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Jackson, MS 39284
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Jackson, MS 39209
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Tuesday . . . . 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
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2020 Annual Conference Live Stream

July 06 2020

Greetings West Jackson District Clergy and Laity, The postponed 2020 Mississippi Annual Conference Session will be held in satellite locations across the Mississippi area and will be live-streamed ...

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Book of the Month

July 06 2020

Book of the Month Journey in the Wilderness - New Life for Mainline Churches by Gill Rendle.   The last forty years have seen transitions in mainline churches that feel, for many, like a journey into ...

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Clergy ad Family Gathering

July 06 2020

July 23, 2020 - Clergy & Family Summer Gathering  A Come & Go meal will be served Click Here to Register for the number attending Location: Anderson UMC                                                ...

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Digital Discipleship

July 06 2020

Digital Discipleship    "Digital Discipleship," is a hub of resources to help you develop a sustainable digital ministry. The Latest Digital Discipleship Feature is....Pastoral Care   Rev. Eddie ...

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Mandatory Clergy Ethics Training

July 06 2020

Mandatory Clergy Ethics Training Now Available Online... “Do No Harm.” is the first mandate of  John Wesley’s Simple Rules. Clergy’s chief responsibility in fulfilling this responsibility is to ...

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Resources for the Work of Overcoming Racism

July 06 2020

We see and join in the grief and anger expressed throughout the world at the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless other black people throughout America’s painful, ...

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The Top 10 Free Services UMCom Offers Churches

July 06 2020

The Top 10 Free Services UMCom Offers Churches The menu of church communication services and tools available from United Methodist Communications (UMCom) is extensive. While some church leaders may ...

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A Message from the District Superintendent.....

June 03 2020

Dear Clergy and Laity of the West Jackson District,    We practice social distancing, wash our hands, wear our masks.  Just as we are taking intentional steps in response to the coronavirus pandemic, ...

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From Church to Society- Deadline August 10th.

June 03 2020

From Church and Society—Deadline, August 10 Human Relations Day Grants provide funding to promote ministries that respond to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy, or leadership ...

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From the Upper Room: Pandemic Prayer Practices for Children, Youth, and Families

June 03 2020

From the Upper Room: Pandemic Prayer Practices for Children, Youth, and Families As we shelter in place with our families, we can make our homes a sanctuary with Pandemic Prayer Practices for ...

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Read Bishop Swanson’s Announcement on In-Person Gathering Guidelines

May 18 2020

    Grace and peace, In my last correspondence to the conference I promised I would send to you this week a resource to aid you in incrementally resuming in-person gatherings. I know organizations ...

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Letter from Bishop Swanson and LaToya Redd Thompson

March 24 2020

Bishop Swanson and the Conference Lay Leader, LaToya Redd Thompson send you greetings during this season of Lent as together, we face the crisis of the coronavirus that is causing pain and suffering ...

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Church Security & Hospitality

March 09 2020

Learn about cyber security, hospitality, safe sanctuaries and church security at Church Security & Hospitality.  The Mississippi Conference Trustees offers this one-day workshop to strengthen ...

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General Conference Online Resources

March 09 2020

Be Informed About General Conference with Online Resources Find out what General Conference is, why we have it, and how its decisions impact your church through  General Conference 101. This ...

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Youth Theological Seminary

March 09 2020

Looking for something meaningful and formative for youth in your church? Do you have a young person in your congregation who loves to ask deep questions or is looking for chances to be in leadership? ...

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Book of the Month

December 18 2019

Simply Wait Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent by Pamela C. Hawkins   How many times have you tried to reduce the stress and hurry of Christmas by making Advent a more spiritual time? And ...

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District Clergy and Family Christmas Gathering

December 18 2019

The West Jackson Clergy & Family Christmas Gathering was held Thursday, December 5th at the Methodist Children's Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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East & West Jackson Districts - Clergy & Laity Leadership Training

December 18 2019

Coming January 25--East & West Jackson - Clergy & Laity Leadership Training Discover new insights to engage, connect, equip, and send  people as disciples of Jesus Christ at the East and West Jackson ...

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Merry Christmas

December 18 2019

Merry Christmas from everyone at the West Jackson District Office.  The Office will close on Wednesday, December 18.   We will return on Monday,  January 6, 2020 to begin an exciting  New Year of ...

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Register for  Lay Servant Ministry School 2020

December 18 2019

Register for  Lay Servant Ministry School 2020 Develop your ministry of leading, caring, and communication at Lay Servant Ministry School on Saturday, February 22 at Trinity United Methodist ...

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2019 Charge Conference

November 13 2019

The District-Wide Charge Conference was set for Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Anderson UMC, Jackson, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Bishop James Swanson was the speaker for the evening. Each church invited ...

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Reflections: Video Blog

November 11 2019

National divisiveness, terrorist attacks, increased natural disasters, mass shootings and even, conflict in the church—is this our new normal? It’s time to stop responding and start reflecting. In our...

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Book of the Month

October 09 2019

Book of the Month: Sustainable Youth Ministry by Mark DeVries.  No matter what state the youth ministry at your church is in--in need of a leader and volunteers, full of battles and stress, large or ...

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Connectional Ministries Mission Grants

October 09 2019

Need to strengthen or start a ministry for which you have a vision but limited resources?   Apply now for the 2019 Connectional Ministries Mission Grants. These matching grants are available to United...

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Share the Light

October 09 2019

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 ...

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BankcorpSouth Donates to Methodist Children's Home

September 27 2019

BankcorpSouth made a generous donation to Methodist Children's Home of Mississippi. A donataion was made in the amount $100,000  to support the organization’s work with foster children in the state. ...

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Be Made Holy and Whole at the Academy for Spiritual Formation

September 06 2019

Are you craving a time of spiritual renewal and enrichment?  You are invited to experience the grace of forgiveness and peace that is revealed in scripture, worship, and community at the Five-Day ...

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Book of the Month:  Conversations Worth Having:  Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement by Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

September 06 2019

Conversations can be critical and destructive, or they can be generative and productive. This book shows how to guarantee your conversations will help people, organizations, and communities flourish. ...

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Receive Rest and Renewal at September 28 “Soul Care for Caregivers”

September 06 2019

Retreat Those who take care of loved ones with dementia or chronic illness can receive spiritual and emotional care for themselves at Soul Care for Caregivers, a Millsaps College Community Enrichment ...

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West Jackson DDRT Training

September 05 2019

Sign Up for Disaster Response Training: Early Response Team (ERT) - September 7, 2019 You are invited to offer a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster by participating in Early ...

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Children's Sabbath Offering

September 03 2019

The Little Light of Mine Special Offering allows churches to support the ministry of the Methodist Children's Homes through giving and prayer. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has ...

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West Jackson Church Revitalization Event

August 23 2019

This West Jackson Chuch Revitalization event took place at Clinton United Methodist Church. The purpose of this event was to turn a plateaued or declining churches around and moving them back towards ...

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2019 West Jackson District Clergy Family Gathering

August 13 2019

The 2019 West Jackson Clergy Family Gathering took place at Parkway Hill UMC. It was an amazing event filled with fun, food and fellowship. Special thanks to Eleanor Henry for assisting in decorating,...

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Book of the Month: Change Your Questions, Change Your Church

August 08 2019

This book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Church: How to Lead with Powerful Questions, by J. Val Hastings, is filled with stories from churches just like yours. You'll read how those churches ...

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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 ...

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Grants Available for Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries

July 11 2019

Grants up to $10,000 will be available this fall from Discipleship Ministries to strengthen the leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation in ethnic local United ...

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Learn How to Revitalize Your Church, August 18

July 08 2019

Turning a plateaued or declining church around and moving it back towards growth, is the missional work of church revitalization.  Come and hear about tools and resources to help you take the next ...

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