There is always a lot happening around the district

Rev. Dr. Larry Hilliard

Rev. Dr. Larry Hilliard

Larry's Lines
(A message from your DS)

At some point, in almost every church, every pastor has heard: "we don't like change". When we say it, we believe it; but if we give it some thought, we all know there is change that we like. Think about your favorite "old timey" hymn. Chances are at some point when it was new, someone complained about it. They didn't want to learn a new tune or new words, but now it's much loved.

This month is full of change for 15 of our churches in the Seashore district. 14 have received new pastors through the normal ways and of course our sister Eastlawn is grieving the loss of their pastor Andy. Change can bring anxiety, wonder and even excitement to see what God will do. We are told in Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Let's join together this month and pray for each other. Pray for new things, for change, for comfort and most of all for the peace of God to transcend. When we open ourselves up to God, there’s no telling what God will do.

Blessings, Larry

Grace and Peace, Larry


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Spotlight in Service

Students from the choir at the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science made a visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on November 7 as part of their Sights & Sounds Tour.  The students stayed at Seashore United Methodist Assembly in Biloxi and were treated to a spaghetti dinner by members at Leggett Memorial UMC, Beauvoir UMC, St. Paul UMC (Biloxi) and the Seashore
District Office staff.  The choir performed several numbers before dinner for the guests .  The school is located on the Mississippi University for
Women's campus in Columbus, Mississippi.