The Circuit Rider: April 2023


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2023   In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Read about how the Mississippi Conference is helping tornado victims recover, Lighthouse Congregations for those wishing to remain or become United Methodist, Native American Ministries Sunday and the new annual conference session app. Also, mark your calendars for ...

Attend District Realignment Webinar April 20


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2023 Clergy and laity, As we, the Mississippi Annual Conference look to our future, we want to ensure that we are efficient and effective with all of our resources while entrusting the fulfillment of our mission to make disciples to local churches.    District realignment will empower districts and churches. In the ...

2023 Bible Challenge Check-in


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11 , 2023 Greetings, It's been a few months since I invited you to participate with me in the 2023 Bible Challenge and I just wanted to see how things have been going. I pray the spiritual practice of reading scripture daily has enriched your life as much as it has mine. Remember, you can find all things 2023 Bible ...

Mississippi Tornadoes Disaster Response


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2023 Good afternoon! On Friday evening, March 24, a series of tornadoes crossed our beloved state of Mississippi. The scenes of destruction have broken our hearts and inspired us to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need. United Methodists in Mississippi have been busy since Saturday morning helping in these ...

How You Can Help Tornado Survivors


The tornadoes that rolled through Mississippi last weekend caused an unprecedented amount of damage. We are working in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, and local agencies to provide immediate relief as needed. We are also organizing ERT teams and assessing long term needs of these communities. We will be asking for ...

The Circuit Rider: March 2023


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2023   In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Read about ways to introduce the community to your church during Easter, Methodist women who fought so that all would have the right to vote and Gulfside Assembly's rebirth during its 100-year anniversary. Also, mark your calendars for upcoming deadlines and events. Read ...

Heidelberg Scholarship Benefits Methodist Students


By: Jennifer Allen, Methodist Foundation of Mississippi Communications Director   Rev. Dr. Phillip Heidelberg.  The Rev. Phillip W. Heidelberg, Memorial Scholarship Endowment, was established by his wife, Sherrill Heidelberg, after his death in 2020. She wants to leave a legacy in his name that would honor his dedication to the education ...

UM Bishops Engage Pan-Methodist Gathering


Mississippi’s episcopal leader, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis (pictured second from the right), along with other UMC bishops, took part in the Pan-Methodist Commission and Consultation of Methodist Bishops that took place March 10-14, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga. The group gathered for worship at Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on March 12 at 7:00...

UMCOR Grant Expands Miss. Disaster Response


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant Mississippi Conference Disaster Response is growing to better suit the needs of Mississippians in the aftermath of disaster. The first installment of a $1.5 million grant awarded to the Mississippi United Methodist Conference from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, ...

What Works: Wesley Foundations Assist UMCOR in Responding to Disaster


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional and Communications Assistant   MGCCC Wesley Foundation students fill flood buckets. Wesley Foundation students from two Mississippi colleges are offering their time, talent and energy to assist the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, in their efforts to be a healing presence in the aftermath of ...

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