The annual Mission Mississippi Mayors’ Prayer Luncheon is just one example of advancing the important work of Mission Mississippi by bringing our communities together across racial and denominational lines to intentionally pray for our mayors, our elected municipal officials and our cities. Last year’s Mayors’ Prayer Luncheon had great results; we received comments, such as: “It was absolutely awesome, great speaker and prayer time.” and “Great event may God continue to bless Mission Mississippi.”
This year Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, will be our Guest Speaker. She is the former President and CEO of St. Dominic Health Services. We believe, because of her lifelong commitment to racial reconciliation and healing her message will be inspirational and challenging. Click Here, for more information. You can purchase your ticket online by Clicking Here or by calling 601-353-6477 or emailing Kate@missionmississippi.org.
Neddie Winters, President of, Mission Mississippi will be speaking Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 during the 8am Worship Service at Holy Ghost Baptist Church 203 W. Northside Drive, Clinton, MS 39056. We hope to see you there!
The staff of Mission Mississippi would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!
Luke 24:6 “He is not here, He is risen . . .”
Join Neddie Winters for a “Mission Mississippi Day” on Sunday, March 10th
at Cathedral A.M.E. Zion Church, 428 W. Northside Dr. Jackson, MS 39206 for the 11:30 a.m.Worship Service
Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 1403 Dubose Street Ellisville, MS 39437 at 6:30 p.m.
With over 800 guests in attendance, God’s presence was truly felt at this year’s Governor’s Prayer Luncheon. On January 31st, Mississippians came together as brothers and sisters in Christ and prayed for Governor Phil Bryant and Elected Officials. Honorable Johnny Dupree, Mayor of Hattiesburg lifted up the prayer for Gov. Bryant. Our guest speaker, Myrlie Evers-Williams shared her powerful and inspiring story. “I stand here in front of friends. It wasn’t always that way before… it is true now” Evers-Williams recalling her anger over her husband’s death, but she has forgiven and Mississippi has come far in improving race relations. “I am proud to be a Mississippian. And I dare anyone to challenge me on that point”. Strong words like those spoken by Ever-Williams define the passion and love that was felt by those in the room.
We want to thank our Planning Committee, Board of Directors, Program Participants, Partners and Event Sponsors, Volunteers, Mission Mississippi Staff and all the others who worked tirelessly on this event.
Download the Event Program Here.
This year is historic in that Mission Mississippi is celebrating 20 years of racial reconciliation and healing in Mississippi. This event is an opportunity for the people of Mississippi to gather and pray for Governor Phil Bryant and Elected Leaders, who will be in attendance, and hear an inspiring message of racial reconciliation. Myrlie Evers-Williams will be speaking. She is the widow of the slayed civil rights activist Medgar Evers; this year marks 50 years since his death. You will want to be part of this event!
THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET YOUR TICKET
To purchase tickets and find out more about the event Click Here.
Here are a few photos from last year.
Mission Mississippi as a statewide movement has been leading the way in Christian racial reconciliation and healing since 1993. In 2013, we will celebrate 20 years of “Changing Mississippi . . . One Relationship at a Time.” Our goal is to create opportunities, activities, events and gatherings to assist the communities in addressing racial issues in a productive way.
In 2013, make it a part of your life to live out racial reconciliation and healing.
Live out GRACISM: “(a) the act of extending Grace – that we have experienced from Jesus Christ – to promote racial reconciliation; (b) knowing and living out the idea that Grace is greater than Race; (c) the answer to racism.”
Take the pledge: I will intentionally give QUALITY TIME, take PERSONAL INITIATIVE and participate in HONEST EXCHANGE in order to build relationships across racial and denominational lines.
We hope that you and your family have a joyous Christmas season and remember that Jesus Christ is why we celebrate. We pray the Lord will bless your life in the coming New Year.
Join us . . .
Christmas Open House at Mission Mississippi
Come Celebrate Christmas with us at our new location!
When: Friday, December 21, 2012
Where: Mission Mississippi, 840 East River Place, Suite 506, Jackson, MS 39202 (Next to the YMCA off Fortification Street)
Time: 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (Come & Go)
Refreshments will be served!!!!!
Mission Mississippi is moving our home office from Downtown Jackson to 840 East River Place, Suite 506, Jackson, MS 39202. If you are familiar with the Jackson area, we are located in the office buildings by the YMCA on Fortification Street. During this transitional time our internet and phone may be temporarily out of service. In the event that you cannot reach us through our main office line please call Neddie Winters at 601.665.5900 or email him at email@example.com.
Mission Mississippi along with our faithful volunteers host numerous gatherings around the state. We want you to know that these gatherings are open to the public. We believe that to bridge the racial divide it takes building relationships among blacks and whites.
If you have never attended a Mission Mississippi gathering their are a few things you should know. The purpose of these gatherings is to create a safe environment for Honest Exchange among those of different races and denominations. It’s important that we listen to one another. It’s important that we share with one another.
Building Relationships Mission Mississippi Style:
Quality Time – join us for a gathering or get together with someone of another race and/or denomination
Personal Initiative – someone’s got to start the conversation, why not you?
Honest Exchange – be honest with those you are speaking with and accept their honesty
Check out the Calendar for information on the next gathering in your area.
Don’t see your town? Contact us about starting a Mission Mississippi Chapter in your area.
We will see you soon!