Year End “Treasury Notes” from the Administry


By David Stotts, CPA Treasurer/Director of Finance & Administration & Conference Benefits Officer Closing Date: We will be closing the books for district and conference mission shares and direct invoice at 4:30 p.m. January 11, 2021. Only funds in the treasurer’s office by that date will be included in the 2020 final count. Please remember this is...

UMC Bishops Offer Innovative Ideas for Future of the Global Denomination


  The November 2-5 COB virtual meeting brought together about 115 active and retired bishops from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 5, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the midst of a pandemic, racial unrest, and denominational and political anxiety, the bishops of The United Methodist Church met in a virtual ...

Join Us for "Breakfast with the Bishop and Bolsinger'


Dear laity and clergy, We are excited to offer you the opportunity to spend a couple of hours of teaching with Bishop James Swanson and Tod Bolsinger Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. Come and have “Breakfast with the Bishop and Bolsinger” as they discuss the importance and necessity of ...

Disaster Response: Hurricane Zeta Update


Hurricane Zeta has caused a great deal more damage in Mississippi than previously anticipated. Right now, teams are still in the process of assessing injury and loss. The immediate goal was to collect 5,000 flood buckets to begin helping people recover. The first efforts towards that goal began Saturday with 500 flood buckets being dropped off in D...

October Disaster Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 27, 2020 Brothers and Sisters of the Mississippi Conference, I want to thank you for your generosity in caring for those impacted by disasters this year. As we prepare to learn of Hurricane Zeta's potential impact, I want to bring you up to speed on how we're still working to help communities recover right here in ...

Reflections: Looking for the Lesson


Grace and peace, In this webisode, I urge you to look deeper into our current reality and explore what God may be saying to all of us in everything that has happened, and what is still unfolding this year.  Click on the image below, watch this video and join me today in reserving some quiet time to reflect on what insights and direction God’s word ...

Oct. 22 Pandemic Task Team


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2020   Brothers and sisters in Christ,   The governor issued new mask mandates for nine Mississippi counties, but it is our prayer that all Mississippi faith communities practice extra precaution as we live out our values to do no harm to ourselves, as well as others. As precautionary measures have been relaxed in...

United Methodist Churches and Boy Scouts of America


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 13, 2020 Many of our United Methodist churches serve their community by chartering a Boy Scout troop or a Cub Scout pack. Perhaps your church is one. If your church is currently serving, or has in the past served as the chartering institution, we need your help.  Legal issues surrounding the impending bankruptcy of the ...

Oct. 10 Pandemic Task Team Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2020 Brothers and sisters in Christ, Globally, we have all shared this experience of waiting daily for the coronavirus pandemic to be over. Nationally, we continue to face fires, hurricanes and civil unrest. Right here at home in Mississippi, the governor has allowed the state-wide mask mandate to expire. We are...

Thank You from The Pandemic Task Team


As we begin this 10th month of 2020, it’s hard not to reflect solely on the hardships that we have all had to face not only as a nation, but also as the human race. It’s important that we also reflect on how these challenges have brought us together and reminded us how much we need one another. Despite all the information—and unfortunately, some ...

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