raise.
Plans are underway for the next First Fruits event. The date has been set for Nov. 11. Organizers welcome vendors. Inside booths are $40 and outside booths are $25. Plans call for outdoor entertainment, a cold deli, bake sale and casserole items and a special coffee booth. For information, call Bev Shepherd at 662-226-6104 or 662-809-9940.
Women of Vine plan conference
Noted speaker and author Sharon Jaynes and the Rev. Cynthia Cross will be the featured guests for the fourth Women of the Vine spiritual renewal conference.
The event is scheduled for Feb. 25 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Since it’s inception in 2002, the regional group of Christian women
Heralded as a talented “storyteller,” Jaynes of North Carolina has shared her love for the Lord and passion for life through daily radio
Cross serves as pastor at Meridian St. Elizabeth United Methodist Church and at St. Mark
“This year, we not only wanted to provide an inspirational time of worship and extraordinary Bible teaching, but also to share from the hearts of members of Women of the Vine,” said Chair Susan Seal. “Participants will no doubt relate to the struggles of the journey and be encouraged by the evidence of the God’s sustaining grace and unlimited power.”
In addition, members of Women of the Vine will also share their personal, spiritual journeys. The Women of the Vine Praise and Worship Team will lead the music.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Box lunches are available for $5 for participants buying advanced tickets. Groups of 10 or more that pre-register together will receive a complimentary box lunch for each member of their group.
For more information or ticket purchases call 601-656-2306 or 662-320-2441, email: womenofthevine @yahoo.com or visit www.womenofthevine.com.
Seminar targets small churches
Small-membership churches make up a large percentage of The United Methodist Church. Statistics show that:
50 percent of United Methodist have average worship attendance of under 55
83 percent of United Methodist churches have average worship attendance of under 150
UM churches with under 200 members on roll are 67 percent of the total UM churches
To help pastors serve churches of this size, the Hinton Rural Life Center offers “Pastoring the Smaller Membership Church” Feb. 6-8 at its facility in Hayesville, N.C.
Plenary sessions will focus on the culture and dynamics of the smaller membership churches and legislative changes to rural church ministry. There will also be opportunity for special focus in specific areas. Participants may choose two from these course options:
Focus: Visioning and Planning for Ministry
More than Passing the Plate: Financial Stewardship for the Smaller Congregation
Born Again in Every Place
A $50 registration fee is required. Cost for a shared room and meals is $110 or $135 for a private room and meals. Cost for spouses is $60 (room and board only). An administration fee of $10.00 will be retained for all cancellations. Attendees may earn 1.5 CEUs.
For more information, contact Mollie M. Stewart at email@example.com or 1-866-389-833.