What Works: Senatobia District’s Missions In May Spreads Love to 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. During Missions in May churches ...

One From MSAC Receive Certified Renewalist Credential


[Casper, Wyoming], [August 2, 2023] – News release content.   On August 2, 2023, sixteen church leaders were awarded a Certificate of Congregational Renewal, and earned the credential of Certified Renewalist through Creating a Culture of Renewal®. One of this year’s recipients is from the Mississippi Annual Conference, Rev. Dr. D. Scott Wright. ...

2023 AC Session Wrap Up and Resources


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2023 This year’s annual conference was a time of worship, collaborative leadership in discerning the business and administration of the Mississippi Annual Conference and the first to be presided over by Mississippi's new episcopal leader, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis. In case you missed it or would like to review or share ...

2023 Annual Conference Session Report


The 2023 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference convened at the Cadence Bank Arena located at 375 E. Main Street in Tupelo, Mississippi. This was the first annual conference presided over by Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, the new episcopal leader of the Mississippi area. The theme of the conference was “Moving Forward in Making Disciples,” and the ...

All Things 2023 AC Session


The 2023 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference began Tuesday, June 27, and concluded Friday, June 30, at the Cadence Bank Arena in Tupelo. Presided over by new Mississippi episcopal leader, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, with the theme Moving Forward in Making Disciples from Matthew 28: 19-20 Annual Conference App Annual Conference Report Annual ...

Apply Now for Renfro Trust Funds


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2023 The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual brick-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. The deadline for submission of the application forms linked below is Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Applications should be emailed to This gives the ...

Conference-wide Property Insurance Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2023 The conference-wide property insurance program, referred to as UM PACT, was formed in 2005 in association with the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA). This connectional policy allowed us the opportunity to offer all churches and ministries of local churches more than adequate insurance coverage...

Summer Worship Series and Theologian in Residence Program Resumes June 25 at Lake Junaluska


LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – The annual Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series will resume Sunday, June 25, with eight internationally known visiting theologians to share messages of hope and inspiration in outdoor, lakeside services.   Summer Worship Series services will begin at 9 a.m. on consecutive Sundays through Aug. 13 beneath a large, lakeside tent...

Conference Employment Announcement


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2023 Bishop Sharma D. Lewis announces the retirement of conference chancellor, Clifford Ammons effective June 30, 2023 and the hiring of the incoming conference chancellor, Leslie Bounds effective July 1, 2023. I want to thank Clifford for the expertise he provided to the conference during his 21 years of service. ...

District Realignment Task Force Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2023 As we have stated in our previous communications, the Mississippi Conference District Realignment Task Force, DRT, is recommending that the number of districts in the Mississippi Conference be reduced from 11 to seven. This recommendation will be voted on during the 2023 Session of the Mississippi Annual ...

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