Employment Opportunity: Director of Youth and Children’s Minitries

Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries at Coffeeville UM  ( part-time position ) is available.  Interested individuals should contact the Church office at: 662/675-2690 or Christine Fielder, Chair of Staff Pastor Parish Relations at: 662/675-2567


Hunger and Poverty Grant Applications

The United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network 2017 Hunger & Poverty Grant applications are now available, twice a year. UMAMN Deadline 3/1/2017 and 9/1/2017 for Conference level signatures, applications must be received in the conference office (320-C Briarwood DR, Jackson, MS 39206) no later than 2/13/2017 and 8/1/2017

  • Application must be received by the cycle deadline to be considered for current cycle.
  • Maximum grant amount is $2,500.00.
  • Grants cannot be used for agency/ministry operating expenses but may be used for non-agency/ministry resource persons.
  • Grants must be used for projects within the geographic region of Appalachia and that serve a majority of Appalachian people.
  • Here are the counties in Mississippi that fall inside the Appalachian region:
  • Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, Winston, and Yalobusha  (see attached map)
  • Priority will be given to applications addressing causes and barriers related to hunger and poverty.
  • Project must be church-related—local, district, conference, or ecumenical (must have active UM involvement.)


Apply for a grant: http://www.umamn.org/grants/apply-grant/

Weekly Update

  1. January 12, 2017-SPRC Training-at Batesville 1st UMC at 6:30
  2.  January 16, 2017-MLK Day-office closed
  3. January 16, 2017-Desoto Cluster at Getwell Road UMC
  4. January 21, 2017-Wesley Meadows BBQ
  5. January 27, 2017-Statistical Reports Due, please call me if you need help!
  6. Feb 11, 2017-Pleasant Hill Valentines Celebration(Missions Fund raiser)
  7. Feb 25, 2017-District Lay Servant Training at Hernando UMC-sponsored by the Desoto Cluster..deadline to register is February 3rd!
  8. February 28, 2017-Childrens Ministry Meeting at District Office
  9. March 28, 2017-District Childrens Ministry Meeting at Applebees
  10. March 31, 2017-Local Church Fund Balance Report(Audit) Due into the district office
  11. All active Mississippi United Methodist clergy are required to attend a quadrennial clergy ethics seminar. The Mississippi Conference’s next seminar will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. Participation for the complete event is mandatory so please mark it on your calendars. This includes, part-time, full-time, local pastors, deacons, elders, retirees who are serving and our lay supply folks. Upon completion of this seminar you will receive .5 CEU.  

Children’s Ministry in the Senatobia District

Join us to make Children’s Ministry the best it can be in YOUR church

We would like to invite you to be a part of a group of people involved in Children’s Ministry in the Senatobia District.  If there are children within your congregation you are doing Children’s Ministry.  Why not make the best of it?  Join us for the organized meetings where we will get together and share ideas, plans, what’s working for you, what’s not working for you, ask questions of each other and most importantly PRAY WITH EACH OTHER.  We will meet together, have a meal and spend some time in the word.  We will discuss what’s on the agenda and help each other out.  Whether your church has 10 children or 100 children this small group is for you.  We invite volunteers, paid staff, pastors, and those interested in furthering the kingdom of God through the youngest members of our congregation.

Planned Meetings

 January 28th @ District Office

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

VBS Showcase by Cokesbury

February 28th @ Senatobia District Office

6:00 p.m.

Dinner provided

Topic:  Lent is coming!!  What does this mean for my kiddos?

March 28th @ Applebees in Senatobia

12:00 Noon

Meal is Dutch treat

Topic: VBS

April 25th @ Hernando UMC  

6:00 p.m.

Dinner is pot-luck

Topic: Summer is coming.  Now what do I do with these kids?

Monday, December 26, 2016

This is the last email you will receive from the Senatobia District Daily Devotional list.

Thank you to everyone who wrote devotionals over the last two years. It has been a privilege to read and post your work.

To all those who faithfully read the devotions each week, we hope that you were blessed by this district-wide effort.

Allen (website admin)

From Rev. Jim Genessee

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Glory Sighting: Mississippi-Africa University Partnership

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2016 Statistical Reports

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