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Lake Junaluska Hires New Director of Programming

2/3/2017

Lake Junaluska, N.C. –Lake Junaluska has announced a new hire to oversee programs, events and ministries. Mitzi Johnson will begin as director of programming on March 1. In this position, Johnson will oversee the Summer Worship Series, Choir Music Weekend, youth events, and other programs and events at Lake Junaluska.   Johnson said she plans to ...


2017 Lina H. McCord Summer Interns Welcomed

2/2/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 24, 2017 – The Lina H. McCord program welcomes eight students from United Methodist-related historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to serve as its 2017 summer interns. The summer intern program, sponsored by the Black College Fund (BCF), a ministry of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM),...


Young Writers Sought to Produce New Worship Resources for Black Congregations

2/2/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Feb. 1, 2017 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Young African-American United Methodists are being sought to write liturgies, prayers and calls to worship for an updated Africana worship series that will focus on the emerging music and worship practices in black congregations from the voices of young people.   “We’re asking youth and ...


GBHEM Celebrates Women of Color Scholarship Program Graduate

2/1/2017

The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) recently recognized Dr. Kimberly Russaw, who became the 41st Women of Color graduate when she received a Doctor of Philosophy in religion with a focus in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel from Vanderbilt University in 2016.   A four-year commitment from...


Miss. Conf. Board of Global Ministries at GBGM Headquarters

2/1/2017

By Elaine Schwartz On January 18, 2017, members of the Mississippi Conference Board of Global Ministries came together with staff at the new General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) headquarters, located in Atlanta, GA. The new space was specifically designed to inspire mission innovation and a culture of hospitality. This inspiration was evident...


Hattiesburg/Petal: Disaster Response Aid Needed

1/28/2017

Brothers and sisters in Christ,  Disaster response in the Hattiesburg and Petal area is becoming organized. We want to thank all the volunteers that have responded in the early days of this disaster. We have a long road ahead of us as the regions that sustained damage from tornados and storms have been declared federal disaster areas. We are in ...


Commission on a Way Forward Holds Organizational Meeting

1/27/2017

Photo by Diane Degnan Commission on a Way Forward members (L-R) Bishop Gregory Palmer, Jasmine Rose Smothers, Dave Nuckols and Jorge Acevedo Atlanta, Ga.: The Commission on a Way Forward held its first meeting in Atlanta, Georgia January 23-26, 2017, with 32 members from nine countries in attendance. Led by commission moderators Bishop David ...


Church Administration: The Business of Ministry Conference

1/26/2017

Greetings Fellow “Administry” Friends!   I am so happy to share with you about an upcoming event that I think will benefit your church whether you are a small congregation or a large church. The Southeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Association of Church Business Administrators (SEJUMACBA)  is having their education/fellowship event at Lake ...


Hattiesburg Area Disaster Response: Donations Needed

1/24/2017

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Listed below are requested donations of items identified as immediate needs to aid the Hattiesburg Area Disaster Response: Packing tape and tape guns Rubbermaid tubs to store belongings Edwards St. Fellowship Thrift Store $10 vouchers Diapers Roofing Nails and 1 x 2 wood strips for tarping...


New Chaplain and Director of Student Religious Life at Millsaps

1/22/2017

Millsaps College announced today that The Rev. Dr. Joey Shelton will assume the role of chaplain and director of church relations, effective July 1, 2017. Shelton is currently serving as the senior pastor of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson, a position he has held since January 2008.  “This is such an exciting opportunity for Millsaps ...


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