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What's Happening Now Around The District

The Gathering 2019: Go Viral     Who : Students grades six through 12 and their leaders   What:   The Gathering Student Conference  is 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 22 ~ 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, February 24 ~ 9:30 a.m.   Where:  Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road in Jackson, Mississippi   How Much : ***One free adult spot for every 15 students registered  (Early) $60 each if registered by December 31  (Regular) $65 each if registered by February 1, 2019  (Late) $75 each if registered after February 1, 2019  (Large Group) $60 each if registered by February 1 when registering 20 or more  Partial Scholarships (limited availability)   Contact : Ed Chapman at  echapman@mississippi-umc.org  or 769.243.7042

The Gathering 2019: Go Viral

Who: Students grades six through 12 and their leaders

What: The Gathering Student Conference is 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 22 ~ 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, February 24 ~ 9:30 a.m.

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road in Jackson, Mississippi

How Much: ***One free adult spot for every 15 students registered

(Early) $60 each if registered by December 31

(Regular) $65 each if registered by February 1, 2019

(Late) $75 each if registered after February 1, 2019

(Large Group) $60 each if registered by February 1 when registering 20 or more

Partial Scholarships (limited availability)

Contact: Ed Chapman at echapman@mississippi-umc.org or 769.243.7042


Gulfport FUMC presents.....

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Trinity UMC will host Ministry to Millennials with Dr. Steve Blakemore on Monday, February 18th at 9:30 AM. CEU’s are available thru Wesley Biblical Seminary and lunch is provided. Dr. Blakemore will focus on how to effectively reach and retain Millennials. 

  • Trinity UMC

  • February 18th

  • 9:30 - 1:30

  • Lunch provided

  • ½ credit CEU 

RSVP to Trinity UMC (228) 863-2717


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Gulfside Association Open House | Sunday, March 10th | 3:00 p.m.

950 South Beach Boulevard | Waveland, MS


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April 6, 2019

In the Christian Life Center

The event is scheduled from 9 am-4:30 pm

with breaks and lunch

$25 Registration/Lunch fee due by March 28

 Checks/Money Orders payable to Brenda Pickering

12330 Cedar Lake Rd, Biloxi MS 39532

Questions? 601-528-1610


Main Street is kicking off the new year with a new start on Children’s Sunday School. Each Sunday at 9:00am children from ages K-5th grades will meet to learn and have fun with Pastor Chris!

Main Street has also started a new Contemporary service on Sunday evenings. The “Renew” service features our very talented musicians and uplifting music, and a message from the Pastor. Join Us on Sunday evenings - everyone is welcome - come as you are. Main Street UMC 162 Main Street Bay St. Louis

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Like many winter days, December 1, 2018 started off dreary with no sunshine in sight. It was the morning that three of our Barn students were to be baptized in the frigid Perk waters surrounded by their family and friends. As Rev. Bess Perrier and myself waded into the depths of the water, turning to welcome the first student to be submerged, the Heavens opened up and rays of beautiful sunlight radiated down onto us. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 Because of your generous donations and dedication to our ministry these moments are made possible and we continue to make a difference in the lives of our students and community.

Here are a few ways that you can help our ministry:

Provide or cook meals with Students

Monthly Monetary Donations

Statewide Sponsorships for February 7,2019 (cost per student) 85.00

We are growing and in need of a parking lot (estimated cost) 14,000.00

The Barn

P.O. Box 622

Perkinston, MS 39561

With Blessings,

Heidi Adams

Director of Campus Ministry

MGCCC Perkinston

Wesley Foundation

228-323-3047

601-928-6009 

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa


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SAVE THE DATE

The Spring Lay Servant Classes will be held on Saturday, April 27th. Information regarding the classes to be held, instructors, etc. will be provided at a later date.


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  • February 14th Valentine's Day

  • March 6th Ash Wednesday

  • March 10th Gulfside Association Open House 3:00 p.m.

  • March11th Listening Session with Bishop Swanson 6:00 @ Gulfport FUMC

  • April 21st Easter Sunday

  • April 27th Lay Servant Classes

  • June 5th - 8th 2018 MS Annual Conference


"Surf"ing the District


SEASHORE MISSION UPDATE

Seashore Mission is in need of meal preparation and serving assistance (lunch) on the following dates:

  • September 27
  • October 7, 25, 28
  • November 4, 5, 18, 22, 25, 29
  • December 3, 23, 27, 30

The meal can either be prepared entirely in the Seashore Mission kitchen, or something on the order of 2 large aluminum pans of a meat casserole to feed 100 people can be prepared and delivered ahead of time and pulled from the freezer for reheating. The mission is always well stocked with vegetables, bread, and drink, so the meat dish should be the primary focus.

Additionally, the following items are always in short supply and any donations would be welcome:

  • Razors
  • Men’s small and medium underwear
  • Back packs
  • Sleeping bags
  • 2 man tents

Points of Contact:
Judy Long Cottrell, Director, Seashore Mission
Phone: ( 228) 436-3986
email: Judyofstonegait@prodigy.net Larry Brewster, Secretary, Seashore Mission Board of Directors. Phone (228)383-8887
email: lbrewster85@gmail.com


STUDENT LEADERSHIP INTERN FUND

Dear SUMA Friends,

We are raising funds for our college internships for 2019. Click the link below to see our story. Please forward this email to your congregations, your friends, and your family. Your gifts will not go to light bills, or pavement, but the hearts, minds, and meaningful employment of young Christian leaders who are trying to pay for their college education while making a difference through camping ministry. Thank you!

-The Folks at Seashore UM Assembly

For more information and to donate click here.


Biloxi FUMC: Youth fundraiser “Chicken Dinner” will be held on Sunday, September 9th 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Methodist Men’s Group will meet on Monday, September 3rd at McElroy’s Harbor Restaurant at 6:30 a.m. for coffee, breakfast and devotion time. September 30th is the 5th Sunday Potluck and Education/Administration Building Dedication.


Dantzler Memorial UMC- Communion in September will support Mercy Ships. Operation Christmas Child information is now available with instructions on how to pack the shoeboxes. Contact Dian Cooksey for more details. Dot Circle met on August 13th for their annual Girls’ Night Out. 19 ladies met and enjoyed the meal along with fellowship time together.


Gautier FUMC: The UMM will be having a Low Country Boil on September 7th from 5:30-7:30pm. Donations welcomed! Acolyte training to being in October. Please let Suzie Trott know if your child is interested in becoming an acolyte. The Pie Ladies and UMC will be hosting their yard sale in the Family Life Center on October 6th. All your unwanted goods are someone else’s treasures, so please donate.


Leggett Memorial UMC has a position for a part-time administrative assistant. Persons interested should contact JoEllen Reid at (228) 235-7227. “Barbecue with Our Neighbors” will have an initial plan meeting on September 4th at 5:30 p.m. for anyone interested in participating. Back by popular demand, the Wednesday night “Scripture and Supper” will resume on Wednesday, September 5 at 5:30 pm. in the Fellowship Hall.


Long Beach FUMC has been invited to assume leadership of the UMC Campus ministry “Wesley Foundation” at UMC Gulf Park. Volunteers are needed to make this outreach ministry as success at this campus. Contact the church office at (228) 863-9619 if you God speaking to you be a volunteer. The Chancel Choir began cantata rehearsals with a potluck and listening session on Wednesday, August 29th. Rehearsals each Wednesday in the Choir Room at 7:00 p.m Come join and sing for Jesus! Fall Community Groups are meeting. Contact Hannah Haulsee at hannah.k.haulsee@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.


Mississippi City UMC will host a “Grandparents Day Tea at church on Sunday, September 9th at 2:30p.m. Grandparents and grandchildren of all ages are invited. For a special conversation, bring a cup with a story. In September, MCUMC will be looking at some portions of wisdom literature in the Bible. Wisdom for the Wanting is a brief look at Some of the encouragement seen in these divinely inspired writings.


Mt. Pleasant/Gulfport held the Annual Harvest Church/Pastor Appreciation Banquet on November 19 at the Hospitality and Resort Management Center/MGCCC. Rev. Elijah Mitchell and his family were honored as the new Pastor and family. Ms. Christian Green (a faithful visitor) was honored as she is returning to her home in Jamaica. The Annual Christmas Program will be presented on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 24th. The Watch Night Service will be held on December 31st at 5:00 p.m.


Poplarville FUMC: Classes beginning September 10th for Beginning Guitar at 5:00 p.m. and Beginning Ukulele at 5:30 p.m. Both classes will meet in the Christian Life Building. Instructor will be Bill Nix. The Men’s & Boy’s Breakfast will be held on Sunday, September 16th at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Out to Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 on September 19th


Red Hill UMC announces New Prospect Camp Meetings begin Saturday, October 13th thru October 21st. More information to come. Save the dates!!


Roberts Chapel UMC- Operation Christmas Child boxes will be distributed on October 14th. Now is a great time to grab school supplies. Bluegrass Pickin’ and Jam will be on September15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Big Creek Singing Convention will be on Saturday October 6th at 7:00 p.m. Special gospel music and congregational singing along with refreshments.


St. Stephen UMC will hold it’s Annual Revival on beginning Sunday, September 16th at 5:30 p.m. The theme will be “Bundles of Love” from the scripture John 3:16-17 and 1 John 3: 16-18. Service times Monday – Wednesday will be 7:00 p.m. each evening. Special guests will include: Rev. Charles Evans/Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Moss Point; Rev. O’Neil Wiley/Asbury AMEZ Church, Pascagoula; Rev. Elijah Mitchell/Mt. Pleasant UMC, Gulfport & St. Paul UMC, Biloxi; Rev. Kevin Carter/Canton UMC, Canton, MS. Please join them!


Vancleave UMC has an opening for a Youth Director. Please contact Rev. Mary Stewart for more information if you are interested. (228) 826-5968.


Wiggins UMC: “Son” Flower Fest will be on Sunday, September 9th from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. to kick off another year of missions, learning, and fun in Children’s Ministry. Bring a friend and a donation for Operation Christmas Child. Packing for Operation Christmas Child will be held on September 30th from 3:30 – 5:30 in the Family Life Center. Brown Bag Bible Study will be held on Thursdays at noon beginning on September 20th. This study will be on 1 Thessalonians. Come and bring a friend! Special Thanks to Pat Oakes for joining the UMW and presenting “S’Mores with Jesus”. Next meeting will be on September 24th with Joy Jennings, local artist for “Art and Spirituality”.