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

Liberty UMC receives grant for tutoring program


imagePam Simmons described the program as “a creative opportunity for senior adults to stay active while helping the children and youth who are struggling in school to stay focused.”

And to help launch the new Wednesday night tutoring program at Liberty United Methodist Church in Eupora , Simmons wrote and the church received a grant for $1,000 from the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church.

According to the grant proposal, the Wednesday Night Bible Study classes will provide a tutoring program for students K-12 grades and social time for senior adults (ages 60 +). Continue reading