The Rust College A’Cappella Choir will be in concert at Columbus St. James United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. March 9. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Zebedee Jones and will present gospel, spiritual, classical and other selections. The church is located at
Christians around the world experience the pain of Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection on Easter, which will be observed March 23 this year. The conference office will be closed on Good Friday, March 21 and Monday, March 24.
The first of two conference-wide Lay Speaking Ministries Leadership Schools for 2008 is scheduled for March 28-29 at Wood Institute in Mathiston. Courses offered include Basic Lay Speaking, Our United Methodist Heritage, Lay Speakers Tell Stories and Lay Speaker Lead Small Groups. For information about Lay Speaking schools, contact Mary Ford, conference Lay Speaking Ministries director, at 601-776-3988 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are available on the conference Web site, www.mississippi-umc.org.
Session 1 of the
The conference Board of Pensions will be hosting a pre-retirement seminar for clergy who plan to retire within the next five years. Representatives from the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, Social Security Administration and conference office will be presenting. The event is scheduled for April 1-2 at the
The following are deadlines for upcoming issues of the Mississippi United Methodist Advocate:
Issue date Deadline
• March 19 March 7
• April 2 March 24
• April 16 April 7