2014 District Conference

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I was appointed in 1971 to my first appointment while a student at Delta State.  We “first timers” had to attend an orientation class led by Bro. E.A. Bailey with all of his home spun humor.  He asked,  “Boys, (and we were all males) do you eat duck eggs?”  We were all bewildered by that not so theological question.  No one said a word.  Bro. Bailey responded, “The reason you don’t eat duck eggs is because ducks don’t advertise.”  Then he explained if we want people to come to church, we must invite them.  We have to let others know.  Same is true today, except we have a lot more chickens advertising and competing for the same time.  If we want people to come, we have to tell our story. – D.S. Andy Ray

A Morning in the Upper Room.”  This is different from anything we have done.  Our mission is to experience God’s purpose, passion and power.

Mark your calendar:  Saturday, August 23, 8:30am-12:00 Noon, Hernando FUMC.  Bring a car/van load.

Info on Holy Conferencing

Thursdays Holy Conferencing event starts at 9:30 a.m.(fellowship and coffee at 9:00), will conclude by 3:30 p.m.……..

Children’s Sabbath at Independence UMC

Thank you Mike Duggar, CEO of Methodist Children’s Home for sharing with Independence UMC on Children’s Sabbath…..the day was filled with a prayer wall of children, the Independence Bible Challenge, offerings of hygiene items for the home, bbq lunch provided by some good Methodist men, and blessings to all!

UMW Mission Study: The Roma of Europe

UMW LogoYou Are Invited

Who: United Methodist Women
What: Mission Study: The Roma Of Europe
Presented By: Edna Cave
When: Saturday, Septmeber 6, 2014, 9:00 A.M. To 2:30 P.M.
Where: Eudora United Methodist Church

Please let Mrs. Johnie Goldman – 662-429-7844 know how many are coming.

Please bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

Budget Update from CFA

F0CB4E3A70F3443BAD0F6D1643090DB7_Core Values PanoThe 2014 Mississippi Annual Conference members approved a $15,600,000 budget for apportioned mission shares for 2015. Because there was a newly adopted structure, the budget needed to be tweaked to align the budget with the new structure. The Mississippi Annual Conference granted to the council on finance and administration (CFA) the responsibility of realigning those administrative lines to properly reflect the responsibilities in the newly adopted structure with a reporting responsibility to the 2014 annual conference members.

There were five lines affected. Attached is a chart showing the realignment of the lines for 2015. It should be noted that there was no increase in the total budget as instructed by the annual conference action taken on Sunday, June 8, 2014. It was decided by the cabinet and the council on finance and administration in an effort to save mailing cost, this reporting would be done by the conference treasurer in a letter dated and mailed August 14, 2014 to the 2014 Mississippi Annual Conference members and it was addressed to the church treasurer of record in the conference finance and administration office.

This letter was designed to also report the apportionment of the 2015 conference and district mission shares. These numbers were reported on the back of that letter mailed to the local church treasurer. Please remember that the projected mission share numbers provided to the conference members were estimated based on statistics available in the early spring.

The apportionment column on the back of the letter sent to your church treasurer is accurate, however, we have discovered that the conference budget column on that letter is for 2014. It should have been for 2015. Attached is the complete realigned 2015 budget. Your treasurer will be receiving an updated letter in the mail.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Stotts.

Korean War Veteran to Speak at Hunters Chapel UMC

fall churchHunters Chapel UMC is proud to invite you to a special evening on August 24, 2014.

Potluck Meal at 4:30

Special Guest Speaker at 5:30

“Ray Urban, Sr.”
Mr. Urban is from Shreveport, LA. He is a World War II vet and a veteran of the Korean War. He will be bringing his mobile war museum for all to view. Mr. Urban is also the oldest person who is still parachuting in the state of Louisiana!

CPR Training at the District Office

CPR-Certification-ClassesSUNDAY, September 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CPR/AED Training Class at the District Office

Cost is $ 30.00 plus $ 15.00 for the manual, total of $ 45.00

If you choose to purchase the manual, it is recommended that you come by the office and pick up your copy as soon as possible and read before the training…

No prior experience is needed for this course.
There is no written test at the end.

Only 7 slots left !……please call Cheryl at 662.562.5865 if you are interested…

Independence UMC Ready for Children’s Sabbath