As a denomination, we are committed to work for global health and countless other efforts, but none of us as individuals, or even as one local church, have the ability to accomplish so much by ourselves. This is where our global connection is such a special and important part of who we are as United Methodists. Here in Mississippi, our core value of generosity aligns with the #BeUMC values of influence, connection and impact. Dr. Darlene Dotherow, member of Brandon First United Methodist Church in Brandon and East Jackson District Lay Leader, reflects on how even though she is here in Mississippi, she felt connected to making a difference in the lives of children and families on the other side of the globe when she was invited to be a part of the Imagine No Malaria initiative. Watch the video below to hear why she continues to #BeUMC. Also explore the latest #BeUMC offer for local churches.
United Methodists around the world are sharing why they choose to #BeUMC. Why are you United Methodist? What makes you optimistic about the future of our congregation’s ministry and mission? Create your own photo, video or written post about your personal experiences, values, hopes and heritage and send them to email@example.com. Don’t forget to include #BeUMC in your post!
#BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. No matter the challenges we face, God is with us, and we continue to have opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world! Now is our chance to embrace our Wesleyan heritage and envision a promising future. This grassroots effort, built upon powerful stories of congregations and people living their faith, celebrates what draws us to The United Methodist Church and what we aspire to be. The United Methodist Church is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.
The Mississippi Annual Conference—empowered by love, generosity, justice and apprenticeship—forms spiritual leaders, faith communities and connections so more disciples of Jesus Christ transform the world.