The Circuit Rider: March 2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2022   In this issue of The Circuit Rider - Celebrate Women's History Month and read how women clergy are answering the call, find out how you can give to Ukraine through an UMCOR Advance and find Easter worship and outreach resources for your faith community.  Also, mark your calendars for upcoming deadlines, ...

Download the 2022 AC Session App


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2022 We're excited to announce that the 2022 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference app is now live. Get the app to access the most up-to-date information about our event including hotels, awards, maps and much more.  Android and iOS users: Get our guide here. Tap the "Download" button to download the free ...

Upcoming Opportunities for Rest and Renewal


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2022 Clergy,  As we have shared before, the Mississippi Conference Office of Spiritual Leadership and other Mississippi Conference offices are making clergy wellness a priority. Beginning with our ‘Do You Want to Get Well?’ series we launched last year, we are intentionally creating opportunities for clergy to stop, ...

Commission Makes Decision on General Conference


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2022 In the midst of much uncertainty about the future of our beloved United Methodist Church, I write to you today to express once again my call to you to be the people of God guided by a love for Christ and anchored in your vows to be faithful members of The United Methodist Church. The General Commission on the ...

Reflections: The Appointive Process


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2022 Grace and peace, This webisode of Reflections originally aired in 2020, and still offers helpful insight into "The Appointive Process" during this appointive season. I believe this 'behind the scenes' look will provide clergy, pastor/parish relations committees (PPRC) and others in local church lay leadership ...

Bishop Swanson Honored on Miss. State Senate Floor


By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. (center), Resident Bishop, Mississippi Area of The United Methodist Church, delivered an opening prayer to the state senate on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at the invitation of Senator Bart Williams (left), who led the Pledge of Allegiance before Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann ...

Enroll Now: Communicating During Seasons of Change


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2022 Greetings church communicators and pastors, Whether you’ve been on your church communications team forever or you are new to the role, right now, everyone is having to learn some new tricks. Take advantage of this resource that will be extremely helpful for local church communicators and pastors interested ...

General Conference Organizers Plan Announcement


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2022 Friends,  I write to you today to share the latest update from the Commission on the General Conference. See the GC organizers plan announcement below: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Commission on the General Conference has been weighing whether General Conference can move forward as scheduled this year on Aug. ...

Boy Scouts of America Update: Feb. 24, 2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2022 Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ, You are receiving this announcement as a notification from The United Methodist Church (UMC) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in their collaborative effort to develop a long-term solution regarding the church’s relationship with Scouting in service to youth. To plan ...

Upcoming Disaster Response ERT Trainings


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2022 Register now for upcoming early response team, ERT, training. Certified ERTs respond to disasters in the days after they happen. St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Jackson is hosting an ERT training Saturday, March 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The address for the training is 621 Duling Avenue.  ...

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