TAKE A ROAD TRIP
It’s that time of year again…lay leaders, lay delegates, clergy and church leaders will be gathering together for the Mississippi Conference’s Collaborative Leadership Conference. This is a time of worship to our God and to learn from one another. I hope that you will make the road trip and attend. If you have any questions please contact Cheryl at the Senatobia District office. (662-562-5865)
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!
Cristen Craven Barnard-District Lay Leader
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017
WHERE: Christ United Methodist Church
6000 Old Canton Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
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Churches across the Mississippi Annual Conference that are successfully making disciples will share their disciple making systems. Breakout session options include hearing stories and systems from:
- a new church start
- a small church
- a two-point charge
- a large church in the city
- a large church in a rural area
- a medium church that started a new church
- a medium county seat church
- and a medium church in a rural area
· If paid online by September 13, 2017
· $15 for Lay
· $25 for Clergy
· All other registration fees will be collected onsite the day of the conference – September 16, 2017
· $20 for Lay
· $30 for Clergy
The official roll out of the Mississippi Annual Conference Certified Lay Ministry Academy is September 24, 2017. Save this date!
Attached is a brochure explaining the Certified Lay Ministry Academy. Please help us spread the word about the opportunities that this academy will bring to our conference.
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May Grace and Blessings be in your path,
Angela Kaye Griffin
Associate Director Lay Ministries
320-D Briarwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
Interactive Tour Immerses Visitors Into Daily Life in a Foreign Country
More than 700 million people in developing countries live on less than $1.90 per day, facing challenges most Americans never will. Compassion International’s The Compassion Experience is making a four-day stop in the Desoto County area September 15-18 and will bring visitors on a journey into the lives of Compassion-sponsored children. The event will be set-up in the parking lot of Hernando United Methodist Church at 1890 Mt Pleasant Rd Hernando, MS.
A self-guided tour will immerse visitors in the lives of the children. Through the use of an iPod, a headset and over 3,000 square feet of interactive space, visitors will see the children’s homes, walk through schools and markets, and hear life-changing stories of hope—all from the perspective of a child whose life began in poverty. This free event is appropriate for all ages and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has never had the chance to travel outside the U.S. to get a small glimpse of what life can be like in developing countries.
Desoto County-area residents — all ages welcome
An interactive tour through the life of a child living in a developing country
WHEN / WHERE:
September 15-18, 2017
Hernando UM Church
1890 Mt Pleasant Hernando, MS 38632
Kris Dorr – email@example.com
Join with others for an upcoming opportunity for Early Response Team (ERT) training. This training will be held at St. Mark’s UMC in Brandon on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 8AM-4PM. More information and online Registration can be found at the following link.
Details and registrations: ERT July – Brandon, MS
The Mission of an Early Response Team is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.
This team is neither a first response group of emergency workers nor a recovery rebuild or repair team; rather it fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the presence of the church. What do Early Response Teams do?
1. Provide a Christian presence. This does not sound like a task and is NOT, however it can be the MOST important thing a team can do.
2. Take steps to prevent further damage to a family’s personal property:
- Debris removal, chainsaw work
- Cleaning out of flooded homes
- Teams may be asked to manage donated materials, gather information, or other things as deemed necessary by the community.
4. Observe survivor’s needs and report these to the local operations.
5. Be a part of the caring ministry of “listeners” who will help the survivors begin to heal.
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