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Starkville, MS 39760
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Starkville, MS 39759
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Monday         8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday        8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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S/PPRC - Advisory Form for Current Pastoral Appointment

October 18 2021

The 2021 Advisory form for Current Pastoral Appointment and the S/PPRC Ministry Evaluation Form or the New Appointment Ministry Evaluation Form are due to the District Superintendent's Office no later...

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Starkville District: Clergy On-Going Consultations with DS

October 18 2021

Clergy, Please be sure to contact the District Office to schedule your Phone Consultation Meeting with Rev. Paulette Buford-James.  Be sure to  complete the Consultation Worksheet  that best fits your...

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2021 Clergy Spouses Retreat

September 28 2021

Clergy Spouse 1 day Retreat Place: Millsaps College-Chapel- Jackson, MS Speaker- LaToya Redd Thompson Lunch will be provided Date: Saturday Nov 6, 2021 Registration Time 9:30-10:30 Pay at the ...

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Starkville District's 2021 Charge Conference Schedule and Agenda

September 28 2021

Theme: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiates 3:1   2021 Zoom Charge Conference Schedule Revised 9/27/2021 Please complete and attach all required ...

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Starkville District - United Methodist Women 2021 Meeting

September 24 2021

You are cordially invited to attend (v) our 33rd Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 2, from 10 am to noon.  The link to register can be found on the bottom of the front page of The Beacon on our ...

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Laity Sunday 2021

September 19 2021

Laity Sunday is traditionally the 3rd Sunday in October.  I would like to encourage you all to celebrate this day, even if it needs to be on another Sunday.  The church has folks who are gifted by God...

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Pastor's Appreciation Month

September 19 2021

October is Pastor Appreciation Month so this is another way to show the pastor that you appreciate her/him. I hope you will explore the many different ways that you can acknowledge your pastor's ...

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STA DIS: This Little Light of Mine Special Offering

September 19 2021

As you know, every year Methodist Children's Homes is blessed by the generosity of each United Methodist Church during our Little Light of Mine Special Offering. Last year, your churches raised ...

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Center for Ministry

September 13 2021

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Register Now for Online Basic Lay Ministry Course

September 08 2021

Greetings to the laity of the Mississippi Conference,   The Mississippi Conference Office of Spiritual Leadership is making available to you an online basic lay ministry course. This course is an ...

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Both/And Follow-up Session: Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experience for Online and In-Person Audiences

September 02 2021

On Thursday, October 28, 6-7 pm, join us for the follow-up session to learn about the best practices and proven strategies for creating powerful transformative worship for both in-person and virtual ...

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District Leadership Training Videos

September 01 2021

Click here to view video options. You can choose the video(s) that best fit your leadership role in the local church.  Trainings offered: Spiritual Leadership Safe Sanctuaries Fresh Expressions ...

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STA DIST: LOCAL CHURCH FINANCES/Funds Balance Report

August 25 2021

AUDIT OF LOCAL CHURCH ​ FUND BALANCE REPORTS (Deadline June 30) Local Church Audit Guide  FREQUENTLY asked Questions about Local Church Audit 

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End Racism For Good

April 27 2021

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Rescue 100: A Child Needs You!

February 02 2021

You can make a difference. Find out how.  Rescue 100 is a MDCPS initiative to partner with churches across Mississippi to recruit, train and support foster parents in the state of Mississippi. Rescue...

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A Note of Gratitude from Rev. Paulette Buford-James

December 18 2020

The Starkville District Staff and I would like to thank you all for the wonderful cards and gifts during the 2020 Christmas Holidays. It is our prayer for you : May the Lord bless you and keep you;  ...

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Starkville District's Facebook Page

September 08 2020

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MS UMC Clergy Spouses

August 26 2020

We sure hope everyone is staying well and keeping safe in these pandemic days.  As you know, we have decided it would be in everyone's best interest if we cancelled this year's Fall Retreat.  Let us ...

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Assistant to the District Superintendent for the Starkville District Announced

July 13 2020

      I am very pleased to announce that Rev. Tom Potter will join the Starkville District office as Assistant to the District Superintendent, along with his other duties as pastor of Louisville ...

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Guidelines for Incremental Reopening of Congregational In-Person Gathering

May 15 2020

Suggested Policies and Guidelines to Return to In-person Worship    Dr. Stephen Shirley, medical director for multiple nursing homes in Mississippi, in consultation with his church leadership, has ...

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2020 Clergy Session - Zoom Conferencing

May 14 2020

Greetings to my clergy family, I have been blessed by the faithful work that so many of you are doing during this time of pandemic. The creativity and commitment you have shown to your people, and to ...

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Guidance on the Payroll Protection Program

April 07 2020

The GCFA website has resources for churches related to the Payroll Protection Program as offered by the Small Business Administration.  April 3rd is the first day churches can apply and there is a ...

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COVID 19 related closings

March 20 2020

Dear Laity and Clergy, All District and Conference level "in person" events through April 30th have been cancelled or postponed until further notice due to the health risks involved in gathering at ...

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Starkville District Newsletters

March 01 2020

Click below to view Newsletters: February 28, 2020 edition February 14, 2020 edition  February 7, 2020 edition  January 31, 2020 edition  January 24, 2020 edition January 17, 2020 edition  January ...

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Feast of John and Charles Wesley Photos

February 25 2020

The Feast of John and Charles Wesley was held February  23, 2020, at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Starkville at 6 PM. Columbus Covenant co-celebrated the Feast with the Church of the ...

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Starkville District: 2020 Winter Leadership Training Photos

January 19 2020

Winter Leadership Training 2020 was held Saturday, January 18th  9 A.M. — 12:45 P.M. at Starkville First United Methodist Church  Over 200 clergy and lay attended our annual Leadership Training. We ...

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Reflections Webisodes Here

December 01 2019

In our increasingly fast-paced world, we don’t take time to slow down, leave behind the noise of news and social media and set apart quiet time to talk with God and hear His voice. It’s time to stop ...

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Photos from the Bishop Swanson's visit to Louisville

October 18 2019

    Bishop Swanson preaches to the crowd at Wesley UMC -  Sunday, September 29, 2019   Rev.  Tom Potter, host pastor   Louisville First hosted a Three-night Revival with Bishop James Swanson spoke ...

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Summer Gathering 2019

August 15 2019

2019 Clergy and Family Summer Gathering was held at Starkville First on July 18, 2019. Entertainment was provided by Katie Heckel (MSU Wesley Foundation). 

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