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Grants for Disaster Recovery, Health Needs

5/8/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS The Rev. H. Louis Jones takes a break from gutting flood-damaged drywall and pews at Hope Community United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, La. By Linda Bloom, United Methodist News Service | ATLANTA (UMNS) Five United Methodist conferences handling major disaster response projects and four church-related health boards...


Bishops Support Plan to Fund Immigration Crisis Ministry

5/5/2017

DALLAS – The Council of Bishops today voted to support a proposal to seek $200,000 for immigration and migration crisis ministry for jurisdictional immigration task forces that are being organized to resource annual conferences. A proposal for funding will be presented to the Connectional Table at its upcoming meeting by the United Methodist ...


Bishop Ough Challenges UMC Bishops to be Prophetic

5/4/2017

  United Methodist Council of Bishops FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 Dallas, Texas: Council of Bishops president Bishop Bruce R. Ough has challenged fellow leaders in The United Methodist Church to find a common moral and prophetic voice to attend to the household of God.  Delivering the president's address at the Council of Bishops today in ...


Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Announces 2017 Grant Recipients

5/3/2017

Contact Information: Ebony Lincoln, Director of Communications Office: (615) 340-7382 Email: elincoln@gbhem.org   Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Announces 2017 Grant Recipients NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2017 – The Commission on Central Conference Theological Education (CCTE) awarded 67 grants totaling more than $1 million to...


Appointment News

5/2/2017

Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. of the Mississippi Area and the cabinet announce the following fixed appointments: Brookhaven District New Hebron—Mike Hart Greenwood District Belzoni: First and Silver City—Howard Tucker Hollandale—Joe Kitchens Indianola: Rasberry—Johnny Rankin Itta Bena: Samuel Chapel—Jonathan Parker   Meridian District Poplar Springs—...


Bishop Swanson on Recent Declaratory Decision

4/30/2017

Dear members of the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, On the evening of April 28, 2017 I received word that the Judicial Council ruled that the election and consecration of Rev. Karen Oliveto is a violation of our church law. However, according to the Judicial Council’s ruling in Decision 1341, the bishop “remains in good ...


Mississippi Pastor Completes Candler Course of Study Program

4/27/2017

from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry   To say that Rev. Kathy Price is dedicated and hardworking is an understatement. Kathy invests in continuing education to further her knowledge and reach within her ministry. In 2008, Kathy entered the Course of Study (COS) program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, ...


The Way Forward, from Easter to Pentecost

4/26/2017

Message from the moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward We live in the great fifty days, after the church has witnessed the presence of the risen Christ and before the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is a time of being together in community, discerning the future and depending on God. The Commission on a Way Forward recently gathered for its ...


UMC Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference for 2019

4/25/2017

From the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church Washington, D.C.: The Council of Bishops (COB) has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In announcing the call, COB President Bishop Bruce R. Ough said the Special Session will ...


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