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Miss. Conference Well Represented at 25th Celebration of AU

3/27/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS United Methodist Bishop James Swanson (right) and James Salley (center) accept a $1,000 gift for Africa University from Mabel Middleton (left, foreground) during the 25th anniversary celebration for the United Methodist school in Mutare, Zimbabwe. By Kathy L. Gilbert March 25, 2017 | MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) Hundreds ...


Appointment News: March 26

3/26/2017

Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. of the Mississippi Area and the cabinet announce the following fixed appointments: Brookhaven District Johnston Chapel—Greg Smith Natchez: Grace—Linda Fox Felder—Michael Evans Tylertown—Hongsik Yoo Brookhaven: Jackson Street—Skip Atchison Kokomo—Barry Dickerson East Jackson District Pearl: First—Jason Bird and Anna ...


Bishop Swanson to Speak at National Gathering of UMM

3/21/2017

One thousand men are expected to come together for worship, workshops, service projects and fellowship at the the National Gathering of United Methodist Men on July 7 and 8. Held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, the event will inspire attendees to embrace new possibilities for ministry and discipleship. “This is not ...


United Methodist Seminary Placed on Two-year Probation

3/20/2017

Photo by Heather Snodgrass, courtesy of Saint Paul School of Theology. The Rev. Neil Blair, president of the Saint Paul School of Theology, preaches at Opening Convocation on the campus in Leawood, Kansas. By Kathy L. Gilbert March 16, 2017 | UMNS Saint Paul School of Theology has been placed on probation by the Higher Learning Commission, one of...


Filipino United Methodists Condemn Killing

3/17/2017

Photo courtesy of Rise Up for Rights and For Life. Rise Up for Life and for Rights and the National Union of People’s Lawyers-National Capital Region joined forces during a press conference to condemn drug-related extrajudicial killings and violations. Emily Soriano holds a photo of her son, who was killed in 2016. To her left are Norma P. ...


Agency Receives Advice on Ministry of Younger Men

3/16/2017

From the www.gcumm.org website     “Love ‘em up,” says Charlie P. Lyons (left). He is joined by (from left) Drew Oakley, Odell Horne, and Justin Crice.  Conference presidents of United Methodist Men receive advice about the ministry of younger men NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men, meeting...


Message from the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Delegation

3/15/2017

To clergy and laity of the Mississippi Conference: “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  - Philippians 4:6-7 Due to the fretful time that some...


Day 10: INM Lent Devotion

3/10/2017

Sad Ending   Domingos Antonic was 8 months old when his parents brought him to the hospital in Malanje, Angola. Domingos weighed only 15.5 pounds when he came into the hospital. His fever was raging, foam was all over his lips and he lay completely still in his mother’s arms.   Domingos was suffering from acute anemia and couldn’t breathe because ...


Free Easter Resources from Rethink Church

3/9/2017

Miracles, and what children have to say about them, will be the focus of The United Methodist Church’s national Easter advertising campaign and accompanying local church resources this spring. Running late March through mid-April, the ads are the second phase of the 2017 campaign, “Our Beliefs. Their Words,” which features children sharing about ...


Day 8: INM Lent Devotional

3/8/2017

“Jesus, knowing what they were thinking, took a child and stood him by his side. ‘Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever received me receives the One who sent me.’” Luke 9:47-48   Malaria is the silent emergency that kills one child every two minutes, more than 800 children daily. Hundreds of thousands die from malaria each...


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