2017 Senatobia District Mission Trip


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Amos: A Teaching / Preaching Workshop

Led by Dr. Sandra Richter

When: Friday, January 6, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Senatobia District Office, 551 North Robinson, Senatobia, MS 38668

Cost: $10 (includes lunch), payable at the door

Credits: 0.5 CEUs

How: Register by December 31st through Cheryl Denley

Email: senatobia@mississippi-umc.org
Phone: (662)562-5865

richterDR. SANDRA RICHTER is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. With a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Hebrew Bible, and has taught at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Wesley Biblical Seminary.

Sandy is deeply committed to the health of the Church and is in high demand as a speaker at local churches as well as professional events. Her presentations make the people and places of the Scriptures come alive for her students. She has a long list of publications and has recently completed two video studies for use in local churches: The Epic of Eden, and Isaiah, available through Seedbed Publishing. For a video introduction to Sandy’s teaching go to http://www.seedbed.com/what-is-a-prophet.

Clergy Christmas Party


On Thursday, December 1st, clergy from across the Senatobia District met at Maples Memorial UMC in Olive Branch for their yearly Christmas Party.


Update on the Called Session of General Conference


Dear Mississippi United Methodists,
I greet you in the blessed name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I write to you to bring clarity to one issue regarding the commission on the Way Forward. I trust that you are aware that the 2016 General Conference took an unprecedented step in asking the Council of Bishops to help our United Methodist Church find a way forward in light of our debate since 1972 over the issue of human sexuality. The Council of Bishops accepted this request and we established the following process:

1. To appoint a 29-member commission called The Commission on the Way Forward (this was expanded to 32)

2. The commission would be composed of laity, clergy, and bishops 

3. The Commission would make recommendations to the Council of Bishops 

4. The Council of Bishops would call for a called session of General Conference to report recommendation(s) to that Special Called Session of General Conference with the target date being in 2018. 
It is this fourth point that is the reason I’m writing to you. The executive committee of the Council of Bishops are now aware that any legislation being offered at any session of a General Conference must be in the hands of the delegates at least 235 days prior to the opening of the General Conference. In order for us to be within our rules of the General Conference and allow the commission sufficient time to build community and do the work assigned to them, the Council of Bishops realized that the 2018 date was unrealistic. Therefore, at the Fall meeting of the Council of Bishops this November, we thought it was best to ask for the Special Called Session of General Conference to be help in either February or March 2019. 
I trust this will answer any questions you may have around the impending date change of the Special Called Session of General Conference. 
Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr.


Supporting MCH


Methodist children’s home tree in the narthex of Independence UMC.

Every strand of lights represents 25 dollars donated to the “THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE” effort!

The pastor is Rev. Jim Glass.

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