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Congregational Care and the Coronavirus: Zoom Series

3/23/2020

Greetings Mississippi Conference,   In this time of social distancing and uncertainty, many churches are discerning ways to continue the work and worship of their congregations. Transitioning to online worship and meetings and other digital communication is new territory for some, but you don’t have to feel like you’re charting this course alone.  ...


Virtual Meeting Platforms Help Churches

3/22/2020

By Eric Seiberling Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News. SHARE With mandatory closures and restrictions limiting meetings to no more than 10 people, churches are facing an unprecedented challenge during the COVID-19 crisis. How will the church operate in these times? From learning how to stream worship to determining ways to coordinate how to serve ...


Group looking at New General Conference Dates

3/21/2020

By Heather Hahn March 21, 2020 | UM News Share Google Translate​▼ Clergy members bless the elements of Holy Communion during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. The Commission on the General Conference met March 21 to discuss next steps after coronavirus concerns forced the postponement of this year’s legislative ...


Resources for Healthy Youth Ministry

3/19/2020

Hey All!  I want to first say, we are praying for each one of you and your students in this current reality. The Mississippi Conference student ministry division would like to help give you a few ideas and resources. These will help you to navigate how to create healthy youth ministry in the next couple of weeks. GROUPME or Text Devotion Consider...


Congregational Care and The Coronavirus

3/18/2020

Brothers and sisters in Christ,  As you are aware, the CDC, the President of the United States and the Governor of the State of Mississippi have made some very serious requests of the people of this nation and this state. The district and conference offices have begun to make operational adjustments to mitigate risk of people contracting the ...


United Methodist General Conference to be Postponed

3/18/2020

Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Nashville, Tenn.: The Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference has been notified by the Minneapolis Convention Center that they are restricting events at the venue through May 10, 2020, following recommendations by the Minnesota Department of Health, ...


From Bishop Swanson: COB Asks to Postpone 2020 GC

3/13/2020

My fellow Mississippi United Methodists, I want to make you aware that today the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference due to the coronavirus being declared a pandemic. I am fully in agreement with this request not only out of caution for the health...


Miss. Conf. Delegation to Host Regional Briefings and Listening Sessions

3/4/2020

The 2020 General Conference will convene May 5 – 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Your Mississippi Conference Delegation would like to invite you to attend an interactive regional briefing/listening session on one of the dates below at a location nearest you. As you are aware, there will be major discussion and decisions on how we continue to live ...


Coronavirus: What to Know, How to Help

3/3/2020

Coronavirus as viewed under an electron microscope.   With new cases being diagnosed seemingly every hour, the question of “How concerned should I be about Coronavirus?” is being asked by many around the world. The first cases of Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, were diagnosed in China in December 2019. Since then, the illness with ...


Miss. Conference Launches General Conference 101

3/2/2020

General Conference 101 is one of many communications resources that are being made available to you about General Conference. The purpose of General Conference 101 is to provide clarity on what exactly General Conference is, why we have General Conference and how what happens at General Conference impacts your local church. The below four-part ...


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