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Emory Ranked Among Top National Universities by U.S. News

9/22/2017

Emory University has been ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities in the new 2018 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report. “Emory’s students are drawn to the university’s combination of groundbreaking research and academic excellence in the liberal arts,” says Dwight A. McBride, provost and executive vice president of ...


Rule 2 Grant Recipients Named

9/21/2017

from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Named after Wesley’s Rule for Christian Living “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can,” the Rule 2 Grant is designed to support collegiate ministry groups, local churches, ...


UM Foundation Offers Communications for Churches Workshop

9/20/2017

The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation is pleased to present Communicating in an Ever-Changing World with Scott Vaughan (photo right). The workshop for clergy and church communicators is Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Foundation Building located at 581 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. The ...


United Methodists Provide Relief to Mudslide, Flood Survivors

9/1/2017

Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS Displaced children, including some orphaned by the Aug. 14 mudslide that killed hundreds, eat breakfast at one of the relief centers established for mudslide victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone.   By Phileas Jusu and Julu Swen Aug. 31, 2017 | FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UMNS) With more than 1,000 feared dead and thousands more...


Churches Shelter Many as Harvey Damage Spreads

8/31/2017

Photo by Michele Sibley, courtesy Bear Creek United Methodist Church Volunteers from Houston’s Bear Creek United Methodist Church used boats to help residents evacuate from Tropical Storm Harvey’s rising floodwaters. By Sam Hodges Aug. 30, 2017 | DALLAS (UMNS) With his rapidly flooding town needing an emergency shelter, the Rev. John Mooney of ...


Harvey Floods Hit Houston Churches

8/29/2017

Photo courtesy the Rio Texas Conference The Island in the Son United Methodist Church in Corpus Christ, Texas, was badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Rio Texas Conference hopes to get emergency response teams to the Corpus Christ area by Aug. 29. By Sam Hodges August 28, 2017 | DALLAS (UMNS) From flooded buildings to pastors and other staff ...


Texas Floods Force Rescue of Many

8/29/2017

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey engulf the home of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe, associate pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston. By Shannon Martin and Sam Hodges Aug. 27, 2017 | HOUSTON (UMNS) United Methodists ministers have been among those rescued from rising waters in Houston as ...


Available Financial Planning and Health Benefits Resources Explained at 3L Academy

8/16/2017

By Jasmine Haynes, Web and Social Media Specialist, Mississippi Conference    Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe  Over two days, Mississippi Conference clergy and their spouses absorbed a multitude of information about the resources made available to them pertaining to financial planning, clergy compensation, how to navigate through the ...


Inaugural FamJam a Hit with Kids and Parents

8/16/2017

By Jasmine Haynes, Web and Social Media Specialist, Mississippi Conference     Photo right: Worship leader, Yancy has guitar duet with a girl from the audience. Photo below right: Three members of team mosquito struggle to face the toilet tissue blower and land more cubes in the net than team jellyfish before time runs out. Mosquitos, Jellyfish,...


Learn How to Get Your Church 'Unstuck' at Time of Discovery Events

8/16/2017

 By Jasmine Haynes, Web and Social Media Specialist, Mississippi Conference   Photo right: Assistant to the bishop and director of faith community formation, Rev. Tim Thompson shares resources and next steps for the journey of church planting and revitalization. Clergy and laity from the Jackson Metro Area met to learn about church planting ...


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