Pastor Appreciation Month


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2022 Greetings to you all, As the weather begins to be kinder in temperatures, all of our spirits seem to be lighter, and during this season of celebration and thanksgiving, I would like to remind you all that October is the month for clergy appreciation. Originally known as Pastor Appreciation Month, it has ...

UMCOR Team in Miss. for Jackson Water Crisis Response


Lara Martin (left), director of UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response and Rev. Greg Ellis (right), program manager for UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response lead discussion on disaster management with United Methodist disaster response volunteers. Local United Methodist disaster volunteers met with two members of the General Board of Global Ministries team...

Metro Area UMCs Helping Neighbors in Jackson Water Crisis


By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist Jackson, Miss. –Metro Area United Methodist volunteers and churches are harnessing the power of the connection to prioritize and meet the needs of the over 170,000 people lacking access to safe drinking water due to the Jackson Water Crisis. Those connected to Jackson’s water supply had already been ...

Delegation to Host Webinar on Connecting Conversations


In response to the 2022 annual conference petition that was approved by the membership (page 145, Call for Vital Relational Conversations Among the Leadership and Churches of the Mississippi Annual Conference), the Mississippi Conference Delegation is hosting a webinar entitled, “Important Connection Conversations in the Mississippi Annual ...

Endowment Supports Education for Clergy Spouses


By: Jennifer Allen, Methodist Foundation of Mississippi   Allie Foster Jackson. She went to hear the music and left home to go to school.   Allie Foster Jackson was a music lover all her life. This love not only persisted for a lifetime but it led to a desire for the best education she could find. Running away to go to school is not ...

Rehab Strategies Address Depression Faced by Stroke Survivors


By Susan Christensen Health and Research News Service   Before a December aneurysm led to two strokes, Angela South of Madison felt she could handle almost anything. “I’ve always been able to spin four or five plates at a time,” said the 59-year-old former travel specialist for Vertex Aerospace in Madison. “I was leading the charge to get everyone...

Mission Grants Available Through Oct. 31


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2022 Apply now for the 2022 Connectional Ministries Mission Grants. These matching grants are available to United Methodist churches. Grants typically range from $250 to $2,500 per project. Extraordinary applications for up to $5,000 will be considered. The purpose of the grants is to help form spiritual ...

Mississippi Delegation Statement


Our annual conference delegation would like to release the following statement: The Mississippi Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conference honors the discernment of Rev. Fred Britton to withdraw his candidacy for the episcopacy and is proud to offer a statement of support for episcopal candidate, Rev. Dr. Connie Shelton. She has directly ...

Jackson Water Crisis Update


As I am sure you have already heard, the City of Jackson, Mississippi is in a water emergency situation. Approximately 180,000 residents are struggling to have clean drinking water, and some do not have water at all. United Methodists of Mississippi are rallying around our neighbors and reaching out to the community in as many ways as we possibly ...

Pandemic Task Team Update: August 29, 2022


Brothers and sisters in Christ, Students are returning to school and the trees around us will soon reflect the quickly approaching transition into fall. Scripture tells us that “for everything there is a season,” [Ecclesiastes 3:1] and throughout the many seasons we’ve seen come and go since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen and continue to...

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