District Realignment Task Force Recommendation to Annual Conference


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2023 The Mississippi Conference District Realignment Task Force is a group of four lay persons and five clergy members organized to analyze how our districts would be best configured to support local churches. This group is also examining the relationship of the district superintendent with local churches. This work...

Disaffiliation Process Timeline


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2023 Greeting pastors,   This is the adopted calendar that leads up to the December 9, 2023 called session for the disaffiliation process.  By August 1, 2023, local church lay leadership requests an Exploration Meeting in writing by email or letter to the district superintendent. September 10, 2023 is the end date ...

Purchase an Ad in the 2023 Souvenir Journal


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2023 Churches, colleges, small groups, businesses and organizations are welcome to purchase ads in the Circuit Rider Souvenir Journal. We also welcome congratulations for ordinands and retirees and honorable recognitions for clergy, district superintendents and Bishop Lewis. The Circuit Rider Souvenir Journal will ...

2023 Annual Conference Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2023 Greetings! In a little over three months, we will be gathering in Tupelo at the Cadence Bank Arena and Conference Center (same place as last year just a name change) for the 2023 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference. The address for the Cadence Bank Arena is 375 E. Main St. We will not be using the ...

Candid Conversations at Bishop's Chat and Chews


By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist Episcopal leader of the Mississippi Area, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, speaks to clergy during at Wiggins First UMC in Wiggins. Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, episcopal leader of the Mississippi Area, shared interesting things about herself and her family to break the ice at the first two chat and chews, ...

Conference Treasurer's Notes: February 2023


2022 Year-end Close Out We have completed our 2022 close out. The recipients of the mission shares are so thankful for your generosity. The report of your church will be in the mail to you soon. While we ended the year achieving a lower contribution percentage of mission shares than in 2021, we thank you for your faithfulness to the connection of ...

Dancing Event Benefits The Baddour Center


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant   Baddour Center Residents strike a pose before Dancing for Our Stars 2019 The stars in North Mississippi are coming out in support of The Baddour Center in Senatobia. The center, a Mississippi Conference benevolence, is a ministry that serves the needs of adults ...

Seashore Nicaragua Covenant Continues to Improve Lives


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant   Rev. David Newton, right, dines with fellow pastors from the US and Nicaragua. In December 2006, the Seashore district of the Mississippi Conference and the Nicaraguan Methodist Church established a covenant that declared that both parties would pray for one ...

Youth are Gearing Up for The Gathering 2023


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant   Big Al worships with youth on stage. For the past nine years, youth and youth leaders from across the state have been blessed with a fun and immersive Christian experience at the biggest Jesus party of the year. The Gathering 2023 promises to live into its theme ...

Disaster Response: Upcoming ERT Training Sat., Feb. 25


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2023 Register now for upcoming early response team, ERT, training. Certified ERTs respond to disasters in the days after they happen. Oxford University United Methodist Church in Oxford is hosting an ERT training Saturday, February 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The address for the training is 424 S 10th Street, ...

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