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Senatobia, MS 38668-2118
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Monday       8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday     8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday          CLOSED

Weekly Update

August 21 2023

Please see the attached document concerning District Wide Charge Conference! 
Clergy, if you have not scheduled your consultation with DS, please do asap!
Please let me know NOW if you need help with charge conference paperwork, please don't wait until the last minute...
(wanted to share this information(see below) with you, let me know if you need more details)
Hi Cheryl,
It was great to talk with you today. Thank you for being willing to look over what I have to see if we can create something to send out to pastors. 
Other than being a friend of Janice and Jeff’s :) I am a singer songwriter and recording artist from Australia, currently living and on tour over here in the USA.
My message focuses on the love of God as well as the promise of Emmanuel in our everyday lives. 
Some basics about me
* I am currently living in Florence, Mississippi but very happy to travel.
* I grew up in the Salvation army and later attended the Uniting Church while living in Australia. The Uniting Church is a  combination of the UMC and Presbyterian Church. 
* In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 i have had songs in the Australian Christian Music Chart for the top 100 Christian songs for the year amongst artists like For King and Country, Lauren Diagle and Need to Breathe
* In 2021 and 2022 I was also named in the Australian top 50 Christian artists for the year.
* I have released 6 albums, 3 of which were recorded in Nashville
Depending on the distance I need to travel to the church I usually only require a love offering to be taken up and the opportunity to sell my merchandise. This may need to be negotiated if the travel is further than 4 hours. 
I would also request the sermon time or at least 20 minutes in the service to be able to share. This allows the congregation to hear my music and message and provides me with the best opportunity to earn a decent love offering. 
If you would like to hear an example of some of the things I share you can watch the service from 
- Marvin United Methodist Church in Florence, MS.     I start at  18:38
- True Life Centre in Cedar City, UT    I start about 52 minutes in.
I have attached my promotion package which includes my biography, articles and recommendations from pastors here in Florence. BB has provided me with a short statement that he is willing for us to use when reaching out to the pastors. This is included in the recommendations folder. I should also be able to provide you with another letter of recommendation from a UMC pastor in IL whose church I visited with earlier this year if you think that would be helpful.
If you need any additional information, or have any questions please feel free to contact me on 601-955-7896. 
I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 
Vanessa Kersting
  • August 1-Charge Conference Forms scheduled to be up! (You should have received an email, but if you did not, look at your church’s dashboard) call me if you need help!
  • September 4-5-Office closed for Labor Day
  • September 14-1st Annual art event at the ice house in Batesville to benefit the Baddour Center
  • September 21- At Timber truss Golf Course--25th annual Wesley Meadows Golf Tournament!  Call me for more details!!!!!!!!!!!
  • October 6-7 UWF Annual Meeting in our District! At Rust College!
  • October 10-Pastor Appreciation Breakfast at Wesley Meadows!  8:30 a.m. More details forthcoming….
  • November 4, 2023-Fall Festival at Minor Memorial UMC
  • November 4, 2023-Jolly Holly Vendor Market-Byhalia UMC_ 8-4… support BUMC Youth!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • November 20-23…Office closed for Thanksgiving Holidays
  • December 9, 2023-Special Annual Conference
  • December 21-January 4----Christmas Holidays-Office Closed
  • February 17, 2024……District Lay Servant School-Minor Memorial UMC
  • May 10-11, 2024 PRAYER RETREAT at St Columba, 3rd and final year, details will be shared as soon as they are finalized
  • May 28-June 1, 2024 Annual Conference in Jackson Area
  • May 27-31, 2025-Annual Conference on Gulf Coast(maybe)