Merry Christmas from the Swansons


Season's greetings, As we celebrate the coming of Christ in this Advent season, Mrs. Swanson and I want to wish you a joyous Christmas. Click here to watch our Christmas greeting.  If you would like to download this Christmas greeting video and share it with your churches, click here.  "Like" Bishop Swanson on Facebook at Bishop James E. Swanson, ...

ICE Raids Aftermath


Click here to donate. It's been months since ICE agents raided plants in five communities in Mississippi and Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. sent out a call to action to aid the children impacted. Thanks to gracious givers like you, many efforts have helped the stability and well-being of those children and their families. Click on the image below to...

The Circuit Rider: Winter 2019


In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Watch Bishop and Mrs. Swanson's Thanksgiving message to the Mississippi Conference and learn how you can help kids impacted by ICE Raids and children at Methodist Children's Homes this Christmas season. Also, mark you calendars for upcoming events for youth like The Gathering 2020 and approaching conference ...

2020 General Conference Logo Unveiled


Designed by United Methodist Communications. The 2020 General Conference logo color version. 2020 General Conference Logo Unveiled   SHARE: Facebook462TwitterPrintEmail Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2019 Nashville, Tenn.: The Commission on the General Conference has unveiled the logo for the 2020 General ...

Do You Feel Like You're the Only One?


New United Methodist ad campaign addresses loneliness SHARE United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information For Immediate Release October 30, 2019  Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Church has launched the “Not the Only One” advertising campaign to help offer encouragement through community. ...

Introducing The Committee Teaching Series!


  Chuck is Back!!!! (well, sort of…) Introducing The Committee Teaching Series! A sixteen-session online teaching series that will help your congregation discuss some of the most critical issues that prevent many congregations from becoming a vital church. Join Chuck and the rest of The Committee at ...

Mississippi Delegation Endorses Episcopal Candidate


The Mississippi Annual Conference Delegation to the General and Southeastern Jurisdictional conference unanimously endorsed Rev. Fred Britton as a candidate for the office of bishop Saturday, September 7, 2019.                     Rev. Fred Britton Britton is currently serving as the district superintendent in the Tupelo District. He has served...

Connecting with Campus Ministries


By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist for the Mississippi Conference Children and youth aren’t the only students headed back to school. Young adults are returning or embarking on a journey of ‘adulting’ and learning what all that entails at colleges and universities around Mississippi and at out-of-state campuses. Now is a great time for ...

Merging Methodist: First UMC, St. Paul's to Become One


By Josh Troy, The Clarksdale Press Register First United Methodist Church is the main location for services since it merged with St. Paul's United Methodist Church July 1. Photos by Josh Troy/The Clarksdale Press Register  Two Methodist churches in Clarksdale have been coming together for more activities the past five years. First United ...

Help Children Impacted by ICE Raids


UPDATED Giving Options for ICE-Impacted Assistance for Children People can support the ongoing efforts in helping impacted families and children by: mailing a check to Mississippi Conference of the UMC, 320-C Briarwood Drive, Attention: James Mason, Jackson, MS 39206. Please annotate “4ICE-Children” in the memo line of the check. making a ...

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