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2020 Annual Conference Session Updates and Deadlines

6/11/2020

Attention Clergy and Lay Members of the Miss. Annual Conference:  2020 AC Session Updates As you prepare to attend annual conference session--in-person or remotely--carefully read these essential updated details related to logistics and agenda information far in advance of attending annual conference. Pre-registration by all members is required no...


2020 AC Session Updates

6/10/2020

In previous years, we would be basking in the blessings of hearing the mission and ministries of the Mississippi Annual Conference and in the joy of seeing friends and colleagues at meals and in hallways. However, this is a different season. We have a new vocabulary that includes social distancing, staying in place, masks required, etc. All of this...


2020 Annual Conference Session Deadlines

6/10/2020

Meeting in special called session, the Mississippi Annual Conference Extended Cabinet, acting ad interim on behalf of the Mississippi Annual Conference, passed the following change in deadlines for the postponed 2020 Session of the Mississippi Conference which will be live-streamed from Christ United Methodist Church on Monday, July 27: The 2020 ...


Digital Discipleship: Online Engagement Strategies

6/8/2020

In our ongoing efforts to provide congregations with well-vetted resources to help you develop sustainable digital ministry, today's Digital Discipleship feature is... Online Engagement Strategies A key component in any organization's vitality--including churches--is its ability to be flexible and attentive to the "signs of the times" in order to ...


A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern Jurisdiction

6/5/2020

Brothers and Sisters:     As president of the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops my heart rejoices over the bold, courageous, and compassionate offering of confession, lament, and call to action by our white brothers and sisters of the SEJ College and the gracious acceptance of this act of truth telling as we journey toward the Beloved ...


The Church's Lack of Witness Against Racism

6/5/2020

Brothers and sisters in Christ, There is and has been for some time, much unrest in our nation surrounding the injustice and sin of racism. Its directly related consequences have been made even more visible lately with the clear disparities in impact of the coronavirus in communities of people of color versus those of whites, and the tragic murder ...


2020 Clergy Session Link and Info

5/31/2020

We are almost there! I want to begin by thanking everyone for your patience and support as we have attempted, once again, to do things we never envisioned having to do. So here is what you need to know for the 2020 Mississippi Conference Clergy Session that was most recently addressed in my email from May 26, 2020.  LINK FOR ZOOM WEBINAR: Join ...


Return to In-person Gathering Date

5/29/2020

Greetings my brothers and sisters in Christ,   I’m sending this notice as a follow up to my late April request that churches continue their shelter-in-place on congregational activities through Sunday, May 31, 2020. In collaboration with conference leadership, the decision has been made to hold to that date that churches not gather in-person until...


Reflections: Reflecting Richly Towards God

5/28/2020

May 28, 2020 Brothers and sisters in Christ, Take a moment to reflect on this webisode focusing on "Reflecting Richly Towards God" that originally aired September 2019 and continues to have relevance for us today. Click on the image below, watch the video and join me today in reserving some quiet time to reflect on what insights and direction God’...


Digital Discipleship: Drive-in Church

5/27/2020

In our ongoing efforts to provide congregations with well-vetted resources to help you develop sustainable digital ministry, today's Digital Discipleship feature is... Drive-in Church  Drive-in church is a creative and safe alternative to congregations gathering physically in a sanctuary. Rev. Keith Keeton, pastor at Senatobia First United ...


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