Employment Opportunity: Associate Director for Disaster Response/UMVIM


JOB TITLE Associate Director for Disaster Response/UMVIM JOB TYPE Full-time salaried position POSITION SUMMARY The associate director will work collaboratively and independently to coordinate teams in the aftermath of disasters within the Mississippi Annual Conference and beyond. This person will direct, manage, coordinate and facilitate the ...

October District Realignment Task Force Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2022 As reported during the 2022 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference, the District Realignment Task Force prioritizes regularly updating the conference on findings, data and insights that come out of the task force’s meetings. Since August 2021, this group has met monthly to study and reflect upon the ...

Disaffiliation Decision Dates


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2022 On behalf of the Mississippi Conference Extended Cabinet, I would like to remind all local churches that February 1, 2023, is the last day to confer with your district superintendent about your congregations’ desire to begin the disaffiliation process to be effective June 30, 2023. If your congregation ...

Celebrating Laity Sunday


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2022 Hello!   In The United Methodist Church, we typically celebrate Laity Sunday on the third Sunday in October. As we prepare for this celebration, it might be helpful to ponder why we celebrate Laity Sunday and how we can do so.   Why do we celebrate Laity Sunday? Laity lead in over 800 churches in the ...

BASIC Lay Servant Course


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2022 We are excited to announce an online opportunity for the Introduction to Lay Ministry: The Basic Course. Mark your calendars for November 4-5 and join us for this foundational course. Click here to download flyer. Lay Servant Ministries is one of the most significant lay leadership development programs ...

Pastor Appreciation Month


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2022 Greetings to you all, As the weather begins to be kinder in temperatures, all of our spirits seem to be lighter, and during this season of celebration and thanksgiving, I would like to remind you all that October is the month for clergy appreciation. Originally known as Pastor Appreciation Month, it has ...

Connecting Conversations Webinar


In response to the 2022 annual conference petition that was approved by the membership (page 145, Call for Vital Relational Conversations Among the Leadership and Churches of the Mississippi Annual Conference), the Mississippi Conference Delegation hosted a webinar entitled, “Important Connection Conversations in the Mississippi Annual Conference.”...

2023 Preaching Festival Announcement


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2022 Mississippi Conference Clergy, Mark your calendars for the 2023 Mississippi Annual Conference Festival of Preaching. This year's event will take place February 16-17, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Brandon with the theme "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning." Rev. Dr. Jody Hill will be the keynote...

UMCOR Team in Miss. for Jackson Water Crisis Response


Lara Martin (left), director of UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response and Rev. Greg Ellis (right), program manager for UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response lead discussion on disaster management with United Methodist disaster response volunteers. Local United Methodist disaster volunteers met with two members of the General Board of Global Ministries team...

Metro Area UMCs Helping Neighbors in Jackson Water Crisis


By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist Jackson, Miss. –Metro Area United Methodist volunteers and churches are harnessing the power of the connection to prioritize and meet the needs of the over 170,000 people lacking access to safe drinking water due to the Jackson Water Crisis. Those connected to Jackson’s water supply had already been ...

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