2023 Local Pastors and Associate Members Luncheon


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2023 Greetings, I am inviting all of our local pastors and associate members to a special luncheon at annual conference specifically for you. The Local Pastors and Associate Members Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at noon at the Cadence Bank Arena Conference Center in Tupelo. We will hear from the ...

2023 Laity Session and Luncheon Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2023 Hello, Mississippi Annual Conference,   This is LaToya Redd Thompson, Mississippi Annual Conference lay leader, inviting you to two laity-centered events in association with annual conference. The first event is the board of laity-sponsored annual informational session for lay members of annual conference and all...

Mississippi Delegation Election Update


Greetings clergy and lay members to annual conference, Per a previous release on AC Session Election and Petitions, several factors have caused a reduction of reserve delegates for jurisdictional conference. The Judicial Council gave a ruling on how to proceed with filling General Conference spots in Judicial Council Decision 1472. The recent more ...

Download the 2023 AC Session App


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2023 We are excited to announce that there is a new app for the 2023 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference. Download the app to access the most up-to-date information about our event including hotels, the agenda, pre-conference journal and much more.  To Download the App Android and iOS users: Click here or go...

AC Session Election and Petitions


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2023 Greetings my friends, As we prepare for our time together in June for the 2023 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference, I at last can confirm that we will be having elections to fill open spots in both our clergy and lay delegates to the 2024 jurisdictional conference.     Pursuant to the recent Judicial ...

New Thing Sunday - June 25


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2023 Hello Mississippi Conference,   This is Bishop Sharma D. Lewis. You have no idea how much I have enjoyed traveling around the state of Mississippi and meeting you at the Chat and Chews.  I am learning so much about you during our candid conversations. I’ve received a lot of great questions that have encouraged...

Conference Treasurer's Notes


Moving Clergy Payroll/IRS Quarterly Payroll Reports/Form 941 As we head into the moving season for our clergy that are receiving a new appointment, many ask about the payroll timeline. The first payroll at the new appointment is not to be paid in advance according to the 2022 Annual Conference action.  With moving day being before June 30, 2023, ...

Creating Safe Harbor, Lighthouse Congregations


By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist   Disaffiliation votes are happening here in Mississippi, but not all members of disaffiliating churches desire to leave The United Methodist Church. These persons committed to staying United Methodist are reaching out to find safe harbor to discern what’s next in their faith journey. In an ...

Ministries Have Resources to Address Mental Health


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant May is Mental Health Awareness Month and churches have many caring staffers and resources available to address the needs of people in their congregations and communities who struggle with their mental health. The Social Principles of The United Methodist Church calls on ...

Mississippi Conference Helps Tornado Victims Recover


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant UMCOR worker help make repairs to a home in Rolling Fork. In March, tornados rolled across parts of western Mississippi causing 3,500 square miles of catastrophic damage. Many homes, businesses and churches were damaged or destroyed leaving communities hurting. With ...

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