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Commission on a Way Forward convenes in Atlanta

3/1/2017

Photo by Diane Degnan Commission moderator Bishop Ken Carter (center, right) interviews Bishop Woodie White at the Commission on a Way Forward gathering on February 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. PreviousNext March 1, 2017 Atlanta, Ga.: The second meeting of the Commission on a Way Forward got underway in Atlanta February 27, as commission members ...


UMCOR’s Top Five Ways to Give

3/1/2017

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is grateful for the generous support it receives from United Methodists and friends all year around. Your faithful giving enables UMCOR to meet emergency needs after a conflict or a devastating disaster. Use these top five ways to give, compiled from responders and disaster survivors across the ...


Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?

3/1/2017

A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry Receiving the imposition of ashes in observance of Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness ...


African-Americans contributing to the Church

2/28/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications Share via EmailPrint USEFUL LINKS General Commission on Religion and Race Strengthening the Black Church for the Twenty-First Century Black Methodists for Church Renewal Global Ministries: Black History Month African-Americans are a vital part of the tapestry of The United Methodist Church....


Update on Connectional Discernment at Lauderdale UMC

2/22/2017

Dear Mississippi United Methodists,  Grace and peace to each of you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It is with a wounded spirit that I inform you today that 79 persons who were members of Lauderdale United Methodist Church in the Meridian District resigned their membership in The United Methodist Church at a called church ...


Upcoming Ethics Training at AC

2/21/2017

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!   This is to remind you once again of the Clergy Ethics training that will be happening on June 7 at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Center. Yes, it is mandatory. There’s no way around making that feel forced-- that’s kind of what mandatory means. The training is mandatory ...


February Update from the Moderators of a Commission on a Way Forward

2/16/2017

Update from the Moderators of a Commission on a Way Forward February 15, 2017 The Commission on a Way Forward has begun meeting, and reporting of our conversation has been shared with the church. Because we are a body that meets every few weeks, and because the pace of social media is one measured in minutes or hours, there is a gap between the ...


Bishop Swanson on Connection discernment of Two Local Churches

2/6/2017

  Dear Mississippi Conference, I send you holy greetings during this season of Epiphany. It is with a heavy heart I announce to you that it has come to my attention that two of our congregations are seeking to discern whether to continue their historic relationships and connections with The United Methodist Church. These two congregations are ...


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),...


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