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United Methodist Churches and Boy Scouts of America

10/13/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 13, 2020 Many of our United Methodist churches serve their community by chartering a Boy Scout troop or a Cub Scout pack. Perhaps your church is one. If your church is currently serving, or has in the past served as the chartering institution, we need your help.  Legal issues surrounding the impending bankruptcy of the ...


Oct. 10 Pandemic Task Team Update

10/9/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2020 Brothers and sisters in Christ, Globally, we have all shared this experience of waiting daily for the coronavirus pandemic to be over. Nationally, we continue to face fires, hurricanes and civil unrest. Right here at home in Mississippi, the governor has allowed the state-wide mask mandate to expire. We are...


Thank You from The Pandemic Task Team

10/1/2020

As we begin this 10th month of 2020, it’s hard not to reflect solely on the hardships that we have all had to face not only as a nation, but also as the human race. It’s important that we also reflect on how these challenges have brought us together and reminded us how much we need one another. Despite all the information—and unfortunately, some ...


Upcoming Virtual Gathering and MinistrySafe

9/29/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 29, 2020 Dear clergy and laity friends, Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. you are invited to join Bishop Swanson and other conference leadership as we take some time to reflect upon our call to serve and shelter those who are most precious to us.  Please click the link below to join the webinar: ht...


#EndRacismForGood: Conversation Creating Community

9/25/2020

#EndRacismForGood is a movement of Mississippi United Methodists who are learning, celebrating and acting until every heart, church and community is transformed from the sin of racism.     We are excited to announce that 60 lay and clergy are getting trained in October to lead healing circles in every district! We hope you will consider being one ...


Sept. 25 Pandemic Task Team Update

9/25/2020

Brothers and sisters in Christ, We the pandemic task team are so inspired by your commitment to do no harm whether that be via creating and implementing CDC and state health department guidelines and our recommendations with in-person worship, or by not worshiping in-person to protect yourselves and those you love. Your actions reveal your ...


MinistrySafe Implementation for Pastors

9/22/2020

Note: The below message was sent out in March to a list of recipients compiled prior to clergy moving day 2020. Due to some technical challenges, we have reason to believe that this communique did not reach all intended recipients. We apologize for any confusion but if you have moved since March 2020, when you log into your church’s MinistrySafe ...


Sept. 17 Pandemic Task Team Update

9/17/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 17, 2020 Brothers and sisters in Christ,   In our continued commitment to offer recommendations and resources, the pandemic task team would like to offer an update focused solely on children and youth ministry. Rev. Trey Skaggs, pastor at First United Methodist Church in Indianola, moderates a discussion addressing the ...


Apply for 2020 Mission Grants

9/16/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 16, 2020 Need to strengthen or start a ministry for which you have a vision but limited resources? Consider applying for a mission grant for your church. Apply now for the 2020 Connectional Ministries Mission Grants. These matching grants are available to United Methodist churches. Grants typically range from $250 to ...


Sept. 9 Pandemic Task Team Update

9/9/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 9, 2020 Brothers and sisters in Christ, Last week we asked for your feedback on the guidance we have offered related to practices to decrease coronavirus exposure within your congregations and we want to thank you for responding! Thank you for sharing your successes and challenges. Thank you for bringing forth concerns ...


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