We know each of you has many questions and concerns regarding this process. Here are some

resources to guide us along this difficult journey.

  • The UMC Mississippi Conference has committed to providing the actual cost to us by November 1, 2023. It is expected to be approximately $150,000. 

  • On a fundamental level, if we are to call ourselves a “Methodist” congregation, we should be affiliated with other similarly minded congregations. In a more practical area, affiliation with some group will provide assurances to our staff that employee benefit matters are being taken care of. Additionally, there is value to be found in peer relations for our congregation and our staff.


PRAY. Earnestly pray and seek the Lord in what you believe He would have us do. Search the scriptures.

Fast as led by the Spirit. Helpful information on fasting may be found here:

What Is Biblical Fasting, and How Does It Work?

Search the scriptures for yourself. God reveals His will through His word. Meditate on His word to discern what He is saying to you.

Please stay informed. Read all communications shared on this topic as information can change over time and we want to make sure everyone has the latest available information as we move forward in faith.

Plan to participate in determining our church’s future by voting at the Church Conference, November 5.

Finally, be gracious to all. Some of us may hold different perspectives and viewpoints initially. Some of us process information differently. Let us seek to honor, respect, and be loving in all interactions throughout this discernment period. If you find you have more questions, please ask! You can email them to: