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 ...

The 2019 Mississippi Annual Conference Session Report


*This report and all things 2019 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference can be found here.   The 2019 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference convened at the Jackson Convention Complex, which is located at 105 E. Pascagoula St. Jackson, Mississippi from Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, June 8. Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. officiated. This ...

All Things 2019 AC Session


Live streaming was hosted on Bishop Swanson’s Facebook page Wednesday, June 5 and captured annual conference from opening through closing worship service on Saturday, June 8. Even those not on Facebook can experience events and worship as if they were there in person on Livestream.   Video of the 2019 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference...

The UMC Upholds Traditional Stance on Human Sexuality


February 26, 2019 ST. LOUIS-- Right at the cusp of 5:00 p.m. central time, the 864 delegates of the 2019 Called Session of General Conference voted to affirm The United Methodist Church’s current ban on the ordination of self-avowed practicing homosexuals, having United Methodist ministers conduct ceremonies that celebrate homosexual unions and ...

Delivering Christmas Invitations and Cheer by the Truckload


National Christmas tour coming to Columbus on December 4 Columbus, Mississippi – Those meandering around Leadership Plaza with visions of sugarplums might also get a glimpse of the true meaning of Christmas – and it comes with free hot cocoa. An easy-to-find gift-wrapped tour truck will be the centerpiece of The True Meaning of Christmas Tour ...

Miss. Early Response Teams Provide Aid to States Effected by Disaster


Mississippi Conference early response teams (ERT) recently provided aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael at five sites in Lynn Haven and one site in Panama City, Florida. Making landfall October 10, Hurricane Michael was the first category 4 storm in recorded history to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Property damage is estimated at ...

Interim Tupelo District Superintendency


Brothers and sisters of the Mississippi Conference, I shared with you at annual conference session last week that Rev. Rickey Haynes, who was previously announced as the incoming Tupelo District Superintendent, will now be the incoming Senatobia District Superintendent. Rev. Tom Potter, who was announced as the incoming Senatobia District ...

All Things 2018 AC Session


Live streaming was hosted on Bishop Swanson’s Facebook page Thursday, May 31 and captured annual conference from opening through closing worship service on Saturday, June 2. Even if you’re not on Facebook, those with internet can experience events and worship as if they were there in person on Livestream.   Below are links to the various worship ...

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