Dr. Thompson Named President of Jackson State University


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2023 Dr. Marcus Thompson, pastor of Seven Springs United Methodist Church in Raymond, has been announced as the 13th president of Jackson State University, effective November 27. Thompson currently serves as the deputy commissioner and chief administrative officer of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher ...

December 3 Online Laity Session


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2023 Hello,  The Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Laity is excited about the gathering of lay delegates at the upcoming special session of annual conference on Saturday, December 9, 2023. In an attempt to prepare our hearts and minds for the special session, the board of laity is having a virtual laity ...

The Circuit Rider: November/December 2023


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2023 In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Watch Bishop Lewis' Thanksgiving greeting to the Mississippi Conference. Additionally, read about end of the year reminders for church treasurers and trustees, the Little Light of Mine Special Offering for Methodist Children's Homes and ways to support Mississippi ...

Conference Treasurer's Notes


There are some very important items I want to call to your attention as you do your planning and budget work this fall for the 2024 calendar year. Your mission shares for 2024 will be the exact same as they are in 2023. Thus, you will not be receiving a report about new mission share numbers as you have in the past. If you have any questions, ...

Methodist Foundation Scholarships Support Miss. Methodist Students


Methodist Foundation of Mississippi scholarship recipient, Emily Lambert. By Jennifer Allen, Methodist Foundation of Mississippi Scholarships offered through the Methodist Foundation of Mississippi help United Methodist students fund their higher education goals. Read below about one such scholarship founded in memory of Leavell Woods ...

Renewal, Rest and Revival


By. Rev. Trey Harper, Director of Spiritual Leadership The end is in sight. This season of disaffiliation is almost over. There will undoubtedly still be those who are called to different fellowships, and with the approaching General Conference, there will still be anxieties, but the United Methodists of the Mississippi Conference have survived. ...

Spread Joy by Supporting Methodist Children’s Homes this Christmas


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant   Mississippi United Methodists can be a blessing to the Methodist Children’s Homes, MCH, this holiday season. Through the Little Light of Mine special offering and Adopt a Child gift drive, Methodist congregations can help sustain facilities and operations, and make sure ...

What Works: Maples Memorial Big Serve Sunday Blesses the Community


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant What Works is a series featuring ministries across the conference that are vital, thriving and serving their communities. Mission and ministry featured in this segment can also be implemented into your faith community’s missional strategies.   Maples Memorial UMC ...

2024 Open Enrollment


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2023 Greetings Clergy! November is open enrollment for the Conference Medical Insurance plans. If your total compensation is $20,985 or more, you are eligible for the conference insurance program. Below are some facts that will be helpful to you. If you click here, there is much more information about our plan ...

Bishop Lewis' Thanksgiving Greeting


Sisters and brothers in Christ, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on the goodness of God. Do you know what I’m thankful for? Click on the image below and watch my Thanksgiving greeting to find out. You can also click here to download the video and share it with your congregations. Peace and Blessings, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis Resident ...

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