EJ District Newsletter - July 2022
July 09 2022
For Immediate Release July 9, 2022
East Jackson Clergy in New Appointments
For this new appointment year, we welcome the following East Jackson clergy who are serving in new appointments in the district.
Christ UMC: Eddie Rester
Fannin UMC: Pete Herndon
Freeny UMC & Sebastopol UMC: Larry White
Greenwood Chapel UMC: Chris Cross
Greer Chapel UMC: Robert Cook
Mountain Ridge UMC: Haywood Hannah
Pelahatchie & Gulde UMC & Course of Study Director at Millsaps College Center for Ministry: Beth Miller
St. Matthew's UMC: Beth Feisel (Started Feb. 1st)
2022 Session of the Annual Conference
The 2022 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference will begin Wednesday, July 13 and conclude Friday, July 15, and will be held at the BancorpSouth Arena located at 375 E. Main Street in Tupelo.
To view the agenda click here.
The Preconference Journal is on the Guidebook App and on the Conference website. If you have not downloaded the Guidebook App, follow this link to access the Preconference Journal https://guidebook.com/g/#/guides/szru0rtedghrgh1/lists/1000900
Pastors - please make sure your Lay Members to Annual Conference receive this information.
Since this year's session of the annual conference takes place after "Moving Day," normal travel expenses associated with clergy attendance will be the responsibility of the current church of appointment. For those unable to attend in person, you can watch the live stream on the conference website or Facebook page.
East Jackson clergy and clergy families are invited for a fun movie night on Tuesday, August 9th. Mark your calendar and details will follow soon.
East Jackson District Youth and Youth Pastors! The Gathering Fall Tour kicks off Thursday, July 14, during the 2022 Mississippi Annual Conference. The event will be at the BancorpSouth Arena, 375 E. Main St. in Tupelo, and goes from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The 2nd stop on the fall tour will be Sunday, August 21st at Madison UMC, 100 Post Oak Road, Madison, MS from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
First UMC of Magee is seeking a part-time Music Minister to direct a weekly Sunday morning service and a weekly Wednesday night chancel choir rehearsal. Prior church-related music service is preferred. To view this opportunity and others click here. Please mail resumes to: FUMC, P O Box 661, Magee MS 39111 or E-mail to: email@example.com.
- Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
- By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
- By check made out to Global Ministries/UMCOR with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church.
As church lay members (finance, trustees, S/PPRC, lay leaders, administrative/church council members, lay leadership/ nominations) lean into their work, we have training videos for you. These videos are helpful for both our new and continuing leaders to review. If you are reading this, please take responsibility to help ensure your church uses these resources. To view this playlist on YouTube click here.
The Conference's 2nd "Hearing Your Call" Event will be Saturday, August 6, 2022 9am-3pm. This event is open to anyone experiencing a call to ministry (lay people and people in candidacy process). The cost is $35 and can be paid online. Registration ends July 1, 2022. to register click here.
For future newsletters, let's inspire one another. Please share your celebrations and mission opportunities. You can email your information and pictures (we love pictures!) to firstname.lastname@example.org.