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Employment Opportunity: Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant

3/9/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2021 Listed below is an opportunity for just the right person who is interested in joining the Connectional MInistries and Communications team of the Mississippi Annual Conference. This is a full-time position located in Jackson, Mississippi at the conference office.   Responsibilities: Implement plans for social ...


Reflections: The Value of the Journey Part 1

3/4/2021

Grace and peace, In this webisode, I discuss our need to remember God's sovereignty--even in a pandemic--and reflect on how He is growing us in this season.  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 air ...


Response from the 2020 Mississippi Delegation

3/2/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2021 Greetings to the Mississippi Annual Conference,   Your delegation to the 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church met by Zoom Friday, February 26, 2021, in response to two recent announcements.   First, the General Commission on the General Conference (GCGC) postponed the 2020 General Conference ...


Additional PPP Funds Available

2/26/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2021 Congress has opened round two of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Churches that did not get a loan in 2020 are eligible to apply under the same rules as 2020. Churches that received loans in 2020 are eligible to apply if certain conditions are met. You will recall that almost all churches that ...


Intersection of Black History and UM History

2/26/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2021 Mississippi United Methodists, As Black History Month comes to a close, I wanted to leave you with a reflection on how Black History is a part of United Methodist History. Click on the image below and stay tuned until the end to see the Mississippi connection come full circle in this Black History Moment. "...


Bishop's Response to GC Postponement Decision

2/25/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021 Greetings my fellow Mississippi United Methodists, I pray that this finds you well, safe and faithful in the midst of all the recent and on-going struggles in which we find ourselves. During this unprecedented time, God has revealed Himself, time and time again. I have been constantly affirmed and amazed by...


February 25 Pandemic Task Team

2/25/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021 Brothers and sisters in Christ, We are hopeful and exceedingly glad about the decrease in COVID cases statewide. We want to take this time to celebrate all the faith communities that have made huge sacrifices to fight the coronavirus and protect their congregations and surrounding neighbors. Some churches’ ...


Student Ministry Initiative

2/23/2021

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 trainings will each be hosted on Zoom. You ...


The Circuit Rider: February 2021

2/23/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 23, 2021 In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Read about Easter outreach resources available and how in spite of a global pandemic, 'The Mission Continues' at Wesley House, a United Methodist-related community center. Also, mark you calendars for upcoming deadlines, events and giving opportunities. Read about these ...


Historic Assembly is Gifted Property

2/22/2021

Gulfside Assembly, Inc. in Waveland, Miss. was recently gifted the St. Rock property to aid in serving the community with administrative space to carry out mission and ministry. Gulfside had been renting the old St. Rock United Methodist Church for its business headquarters, for a few years since the church’s closing in late 2017. Both St. Rock and...


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