Nov. and Dec. 2021 Treasurer's Notes


Conference Council on Finance and Administration Many of you have asked for the 2021 budget explanation publication. You will find that in the administry office on the website under local church. There you will also find the 2020 Treasurer’s Report. January 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. is when the balance is due for your 2021 mission shares. This amount ...

The Circuit Rider Nov. | Dec. 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2021   In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Read about the Swansons' Thanksgiving message, the return of The Gathering and an update on the two-year $3 million United Methodist Committee on Relief grant.   Also, mark your calendars for upcoming deadlines, events and giving opportunities. Read about these ...

Disaster Grant Aids Thousands in Recovery


Matthew Johnson Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant Two years ago, we announced that the Mississippi Conference was the recipient of a two-year, $3 million grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to help the conference set up two recovery regions that included 16 of the hardest hit counties in the conference. ...

Happy Thanksgiving from the Swansons


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2021 Hello everyone,  It is that time of year again! It doesn’t matter if it’s your fifth thanksgiving or your eighty-fifth thanksgiving—all hearts and minds, every year, are on the same thing—the amazing aromas that will soon fill our homes, and the family and friends who fill our hearts. This is our 10th ...

Methodist Camps Provide Confirmation Retreats


Matthew Johnson Communications and Connectional Ministries Assistant Confirmation is an important moment in the life of United Methodist youth. It is the first time baptized Christian youth profess their intention to live up to the vows of the baptismal and membership Youth leader teaches confirmation class at  Camp Lake Stephens.  covenant and ...

Reflections: Seasons Part 1


Grace and peace, I'm re-airing this webisode of Reflections as it is most timely in this season full of transitions as we left Halloween and All Saints Day and observe Veterans Day and quickly move towards Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are all transitioning into new seasons. Some are entering a new season of work. Some are experiencing new ...

Attend Do You Want to Get Well? Webinar, Gain CEUs


All clergy, church staff and volunteers are invited to attend a free Zoom webinar for those who have experienced emotional challenges in dealing with COVID-19 and its effect upon the church. The webinar will be Monday, November 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and is part one of a series of webinars that will continue into the New Year that will be ...

The Gathering 2022


Hey everybody it's Mike, the youth guy!  It will be exactly two years from the last time we got together for a youth event. So I would say it is time for a reunion! It’s time for The Gathering 2022! We are back for the biggest Jesus party of the year February 25-26 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. This year’s theme is “Reunion.” Since ...

The Circuit Rider: October 2021


In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Read about an update on the End Racism For Good initiative, United Methodist Student Day resources and learn the importance of apprenticeship, coaching and mentoring. Also, mark your calendars for upcoming deadlines, events and giving opportunities. Read about these happenings and more by clicking on the image ...

Apprenticeship, Coaching and Mentoring


  In the Mississippi Conference, we have worked to incorporate a culture of coaching and mentoring with our clergy and laity. Although this may seem like a new and novel idea, they are both simply a part of the process of apprenticeship which is one of the conference’s core values, love, generosity, justice and apprenticeship. Apprenticeship, ...

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