Mississippi Episcopal Area

Local Church
The Mississippi Conference and the congregation of First Methodist Church in Louisville, Miss., reached a settlement in a lawsuit over church property filed in 2018 after a majority of the congregation voted to withdraw from The United Methodist Church. This file photo shows the church sign in 2018. Photo courtesy of First Methodist Church.

Mississippi church property dispute settled

The Mississippi Conference and a Louisville, Mississippi, congregation settled a 2-year lawsuit filed after most of the congregation voted to leave The United Methodist Church.
Local Church
Coy United Methodist Church in Preston, Miss., is among seven Mississippi congregations that left the denomination on June 30. Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Conference.

7 Mississippi churches exit denomination

Debates around sexuality caused his church to ‘lose focus,’ says one Mississippi pastor whose congregation is leaving The United Methodist Church.
Local Church
Worshippers, many of whom voted to withdraw from The United Methodist Church, join in a service May 27 at the Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Miss. The Mississippi Conference is seeking to keep First United Methodist Church property in United Methodist hands. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Mike Childs.

Conference claims property of exiting church

The Mississippi Conference says departing members of First United Methodist Church in Louisville can’t take the property with them. Now the matter heads to court.
General Church

Daily Digest: September 26, 2014

“Because of its proximity to the U.N. — across the street — the Church Center may be the closest that the world leaders ... ” - The Rev. Liberato (Levi) Bautista.

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