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Jackson, MS 39284
Location 3810 Robinson ST
Jackson, MS 39209
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Tuesday . . . . 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
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Continue the Conversation with Bishop Swanson, August 28

August 08 2019

All clergy are invited to meet with Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. on Wednesday, August 28 from 2-4 p.m. at Van Winkle United Methodist Church, 3810 Robinson Street in Jackson.

This clergy-only gathering is a continuation of the conversations and community building begun during the clergy-only meeting in February and at the clergy session of the annual conference. During this meeting with the Bishop we will hear some of his reflections on his recent trip to England. During this Wesley Heritage Tour, he began to understand more clearly John Wesley's approach to pastoral ministry, the driving influences in his life and how strongly he was driven by community, purpose and relationships. The Bishop will also hear from clergy about their passions and what is burning inside of them.

Clergy who  are not able to participate in the West Jackson District meeting are to attend a clergy-only meeting in another district.  Please talk with the district superintendent and let him know which meeting you will attend.

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Date & Time Meeting Location
Starkville Sunday, August 4: 3-5 p.m Louisville FUMC
Tupelo Monday, August 5: 10 a.m.- noon Tupelo FUMC
New Albany Tuesday, August 6: 6-8 p.m New Albany FUMC Gym
Senatobia Wednesday, August 7: 10 a.m. - noon Maples Memorial (Olive Branch)
Greenwood Thursday, August 8: 1-3 p.m. Inverness UMC
East Jackson Sunday, August 11: 3-5 p.m. Brandon FUMC
Meridian Wednesday, August 21: 1-3 p.m. Meridian District Office
Hattiesburg Thursday, August 22: 6-8 p.m. Parkway Heights (Hattiesburg)
Seashore Friday, August 23: 10 a.m. - noon Gulfport FUMC
Brookhaven Sunday, August 25 at 3-5 p.m. Centenary UMC (McComb)
West Jackson Wednesday, August 28 at 2-4 p.m. Van Winkle UMC (Jackson)
Journey from the West
  • August 12-15-Dr. Cook will attend Mississippi Annual Conference Leadership Team and Appointive/Extended Cabinet meetings.
  • August 19-20-Dr. Cook will attend the 3L Academy at the Hilton Hotel.
  • August 21-Dr. Cook will attend planning meeting for Lay Servant Ministries  School and Local Church Officers Training at Ridgeland: First United Methodist Church.
  • August 22-Dr. Cook will attend Mission Team meeting at Van Winkle UMC.   
  • August 27-Dr. Cook will attend Mission MS Executive Committee meeting. 
  • August 28-Dr. Cook will attend Clergy Only meeting at Van Winkle.   Bishop Swanson will lead the meeting in community building, sharing reflections on his recent trip to England, and listening to passions of clergy and what is burning inside of them. 

(601) 944-0776

Van Winkle UMC
3810 Robinson ST

Jackson, MS