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Bishop Swanson Reconsecrates Church Renamed in His Honor

1/19/2022

By Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist Bishop James E. Swanson Sr., some of the cabinet and a few lay and clergy from the Greenwood District gathered in December for a service of relocation, renaming and reconsecration of what is now Swanson United Methodist Church. Due to COVID protocols, only a few representatives from the former Glendora ...


Conference Treasurers Notes

1/19/2022

Conference Treasurer’s Notes Greetings Friends!  I have a lot to share with you as we begin the first quarter of 2022. The administry department (ministry of administration) has been busy closing out one year and moving into another one. I know you have been doing the same. I hope the following information is helpful to you. Opportunity for ...


Seashore Nicaraguan Covenant Changes Lives for Many

1/19/2022

Matthew Johnson Communications and Connectional Ministries Assistant   In 2006, Rev. David Newton, pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Lucedale, joined his district superintendent, at the time, Rev. Bill McAlilly on a trip to Nicaragua. Their goal was to foster a mutually beneficial covenant between the leaders of the Nicaraguan Methodist ...


Register Now, Pick Up CEUs from Festival of Preaching

1/13/2022

Mississippi Conference clergy, You are invited to join your brothers and sisters in ministry for a time of reflection and renewal as we strengthen our prophetic voices and gifts during the 2022 Mississippi Annual Conference Festival of Preaching. This is a hybrid Zoom event and those joining in person will be hosted by St. Mark United Methodist ...


Season Four of Reflections Premieres Today

1/11/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2022 Friends, God has blessed us with another year of life and grace and I'm glad about it! In this 2022 newness, I invite you to journey with me through my new series that is kicking off season four of Reflections titled, "In the Meantime."  Have you ever noticed that we're always waiting for something to happen ...


Register Now for Today's Webinar - Do You Want to Get Well? Part III

1/10/2022

All clergy, church staff and volunteers are invited to attend this free webinar series for those who have experienced emotional challenges in dealing with COVID-19 and its effect upon the church. Clergy must register and attend live to receive .2 CEUs for each webinar. The third webinar in the series will be led by David Stotts, treasurer / ...


Pandemic Task Team Update: January 6, 2022

1/6/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2022 Brothers and sisters in Christ, As we enter this season of Epiphany, we are hopeful about the future because we know who holds it. We are also grateful for all those faith communities who discerned our continued recommendation to enlist collaborative leadership teams to serve with vigilance and insight. Your ...


Disaster Response Update: Kentucky Storms

12/17/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2021 This past weekend brought devastation, death and injuries to many in the southeast. We in Mississippi were spared the worst of the storms. Mississippi Emergency Management has received reports of some damage in northeast Mississippi that we will continue to monitor. As is always the case, Mississippians ...


Merry Christmas from the Swansons

12/8/2021

Seasons greetings, As we celebrate the coming of Christ in this Advent season and look back over our Christmas experiences in the Mississippi Conference, Mrs. Swanson and I want to wish you a joy-filled Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Click here to watch our Christmas greeting.  If you would like to download this Christmas greeting video and ...


Pandemic Task Team Update: December 3

12/3/2021

Brothers and sisters in Christ, As we prepare our hearts and lives for the coming of the Christ child in this Advent Season, now more than ever we, the body of Christ, need to witness to the world hope, love, joy and peace. We would like to offer the following recommendations as you experience the excitement of the season and plan your Christmas ...


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