Culture & Christianity

Come to the Feast: Culture and Christianity


Help to create a safe, comfortable atmosphere at Galloway for open and honest, constructive, conversation around how we all may embody the love and grace of God in the face of today’s culture and hot topic issues. Through conversations facilitated by lay leaders in congregational care, missions and outreach and adult spiritual formation we will together explore controversial issues of our society.

Together we will equip ourselves for crucial conversations through training in communication skills, the study of Biblical and educational resources and open and honest conversation. We will provide forums for high stakes conversations to be held both through small groups, Sunday school teachings, lectures and more. If you are interested in joining these conversations, hosting a small group, leading a conversation or helping to gather resources for these gatherings please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Holy conferencing is a term that is a part of the culture at Galloway and many other United Methodist Churches today. To be in a time of holy conferencing is to engage in intentional, honest conversation, learning and growing together through the use of various spiritual formation tools. The resulting sacred space is one that we share during Sunday school and worship weekly, small group gatherings and dinner fellowship as we engage in conversation and nurture spirit-filled relationships. Holy conferencing is a term that is rooted in John Wesley's own idea of Christian conferencing. It is a practice that seeks to engage groups in scripture reading, prayer, fasting, Eucharist and other spiritual growth techniques in order to experience God's grace more fully. Through holy conferencing we are invited to join our fellow pilgrims at the table and find God's grace big enough, loving-enough, for all opinions to be welcomed, and all stories to be shared as we are individually and collectively accepted and known as children of God.

Beginning this fall we will seek to foster honest conversations through a time of holy conferencing as we share different viewpoints and explore crucial issues for living a Christ-centered life in the 21st century.


Care-A-Van Ministry

Galloway’s Care-A-Van ministry brings senior adults to Galloway to worship each Sunday. This service started with one van going to St. Catherine’s. On the first week, there was one rider and one very optimistic driver. Over the weeks and months, the ministry grew. We currently send one van to St. Catherine’s and one to The Blake in Flowood. We have had as many as fourteen senior adults, attending Sunday worship services due to the Care-A-Van ministry. Volunteers serve once a month as drivers, assistants or greeters.

If you want to ride on Galloway’s Care-A-Van to Sunday worship, please call our Van Ministry line at 601-325-3452 and leave a message. If you want to serve in a volunteer capacity as a van driver, assistant to the driver or van greeter, please contact Susan Richards at 601-326-3447 or Bobby Cumberland at 601-673-2128 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For the complete article see Galloway's Monthly Newsletter - July 2015.

Contact Info

Galloway United Methodist Church

305 North Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201
P: (601) 353-9691
F: (601) 352-5333
Childcare Center: (601) 360-1792

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