Student Ministry Initiative


The Mississippi Conference is excited to offer an incredible leadership opportunity for Student Ministry leaders—the Student Ministry Initiative. We have partnered with Mark DeVries—author of Sustainable Youth Ministry—and the Ministry Architects team to create three virtual training opportunities. These trainings will each be hosted on Zoom. You ...

Seashore Mission Sees Changes During Pandemic


Anthony Thaxton, The Circuit Rider Contributor   Photo courtesy of Seashore Mission The Seashore Mission Homeless Day Center is a community of hospitality and healing where there is hope for the hopeless, peace for the weary and resources for all. Unfortunately, during this time of the global pandemic, Seashore Mission is facing some great...

The Mission Continues: Wesley House


A report by Executive Director, Rev. David Schultz When COVID-19 became a reality in March of 2020 many questions developed regarding our missions at the Wesley House Community Center. Clients could come by anytime for Christian Relief with various needs for food, clothing and bill-pay assistance. The enrollment in our preschool dropped ...

COVID Impacts Senior Services Sunday Fund Needs


Anthony Thaxton, The Circuit Rider Contributor   Photos courtesy of Methodist Senior Services "Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life,” - Proverbs 16:31. Methodist Senior Services has a strong commitment to ministry in the name of Christ to our seniors. “For 58 years we have been passionate about helping those in...

Methodist Foundation Scholarships Available


Scholarship applications are available online for college and seminary students at Eligible students must be active participants in a United Methodist Church in the Mississippi Conference and attend any accredited college, university or seminary. Seminary students must be certified candidates for ordained ministry through ...

Methodist Rehab: 'Such a Hard Worker'


By Carey Miller, Health and Research News Service   “You do what you have to do.”   J. Carmen Arevalo of Pearl practices walking up and down stairs with his prosthesis at Methodist Outpatient Therapy in Flowood. That’s the attitude J. Carmen Arevalo took when he was told his leg needed to be amputated after it was crushed in an on-the-job ...

New look, Same Team, Bigger Vision


By Melissa Blakely, Methodist Foundation of Mississippi Over the next few months, you will notice a new look and a new name for the foundation. We are your local resource for Christ-centered giving, investing; and financial and stewardship education and management. Some of you may remember us as the “The Methodist Foundation” when we began our ...

Appointment News


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2021 Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. announces the appointment of Rev. Victoria Sizemore Baldwin as district superintendent to the Hattiesburg District effective July 1, 2021.  Rev. Victoria Sizemore Baldwin Although Baldwin’s official tenure as district superintendent begins July 1, she will begin ...

February 10 Pandemic Task Team Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2021 Brothers and sisters in Christ, Vaccine News   First, we want to express our gratitude for all those working in healthcare whether in clinics and hospitals, or those making sure vaccines get in arms—we honor your service. Mississippi is steadily increasing in allotment of vaccine quantities and growing the ...

UPDATE: 2021 Annual Conference Session News


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2021 The 2021 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference will be held completely virtual beginning Wednesday, June 23 and conclude Friday, June 25.   As you know, due to the coronavirus pandemic we were unable to gather as an annual conference last year and therefore, held an ad interim meeting of the extended ...

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