The Mississippi Conference staff is hosting “Resourcing the
Steve Casteel, director of Connectional Ministries; Sheila Cumbest, director of Ministerial Services; Gwen Green, director of Communications; Embra Jackson, administrative assistant to the bishop; and
Active and retired pastors, lay members of Annual Conference, church treasurers, Finance Committee chairs, and communications coordinators are encouraged to attend, but the meetings are open to all interested.
March 26 — 10 a.m., First UMC, Brookhaven; 6 p.m., Parkway Heights UMC,
March 27 — 10 a.m., First UMC,
March 28 — 10 a.m., Crossgates UMC, Brandon
March 29 — 10 a.m., First UMC,
The meetings are a response to results from the A2 Indicators, in which churches indicated a desire for stewardship resources and information. A portion of the sessions will be devoted to medical benefits and pensions, the two largest line items in the conference budget. Separate forums on pensions and insurance will not be held this spring.