CHURCH OF THE WEEK: Bellefontaine UMC


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ABOUT THE PASTOR

NAME: Roger Miller1009161721-00

CHURCH: Bellefontaine United Methodist (Miller also serves Lebanon UMC)

CHURCH ADDRESS/TOWN: P.O. Box 7013, or 9855 MS Hwy. 9, Bellefontaine, MS

PASTOR’S BIRTHDAY: September 19

PASTOR’S HOMETOWN: Eupora

FAMILY NAMES & CHILDREN’S AGES: Spouse: Ann Miller

Children: Amy Copley of Mathiston, Miss. &  Leigh Ann Grass of Carlsbad, Calif.

Grandchildren: 5 &  Greatgrandchildren: 3

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What makes a good United Methodist ‘lay leader’?


1924493_573583752748146_6244127900933588499_nAs we look to the Lay Servant Leadership Training event for the Starkville District of the Mississippi UMC, it seemed the perfect time to discuss who makes a good “lay leader.”

Lay Servant Training is set for April 11 at Starkville First United Methodist Church.

Dr. Embra Jackson, Starkville District Superintendent for the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church said a “good” lay leader is a person who understands that while their major role is to represent the lay persons (the laity–regular attendees of the church congregation) in their church.   Continue reading

Mathiston UMC speaker to discuss overcoming tragedy and hard times


246843_1696978273035_4661658_nEveryone experiences difficult circumstances at various times in life. Many experience tragedy on some level. Some of these circumstances can shake a person to their very core.

James Cruise believes “God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.” Cruise will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service at Mathiston United Methodist Church on March 29. James Cruise Ministries, based in Clinton, is a ministry dedicated to showing people  “life is about ‘getting back up’ when the tragedies and bad times of life come visiting you.” Continue reading