Post General Conference 2019

DISTRICT GATHERINGS WITH BISHOP SWANSON

As we all continued to process the outcomes from the recent 2019 Called Session of General Conference in St. Louis, Bishop Swanson hosted District Gatherings. Over 2,300 people attended these 11 events were held across the conference March 10-24, 2019. For those who were not able to attend, you can view the videos below:

​VIDEO SUMMARIES/FAQ

 LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEW

WRAP UP

District Gatherings: March 10-24, 2019 

DATE TIME LOCATION DISTRICT
Sun., March 10 3:00 P.M. Brookhaven First UMC Brookhaven
Mon., March 11 6:00 P.M. Gulfport First UMC Seashore
Tues., March 12 6:00 P.M. Parkway Heights UMC Hattiesburg
Wed., March 13 6:30 P.M. Central - Meridian UMC Meridian
Thurs., March 14 6:30 P.M. Starkville First  UMC Starkville
Sun., March 17 3:00 P.M. Oxford University UMC New Albany
Mon., March 18 7:00 P.M. Tupelo First UMC Tupelo
Tues., March 19 7:00 P.M. Hernando UMC Senatobia 
Wed., March 20 6:30 P.M. St. John's UMC Greenwood
Thurs., March 21 6:00 P.M. Anderson UMC West Jackson
Sun., March 24 3:00 P.M. Christ  UMC East Jackson

 

The purpose of these gatherings was to invite everyone into conversation for a time to learn about the outcomes of the called session and how these decisions will impact our conference and local churches. Breakout session were held where we gather feedback from both clergy and laity of the Mississippi Conference. Our time together was concluded with Communion.

THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES...

Following General Conference 2019, many are contemplating what the future of The United Methodist Church will look like. With much attention on divisive issues, it is easy to forget the shared values and ministry that bring us together. United Methodists continue to share a common calling from God to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. From their beginnings and moved by the Holy Spirit, United Methodists have always found creative ways to live out the church's mission in different places and situations.

Recognizing the on-going response, United Methodist Communications has launched a new campaign called "The Movement Continues."

"This campaign is an important reminder that the church will continue in our mission no matter how it might be structured or what the outcome of the 2019 Special Session may be," said Dan Krause, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. "God calls us in various ways, and we have responded throughout the church's history, up until the present day and into the future. Our call does not change."

"The Movement Continues" resources use words and images illustrating different ways God's calling moves us to action. Print them to insert in your church bulletin or use a favorite image in your newsletter. Share them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media. UMC.org has articles and videos telling the stories of United Methodists past and present being moved by God's call.

You can also use these resources in small groups, as devotionals for meetings and in other settings to spark conversation around how your church can continue to respond to God's call. Use the questions below and in this downloadable discussion guide to help you get started.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE AFTER GC2019

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