Congregational Care and The Coronavirus


Brothers and sisters in Christ,  As you are aware, the CDC, the President of the United States and the Governor of the State of Mississippi have made some very serious requests of the people of this nation and this state. The district and conference offices have begun to make operational adjustments to mitigate risk of people contracting the ...

United Methodist General Conference to be Postponed


Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Nashville, Tenn.: The Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference has been notified by the Minneapolis Convention Center that they are restricting events at the venue through May 10, 2020, following recommendations by the Minnesota Department of Health, ...

From Bishop Swanson: COB Asks to Postpone 2020 GC


My fellow Mississippi United Methodists, I want to make you aware that today the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference due to the coronavirus being declared a pandemic. I am fully in agreement with this request not only out of caution for the health...

Miss. Conf. Delegation to Host Regional Briefings and Listening Sessions


The 2020 General Conference will convene May 5 – 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Your Mississippi Conference Delegation would like to invite you to attend an interactive regional briefing/listening session on one of the dates below at a location nearest you. As you are aware, there will be major discussion and decisions on how we continue to live ...

Coronavirus: What to Know, How to Help


Coronavirus as viewed under an electron microscope.   With new cases being diagnosed seemingly every hour, the question of “How concerned should I be about Coronavirus?” is being asked by many around the world. The first cases of Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, were diagnosed in China in December 2019. Since then, the illness with ...

Miss. Conference Launches General Conference 101


General Conference 101 is one of many communications resources that are being made available to you about General Conference. The purpose of General Conference 101 is to provide clarity on what exactly General Conference is, why we have General Conference and how what happens at General Conference impacts your local church. The below four-part ...

2020 Session of AC: There's an App for That


We're excited to announce that the 2020 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference app is now live. Get the app to access the most up-to-date information about our event including schedules, a preliminary agenda, maps and much more. Also, check out the list of hotels and make sure to sign up for special meals.  Android and iOS users: Download the...

Why ashes? Connecting to who we are and who we can be


A Feature by Joe Iovino* SHARE Ingrid McIntyre receives ashes from street chaplain, Lindsey Krinks. About 30 people gathered as a community to share in the Ash Wednesday liturgy and to raise awareness of those suffering from homelessness and poverty. McIntyre is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn. A file photo by ...

Disaster Update: Pearl River Flooding


The Mississippi Conference would like to thank all the individuals, teams and congregations that have put their faith in action and signed up to aid our disaster response efforts. We would also like to express our gratitude to the North Carolina, North Georgia, Alabama-West Florida and South Georgia conferences, that have reached out to offer ...

Disaster Relief: Do Not Self-deploy


Seeing images of disaster destruction compels us to want to go help. Your empathy peaked as you hear the tearful stories of people who have lost everything to a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or wildfire. 1. Disaster scenes are, by their very nature, chaotic People have lost their homes and even the most basic needs such as food and clothing. As ...

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