Why ashes? Connecting to who we are and who we can be


A Feature by Joe Iovino* SHARE Ingrid McIntyre receives ashes from street chaplain, Lindsey Krinks. About 30 people gathered as a community to share in the Ash Wednesday liturgy and to raise awareness of those suffering from homelessness and poverty. McIntyre is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn. A file photo by ...

Disaster Update: Pearl River Flooding


The Mississippi Conference would like to thank all the individuals, teams and congregations that have put their faith in action and signed up to aid our disaster response efforts. We would also like to express our gratitude to the North Carolina, North Georgia, Alabama-West Florida and South Georgia conferences, that have reached out to offer ...

Disaster Relief: Do Not Self-deploy


Seeing images of disaster destruction compels us to want to go help. Your empathy peaked as you hear the tearful stories of people who have lost everything to a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or wildfire. 1. Disaster scenes are, by their very nature, chaotic People have lost their homes and even the most basic needs such as food and clothing. As ...

$5,000 Scholarships Available for HBCU Students


$5,000 Scholarships Available for HBCU Students UMHEF offers several $5,000 scholarships to students attending or planning to attend one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) that are United Methodist-related. These institutions include: Bennett College Bethune-Cookman University Claflin University Clark Atlanta ...

UMHEF Accepting Applications for Scholarships


UMHEF Accepting Applications for Scholarships United Methodist students are invited to apply for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF). Every year, UMHEF awards more than $2 million in scholarships to UM students attending United Methodist-related colleges, universities, and seminaries. The deadline to apply is ...

Place Ads Now in 2020 AC Session Circuit Rider


The Circuit Rider Souvenir Journal will serve as a go-to guide for all 2020 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference happenings and close-by points of interest. Additionally, it will highlight the mission and ministry happening throughout the Mississippi United Methodist Conference. Deadline for Ad Placement: Ads Requiring Design and Layout: ...

SEJ Clergy Women's Caucus Endorses Rev. Dr. Connie Shelton for Episcopal Nominee


This announcement is from the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) Clergy Women's Caucus: The United Methodist Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) Clergy Women’s Caucus endorses the Rev. Dr. Connie Mitchell Shelton as their 2020 episcopal nominee. Shelton serves as East Jackson District Superintendent in the Mississippi Conference. Her spiritual gifts of ...

Clergy Eight-Year Assessment


Polity Directive 2016 Book of Discipline ¶349.3b Every clergy person shall also engage in a six-month process of personal and professional assessment and development every eight years. The process will be designed and implemented by the cabinet and Board of Ordained Ministry for each annual conference in consultation with the Chairs of the Orders ...

Report Shared in Council of Bishops Gathering


Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ,   I write you today to inform you of the report that was shared at the recent Council of Bishops gathering by the negotiation team, as well as to provide clarity about that report. This morning the communications office of the Council of Bishops released a statement titled, United Methodist ...

REMINDER: Report Year-end Statistics


Happy New Year friends! Your friendly neighborhood Grinch is stealing your Christmas Joy once again by reminding you that it is statistics gathering time. A Stats Blast was sent to pastors of the Mississippi Annual Conference around December 16 as a reminder of the process. If you missed it, I have linked a copy for your convenience. If there are ...

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