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Miss. Students Attend BMCR Harambee

8/16/2017

Submitted by Rev. L. Fitzgerald Lovett, pastor of New Zion UMC in Crystal Springs   Photo courtesy of Rev. L. Fitzgerald Lovett, pastor of New Zion UMC in Crystal Springs  Twenty-eight youth and adults from Mississippi participated in the 20th Anniversary of the Southeastern Jurisdiction's Black Methodist for Church Renewal (BMCR) ...


New Life for Closed Church's Windows

8/16/2017

 Submitted by Ben and Heather Hatcher   Photo right: Members of Enterprise UMC remove stain glass window from now closed, DeSoto UMC to use in the rebuilding of Enterprise UMC. DeSoto United Methodist Church closed its doors in 2013. Now their stained glass windows will see new life in Enterprise United Methodist Church. With the permission of ...


Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans, 1 of 2 Women Chaplains at BSA Jamboree

8/16/2017

  Photo right: Chaplain Tom sewing on patches and offering a listening ears to staffers.   The Mississippi Conference's Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans was part of the over 80 clergy serving as chaplains for the 2017 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Jamboree and one of The United Methodist Church clergy.   "As I look back on the past two weeks, it ...


Scholarship Provides $1.66 Million to Help United Methodist Clergy Avoid Debt

8/3/2017

The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), a center for leadership development across the denomination, today awarded more than $1.66 million to 206 recipients of the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship was created to help United Methodist clergy avoid excessive ...


Use Facebook Live to Stream Your Church Events

8/2/2017

By Jeremy Steele When trying to connect with people through social media, compelling video is an effective way to draw people in. However, as you explore video marketing, you may be asking yourself, “Can I do it?” and “Is it worth it?” Facebook Live helps answer those questions with a resounding “yes.” For sometime now, there have been several ...


Miss. Conf.'s Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans, Chaplain at boy Scout Jamboree

7/26/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS Scouts try paddle boarding at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree held July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va. The United Methodist Church is the second-largest faith group represented at the event, with 3,500 professed United Methodists at the Boy Scouts of America’s quadrennial celebration. By Joey ...


Worship and Music Director Sought for 2020 General Conference

7/25/2017

From United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information NASHVILLE, Tennessee: The Commission on the General Conference is seeking a worship and music director responsible for the overall worship and music program management of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative body meets May 5-15, ...


Four Pitfalls that Make People Ignore You

7/24/2017

Photo credit: Mega Pixel By Jeremy Steele Creating excellent content pieces to help attract your community is essential, but all that work can be for naught if your audience never reads it.   It is easy to pick up bad habits that cause all but the most devoted members to stop reading your content. What should you avoid? Here are four of the most ...


How Do We Love our Enemies?

7/18/2017

Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications Ask the UMC: How do we love our enemies? Many Christians struggle with this question. As followers of Christ, we are called to love our enemies. We are to care for, pray for, provide for and hope the best for everyone, and not wish ill upon anyone, including our enemies.  In the Sermon on ...


Teen Leads Revival for Racial Reconciliation

7/17/2017

Photo by Amanda Jefcoat. From left, Lauren Sledge, Ethan Oltremari and Bishop James Swanson Sr. stand together after Oltremari received the Mississippi Conference’s Harry Denman Evangelism Award for youth. Sledge nominated Oltremari for the award for his founding of Revival on the River and his work with youth. By Heather Hahn June 29, 2017 | ...


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