Phone(662) 323-0198
Mail PO Box 1329
Starkville, MS 39760
Location 415 DR Martin Luther King JR DR
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.
Wednesday   8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday       8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday           CLOSED

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S/PPRC - Advisory Form for Current Pastoral Appointment

October 16 2020

Advisory Form for Current Pastoral Appointment ​ F​or S/PPRC and the Pastor to discern a pastoral change is crucial. Focus on the Ministry of the Church DUE:  January 15, 2021


Clergy OnGoing Consultations with District Superintendent

September 22 2020

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...


Starkville District's Facebook Page

September 08 2020

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A Note of Gratitude from Rev. Paulette Buford-James

August 27 2020

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone for all your kind gestures. For your presence at my father's graveside service, the kind words of phone calls, cards, and gifts  will never  be ...


Disaster Response Update - Hurricane Laura

August 27 2020

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Hurricane Laura plowed through southern Louisiana and is one of the most powerful storms to strike the Gulf Coast in decades. As it weakens and heads north, it leaves ...


Free Piggy Banks

August 26 2020

Churches, we have piggy banks for you to use! They are plastic, have the Foundation logo on them, and are in their original packaging. They are free on a first-come, first-serve basis.   We had ...


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 ...


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 ...


Military UMC celebrates the Class of 2020

June 01 2020

     Military United Methodist Church is celebrating with Keyira Williams who is graduating from GTECH Golden Triangle Early College High School. We thought this would be good since we as a church ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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