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#BeUMC: World-changing People of God

10/26/2022

As a denomination, we are committed to work for global health and countless other efforts, but none of us as individuals, or even as one local church, have the ability to accomplish so much by ourselves. This is where our global connection is such a special and important part of who we are as United Methodists. Here in Mississippi, our core value ...


Scholarship Recipient Shares His Gratitude

10/26/2022

To the members of the Foundation Scholarship Committee:   Please accept this letter as an expression of my genuine gratitude for the generous $2,000 scholarship to support the conclusion of my master’s degree at the British campus of Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English located at Oxford University’s Lincoln College.   Shelby ...


UMC Continues Response to Water Crisis

10/26/2022

By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant Many around the state, nation and world were rightly alarmed when they learned of the water crisis in Jackson. The thought of more than 180,000 people without access to one of life’s necessities could have been a cause for hopelessness, but the people of the Mississippi ...


UWF Annual Meeting Showcases Missionary Heart

10/26/2022

By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant Cecelia Davis, Ilka Vega, Kathleen Smith and Dale Barnes present water to Bethlehem Center director, Mattie Johnson on behalf of UWF. The Mississippi Conference United Women in Faith, UWF, gathered at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, September 30, for their ...


What Works: Fall Outreach Events

10/26/2022

By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant The end of October presents a great opportunity for United Methodist churches to connect with families and communities. Entertaining and engaging fall events provide fun for the whole family and allows people who are not part of the congregation to learn more about ...


Anderson UMC: Roots, Relationships and Official Rehearsal Home of Miss. Mass Choir

10/25/2022

By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist The Mississippi Mass Choir engaged in praise and worship during rehearsal at Anderson United Methodist Church in Jackson. Photo courtesy of Jasmine Haynes It began with a soft melodious phrase in unison symbolizing our oneness in Christ and our universal need to worship the Living God. The eyes ...


Miss. Conference Trustees Disaffiliation Decision

10/21/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2022 Brothers and sisters in Christ, It has come to my attention that there is much concern around churches feeling rushed to pursue the exploration process to disaffiliate due to next year’s deadline to do so by December 31, 2023 as stated in the sunset clause of paragraph 2553 (disaffiliation of a local church ...


Mississippi Conference Board of Trustees Announcement

10/20/2022

The Mississippi Conference Board of Trustees met on October 20, 2022. During this meeting, work was completed on a plan for the post sunset clause of Paragraph 2553 in the errata of the 2016 Discipline. This Mississippi Conference Trustees approved plan outlines a fair and equitable way for Mississippi churches to depart beginning January 1, 2024. ...


Process of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Annual Conference

10/20/2022

The following motion was adopted at a  meeting of the Board of Trustees (the “Trustees”) of the  Mississippi  Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Inc., held on October  20, 2022.   At the 2019 Special General Conference of The United Methodist Church, the General Conference adopted an amendment to The Book of Discipline of the United...


Employment Opportunity: Associate Director for Disaster Response/UMVIM

10/19/2022

JOB TITLE Associate Director for Disaster Response/UMVIM JOB TYPE Full-time salaried position POSITION SUMMARY The associate director will work collaboratively and independently to coordinate teams in the aftermath of disasters within the Mississippi Annual Conference and beyond. This person will direct, manage, coordinate and facilitate the ...


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