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Reflections: The Value of the Journey Part 3

4/1/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Grace and peace, In this webisode, in this third installment of a conversation on the value of the journey, I invite you to see Ephesians 4:13-16 as a clear message from God that we can come out of this pandemic more spiritually mature and more built "up in love."   Click on the image below, watch this video and...


Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides $200M in Rental Assistance for Mississippi

3/29/2021

A number of important supports for families and businesses were approved in the second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 which passed in December 2020.  Below are a few targeted programs that churches and ministries may find helpful in sharing as part of our ...


The Student Ministry Initiative: April 13

3/29/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2021 The Mississippi Conference is excited to offer an incredible leadership opportunity for student ministry leaders—the Student Ministry Initiative. We have partnered with Mark DeVries—author of Sustainable Youth Ministry—and the Ministry Architects team to create three virtual training opportunities. These ...


You're Invited to a Zoom Lunch for End Racism for Good

3/25/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2021 We are four months into our conference-wide initiative, End Racism for Good, and we are pleased to say that nearly 300 people have participated so far in a racial healing circle across our state. In spite of the pandemic, we’ve used technology to bring people together to have real conversations on race and ...


Special Session of General Conference Cancelled

3/23/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2021  The theme of this year’s annual conference is 'The Mission Continues' (John 21:15-23). Indeed, this has been a difficult season for us. We have sought to faithfully do the ministry and administrative work that is required of us. We have sought at the same time to discover fruitful ways to stay focused on ...


Reflecting on Women's History Month

3/22/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2021 Brothers and sisters in Christ, Recently, in between breaks of taping my vlog, 'Reflections' I went off script and reflected on Women's History Month. Click here or on the image below to hear my thoughts on women and their impact on the mission of the church, as well as about some of the women who were ...


Reflections: The Value of the Journey Part 2

3/18/2021

Grace and peace, In this webisode, I continue to contemplate the value of the journey that we are all on at this moment in time as we look at Hebrews 3:16-19.   Click on the image below, watch this video and join me today in reserving some quiet time to reflect on what insights and direction God’s word can offer us.  ‘Reflections,' a vlog set to ...


Pandemic Task Team Update: Easter Activities

3/16/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2021   Brothers and sisters in Christ,   As we move closer to Holy Week, we are filled with the joy and hope of the Resurrection. It is the desire of all God’s children to worship and commemorate this sacred season in the life of the church and participate in ways and traditions we have engaged in all our lives. ...


Call to Action: COVID Relief for Mississippi Healthcare Crisis

3/15/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2021 From our earliest days, United Methodists have believed that providing healthcare to others is an important duty of Christians. John Wesley found ways to offer medical services at no cost to the poor in London. The first Methodist Social Creed (adopted in 1908) urged working conditions to safeguard the health ...


March 11 Pandemic Task Team Update

3/11/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2021 Brothers and sisters in Christ, We have hit the one year mark of journeying together along this pandemic path and there are still so many things that we do not know and cannot predict. However, a year later we do know some best practices to utilize in efforts to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus. ...


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