5 churches receive Advent welcoming grants


Food care packages, door hangers and a new church sign are among the Advent projects welcoming seed grants will assist.

The $500 grants were awarded by the conference Communications Commission and are designed to assist churches in welcoming their communities, visitors and new members during Advent. They are intended to coincide with the Igniting Ministry national campaign.

The churches that received the funds and their projects include:

  • Victoria-Red Banks Charge, Senatobia District – Fixing and delivering food care packages for 16 nearby families; care packages will include a flyer about the church with service times and an invitation to attend.
  • Mountain Ridge UMC, East Jackson District – Adding a new church sign; church just broke ground for a new sanctuary.
  • Baker’s Chapel UMC, Senatobia District – Getting the word out to the community about the church’s Living Nativity.
  • Pleasant Grove UMC (Nettleton), Tupelo District – Purchasing a much-needed new sign for church.
  • Kossuth UMC, New Albany District – Hosting Christmas event for the community and promoting the event with door hangers, ads in local newspaper, etc.