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Post-retirement Health Legislation to be Discussed at Upcoming District Listening Sessions

7/12/2017

During the 2017 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference, it was announced that the board of medical benefits will be conducting listening sessions for important legislation coming to the 2018 annual conference session. The subject will be the study of the post-retirement health benefit available to clergy and lay employees who participate in ...


Higher Education and Ministry Announces 2017 YCI Grant Recipients

7/11/2017

From Higher Education and Ministry (General Board of Higher Education and Ministry The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) as part of their strategy to enable and resource leadership within the church has selected the 2017 Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) grant recipients. This year, applications were received from every United ...


UMCOR Helps in Recovery from Boko Haram Attacks

7/10/2017

By Bella DiFilippo* Boko Haram, the militant Islamic group that has been infiltrating the northeastern states of Nigeria since the 1990s, first drew global outrage and Western media attention after the group kidnapped approximately 276 teenage girls in 2014. Today, Boko Haram continues to wreak havoc in Nigeria by causing a severe food shortage due...


New UMC Handbook Now Available

7/7/2017

From United Methodist Communications The new United Methodist Church Handbook for this quadrennium is available, providing a detailed overview of the denomination’s beliefs, mission, structure and history. The handbook is a free, go-to resource for anyone in search of information about The United Methodist Church and is helpful for leaders and new ...


GBHEM Candidacy Office Offers Financial Planning Services to Certified Candidates

7/6/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 27, 2017 – The Candidacy Office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has partnered with Wespath and EY (formerly Ernst & Young) to offer financial planning services to certified candidates for licensed and ordained ministry. The services will be offered at no cost to candidates upon certification by ...


One Million dollars Being Donated for Theological Education

7/5/2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jerre and Mary Joy Stead of Scottsdale, Ariz., have committed $1,000,000 to The United Methodist Church’s efforts to increase and strengthen opportunities for theological education for church leaders in regions outside the United States. These regions are referred to by the denomination as central conferences. In the central ...


Two Recipients of the Miss. Conf. AU Endowed Scholarship Fund Recently Graduated

6/21/2017

Message from Elaine Jenkins, the director of planned giving at the Africa University Development Office sent to Bishop Swanson below: Grace and peace to you in this holy season of Pentecost,   We are very pleased to inform you and the Mississippi Annual Conference that two of the recipients of the Mississippi Annual Conference Endowed Scholarship ...


IAMSCU Conference Met Under Theme of “Tearing Down Walls”

6/20/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 20, 2017 – More than 300 participants from 30 countries across the Methodist connection and educational institutions worldwide gathered for the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU) conference on the campus of Universidad Madero, a Methodist school in Puebla, Mexico. An IAMSCU ...


Graduate at Africa University

6/19/2017

Photo courtesy of Africa University Odilon Mwaba (center) and Tikky Giorgio Olang’o (left) raise their caps in celebration at Africa University’s 2017 commencement. More than 700 students from 23 African countries graduated from the United Methodist university in Mutare, Zimbabwe. By Andra Stevens  | UMNS An Africa University alumnus told the ...


Message from Commission on a Way Forward Moderators

6/1/2017

From the director of Communications of the Council of Bishops WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2017) – The moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward are using a three-part commentary this summer in helping United Methodists throughout the world to understand work of the Commission.  The commentary will deal with the mission, vision and scope of the ...


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