Senatobia District UMVIM Trip


UMVIM=United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

El Salvador

July 4-11, 2015

Working with Salvadoran Mission Projects (SMP)

Click here to visit the SMP website!


This trip is being led by Rev. Amanda Gordon and is a wonderful opportunity for members of United Methodist Churches in the Senatobia District to participate in an international mission trip. This will be our second year to go to El Salvador. Last year, we had a team of 15 representing 7 churches in our district.

You are encouraged to visit the Salvadoran Mission Projects website to learn more about the wonderful ministry they are doing in El Salvador. Our team will help on a construction project (either working on a church or home) and will also participate in the Feeding and Evangelism Ministry, plus possibly lead a Vacation Bible School if there is enough interest.

Please prayerfully consider applying to be a part of the team. Space is limited to 20 participants and your application and $250 deposit is due by January 30 to be considered. Please view the flyer and application below for more information.

For more information, please call 662-781-1333 or email Rev. Amanda Gordon, Team Leader & Pastor at Minor Memorial UMC

2015 District UMVIM Mission Trip Flyer

2015 District UMVIM Mission Trip Application

***If you would like for someone to come to your church to share about the 2014 trip and show a video, please contact Amanda and she can help to line up a team member!***

Louise Haynes

Praying HandsPrayer requested for Louise Haynes who is the mother of Rev. Rickey Haynes(FE-Coldwater/Arkabutla) and the grandmother of Rev. Frank Haynes(FE-Christ UMC). Mrs. Haynes had a fall recently at Wesley Meadows Retirement Community where she lives, broke ribs and cracked vertebrae. She was admitted to Baptist Desoto Hospital. Please pray for speedy recovery.

Looking for “Covenant Bible Study”

We are looking for an individual or church that has a Covenant Bible Study kit that another church/individual can borrow. Needed are a leader’s guide, a participant’s guide, and the 3 DVDs. If you have one or know someone who does, please let me know.

Cheryl Denley, District Secretary

Christmas Activities at Independence UMC

Students in the Tweens Sunday School Class at Independence UMC held an ‘unwrapping’ party on Dec 14. The class members brought toys for the kids at the Methodist Childrens Home and each ‘unwrapped’ one of the gifts. They prayed for the child that would be the recipient of the toy. The Kings Kids group of the church will hold a ‘wrapping party’ on wednesday the 17th for all the toy donations to be delivered the weekend before Christmas. Students pictured are Sawyer Denley, Keaton Busby, Kaleb Busby and Ashtyn Anderson.


“O Little Town of Bethlehem” was presented as a gift to the congregation of Independence UMC by the adult choir. Joann Freeman is the choir director and Jim Glass is the pastor.


Living Nativity at Bakers Chapel

For the 11th straight year, Bakers Chapel UMC in Hernando offers as a gift to the surrounding community, their LIVING NATIVITY. A 4 beam flood light beckoned all to the sight of the manger, and once Baby Jesus was placed in the manger, a single beam of light pointed straight to the place where He lay. The display included sheep and 2 camels. The church usually has 3 camels, but one of them could not make the trip because she was giving birth!

Possible District Trip to Methodist Children’s Home

We are in the process of deciding if there is enough interest in the district to plan the following: in late winter/early spring, a one day trip to Clinton to tour the Methodist children’s home and visit ‘The Hour’ gallery(gift shop where the Methodist hour is filmed…..please respond and let me know if you or any of your church folks are at all interested….. if we have enough interest, we will go forth with the planning!

Cheryl Denley, District Secretary

Ladies Coffee at Love UMC

Love UMC in the Senatobia District held their ladies coffee on Sunday morning, December 7. They enjoyed fellowship and food in the brightly decorated activities hall of the church. They were entertained by 3 cousins who are members of the church and also members of the high school choir in Hernando. It was a blessed morning at Love UMC.

Christmas Eve Invitation from Rev. Andy Ray, District Superintendent