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Jackson, MS 39284
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Monday:       8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday:      8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Thursday:     8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday:          CLOSED

Events

East Jackson, other "District", and "Conference" events


License to Preach Class | EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES

Saturday, February 04 2023

Hybrid/Blended Class Structure Dates: February 4 - 18, 2023 On Campus Class Meeting Date - February 11, 2023


2023 Senatobia District Lay Servant School

Saturday, February 04 2023

 


Senatobia District Lay Servant School

Saturday, February 04 2023 - 8:00 AM


Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis

Saturday, February 04 2023 - 10:00 AM

Clergy and lay of the Seashore and Hattiesburg districts are invited to Chat and Chew with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis at Wiggins First United Methodist Church. click the registration link to register with the district office if you plan on joining us for the meal. Deadline to register in Monday, January 30,  Mark your calendars for a Chat and Chew in your area, and click here for the full Chat and Chew schedule.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERGY *All clergy are required to attend one of the scheduled Chat ...


Lay Servant School- Brookhaven

Saturday, February 11 2023


Festival of Preaching

Thursday, February 16 2023 - 1:00 PM to Friday, February 17 2023 - 1:00 PM

Preaching Festival St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Brandon, MS “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” Matthew 25:1-13 Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jody Hill The Rev. Dr. Jody Hill became the ninth President of Memphis Theological Seminary on January 1, 2020. Hill grew up in the Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Falkner, Mississippi.  Dr. Hill is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.S.), Memphis Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary ...


Giving Sunday: Methodist Rehabilitation Center

Sunday, February 19 2023


The Gathering 2023

Friday, February 24 2023 to Sunday, February 26 2023


Statewide Wesley Retreat

Friday, February 24 2023 - 4:00 PM to Sunday, February 26 2023 - 11:00 AM

Statewide Wesley Retreat provides a weekend for all Mississippi Campus Ministries to join together for a weekend of worship, teaching, workshops and enjoying God's creation at Timber Creek Camp in Morton, MS.  


Certified Lay Ministry Academy - Module 3

Friday, February 24 2023 - 6:00 PM to Saturday, February 25 2023 - 4:30 PM

We offer our Certified Lay Ministry Academy annually to interested and qualified lay persons.  If you are interested in upcoming sessions, please contact Sarah Halford at shalford@mississippi-umc.org.


Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis

Wednesday, March 01 2023 - 4:00 PM

Clergy and lay of the Senatobia District are invited to Chat and Chew with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. RSVP with the district office if you plan on joining us for the meal. Mark your calendars for a Chat and Chew in your area, and click here for the full Chat and Chew schedule.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERGY *All clergy are required to attend one of the scheduled Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis events. Wednesday Schedule – Clergy are requested to arrive at 4 p.m....


License to Preach Class | MISSION AND EVANGELISM

Saturday, March 04 2023

Hybrid/Blended Class Structure Dates: March 4 - 18, 2023 On Campus Class Meeting Date - March 11, 2023


EJ & WJ Lay Servant Ministries School

Saturday, March 04 2023 - 7:30 AM to Saturday, March 04 2023 - 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 4, 2023 Location: Madison United Methodist Church, 100 Post Oak, Madison, MS Schedule:   7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Sign in and registration 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Class Cost:  $40 to attend each class - lunch and books are included Who should attend Lay Servant Ministries School? Lay Servants are to serve the local church or charge in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspire the laity to a deeper commitment to Christ and to more effective discipleship. ...


UWF Social Action Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, March 04 2023 - 9:30 AM to Saturday, March 04 2023 - 12:30 PM

The Mississippi Conference United Women in Faith are hosting a social action round table discussion titled "Where Do We Go From Here." The event takes place Saturday, March 4. There is a $20 registration fee which includes lunch. Make checks payable to the Mississippi Conference UWF. Mail checks to: Toya Dillard-Allen, Past Social Action Chair 480-A Brendalwood Dr. Brandon, MS 39047 The last day to register is February 15.


Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis

Saturday, March 04 2023 - 10:00 AM

Clergy and lay of the Tupelo and New Albany districts are invited to Chat and Chew with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis at Tupelo First United Methodist Church. RSVP with the district office if you plan on joining us for the meal. Mark your calendars for a Chat and Chew in your area, and click here for the full Chat and Chew schedule.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERGY *All clergy are required to attend one of the scheduled Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis events. Wednesday Schedule – Clergy are requested to ...


2023 BOOM INTERVIEWS

Monday, March 06 2023 to Wednesday, March 08 2023


Spiritual Wellness Retreat 1 - March 2023

Thursday, March 09 2023 - 11:00 AM to Friday, March 10 2023 - 11:00 AM

This event is for clergy. Registration Opens November 1, 2022.


License to Preach Class | SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Friday, March 17 2023

Hybrid/Blended Class Structure Dates: March 17, 2023 - April 3, 2023 On Campus Class Meeting Date - March 25, 2023


Certified Lay Ministry Academy - Module 4

Friday, March 24 2023 - 6:00 PM to Saturday, March 25 2023 - 4:30 PM

We offer our Certified Lay Ministry Academy annually to interested and qualified lay persons.  If you are interested in upcoming sessions, please contact Sarah Halford at shalford@mississippi-umc.org.


Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis

Saturday, March 25 2023 - 10:00 AM

Clergy and lay of the Greenwood district are invited to Chat and Chew with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis at Cleveland First United Methodist Church. RSVP with the district office if you plan on joining us for the meal. Mark your calendars for a Chat and Chew in your area, and click here for the full Chat and Chew schedule.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERGY *All clergy are required to attend one of the scheduled Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis events. Wednesday Schedule – Clergy are requested to arrive at 4 ...


Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis

Wednesday, March 29 2023 - 4:00 PM

Clergy and lay of the Starkville district are invited to Chat and Chew with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis at Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church. RSVP with the district office if you plan on joining us for the meal. Mark your calendars for a Chat and Chew in your area, and click here for the full Chat and Chew schedule.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERGY *All clergy are required to attend one of the scheduled Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis events. Wednesday Schedule – Clergy are requested to arrive at 4 ...


Hattiesburg District Lay Servant Training

Saturday, April 01 2023

WHAT IS A LAY SERVANT? A lay servant (local church or certified) is a member of a local church or charge who: Is ready and desires to serve the church. Is well informed on and committed to the scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of the United Methodist Church. Has received specific training to develop skills in witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership and care-giving ministries. Is active in support of the ...


Prayer retreat at St. Columba

Friday, April 21 2023 to Saturday, April 22 2023


Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis

Saturday, April 22 2023 - 10:00 AM

Clergy and lay of the East and West Jackson districts are invited to Chat and Chew with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. RSVP with the district office if you plan on joining us for the meal. Mark your calendars for a Chat and Chew in your area, and click here for the full Chat and Chew schedule.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERGY *All clergy are required to attend one of the scheduled Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis events. Wednesday Schedule – Clergy are requested to...


Certified Lay Ministry Academy - Module 5

Friday, April 28 2023 - 6:00 PM to Saturday, April 29 2023 - 4:30 PM

We offer our Certified Lay Ministry Academy annually to interested and qualified lay persons.  If you are interested in upcoming sessions, please contact Sarah Halford at shalford@mississippi-umc.org.


District Missions in May!

Monday, May 01 2023


Mississippi Methodist Senior Services Sunday Fund

Sunday, May 14 2023


Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14 2023


Virtual Transition Workshop - May 16, 2023

Tuesday, May 16 2023 - 6:00 PM to Tuesday, May 16 2023 - 9:00 PM


Certified Lay Ministry Academy - Module 6

Friday, May 19 2023 - 6:00 PM to Saturday, May 20 2023 - 4:30 PM

We offer our Certified Lay Ministry Academy annually to interested and qualified lay persons.  If you are interested in upcoming sessions, please contact Sarah Halford at shalford@mississippi-umc.org.


BAC Released with Link for Clergy Session through eBlast

Thursday, June 01 2023


Certified Lay Ministry Academy - Module 7

Saturday, June 03 2023 - 8:00 AM to Saturday, June 03 2023 - 4:00 PM

We offer our Certified Lay Ministry Academy annually to interested and qualified lay persons.  If you are interested in upcoming sessions, please contact Sarah Halford at shalford@mississippi-umc.org.


Virtual Transition Workshop

Saturday, June 03 2023 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, June 03 2023 - 12:00 PM


Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis

Saturday, June 03 2023 - 10:00 AM

Clergy and lay of the Brookhaven district are invited to Chat and Chew with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. RSVP with the district office if you plan on joining us for the meal. Mark your calendars for a Chat and Chew in your area, and click here for the full Chat and Chew schedule.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERGY *All clergy are required to attend one of the scheduled Chat and Chew with Bishop Lewis events. Wednesday Schedule – Clergy are requested to arrive at 4 ...


"Celebration of the Call" Sunday COSROW

Sunday, June 04 2023


Tentative 2023 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference

Monday, June 26 2023 to Friday, June 30 2023

The 2022 Session of The Mississippi Annual Conference is just over a month in our rearview mirror, and we have already begun the planning for the 2023 session. Many have called with questions about the dates for 2023. Each of the members of the Mississippi Annual Conference were asked via survey where they would prefer to have the 2023 session. The results have already been communicated via social media. We have been diligently working at finding the best locations and dates available to us. If...


Laity Executive Session

Tuesday, June 27 2023 - 2:00 PM to Tuesday, June 27 2023 - 4:00 PM


Clergy Executive Session

Tuesday, June 27 2023 - 2:00 PM to Tuesday, June 27 2023 - 4:00 PM


Independence Day

Tuesday, July 04 2023

The Conference office is closed in observance of Independence Day. 


Sabbath Day Away 2 - July 2023

Friday, July 14 2023 - 9:00 AM to Friday, July 14 2023 - 4:00 PM


Renfro Trust Fund Applications Due

Saturday, July 15 2023

The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. While Renfro Trust Funds are available for award with a deadline for application of September 1 of the year in which the application is made, applications will only be accepted when submitted through the Conference Secretary for Global Ministries of the Conference in which you are located. The deadline for submission of the application forms linked below is...


Charge Conference Forms Available

Tuesday, August 01 2023

Clergy can access this information via the email sent to them in late July or using the "People Portal."  Contact your District Office with any questions.


Hearing Your Call Event

Friday, August 04 2023 to Saturday, August 05 2023


Spiritual Wellness Retreat 2 - September 2023

Thursday, September 07 2023 - 11:00 AM to Friday, September 08 2023 - 11:00 AM

This event is for clergy.


Giving Sunday: the Baddour Center

Sunday, September 17 2023


Collaborative Leadership Event 2023

Saturday, September 23 2023 - 8:00 AM to Saturday, September 23 2023 - 5:00 PM

The Collaborative Leadership Event 2023 is a one-day event to be held at Crossgates United Methodist Church in Brandon and begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. The cost will be $75 for clergy and $25 for laity and there will be .8 CEUs available to clergy who attend.  Clergy and laity from across the conference will be leading breakout sessions, sharing real examples of ministries and ways that congregations are connecting with their communities and changing lives for Jesus Christ. This...


World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 01 2023

World Communion Sunday (first Sunday of October) provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.  


All Saints Sunday

Sunday, November 05 2023


Sabbath Day Away - November 2023

Friday, November 17 2023 - 9:00 AM to Friday, November 17 2023 - 4:00 PM

Registration opens January 1, 2022.


United Methodist Student Day

Sunday, November 26 2023

United Methodist Student Day (last Sunday of November) furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.  


Benedictine Prayer Retreat

Wednesday, November 29 2023 to Friday, December 01 2023


Giving Sunday: The Methodist Children's Home

Sunday, December 10 2023

“Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute” — Psalm 82:3, NLT Mission of Hope: Through Jesus Christ, Methodist Children’s Homes brings hope and healing to hurting children in Mississippi. Methodist Children’s Homes seeks to bring restoration to children and youth who have been neglected or abused. By the end of their time with us, we hope to see that they find reconciliation with their biological families, love within an adoptive family or ...


New Year's Day

Monday, January 01 2024

The Conference office is closed in observance of New Year's Day.


Human Relations Day

Sunday, January 21 2024

Human Relations Day (Sunday before the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday) strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.