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AC Session Updates: Souvenir Journal, Exhibit Booths and FAQs

5/13/2020

Greetings Mississippi United Methodists, Here is the latest round of updates pertaining to this year’s session of annual conference: The Circuit Rider Souvenir Journal Ads In light of the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic and inability to predict when we will all be able to gather in-person, there will not be a printed version of The ...


2020 Clergy Session and Ordination News

5/13/2020

Greetings to my clergy family, I have been blessed by the faithful work that so many of you are doing during this time of pandemic. The creativity and commitment you have shown to your people, and to the One who called you, has been astounding. I truly believe the Church is being reshaped and revived in the midst of this new way of doing life and ...


Church In-person Gathering Guidelines

5/8/2020

Grace and peace, In my last correspondence to the conference I promised I would send to you this week a resource to aid you in incrementally resuming in-person gatherings. I know organizations have tossed around the term “reopening,” but our communities needed to know that we were never closed—only gathering and continuing ministry through a ...


2020 Beach Camp Update

5/7/2020

With great sadness and disappointment, we announce today that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Beach Camp 2020. The health and safety of all of our students, leaders and staff takes top priority. We value and will honor the CDC guidelines and there are just too many unknowns for the summer. We thank all of our churches that had already...


Announcing the 2020-2021 Appointments

5/6/2020

Mississippi United Methodists,  Click here to view the 2020-2021 appointments. This document is susceptible to change at any time by the episcopal office. For details on specific appointments contact the corresponding district superintendent. This document was last revised May 5, 2020.


Projected Public Church Gathering Date

4/29/2020

Greetings in the name of our Risen Savior, I am aware that several of you desire to gather in-person for corporate worship. Other faith communities may feel a need to protect the flock—especially the most vulnerable members—by continuing to not gather physically a little longer. My hope is to give you guidance, not commandments, on preparing a ...


Mission Continues Amidst Pandemic and Easter Tornadoes

4/24/2020

By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist Mississippi United Methodist Conference   ERTs from Brandon First, St. Mark's, St. Luke's and Galloway Memorial United Methodist churches assess tornado damage in Seminary, Miss. from a view on the only roof standing. Photo courtesy of Mellie Thomas  Laurel, Miss.— In the last two weeks people in the...


Paycheck Protection Program: Round Two

4/21/2020

Hello COGPOWs (children of God, people of worth), I received the below message from the secretary of state's office. I encourage you to read the whole message because lawmakers are in the process of passing the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program. Churches, if you were not successful in your first attempt to apply. Try, try again! ...


Disaster Response: Easter Storms Assessment and Actions

4/17/2020

Brothers and sisters in Christ,  I'm requesting your prayers for those impacted by the Easter severe weather this past Sunday. I also want to share with you that even in this pandemic, the feet and hands of the body of Christ are busy in mission and service to those in need. Watch my video to hear an update on damage assessments, learn what the ...


New 2020 AC Session Dates

4/17/2020

Grace and peace, As you know from a previous announcement, Bishop Swanson decided to postpone the 2020 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference from its original June dates. Contingent on the stipulations from the Mississippi Health Department and possible risks to the welfare of our fellow Mississippians, the new date for the 2020 Session of ...


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