Love
Generosity
Justice
Apprenticeship

Children Events

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

- Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. As teachers and leaders our role is to provide a foundation of experiences on which children build a life of learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith.

Safe Sanctuaries Policies

Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.

Children’s Sabbath

On the second weekend in October, The United Methodist Church recognizes Children’s Sabbath, a time to reflect on God’s gift of children, and ways congregations and individuals can renew their commitment to care for, protect and advocate for all children.

Sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund, the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths Celebration is a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred gifts of the Divine, and provides the opportunity for houses of worship to renew and live out their moral responsibility to care, protect and advocate for all children.

This celebration is a part of a broader children's movement that aims to unite communities and religious congregations of all faiths across the nation in shared concern for children and a common commitment to improving their lives and working for justice on their behalf. In that respect, each action is bigger, more powerful and more inspiring than the efforts of any one celebration.

Resources

Children’s Defense Fund 

Discipleship Ministries 

For more information or to suggest programming please reach out to the director of connectional ministries or the coordinator of youth and family ministries at 601.354.0515.

CONTACT US
320 Briarwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
601.354.0515
or use our contact form
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS
Sign up now
The Mississippi Annual Conference—empowered by love, generosity, justice and apprenticeship—forms spiritual leaders, faith communities and connections so more disciples of Jesus Christ transform the world.