Celebrating the Retirement of Gulfside Assembly's Mollie Stewart


Gulfside Assembly Inc. Mississippi Annual  Conference Treasurer 320 -A Briarwood Drive Jackson, MS 39206 The Gulfside Association, Incorporated, Board of Directors takes great pride in offering Mrs. Mollie M. Stewart a retirement appreciation for serving the Gulfside Assembly in Waveland, Mississippi. Mollie’s official retirement date was ...

How an Immigrant Family Found Room at the Inn


Photo courtesy of the Rev. Paula Cripps-Vallejo. Members of Humboldt Park United Methodist Church in Chicago joined in an ecumenical Las Posadas procession. The re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for safe lodging carries special resonance for at least one family at the church.   By Heather Hahn Dec. 13, 2017 | UMNS “Who will give lodging to...

Fund for Central Conf. Theological Education Celebrates $2.6 Million


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bishop Patrick Streiff of Central and Southern Europe, along with Board and Committee members of the Endowment Fund for Theological Education in the Central Conferences, announced several new commitments to the Endowment Fund for a total to date of more than $2,600,000. These funds have been committed for The United Methodist ...

Foundation Short-Term Rate Rise, Effective Dec. 1


The Investment and Finance Committee of the Mississippi United Methodist Foundation voted November 7, 2017 to raise the interest rate paid on the Short-term Fund from two percent to two and a half percent effective December 1, 2017. The committee made the decision in order to return as much money as possible to your church or ministry. The new ...

Treasurer's Notes: Looking Ahead


From the desk of David Stotts, CPA Treasurer/Director of Finance and Administration and Conference Benefits Officer With Christmas and the New Year comes much Administry work to be done.  I would like to share a few notes with you that I think will help you in the close out of the 2017 year. The renewal of the property and casualty insurance ...

Lake Junaluska Assembly's Statement on Racism


Statement on Racism Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc. Board of Trustees Lake Junaluska was established by people of the Christian faith more than 100 years ago and has continued to be led by followers of Jesus Christ throughout its history. People of the Christian faith believe in a God of love. Not only do Christians believe that we are loved by God ...

Joint Statement of Bishops Kopacz, Seage and Swanson


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, We are honored to join with the good people of our state in the celebration of Mississippi’s Bicentennial, 200 years of statehood. This milestone has already been celebrated in numerous ways across the state, and these celebrations will culminate with the opening of the Museum ...

Delegate Counts for 2020 General Conference Announced


Nashville, Tenn.: The Secretary of the General Conference announced today the number of delegates assigned to each annual conference for the 2020 General Conference has been calculated, and certificates of election are on the way to bishops and annual conference secretaries. The computation involves applying a statistical formula contained in The ...

GBHEM Offers UM Students Options for Funding Education


NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 29, 2017 – Student loan debt is not always avoidable for those pursuing higher education. Interest rates for educational loans can vary from lender to lender, and federal student loan interest rates have been increasing year-over-year. Thankfully, United Methodist students do not have to worry about increasing interest ...

Council of Bishops Meeting Update


The Council of Bishops (COB) met at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina last week to receive an interim report from the Commission on a Way Forward; elect new officers; and prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference among other things. From the president’s address to giving feedback on the interim report of the Commission, the bishops ...

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