Endowment Supports Education for Clergy Spouses


By: Jennifer Allen, Methodist Foundation of Mississippi   Allie Foster Jackson. She went to hear the music and left home to go to school.   Allie Foster Jackson was a music lover all her life. This love not only persisted for a lifetime but it led to a desire for the best education she could find. Running away to go to school is not ...

Rehab Strategies Address Depression Faced by Stroke Survivors


By Susan Christensen Health and Research News Service   Before a December aneurysm led to two strokes, Angela South of Madison felt she could handle almost anything. “I’ve always been able to spin four or five plates at a time,” said the 59-year-old former travel specialist for Vertex Aerospace in Madison. “I was leading the charge to get everyone...

Mission Grants Available Through Oct. 31


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2022 Apply now for the 2022 Connectional Ministries Mission Grants. These matching grants are available to United Methodist churches. Grants typically range from $250 to $2,500 per project. Extraordinary applications for up to $5,000 will be considered. The purpose of the grants is to help form spiritual ...

Mississippi Delegation Statement


Our annual conference delegation would like to release the following statement: The Mississippi Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conference honors the discernment of Rev. Fred Britton to withdraw his candidacy for the episcopacy and is proud to offer a statement of support for episcopal candidate, Rev. Dr. Connie Shelton. She has directly ...

Jackson Water Crisis Update


As I am sure you have already heard, the City of Jackson, Mississippi is in a water emergency situation. Approximately 180,000 residents are struggling to have clean drinking water, and some do not have water at all. United Methodists of Mississippi are rallying around our neighbors and reaching out to the community in as many ways as we possibly ...

Pandemic Task Team Update: August 29, 2022


Brothers and sisters in Christ, Students are returning to school and the trees around us will soon reflect the quickly approaching transition into fall. Scripture tells us that “for everything there is a season,” [Ecclesiastes 3:1] and throughout the many seasons we’ve seen come and go since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen and continue to...

The Circuit Rider: August 2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2022   In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Read about how churches celebrate back to school while serving their communities, establishing an endowment to create a lasting legacy, notes from the conference treasurer and the latest appointment changes.   Also, mark your calendars for upcoming deadlines, events and ...

Dates for Future Sessions of the Mississippi Annual Conference


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2022 The 2022 Session of The Mississippi Annual Conference is just over a month in our rearview mirror, and we have already begun the planning for the 2023 session. Many have called with questions about the dates for 2023. Each of the members of the Mississippi Annual Conference were asked via survey where they ...

#BeUMC: Justice-seeking People of God


The Mississippi Conference’s core value of justice is a reminder of self-reflection to continuously challenge ourselves by asking, do we see people as the world sees people, or do we see people as God sees them—of sacred worth and made in His image? Are our hearts and actions demonstrative of a commitment to live out justice? At the 2017 Session of...

Back to School: Serving the Community


By: Matthew Johnson, Connectional Ministries and Communications Assistant   Glenfield UMC youth prepare to hand out Bibles. As the summer draws to a close, many churches take the time to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. Back to school celebrations give churches an opportunity to bless the scholars in their congregations and ...

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