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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 ...


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 ...


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