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Mail PO Box 3957
Tupelo, MS 38803-3957
Location 3206 W Jackson ST
Tupelo, MS 38801-6735
Hours View hours ↓

Monday     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
Thursday     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday         CLOSED

Events

Tupelo, other "District", and "Conference" events


Meridian- Clergy Only Meeting with Bishop Swanson

Wednesday, August 21 2019 - 1:00 PM to Wednesday, August 21 2019 - 3:00 PM


Hattiesburg District Clergy Only Meeting with Bishop Swanson

Thursday, August 22 2019 - 6:00 PM to Thursday, August 22 2019 - 8:00 PM


Seashore District Clergy Only Gathering with Bishop Swanson

Friday, August 23 2019 - 10:00 AM to Friday, August 23 2019 - 12:00 PM


Intentional Discipleship Workshop

Saturday, August 24 2019

The Tupelo District United Methodist Women present Intentional Discipleship with LaToya Redd-Thompson! Join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the Christian Life Center at St. Mark (175 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo MS 38804). Registration begins at 8:30 am and the workshop is from 9:00 - noon. All are welcome!


ERT Training at Senatobia District Office

Saturday, August 24 2019 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, August 24 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Mission of an early response team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.  An early response team fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the caring presence of the church and to provide hope for the survivors. Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)/ United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) partnership, you can serve with a team (typically 10-16 persons) or as an individual. Volunteers need to be...


GATHERING TOUR at Meridian Central UMC

Sunday, August 25 2019


Brookhaven District Clergy Only Gathering with Bishop Swanson

Sunday, August 25 2019 - 3:00 PM to Sunday, August 25 2019 - 5:00 PM


New Albany Lafayette County Clergy Family Social

Monday, August 26 2019


Retired Clergy Breakfast

Tuesday, August 27 2019 - 10:00 AM to Tuesday, August 27 2019

Retired Clergy! You are invited to join us for the Inaugural Retired Clergy Gathering! Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 am at the Tupelo District Office (3206 W. Jackson, Tupelo 38801). Refreshments will be served! 


District Spiritual Leadership Team

Wednesday, August 28 2019 - 9:00 AM to Wednesday, August 28 2019 - 2:00 PM


WJA: 2019 Clergy-Only Meeting with Bishop Swanson - Van Winkle UMC

Wednesday, August 28 2019 - 2:00 PM to Wednesday, August 28 2019 - 4:00 PM

This event will take place at Van Winkle UMC


New Albany Alcorn County Clergy Family Social

Thursday, August 29 2019


Hattiesburg District Clergy Consultations Begin

Sunday, September 01 2019 to Tuesday, September 24 2019


Office closed in observance of Labor Day

Monday, September 02 2019

In observance of Labor Day.   


Labor Day

Monday, September 02 2019

The Conference office is closed in observance of Labor Day.


Licensing School

Friday, September 06 2019 to Saturday, September 07 2019

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 ...


Lay Servant School- Brookhaven District

Saturday, September 07 2019

Lay Servant School Sept 7th Brookhaven First UMC   Call District office for more details 601-833-1619


ERT Training at Galloway Memorial UMC

Saturday, September 07 2019 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, September 07 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Mission of an early response team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.  An early response team fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the caring presence of the church and to provide hope for the survivors. Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)/ United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) partnership, you can serve with a team (typically 10-16 persons) or as an individual. Volunteers need to be...


Upper Room 5 Day Academy

Sunday, September 08 2019 to Friday, September 13 2019


GATHERING TOUR

Sunday, September 08 2019


Lowndes County Cluster Meeting

Tuesday, September 10 2019


Administry Training - Burton Memorial, Gulfport

Saturday, September 14 2019 - 8:30 AM to Saturday, September 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 ...


Lowndes County Cluster Fall Revival

Sunday, September 15 2019 - 7:00 PM

  at Piney Grove UMC  Speaker: Rev. Dwight Prowell, Pastor of St James UMC, Columbus 


Lowndes County Cluster Fall Revival

Monday, September 16 2019 - 7:00 PM

at Covenant UMC  Speaker: Rev. John Longmire, pastor of Caledonia/Flint Hill Charge 


Lowndes County Cluster Fall Revival

Tuesday, September 17 2019 - 7:00 PM

at St James UMC  Speaker: Rev. Krystal Bridges Morris, pastor of Macon: Mt Moriah/Wrights Chapel Charge 


Giving Sunday (The Baddour Center)

Sunday, September 22 2019


Licensing School

Friday, September 27 2019 to Saturday, September 28 2019

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 ...


Clergy Spouse Retreat

Friday, September 27 2019 - 3:00 PM to Saturday, September 28 2019 - 12:00 PM

Beth Green will entertain and inspire you with her quick wit and spiritual insights. She is a minister's wife, singer, songwriter, artist, broadcaster and comedian. (See her blog entitled The Green House.) Our "retreats" are a far cry from rustic and we stay in the comfortable, updated Holiday Inn at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The Mississippi Outlet mall and many nice restaurants are close by for your convenience and pleasure. But, perhaps the best part of our annual retreat is the relationships ...


6th Annual Collaborative Leadership Conference

Saturday, September 28 2019

“To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World”… that’s not just something that happens with adults. Faith comes in all shapes, sizes, and stages of life. As the Church, it is our responsibility to nurture faithful followers of Jesus Christ at every age. This isn’t babysitting, its Disciple-making!   Keynote Speaker Mark DeVries is the founder of Youth Ministry Architects and oversees the youth ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. His books ...


Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska

Sunday, September 29 2019 to Tuesday, October 01 2019

Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska   We are created for a lifetime of love and intimacy, but relationships can be hard, even for the happiest couples. Distance, frustration and disconnection can enter through any number of life's events.    Come to a Christian-based marriage retreat at Lake Junaluska to better understand your partner and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship.    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND APPLY:   How to strengthen essential psychological ...


Bishop Swanson to Preach at Louisville: Wesley

Sunday, September 29 2019 - 11:00 AM

Join Bishop Swanson, Louisville: Wesley, and Louisville: First for 5th Sunday Collaborative Worship.  September 29, 2019 at 11am  at Wesley UMC, Louisville, MS 


Hattiesburg District Clergy Consultations continue

Wednesday, October 02 2019 to Wednesday, November 06 2019


Licensing School

Friday, October 04 2019 to Saturday, October 05 2019

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 ...


United Methodist Women (Conference Annual Meeting)

Friday, October 04 2019 to Saturday, October 05 2019

October 4-5 Conference Annual Meeting, Hattiesburg District, Heritage United Methodist Church, Hattiesburg


UMW Annual Meeting

Friday, October 04 2019 to Saturday, October 05 2019

UMW Annual Meeting


Giving Sunday (World Communion Sunday)

Sunday, October 06 2019

World Communion Sunday - World Communion Sunday is celebrated the first Sunday in October and supports World Communion Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program.


Administry Training, Batesville UMC

Saturday, October 12 2019 - 8:30 AM to Saturday, October 12 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 ...


Fall Loan Application Deadline

Tuesday, October 15 2019

The 2019 Fall Loan Application will open on May 6th. Please note that the deadline to apply for a Fall 2019 Loan has been moved up to October 15th. The Fall 2019 Loan application will now close on October 15th to allow our office the time to process all loan requests before the end of the year. We strongly encourage students in need of Fall funds to apply as early as possible to ensure the school receives the funds in a timely manner. Students may borrow up to $10,000 per calendar year – and ...


Licensing School

Friday, October 18 2019 to Saturday, October 19 2019

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 ...


Fresh Expression Learning Community, Retreat 2

Friday, October 18 2019 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, October 19 2019

Pioneers are mission entrepreneurs who have the stirrings to go beyond existing church communities to engage in life and ministry with people, fostering fresh expressions of church that connect with those uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the inherited church.   Fresh Expressions Pioneer Communities are a part-time, learning community designed to: Assist teams who want to launch fresh expressions of church Help pastors and lay-leaders create Fresh Expressions strategies for their communities and...


Meridian District Annual UMW Meeting

Saturday, October 19 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


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. ...


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...


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. 


Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27 2019 to Friday, December 28 2018

The Conference office is closed in observance of Thanksgiving. 


WJA: Thanksgiving Holiday - Office Closed

Wednesday, November 27 2019 to Friday, November 29 2019


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...


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


Giving Sunday (Methodist Children's Home)

Sunday, December 08 2019


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


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


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 ...


New Albany District Clergy & Laity Leadership Event

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


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 ...


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 ...


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 (tentative)

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...