Now online: Decisions from spring meeting of Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church

published 4/29/2017
Decisions from the spring 2017 meeting of the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church are now available online. CLICK HERE to search for one or more decisions.

'Prayer Room' is part of 2017 Memphis Annual Conference and is location for Tuesday morning prayer service with communion

published 4/27/2017
A prayer room is part of the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6, at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.  Prayer Room    The prayer room will be located in room MC100. Rev. Tricia Trull of McKenzie First United Methodist Church in McKenzie, Tennessee, who is coordinating the prayer room, said it “will be centered around” the conference theme, “Sent to Serve: God and Neighbor,” and there are plans for a video to be shown in the room. She said her hope is that...

Purchase District Choir Fest raises just over $4,000 for Reelfoot Rural Ministries

published 4/26/2017
$4,005.00 was raised for Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) at the 2017 Purchase District Choir Fest Sunday, April 23, at Fulton First United Methodist Church in Fulton, Kentucky. RRM is a ministry agency of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. The event was hosted by the Purchase District Laity Team. Click here to read more about the Choir Fest.

Council of Bishops has called 'Special Session' of General Conference of The United Methodist Church for February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri

published 4/25/2017
  Washington, D.C.: The Council of Bishops (COB) has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In announcing the call, COB President Bishop Bruce R. Ough said the Special Session will be held in accordance with Division Two - Section II - Article II of The Constitution of The United Methodist Church as recorded in Paragraph 14 of The Book of Discipline (2016). The purpose of the 2019 ...

Memphis Conference DEADLINEs

published 4/25/2017
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. APRIL April 30: Deadline to request exhibit and display space at  2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6 in Collierville, TN | MORE INFO <><><><><> MAY May 2: Deadline to apply for education loans for Spring 2017 through United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry | MORE INFO May 4-15: Deadlines for special hotel rates for 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6 in Collierville, TN | MORE INFO ...

April 2017 (quarterly) issue of 'News N Views' about Memphis Conference RETIREES is now available

published 4/24/2017
The April 2017 issue of News N Views is now posted on this website. CLICK HERE to view or print this latest issue.   News N Views is a quarterly newsletter by, for and about retirees of the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) of The United Methodist Church. To access the News N Views ARCHIVE, CLICK on the words News N Views at left. Beverlyann Jetton is the editor of News N Views. Contact her at 731-431-0165,  rbjetton@yahoo.com or 511 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305.

Project 20/20 collected 1,254 pairs of glasses during United Methodist Men's April 18 Frog Jump Fish Fry

published 4/24/2017
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications 1,254 is the number of “good” eyeglasses and sunglasses that were delivered by churches to the April 18 Frog Jump Fish Fry at Archers Chapel United Methodist Church in Frog Jump, Tennessee. Phillip Cox, a volunteer with Project 20/20, was set up at the Fish Fry to receive the glasses that he asked United Methodist Men to transport from donation boxes at their churches and in their communities. The annual Fish Fry is sponsored by Memphis ...

Trinity UMC in Paris dedicates new worship center on Palm Sunday, almost two years after 2015 fire

published 4/24/2017
Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly was in attendance for the Palm Sunday (April 9) dedication of the new worship center of Trinity United Methodist Church in Paris, Tennessee. “This building, which houses the new sanctuary, Sunday School space and Christian Life Center, was built after a fire on April 23, 2015 (that) destroyed the previous sanctuary and surrounding buildings,” reported Rev. Dennis Vance, Jr., pastor of the church.  During the reconstruction period, the congregation used a ...

Young man makes bricks for Mama Lynn Center; Memphis Conference's David Lewis learns why

published 4/24/2017
Congo Women Arise / Mama Lynn Center will be the recipient of the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference offering, as announced by Bishop Bill McAlilly earlier this year. (Congo Women Arise is the program while Mama Lynn Center is the facility. The facility is named after Bishop McAlilly's wife, Lynn.) The 2017 Memphis Annual Conference is set for June 4-6 in Collierville, Tennessee. Worship services during which offerings will be received for Congo Women Arise / Mama Lynn Center are the evening ...

May 8 is extended deadline for submissions for 'Young People's Address' during Annual Conference

published 4/21/2017
May 8 is the new extended deadline for young people to submit an address to be considered for delivery at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference. The previously-announced deadline was April 14. Any member of a United Methodist Church in the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky), age 12 – 25, may submit an address for consideration until Monday, May 8. The address will be delivered during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6, at Collierville United Methodist Church in ...

Now in app stores: new and improved MOBILE APP for Memphis Conference of United Methodist Church

published 4/19/2017
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Bishops say pray, don't be afraid as Judicial Council weighs decision

published 4/18/2017
CLICK HERE FOR APRIL 18 MEDIA RELEASE, which includes link to full statement.

Here is Q&A from Southeastern Jurisdictional (SEJ) Council of Bishops about United Methodist Judicial Council ruling expected at end of April

published 4/18/2017
   Background Information  A petition from the United Methodist Church's South Central Jurisdiction requesting a declaratory decision on the election of a lesbian bishop will be considered by The United Methodist Judicial Council when it meets April 25-28, 2017, in Newark, N.J. Click here for Judicial Council's complete docket. Bishop Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian, was elected and consecrated a United Methodist bishop in July 2016 by delegates of the Western Jurisdiction. The United ...

2018 budget from 'Memphis Conference Council on Finance and Administration' is now available

published 4/13/2017
A narrative budget for 2018 has been prepared by the Memphis Conference Council on Finance and Administration and Treasurer's Office and is now available online in a printable format. The budget also is posted on the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference page of this website for delegates as they prepare for the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in June in Collierville, Tennessee. CLICK HERE to access the budget.  

Capleville UMC in Memphis 'engages mission field' with career conference & book club for community

published 4/13/2017
Two events are coming up in the Capleview United Methodist Church (UMC) community in Memphis, Tennessee that "engage the mission field,” one of the four areas of focus of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church.   "Together we can reach our neighbors with the resources we all need to prosper as saints and citizens," said the church's pastor, Rev. Autura Eason-Williams.   Job Training and Career Conference   Capleville UMC is hosting a Job Training and Career Conference on ...

Joint annual spring picnic of Heartsong Church & Memphis Islamic Center is set for April 22

published 4/13/2017
The joint annual spring picnic of Heartsong United Methodist Church and Memphis Islamic Center in Cordova, Tennessee, will be Saturday, April 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will be held at Memphis Islamic Center, 10225 Humphrey Rd., Cordova, TN 38018. A media release said, "All are welcome" and tickets are $5 each. "The friendship between these two groups began in 2011 when the people of the Memphis Islamic Center, with no place to worship during their most holy days, were invited to use ...

Obion First UMC demonstrates God's love by 'sprucing up' local park; concerts, revival announced

published 4/13/2017
Events are listed at end of article. “Sprucing Up the Town” is the slogan adopted by members of Obion First United Methodist Church in Obion, Tennessee.   Rev. Brian Stahl, the church’s pastor, explained that the church learned how to reach out to its community after a class studied the book, “Walking with Nehemiah - Your Community is your Congregation,” by Joseph W. Daniels, Jr. “When (Obion’s) school was in town,” Stahl explained, “it was the ‘tie’ (that brought) the community together. ...

Arlington UMC affirms 'scouting' as church ministry with celebration of 'Scouting Ministries Sunday'

published 4/12/2017
  By Theresa Pinkston-Rector, Scouting Coordinator Arlington United Methodist Church, Arlington, TN Like many other United Methodist churches in the Memphis Conference, Arlington United Methodist Church in Arlington, Tennessee, celebrated Scouting Ministries Sunday on Feb. 12.                                                                                                                     Cub Scout Pack 452, Boy Scout Troop 452 and Junior Girl Scout Troop 10339—a new Girl Scout troop—combined...

Bemis and Wesley Chapel UMCs in Jackson together held 'Youth Lenten Workshop'

published 4/12/2017
A group of 17 young people from two United Methodist churches in Jackson, Tennessee, participated in a Youth Lenten Workshop on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Youth from Wesley Chapel UMC, where the event took place, and Bemis UMC gathered from 6 to 8 p.m. for a two-part program:   “What is Lent?” presented by Elyse Bell, lay resource leader for the Tennessee River District where the two churches are located “Preparing for Lent through Prayer” by Rev. Sylvia Newman, pastor of Atwood, ...

Justin Crice of Martin First UMC is member of SEJ thinktank to help younger men in ministry

published 4/12/2017
Justin Crice, member of Martin First UMC in Martin, Tennessee, is part of a 16-member thinktank for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of United Methodist Men (UMM). The group is focused on ministering to younger men. Crice, employed as volunteer services coordinator for Reelfoot Rural Ministries in Obion, Tennessee, offered advice on ministry to younger men at the National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men meeting March 2-5. “My drive to get involved with the younger ...

Donations needed to fund construction of 10 PETs during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in June

published 4/11/2017
Mobility Worldwide Memphis (formerly known at PET-Memphis) and Memphis Conference United Methodist Men will together exhibit their joint ministry at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference and are currently seeking donations to also assemble PETs during the June 4-6 gathering at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.   A PET (personal energy transport) is a three-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchair for people in developing nations who have limited mobility, often due to polio ...

June 20 is official moving date for clergy in 2017

published 4/10/2017
Tuesday, June 20, is the official moving date for clergy who are affected by 2017 changes in appointments or first-time appointments, according to Rev. Sky McCracken, dean of the Memphis Conference cabinet and superintendent of the Purchase District. After being approved by the 2013 Memphis Annual Conference, the moving date is now set each year by the bishop and cabinet. Any questions should be directed to one’s district superintendent.  

Lenten Hunger Offering: 10 glory sightings

published 4/10/2017
With the 2017 Lenten Hunger Offering (LHO) underway, stories of food insecurity in communities around west Tennessee and western Kentucky hit close to home.   In 2016, Memphis Conference churches raised $33,800 toward the hunger offering, with funds distributed to feeding ministries inside and outside the conference. This year, the Memphis Conference has set a fundraising goal of $50,000 and is running the campaign from Ash Wednesday, March 1, to Easter Sunday, April 16.   In 2016, the ...

Memphis Conference Office in Jackson will be closed Good Friday, April 14

published 4/10/2017
The Memphis Conference Office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED on Good Friday, April 14. The office that serves United Methodist churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd. in Jackson, Tennessee. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Reservations now being received for June 6 'clergy spouse luncheon' during Annual Conference

published 4/10/2017
 Clergy Spouse Luncheon  during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference Collierville United Methodist Church, Collierville, TN Tuesday, June 6, during lunch break Theme:  Precious Moments Cost:  $15 per person Reservation deadline:  Monday, May 22 All reservations must be made in advance. Make checks payable to Carroll Gallimore and mail to:  Carroll Gallimore, 367 Rockwell Rd., Jackson, TN 38305 A formal invitation will be forthcoming regarding menu, etc. There are no current funds available for...

UMCOR grant helps homeowners in Marshall County, Ky., rebuild and resume lives after storms

published 4/10/2017
A $7,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has helped restore security for two homeowners in Marshall County, Kentucky, whose homes suffered severe damage during storms last year. After a series of storms in July 2016, Rev. Bill Lawson, chair of the Marshall County Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (MCVOAD), made the request for the grant. Lawson also serves as pastor at Briensburg United Methodist Church in Benton, Kentucky. Lawson said the Marshall County ...

Bishop McAlilly will preside at April 9 dedication of Trinity UMC's new facility; the church burned in 2015

published 4/7/2017
  Trinity United Methodist Church in Paris, Tennessee, will have a dedication service for its new facility on Sunday, April 9, during its 11 a.m. worship service. Bishop Bill McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area that includes the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences will preside. The new facility was built after the church was destroyed by fire in April 2015. Click here to read about the fire. “It was a complete loss. Nothing was left," said Trinity UMC's pastor, Rev. Dennis Vance, Jr. "The ...

Christ UMC in Memphis is co-host of April 22 'Memphis Cup of Nations & Family Festival'

published 4/7/2017
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Western Obion Co. United Methodist Cooperative Parish helps restore student food program

published 4/7/2017
In a time of need, churches in the Western Obion County United Methodist Cooperative Parish have stepped up to maintain a food program supporting local schoolchildren. The Obion (Tennessee) County School System manages the Backpack Program, a food program that provides weekend meals for students who may not otherwise eat nutritional meals until they return to school the following Monday. Jennifer Kerr, Obion County teacher and member of Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, Tennessee, says ...

Heartsong UMC and Memphis Islamic Center support friends at Temple Israel on Friday, April 7

published 4/6/2017
Heartsong United Methodist Church in Cordova, Tennessee, will join with the Memphis Islamic Center on Friday, April 7, to "stand together in witness and support" of friends at Temple Israel in Memphis, Tennessee. An April 5 media release from Heartsong UMC said, "Threats and negative rhetoric have recently increased against the Jewish community in America. As a witness of love and solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers, people from the Memphis Islamic Center and Heartsong Church will ...

Memphis Conference pastor publishes book by late wife Berta Dickerson, quadriplegic of over 20 years

published 4/6/2017
In a tribute to his late wife, Rev. Earl Dickerson, a Memphis Conference pastor, has published a book she wrote before her death. Berta Dickerson passed away last June at the age of 58, after living more than 20 years as a quadriplegic. Her condition resulted from a spinal cord injury she suffered in a car accident. Earl provided Berta with a laptop in 1993 and encouraged her to journal, despite her paralysis. Two decades later, that journal has transformed into “A Faithful Father,” which hit...

Project 20/20 will be at April 18 'Frog Jump Fish Fry' to receive glasses and provide donation boxes

published 4/6/2017
“Go to your church’s Project 20/20 donation box and shake it.” Those are Phillip Cox's instructions. And If any eyeglasses or sunglasses are inside the donation box, he wants you to bring them or send them to the April 18 “Frog Jump Fish Fry” at Archers Chapel United Methodist Church in Frog Jump, Tennessee. As a volunteer with Project 20/20, Cox will be at the Fish Fry, sponsored by Memphis Conference United Methodist Men, to receive the donations of glasses. He will also have a supply of ...

'Quilt of vestments' celebrates vocation and ministry of Rev. Richard T. Carruth who died in 2016

published 4/5/2017
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Soon after her United Methodist minister father died in 2016, Amanda Carruth Peevyhouse was trying to decide what to do with his many clergy robes and stoles.   While his favorite vestments were buried with him in March of that year, she found herself with many more “cherished” clergy garments in a closet in her home in Newbern, Tennessee.   RESPECTING THE VESTMENTS Amanda said her father wore his vestments “with the utmost ...

1-2-3-4, We Declare a Penny War' is theme of 'Lenten Hunger Offering' event at Jackson First UMC

published 4/3/2017
By Bobbie Mays, Director of Communications, Jackson First UMC Looking for a creative way to encourage church-wide participation in the Memphis Conference's 2017 Lenten Hunger Offering, Jenni Thorn, children's ministry director at Jackson First United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson, Tennessee, came up with a fun, original idea: “1-2-3-4, We Declare a Penny War!” Three teams (parents, youth and kids) gain points by adding pennies and bills to labeled jars each Sunday during Lent. To ...

Aldersgate UMC Choir in Jackson presents 'The Living Last Supper' on Good Friday, April 14

published 4/3/2017
The choir at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will present “The Living Last Supper,” a dramatic and musical interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting on Good Friday evening, April 14, at 6:30 p.m.   “We traditionally offer an Easter Cantata each year. But after coming across the script for the da Vinci dramatization, I knew that our ladies’ choir presenting the vocals, combined with the acting talent of our men, was something we couldn’t pass up," said Ondra...

Aldersgate UMC to host annual outdoor 'Communion for the Community' on Easter Sunday, April 16

published 4/3/2017
"Communion for the Community" will be offered by Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, on Easter Sunday morning, April 16, from 9:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. on the church's front lawn at 1050 North Parkway. It is a come-and-go event. Dr. Barry Scott, pastor, along with other retired United Methodist ministers in the congregation, will offer outdoor communion at the cross on the front lawn. There will also be a communion station available in the corner of the parking lot for ...

Hosts of Easter Sunday 'community sunrise service' in Jackson include two United Methodist churches.

published 4/3/2017
Two United Methodist churches are among a group of four churches in downtown Jackson, Tennessee hosting a community sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 16. Hosts include Lambuth Memorial United Methodist, Jackson First United Methodist, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist and St. Luke’s Episcopal. The community sunrise service will take place at The AMP at 91 New Market Street in downtown Jackson. In case of rain, the event will move to the shed at the Farmer’s Market. "Bring a lawn chair and ...

May 8 is deadline for nominations for 'Denman Evangelism Awards' to be presented in June

published 4/3/2017
  By Dr. David Russell Memphis Conference Chairperson for Evangelism Senior Pastor, Benton First United Methodist Church, Benton, KY   The Memphis Conference is now accepting nominations for the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for clergy, lay, and youth. These awards honor United Methodists whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why) and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.   Each year each United Methodist ...

Martin is named Purchase District superintendent

published 3/26/2017
Bishop William T. McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church announced today his intention to appoint Rev. Dr. Rob Martin superintendent of the Purchase District in the Memphis Conference. Martin will assume the new role beginning in June of 2017 with the setting of new appointments at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference.   The Purchase District is the western Kentucky portion of the Memphis Conference.   Martin has served as the senior pastor of Paris First United ...

'Frog Jump Fish Fry' on April 18 is about bringing together 'United Methodist Men' of the Memphis Conference for Christian fellowship and ministry

published 3/20/2017
  By Frank Holbook, President Memphis Conference United Methodist Men   “Not many men will come out on a weeknight, but you mention eating fish and country ham and that makes a difference.” Caren Jordan, member of Archer’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Frog Jump, TN For over 15 years, the United Methodist Men (UMM) of Archer’s Chapel United Methodist Church (Frog Jump, TN, in Crockett County; Mississippi River District) have been hosting an annual event known as the "Frog Jump Fish Fry." It ...

'UMCOR Sunday' is March 26; Help UMCOR provide 'sense of control & hope' during times of disaster

published 3/16/2017
By Thomas Kemper, General Secretary United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, which included Hurricane Matthew, was one of the most active in recent years. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) knows that being prepared allows one to have a sense of control and hope during an unexpected event. It also places individuals, churches and communities in a better position to assist neighbors. UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) ...

May 20 is deadline to register for childcare (nursery and kids' camp) during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church

published 3/15/2017
May 20 is the deadline to register for childcare (nursery and kids' camp) during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6 at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, TN DETAILS  (7-page PDF with paper registration) Paper Registration | Online Registration The medical release and other permission forms are part of the paper registration. Direct questions or requests for assistance to Cindy Lamb at clamb@colliervilleumc.org.

Author and pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber to speak at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis on April 6

published 3/14/2017
Emmanuel United Methodist Chuch in Memphis, Tennessee, will host Nadia Bolz-Weber, best-selling author, international speaker and Lutheran pastor, on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m., at the church, located at 2404 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN.   “Faith and the Power of Imperfection: Being Broken Gospel People in a World Demanding Excellence” is the title of her talk.     Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado, an urban liturgical community with a ...

New yoga, Pilates and children's dance classes begin in early April at Church Health in Memphis

published 3/14/2017
Church Health in Memphis, Tennessee, is adding new yoga, Pilates and children's dance and fitness classes that start in early April at Church Health's new home at Crosstown Concourse at 1350 Concourse Avenue.  8-week Energizing Chair Yoga series on Mondays at 8:45 a.m. starting April 3. This class is for seniors and those with physical limitations. The series starts at $40, and drop-in pricing is available. Log on to churchhealth.org/events for more information and to enroll. Classes are held ...

Volunteers and supplies sought for March 25-26 'Guatemalan Mobile Consulate' in Memphis

published 3/14/2017
By Rev. Kristofer Roof, Peace Tree UMC, Collierville, TN The Guatemalan Mobile Consulate is returning to the Mid-South to assist our Guatemalan neighbors with forms and other documentation that will ensure these persons have up-to-date passports, official government identification cards, marriage licenses and birth certificates. Individuals travel from Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and all over West Tennessee to see consulate officials.  Trinity United Methodist Church and Iglesia Metodista...

Become part of the health care conversation; Memphis Conference 'Peace With Justice' advocate Rev. Larry Chitwood shares 'why' and 'how'

published 3/13/2017
By Rev. Larry Chitwood Memphis Conference 'Peace with Justice' Advocate  lmchitwood@gmail.com Advocacy and support for affordable access to health care is part of our Methodist DNA. John Wesley preached and wrote on the dangers of treating health care as a commodity by restricting its availability to only those who could afford the cost. Wesley and the early Methodists worked to advocate and  provide for those left behind by the health care systems of his day. The United Methodist Church - the...

Frank Holbrook, president of Memphis Conference 'United Methodist Men,' is speaker for LAITY LUNCH during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 3/13/2017
Frank M. Holbrook is the speaker for the laity lunch during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.  Holbrook is the new president of Memphis Conference United Methodist Men and a member of Martin First United Methodist Church in Martin, Tennessee. "Becoming a Reproductive Church" is the title of his message.  Click here to read Holbrook's professional bio. The laity lunch will take place Tuesday, June 6, during the lunch break ...

U.S. Army Field Band 'Jazz Ambassadors' will present free concert at Collierville UMC on April 20

published 3/13/2017
The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at Collierville United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 454 West Poplar Avenue in Collierville, Tennessee. The 19-member musical ensemble will present music that includes swing, jazz, Latin, standard, popular and patriotic genre.   Tickets are free and are available at the Harrell Theatre Box Office,  440 W Powell Rd, Collierville, TN 38017 or by...

Smith is named Metro District superintendent

published 3/12/2017
Bishop William T. McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church announced today his intention to appoint Rev. Dr. Deborah B. Smith superintendent of the Metro District in the Memphis Conference. Smith will assume the new role beginning in June of 2017 with the setting of new appointments at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference. The Metro District, which refers to greater metro Memphis, includes Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in southwest Tennessee.   Smith has ...

Two more 'Exceptional Worship' services for special needs children and adults are set for March and May

published 3/8/2017
A monthly worship ministry for special needs children and adults is being well received and its organizers are inviting others to participate before the first year comes to a close. Exceptional Worship was started in September 2016 by a committee of ten lay servants in the Memphis Conference’s Mississippi River District. The third Sunday of every month (April excluded), adult and youth lay servants have been leading one-hour, praise-filled worship services from 2 to 3 p.m. Special needs ...

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