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Mail 115 S 24th AVE
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Location 115 S 24th AVE
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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Monday        8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday       8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday      8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday          CLOSED

Events

Hattiesburg, other "District", and "Conference" events


Meridian District Annual UMW Meeting

Saturday, October 19 2019


Little Light of Mine: Children Sabbath Offering

Sunday, October 20 2019 to Thursday, October 31 2019 - 11:59 PM


Night of Worship with Bishop Swanson

Sunday, October 20 2019 - 5:00 PM to Sunday, October 20 2019


Pastors’ Training

Friday, October 25 2019 - 10:00 AM to Saturday, October 26 2019 - 11:00 AM

   (By Invitation Only)   


WJA: District Wide Charge Conference - Anderson UMC

Sunday, October 27 2019 - 5:00 PM to Sunday, October 27 2019 - 8:00 PM


RIM Retreat

Monday, October 28 2019 - 2:00 PM to Wednesday, October 30 2019 - 11:00 AM


United Methodist Women (District Officers’ Training/Update)

Saturday, November 02 2019

November 2 & 9 – District Officers’ Training/Update – Location TBA


Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Edward Street Fellowship Center Food Pantry

Saturday, November 02 2019 - 10:00 AM to Saturday, November 02 2019 - 1:00 PM


GATHERING TOUR

Sunday, November 03 2019


Lay Servant Ministries Training

Sunday, November 03 2019 - 2:30 PM to Sunday, November 03 2019 - 7:30 PM


Journey Partners - Training in Spiritual Direction

Monday, November 04 2019 to Thursday, November 07 2019

Frequently Asked Questions: Q: What is spiritual direction? A: Spiritual direction is an historic practice within the Christian tradition.  It is the art of walking beside others as they listen for the voice of God in their lives. It employs both God-given gifts and carefully cultivated skills.  Q: Who can participate in Journey Partners? A: Laity and clergy of all denominations and faith traditions are invited to participate in Journey Partners.  Q: What is Journey Partners like?  A: Journey...


Pick up Four CEU with Journey Partners

Monday, November 04 2019 to Thursday, November 07 2019

Journey Partners is a two-year training program in spiritual direction—a historic practice within the Christian tradition. Spiritual direction is the art of walking beside others as they listen for the voice of God in their lives. It employs both God-given gifts and carefully cultivated skills.  Journey Partners students participate in six retreats, all held at The Grey Center in Canton. Each retreat includes times for large-group study, Sabbath practice, peer-group learning and worship. ...


United Methodist Women (District Officers’ Training/Update)

Saturday, November 09 2019

November 2 & 9 – District Officers’ Training/Update – Location TBA


FAM JAM *for Special Needs Families* (Saint Mark's UMC Brandon)

Saturday, November 09 2019 - 10:00 AM to Saturday, November 09 2019 - 12:00 PM


EJA District-Wide Charge Conference

Tuesday, November 12 2019

We are excited to once again have a collaborative District-Wide Charge Conference for the East Jackson District! If your church needs an individual Charge Conference for ANY reason, please contact Rev. Dr. Connie Shelton by August 15.  East Jackson District-Wide Charge Conference is November 12 at Christ UMC, Jackson. All paperwork for the District-Wide Charge Conference is due on October 31st. Each church is invited to bring your choir to participate in the mass choir for the service. Music ...


Administry Training - New Albany First

Saturday, November 16 2019 - 8:30 AM to Saturday, November 16 2019 - 4:30 PM

The financial leadership training provides counsel and guidance to strengthen the administrative and financial abilities of the local church treasurer, financial secretary, finance committee members, church business administrators and church Trustees. Successful completion of the training session and assignments will result in a Mississippi Conference recognized church "Administry." Topics covered are human resources, treasurer and pastor parish issues, statistical reporting, connectional ...


Hattiesburg District-Wide Charge Conference

Sunday, November 17 2019 - 5:00 PM to Sunday, November 17 2019 - 8:00 PM


Uncharted: SEJ Clergywomen's Conference

Monday, November 18 2019 to Thursday, November 21 2019

uncharted [uhn-chahr-tid] - adj. not shown or located on a map; unexplored; unknown CALLED INTO THE UNCHARTED Ministry is beautiful, challenging, rewarding, and frustrating. Where we end up is often not where we first sought out to be; sometimes that turns out beautifully and sometimes…it doesn’t feel so beautiful. The theme “Uncharted” was chosen with great intentionality for this year’s Southeast Jurisdiction’s Clergywomen Conference. Everyday ministry in general seems uncharted - moving from ...


WJA: District Quarterly Gathering

Thursday, November 21 2019


Giving Sunday (United Methodist Student Day)

Sunday, November 24 2019

United Methodist Student Day - United Methodist Student Day Sunday is celebrated the last Sunday in November. It provides scholarship funds for United Methodist college, university and graduate students. 


WJA: Thanksgiving Holiday - Office Closed

Wednesday, November 27 2019 to Friday, November 29 2019


Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27 2019 to Friday, December 28 2018

The Conference office is closed in observance of Thanksgiving. 


Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 03 2019

Save the date and join the movement to boost support for Advance projects and missionaries on this special day of giving. With more than 300 missionaries and 600 projects working in areas such as hunger, water and sanitation, health, evangelism and church growth, education, community development, creation care, migration and more, there is a ministry area that speaks to the passion of every congregation and church member.  You can find a list of ways to #GiveUMC here. Below are some Mississippi...


District Clergy and Family Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 03 2019 - 6:00 PM to Tuesday, December 03 2019 - 7:30 PM

Join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ.  All clergy are invited.


Meridian District Christmas Clergy Gathering

Thursday, December 05 2019


West Jackson District Clergy and Family Christmas Gathering

Thursday, December 05 2019 - 6:00 PM to Thursday, December 05 2019 - 8:00 PM


New Albany District Clergy Family Christmas Party

Thursday, December 05 2019 - 6:30 PM to Thursday, December 05 2019 - 8:30 PM


Methodist Children's Homes Christmas Open House

Friday, December 06 2019 - 6:00 PM to Saturday, December 07 2019 - 8:00 PM

This holiday season, Methodist Children’s Homes will help share the light of the Lord with our community by hosting a Christmas Open House and light parade. This two-night event is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Friday, December 6th & Saturday, December 7th from 6 to 8 pm Share the Light will include our Christmas tree lighting, interactive nativity pageant, carols, parade of lights, festival of trees and more! You never know… Santa Claus just might make an appearance! Activities ...


Giving Sunday (Methodist Children's Home)

Sunday, December 08 2019


District Wide Charge Conference

Sunday, December 08 2019 - 4:00 PM to Sunday, December 08 2019 - 6:30 PM

 We will have a district wide Charge Conference that Bishop Swanson will preside over.  This will be December 8, 2019 at 4:00 at Centenary UMC in McComb.   All church members are invited to come.  Please extend the invitation to your congregation!  Pastors, make sure all church leadership positions are put in the database and sign all forms especially the Salary Comp Sheets and Minutes page. The DS will bring the minutes page to the Charge Conference so if you have already turned your minutes ...


Administry Training, Madison UMC

Saturday, December 14 2019 - 8:30 AM to Saturday, December 14 2019 - 4:30 PM

The financial leadership training provides counsel and guidance to strengthen the administrative and financial abilities of the local church treasurer, financial secretary, finance committee members, church business administrators and church Trustees. Successful completion of the training session and assignments will result in a Mississippi Conference recognized church "Administry." Topics covered are human resources, treasurer and pastor parish issues, statistical reporting, connectional ...


WJA: Christmas Holiday Closure

Wednesday, December 18 2019 to Monday, January 06 2020


District Clergy and Family Christmas Gathering

Thursday, December 19 2019 - 6:00 PM

Save the Date: Starkville District Clergy and Family Christmas Gathering  at Starkvllle First in the  Christian Life Center at 6:00 PM .  More details to come.


Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24 2019

The Conference office is closed in observance of Christmas Eve. 


Christmas

Wednesday, December 25 2019 to Tuesday, December 31 2019

The Conference office is closed in observance of Christmas. 


New Year's Day

Wednesday, January 01 2020

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


Licensing School

Friday, January 10 2020 to Saturday, January 11 2020

Licensing School provides basic preparation for pastoral ministry and is an educational requirement for individuals pursuing licensed local pastor ministry in the United Methodist Church. The Center for Ministry at Millsaps College administers the Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School under the direction of the Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Office of Spiritual Leadership. The Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School meets at Millsaps College in ...


FAM JAM (Centenary UMC / McComb MS)

Saturday, January 11 2020


District Leadership Training

Saturday, January 18 2020 - 8:00 AM to Saturday, January 18 2020 - 12:30 PM

Starkville District Leadership Training  Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Starkville First. More information to come.


Licensing School

Friday, January 24 2020 to Saturday, January 25 2020

Licensing School provides basic preparation for pastoral ministry and is an educational requirement for individuals pursuing licensed local pastor ministry in the United Methodist Church. The Center for Ministry at Millsaps College administers the Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School under the direction of the Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Office of Spiritual Leadership. The Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School meets at Millsaps College in ...


East-West Jackson - 2020 District Leadership Training

Saturday, January 25 2020 - 8:00 AM to Saturday, January 25 2020 - 12:00 PM

Location of Training: Clinton First 8:00 am - 8:30 am - Sign In 8:30 am - 9:00 am - Opening 9:15 am - Seminars begin


New Albany District Clergy & Laity Leadership Conference

Sunday, January 26 2020 - 3:00 PM to Sunday, January 26 2020 - 6:30 PM


DAY OF DISCIPLESHIP

Saturday, February 01 2020 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 01 2020


Senatobia District Lay Servant School

Saturday, February 08 2020


Licensing School

Friday, February 21 2020 to Saturday, February 22 2020

Licensing School provides basic preparation for pastoral ministry and is an educational requirement for individuals pursuing licensed local pastor ministry in the United Methodist Church. The Center for Ministry at Millsaps College administers the Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School under the direction of the Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Office of Spiritual Leadership. The Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School meets at Millsaps College in ...


East-West Jackson - 2020 District Lay Servant Ministry School

Saturday, February 22 2020 - 7:30 AM to Saturday, February 22 2020 - 4:30 PM

Location: Trinity UMC 7:30am - 8:00am - Sign In 8:00am - 8:30am - Opening 8:30am - 4:15am - Classes begin  


New Albany District Lay Servant School

Saturday, February 22 2020 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 22 2020 - 4:00 PM


The Gathering 2020 ("Time")

Friday, February 28 2020 to Sunday, March 01 2020

The Gathering 2020: Time  Who: Students grades six through 12 and their leaders  What: A three-day, Christ-exalting conference uniting students from across Mississippi for a weekend of dynamic worship, fellowship, relevant teaching, laughter, friendship, inspiration, fun and life-change! When:  Friday, February 28 ~ 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, March 1 ~ 9:30 a.m. Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road in Jackson, Mississippi How Much: ***1 free adult spot for every 15 students ...


Licensing School

Friday, March 20 2020 to Saturday, March 21 2020

Licensing School provides basic preparation for pastoral ministry and is an educational requirement for individuals pursuing licensed local pastor ministry in the United Methodist Church. The Center for Ministry at Millsaps College administers the Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School under the direction of the Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Office of Spiritual Leadership. The Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School meets at Millsaps College in ...


Licensing School

Friday, April 03 2020 to Saturday, April 04 2020

Licensing School provides basic preparation for pastoral ministry and is an educational requirement for individuals pursuing licensed local pastor ministry in the United Methodist Church. The Center for Ministry at Millsaps College administers the Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School under the direction of the Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Office of Spiritual Leadership. The Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School meets at Millsaps College in ...


Ordination Retreat 2020

Wednesday, April 15 2020 to Thursday, April 16 2020

Ordination Retreat on April 15th and 16th, 2020.


Licensing School

Friday, April 24 2020 to Saturday, April 25 2020

Licensing School provides basic preparation for pastoral ministry and is an educational requirement for individuals pursuing licensed local pastor ministry in the United Methodist Church. The Center for Ministry at Millsaps College administers the Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School under the direction of the Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Office of Spiritual Leadership. The Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School meets at Millsaps College in ...


General Conference

Tuesday, May 05 2020 to Friday, May 15 2020


2020 Session of the MS AC

Wednesday, June 03 2020 to Saturday, June 06 2020

The tentative planning dates for the 2020 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference will be June 3-6, 2020.  The actual location (city) will be decided by the 2019 Session of the Annual Conference. Please mark your calendars.


Independence Day

Saturday, July 04 2020

The Conference office is closed in observance of Independence Day. 


Renfro Trust Fund Applications Due

Wednesday, July 15 2020

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...


Special Called Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference (tentative)

Sunday, August 16 2020 to Tuesday, August 18 2020

Possible Special Called Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference Please hold these dates for a possible Called Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference. The 2020 General Conference is May 5-15, which is only a couple of weeks prior to our regularly-scheduled Mississippi Annual Conference. In preparation for possible outcomes of GC2020, we are tentatively scheduling a called session of annual conference in August to have adequate time to prayerfully discern General Conference legislation...