Episcopal Coverage of the Mississippi Area


  Dear Mississippi United Methodists, The Council of Bishops have affirmed the action of the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) College of Bishops regarding episcopal coverage of the Mississippi Annual Conference until the postponed 2020 SEJ Conference by assigning me to continue as your resident bishop. The postponed 2020 SEJ Conference will be held...

Commission sets dates for postponed General Conference


  A view of the Minneapolis skyline and the Stone Arch Bridge. (Canva Pro Stock Media/Getty Images Pro)    Commission on the General Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2020  Nashville, Tenn.: The Commission on the General Conference has announced new 2021 dates for General Conference following the postponement of the event due to the ...

COB Announce New Dates for Postponed 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 26, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Council of Bishops (COB) has announced new dates for the 2020 Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States which have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States will be held November 10-12, 2021. The days prior to and after can ...

Dive into Digital Discipleship


For immediate release- May 26, 2020 Hey friends, We are called to "make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world," and while our world has drastically changed, our mission has not. For years we have asked our churches to think through and define an intentional discipleship process. Now we ask what is your church’s digital ...

AC Session Updates: Souvenir Journal, Exhibit Booths and FAQs


Greetings Mississippi United Methodists, Here is the latest round of updates pertaining to this year’s session of annual conference: The Circuit Rider Souvenir Journal Ads In light of the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic and inability to predict when we will all be able to gather in-person, there will not be a printed version of The ...

2020 Clergy Session and Ordination News


Greetings to my clergy family, I have been blessed by the faithful work that so many of you are doing during this time of pandemic. The creativity and commitment you have shown to your people, and to the One who called you, has been astounding. I truly believe the Church is being reshaped and revived in the midst of this new way of doing life and ...

Church In-person Gathering Guidelines


Grace and peace, In my last correspondence to the conference I promised I would send to you this week a resource to aid you in incrementally resuming in-person gatherings. I know organizations have tossed around the term “reopening,” but our communities needed to know that we were never closed—only gathering and continuing ministry through a ...

2020 Beach Camp Update


With great sadness and disappointment, we announce today that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Beach Camp 2020. The health and safety of all of our students, leaders and staff takes top priority. We value and will honor the CDC guidelines and there are just too many unknowns for the summer. We thank all of our churches that had already...

Announcing the 2020-2021 Appointments


Mississippi United Methodists,  Click here to view the 2020-2021 appointments. This document is susceptible to change at any time by the episcopal office. For details on specific appointments contact the corresponding district superintendent. This document was last revised May 5, 2020.

Projected Public Church Gathering Date


Greetings in the name of our Risen Savior, I am aware that several of you desire to gather in-person for corporate worship. Other faith communities may feel a need to protect the flock—especially the most vulnerable members—by continuing to not gather physically a little longer. My hope is to give you guidance, not commandments, on preparing a ...

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