2023 Spiritual Leadership Clergy Wellness Opportunities


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2023 Dear friends, In 2023, the office of spiritual leadership is making clergy well being a priority. Watch the video below, to view this years' continuing opportunities that were started in 2022, for clergy to step away from the busyness of ministry and take care of themselves spiritually.  We will be hosting ...

Mission Shares Submission Deadline Jan. 10


As you prepare to close out the year 2022 please review your apportioned mission share report which reflects payments received in our office through December 20, 2022. Please review them to determine that all funds are applied as your church requested. If you have an amount on page 2 line 85, please contact Laura Rollins, as we must know how to ...

Introducing...Bishop Lewis


  Jackson, MISS. -- Don't miss this first official interview of Bishop Sharma D. Lewis as the new resident bishop of the Mississippi Episcopal Area. In this video, Bishop Lewis shares interesting facts about her family, her hope for the church's future, her thoughts on developing leaders for discipleship and some upcoming opportunities to see her ...

2023 Bible Challenge


Bishop Sharma D. Lewis is inviting the Mississippi Conference to seek God's word together though the 2023 Bible Challenge. Starting January 1, 2023, we will be reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with questions for daily reflection. Watch this video of Bishop Lewis talking about this new challenge in the new year. For more information on ...

Join Us for the 2023 Festival of Preaching


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2022 Greetings, You're invited to join your brothers and sister in ministry for a time of tending our prophetic voices as we gather for the 2023 Festival of Preaching. The event will once again be at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, in Brandon, February 16-17. This year's theme is "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and ...

Bishop Lewis Celebration of Assignment Service


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2022 Greetings,  You are cordially invited to attend a service of worship celebrating the assignment of Bishop Sharma D. Lewis as the episcopal leader of the Mississippi Area. The service takes place Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Anderson United Methodist Church located at 6205 Hanging Moss Road in Jackson. ...

Blue Cross/UMMC Reach Settlement


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2022 We are so pleased to announce that Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) have reached an agreement dated December 15, 2022. Click here to read the BCBS/UMMC joint news release.  As we said at annual conference, we would advise you as soon as we have information.   ...

Register Early for The Gathering 2023


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2022 Hey everybody it's Mike, the youth guy!  Get ready to blast off for the biggest Jesus party of the year. The Gathering 2023 will be February 24-25 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson.   Phil Joel of the Newsboys will be leading worship, Big Al and DJ Blaha will be back and Rev. Frank Haynes will be ...

Appointment News


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2022 In a collaborative consultation with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, the Mississippi Conference's incoming resident bishop, Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. announces the appointment of two new district superintendents effective July 1, 2023.  Rev. Fred S. Britton will transition from district superintendency in the ...

Merry Christmas from the Swansons


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2022 Seasons greetings, We as Christians celebrate the birth of Christ all year long. Mrs. Swanson and I are grateful that the Christmas season for believers and non-believers alike is an opportunity to focus on how Christ’s birth outshines the darkness happening in the world. Also, people make special efforts to ...

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