2023 Special Called Session


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2023 The 2023 Special Called Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference is set for December 9, 2023, at Anderson United Methodist Church in Jackson. The sole purpose of this called session is to ratify the disaffiliation of those churches who have voted to disaffiliate from the Mississippi Annual Conference ...

Attend the Art of WellBeing Fall Collective


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2023 Clergy,   The Art of WellBeing, a covenant community designed to support clergy excellence through attention to wellbeing, is partnering with the Mississippi Annual Conference Office of Spiritual Leadership, and the Center for Ministry at Millsaps College. The community invites clergy to commit to simple, ...

The Circuit Rider: August 2023


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2023   In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Read about how hospitality training benefits Lighthouse Congregations, Methodist Rehabilitation's new chaplain Rev. Maxine Bolden, how Beasley UMC 'Takes Jesus to the Streets' and notes from the conference treasurer. Also, mark your calendars for upcoming deadlines and ...

Hospitality Training’s Approach Proven Impactful for Lighthouse Congregation


By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist Rev. Marta Sobrino Bolen, asks question at Tupelo/ New Albany District Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis Rev. Marta Sobrino Bolen has seen transformative growth in her congregation, and she credits a lot of it to the time she invested attending the hospitality training for Lighthouse Congregations...

Methodist Rehabilitation Welcomes Chaplain Rev. Maxine Bolden


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant Rev Maxine Bolden.   Rev. Maxine Bolden is the new chaplain at Mississippi Conference benevolence Methodist Rehabilitation Center. With a background in healthcare and previously working as a hospital and college campus chaplain, Rev. Bolden will focus on the ...

Millsaps College Receives Grant for Christian Parenting and Caregiving Initiative


By: John Sewell, Director of Communications and Community Engagement Millsaps College has received a grant of $1,183,275 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help create a partnership program with three local United Methodist churches, which will support local parents and caregivers as part of the Center for Ministry based at the college. The partner ...

Safe Harbor UMC Takes Worship Outside for New Thing Sunday


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant Safe Harbor UMC's service at Presley's Outing.   Safe Harbor United Methodist Church in Moss Point took a unique approach to New Thing Sunday. Instead of having Sunday worship inside of their church building, Safe Harbor’s ministry team decided to leave the four ...

Treasurer's Notes


Stewardship and Giving to God Finance committees, have you begun to plan your stewardship emphasis as you go into the fall? This is the lay members' responsibility and the clergy simply help this by teaching every Sunday all year long through their worship time. Every church should help their folks examine how God is blessing them now.  The ...

Wesley Foundation’s Food Pantry Addresses Student Hunger


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant Rev Paul Roller presents a donation from Fairfield UMC in Ellisville.   The Wesley Foundation on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi, USM, is collecting food donations to bless students who are facing food insecurity. Thanks to the generosity of ...

West Park UMC's Endowment Provides Lasting Gift


By: Jennifer Allen, Communications Specialist Methodist Foundation of Mississippi Do any of you remember West Park United Methodist Church? I feel sure many of you do not. The church closed almost 25 years ago. Here at the foundation, we remember the members, their perpetual gift to others through an endowment and we celebrate their beneficence.  ...

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