Response to August flood disaster in Louisiana included needed supplies AND more than $37,000

published 9/28/2016
By Lane Gardner Camp, Memphis Conference Director of Communications  In addition to relief supplies collected for Louisiana flood victims in August, the Memphis Conference collected money for the same cause – more than $37,000 as of Sept. 26, according to the Memphis Conference Treasurer’s Office. Prolonged rainfall in early August resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses in southern Louisiana and resulted in some deaths. The Memphis Conference ...

Zika Virus resources are now available

published 9/28/2016
  The outbreak of Zika has been building up over the past several months, and there are now more than 3,000 reported cases in the United States, particularly in Florida, according to a Sept. 28 communication from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. The Global Health unit of Global Ministries in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is helping to get important information out about Zika, including: how to prevent infection, especially for ...

Dr. Ted Brown, president of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, announces Jan. 31 retirement

published 9/27/2016
Dr. Ted Brown, president of Martin Methodist College since 1997, has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31, 2017, according to a Sept. 20 media release from the United Methodist-related school located in Pulaski, Tennessee.   “I love this institution and always will, but I feel like it is time for a change and fresh leadership,” Brown told board members in announcing his decision.   “This is truly a bittersweet moment. There have been many successes under Dr. Brown’s watch, and we ...

Volunteers urgently needed to help repair flood-damaged homes in Marshall County, Kentucky

published 9/27/2016
Volunteers are “urgently" needed to assist with flood-damaged home repairs in Marshall County, Kentucky, according to Rev. Robert Craig, Memphis Conference disaster relief coordinator, and Dr. Joe Geary, Memphis Conference director of Connectional Ministries. The homes were "severely damaged" by floods from July 3-9 storms, reports Rev. Bill Lawson, chair of Marshall County Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (MCVOAD), the organization that is coordinating the relief efforts. Lawson is ...

Kathryn Nation and Kirk Presley awarded 2016-17 Walter Russell Lambuth undergraduate scholarship

published 9/26/2016
Two Memphis Conference college students were awarded the 2016-17 Walter Russell Lambuth undergraduate scholarship, according to an August announcement from the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office and Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. The scholarship awards are one example of how the Memphis Conference “Invests in young people,” one of its “four areas of focus,” according to Dr. Joe Geary, director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference. Kathryn ...

McAlilly elected BOD president of United Methodist General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

published 9/26/2016
Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area was elected president of the new board of directors of the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) at its first board meeting of the 2017-2020 quadrennium.  McAlilly is the resident bishop for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences that make up the Nashville Episcopal Area. CLICK HERE to read more about the new board for the 2017-2020 quadrennium and and other news from the board's Sept. 14-16 ...

Oct. 15 is deadline for Mississippi River District churches to apply for 2017 Missional Initiative Grant

published 9/22/2016
The Mississippi River District of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church will receive applications from churches through Oct. 15 for its 2017 Missional Initiative Grant program. One grant will be awarded in each county in the district and announced Nov. 13, according to a Sept. 22 communication from the district. Click Here for Application.  For more information, contact the Mississippi River District office.

Scouts build wheelchair ramp for cancer patient

published 9/22/2016
Boy Scout Troop 452, chartered by Arlington United Methodist Church in Arlington, Tennessee, served its community in four places on Sunday, Sept. 18, according to Teresa Pinkston-Rector, Arlington UMC chartered organization representative for the Boy Scouts. One of the projects (see photo at right) involved leaders, older scouts, a few Eagle Scouts and several Scout fathers designing and building a wheelchair ramp for a cancer patient, a registered leader of the troop. This is the second ...

Artist Jaime Winton of St. John's UMC in Memphis created commissioned art as gifts for retiring bishops

published 9/21/2016
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference  The five retiring bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) of The United Methodist Church each received a gift of artwork this summer made by a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.   The art was commissioned by the jurisdiction’s active bishops and presented at a retirement banquet held by the SEJ College of Bishops during the 2016 SEJ Conference in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, in ...

Faith Health Center of Jackson receives $4,200 from barbecue event by members of Northside UMC

published 9/20/2016
$4,200 in proceeds from an Aug. 20 barbecue event at Northside United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, was recently presented to Faith Health Center, also in Jackson, for its community health care ministry. The men of the church barbecued over 750 lbs. of pork and chicken to help raise money for the center, founded by Northside UMC member Dr. Dave Larsen, who operates the center with his wife, Sara. Faith Health Center is a non-profit  medical clinic that provides medical care, wellness...

Lakeshore is recruiting churches to host DayShore, its camp-on-the road ministry, during Summer 2017

published 9/20/2016
By Jennie Dickerson Lakeshore Director of Communications and Development Lakeshore, the summer camp and retreat ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church, is more than just a place. It’s a spirit of the love of God and a family that seeks to love and serve God and each other. At the end of every camp closing worship, Executive Director Gary Lawson reminds every camper that God loves us, that we are His children and, as such, we are called to “go and be about the family ...

Memphis Conference DEADLINES

published 9/20/2016
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. <><><><><> OCTOBER October 3: Deadline to register for Tennessee River District's Oct. 15 lay servant courses in Huntingdon, TN, and Lexington, TN | MORE INFO October 3: Deadline to make reservations (dinner only) for Oct. 8 Finchers concert and barbecue dinner at St. Luke's UMC in Memphis, TN | MORE INFO October 4: Early bird discount for Nov. 5 "Discovering God's Future for Your Church" conference and live stream | ...

Peace Tree UMC remembered 9-11 with 'Public Safety Appreciation Day' activities

published 9/20/2016
By Lisa Junkins, Peace Tree United Methodist Church   All five Collierville, Tennessee, firehouses, as well as the police station, were visited on Sept. 11 for Peace Tree United Methodist Church’s second annual Public Safety Appreciation Day. Teams of volunteers delivered homemade cookies as an expression of gratitude for the men and women who work year-round to keep our community safe. Peace Tree UMC’s house groups baked the cookies in the days leading up to the Appreciation Day. On Monday, ...

Memphis Conference agencies, ministries invited to participate in 'Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog'

published 9/19/2016
Plans are underway to set up the second annual online "Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog" on the Memphis Conference website. The online catalog will provide links to information about gift-giving opportunities offered during November and December 2016 by Memphis Conference agencies and ministries. "I am delighted to commend our United Methodist ministries for your giving this season. They serve the least, last and lost of our area. Each honors Christ in their ministry," said Rev. Dr. Joe ...

Memphis Conference is served by Nashville Area Office of Ministerial Concerns for licensing, commissioning, ordination and certification of clergy

published 9/19/2016
The Boards of Ordained Ministry for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences are both served and supported by the Nashville Episcopal Area Office of Ministerial Concerns (OMC), located in Nashville, Tennessee.   This joint office has been in place since the 2015 Memphis Annual Conference when it was announced by Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Jeffords, chair of the Memphis Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.   “The OMC "guides the educational, spiritual, physical and emotional preparation of persons who ...

Volunteers from two Memphis Conference United Methodist churches experienced first-hand, urgent relief-supply work at UMCOR depot in Louisiana

published 9/13/2016
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference When members of two Memphis Conference United Methodist churches -- Collierville UMC and Bartlett UMC -- made plans to volunteer at the Sager Brown relief-supply depot in Baldwin, Louisiana, in late August, they had no idea they would be arriving and serving in the aftermath of historic, widespread flooding across the state. Operated by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the Sager Brown Depot is one of two UMCOR ...

Carrigan, Hathcock and Gerle receive 2016 Denman Awards for Evangelism (for clergy, laity, youth)

published 9/12/2016
By Casey Northcutt Watson   During the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference in June, three members of the Memphis Conference received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Evangelism. Sponsored by the Foundation for Evangelism, the award recognizes United Methodists in each annual conference who have consistently shared the Gospel message in their communities.   Dr. David Russell, the Memphis Conference chair of evangelism, presented awards for clergy, laity and youth to Rev. Mark Carrigan, Jim ...

Four Memphis Conference churches received 'One Matters Award' during Memphis Annual Conference

published 9/12/2016
Four Memphis Conference churches received One Matters Awards during the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference in Jackson, Tennessee, in June.   The honor went to Bemis United Methodist Church (UMC) in Jackson, Tennessee; Edith UMC in Ripley, Tennessee; El Redentor UMC in Memphis, Tennessee; and Trinity UMC in Paducah, Kentucky.   Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church AND the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office, the award honors one church from each of the ...

Scouts at Arlington UMC earn Bishop's Award of Excellence, presented during Memphis Annual Conference in June in Jackson, TN

published 9/12/2016
Cub Scout Pack 452 and Boy Scout Troop 452, both chartered by Arlington United Methodist Church (UMC) in Arlington, Tennessee, received the Bishop’s Award of Excellence (for scouting) at the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference in June.   Teresa Rector, chartered organization representative at Arlington UMC, says the award, given by the General Commission on United Methodist Men, honors churches and scouting groups that have developed programming for the young.   “This award was established for the ...

Worship art banners from 2016 Memphis Annual Conference are for sale with proceeds to benefit 'Churches Reaching Neighbors' grant program

published 9/12/2016
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications The banners that graced the sanctuary of Northside United Methodist Church (UMC) in Jackson, Tennessee, during the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference in June, are currently for sale, with proceeds to go to the Churches Reaching Neighbors grant program of the Memphis Conference.   The five original banners were painted by artist Alyssa Roof of Peace Tree United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee, to help illustrate the annual conference ...

2017 'charge conference' forms for 2016 church 'charge conference' season are now available

published 9/9/2016
2017 CHARGE CONFERENCE FORMS for the 2016 charge conference season are now available for easy download. Each of the Memphis Conference's four districts has its own list of required forms. Churches are advised to contact their district office for its list of required forms. Below are links to forms. Charge Conference Report Clergy Budget Compensation Package Report Lay Leadership Committee Report (charge) Lay Leadership Committee Report (church) Lay Servant Annual Report Minutes of the Charge...

Team members sought for Memphis Conference mission trip to Mexico, December 27-January 2

published 9/9/2016
Spots are open for a 12-member Memphis Conference United Methodist "Volunteers in Mission" (VIM) team that will work in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, from Dec. 27, 2016, to Jan. 2, 2017.   Rev. Dr. Joe Geary, Memphis Conference director of Connectional Ministries, and Elyse Bell, Tennessee River District resource leader, will lead the trip. During the week, volunteers will: help construct a local church, Iglesia Metodista Jesus La Luz Verdadera (Jesus the True Light of Life Methodist Church) ...

Tours & Teams

published 9/9/2016
Below is a current list of upcoming travel opportunities for mission service AND for personal education and spiritual enrichment. The travel opportunities listed under the first two headings below are coordinated by clergy and laity of the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) of the United Methodist Church. They are listed by departure date. The quickest way to find this list is to visit this Memphis Conference website at and click on "Tours & Teams."  ...

'Exceptional Worship' is new, monthly ministry for special needs children & adults, presented by Miss. River District lay servants at different locations

published 9/7/2016
“Exceptional Worship” is the name of a new worship ministry that launches this month by a committee of ten lay servants of the Mississippi River District in the Memphis Conference.   “This new ministry is geared specifically toward special needs children and adults,” reports Kelly Greer, who serves on the committee.   Beginning Sunday, Sept. 18, and continuing the third Sunday of each month (April excluded) through May 2017, Mississippi River District lay servants will lead and participate in a...

Sept. 20 is deadline for 2016 lay/clergy delegates to submit photos (if not made at annual conference) for Nashville Area pictorial directory

published 9/7/2016
Sept. 14 UPDATE: The information in this story has been revised based on changed information from the photography company, Lifetouch.  Any lay or clergy member/delegate to the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference who did not have his or her photo made at annual conference (June 19-22 in Jackson, Tennessee), has until Tuesday, Sept. 20, to submit a photo for inclusion in a Nashville Episcopal Area pictorial directory of lay and clergy members of the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. The directory ...

Conference office parking lot is resurfaced, restriped

published 9/6/2016
The parking lot of the Memphis Conference office in Jackson, Tennessee, was resurfaced and restriped over the Labor Day Weekend. Memphis Conference Treasurer Larry Davis reports that good weather allowed the work to be completed for which the contract had been signed in April. In addition to a new, smooth surface and highly visible parking space lines, the work now provides for appropriate handicap parking near the building’s main front door on the east side of the building. The parking lot ...

FAST FACTS is graphic report about Memphis Conference attendance, membership and finances

published 9/6/2016
2015 Fast Facts: Memphis Annual Conference is the name of a graphic report recently provided to Memphis Conference Treasurer Larry Davis from the analytical team at the United Methodist General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA). GCFA "has been looking for more useful ways to distribute data in a timely fashion back to the conferences." said Davis, and this report "gives a quick glimpse into the (Memphis Conference's) most recent data." The report presents data in graphic form about...

Load the Lounge: Colonial Park UMC summer project collected supplies for teacher lounge of neighborhood school, Sea Isle Elementary

published 9/6/2016
“Y'all are AWESOME!”   That’s the feedback Colonial Park United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis received from its neighborhood school in response to a project this summer to stock the school’s teacher lounge.   2016 marks the 25th year Sea Isle Elementary School has been the adopted school of Colonial Park UMC.   “As a friend and neighbor, we have opportunities throughout the school year to reach out to (the school),” wrote Mike McGee, who helped coordinate the church's donations to the ...

Free training to teach Disciple Bible study in prisons is Thursday, Sept. 29, at Bolton UMC, Arlington, TN

published 9/1/2016
Bolton United Methodist Church in Arlington, Tennessee, is one of four locations for Disciple Bible Outreach Ministry (DBOM) training for prisons being offered in September. The FREE training at Bolton UMC will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church, located at 7237 Brunswick Road, Arlington, TN 38002. “This program is taking Disciple Bible Study into prisons. It's been a success so far and they are seeking to expand the ministry,” said Rev. Larry Chitwood, Bolton UMC’s...

Michael Blake requests prayers (& shares prayer liturgy) for current crisis in South Sudan where Memphis Conference mission teams have traveled

published 9/1/2016
By Rev. Michael Blake, Retired Memphis Conference Clergy Co-Leader South Sudan Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Team   As of Aug. 31, the situation in South Sudan is in a crisis state. Peace talks have failed for the moment and the rampage of violence in various forms, plus hunger among peoples, has escalated. READ MORE HERE, but prepare for graphic content. Three different Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team trips from the Memphis Conference to South Sudan have taken place since 2010. We are ...

Peace Tree UMC in Collierville holds first Sunday morning worship service at local cinema

published 8/31/2016
CLICK HERE to read story as reported by Rev. Kristofer Roof on his blog.  Rev. Kristofer Roof (in photo at right) is lead pastor of Peace Tree United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.

Tennessee River District will offer lay servant classes on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Huntingdon and Lexington

published 8/31/2016
The Tennessee River District is offering basic and advanced lay servant courses for United Methodists on Saturday, Oct. 15, at two locations:    [] 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Huntingdon First UMC, 13680 Paris Street, Huntingdon, TN 38344 in Carroll County.  Basic Class led by Rev. Gerry Campbell Advanced Class “Leading In Prayer” led by Rev. Dean Emerson [] 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lexington First UMC, 27 E. Church St., Lexington, TN 38351 in Henderson County.  Basic Class led by Betty Greer Advanced ...

Beale Canto will perform free 9-11 concert at Collierville UMC's 'Sanctuary on the Square'

published 8/30/2016
Collierville United Methodist Church's Chamber Music Series at its Sanctuary on the Square in downtown Collierville, Tennessee, will honor the 15th anniversary of 9-11 with a performance by “Beale Canto” on Sunday, Sept. 11.   The choral program will feature “For the Fallen” (Mike Sammes), “Prayer of the Children” (Kurt Bestor), “Our Beautiful Country” (Jennifer Higdon), and “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (Peter J. Wilhousky, arr.).   The memorial concert will begin at 7 Sanctuary on the ...

Here is online way for a church to write, update or revise its SAFE SANCTUARY policy

published 8/30/2016
Sept. 19-23 are the dates for an online Safe Sanctuary workshop offered by This "Five Day Intensive Workshop Safe Sanctuary Policy" is ideal for churches in the Memphis Conference that don’t have a Safe Sanctuary policy or whose policy is outdated or needs revision. Course covers how to get a policy written, edited, approved and implemented. Cost is $50.  CLICK HERE for complete information and how to register.    

Relief supplies headed to Louisiana from Memphis Conference United Methodists include 1,950 health kits, 810 cleaning buckets and more (at last count)

published 8/30/2016
Memphis Conference United Methodist churches have donated 810 cleaning buckets, 1,950 health kits, 43 sprayers, 12 box fans, 23 rakes, 24 shovels, and 39 extension cords for current disaster relief efforts in Louisiana.   This was as of mid-day Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to Dr. Joe Geary, director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference.     Prolonged rainfall earlier in the month resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses in southern ...

After storm damage in March, Henderson First UMC returns to sanctuary for worship on Aug. 14

published 8/29/2016
By Dr. Paul Scheirer, Henderson First UMC   On Sunday Aug. 14, Henderson First UMC in Henderson, Tennessee, held its morning worship service in the sanctuary for the first time after many months.  Back in March of this year, while the church was re-roofing its sanctuary and Sunday School classroom building, a severe rainstorm badly damaged the building. All the carpeting throughout the building, the ceiling in the sanctuary, pew pads and prayer kneelers had to be replaced. In addition, all the...

Dates, locations announced for 'info sessions' about Healthflex health insurance plan for full-time clergy

published 8/29/2016
Dates and locations for district information sessions about the Healthflex health insurance plan for all full-time clergy of the Memphis Conference have been announced by Larry Davis, Memphis Conference treasurer.  The information sessions are scheduled as follows: Metro District: Bartlett First UMC, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Mississippi River District: Milan First UMC - Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 to 11 a.m. Purchase District: Purchase District Office - Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9 to 11 a.m. ...

Lakeshore in Eva, Tennessee, announces FALL RETREATS for youth, young adults and adults

published 8/29/2016
  Below is a list of FALL 2016 RETREATS at Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee. For more info, call Lakeshore at 731-584-6102 or visit Lakeshore's BLOG or WEBSITE. YOUTH Elementary O.W.L.S. #3 9/23-9/25 – This is a tent-sleeping, fire-building, outdoor safety, knot-tying, meal-cooking, Jesus-worshiping kind of weekend. Safely learn outdoor skills during a weekend under the stars. Jr./Sr. High OWLS #4 10/7-10/9 – This, too, is a tent-sleeping, fire-building, outdoor safety, ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day

published 8/29/2016
The Memphis Conference Office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 5, in observation of Labor Day. The office that serves United Methodist churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd. in Jackson, Tenn. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Now available: August 2016 issue of 'The Clarion' from Memphis Conference United Methodist Women

published 8/29/2016
The August 2016 issue of The Clarion is now posted on the Memphis Conference website at The Clarion is the official newsletter of Memphis Conference United Methodist Women (UMW). Or click here to immediately view or download the August 2016 issue. "If you know someone who doesn't have Internet or use email, please consider printing a copy of The Clarion for them. Consider this a ministry of friendship and service," said Lynne Ayers, communications ...

Register now for upcoming classes offered by Christ UMC's 'Christ Academy'

published 8/29/2016
  Registration is open for these upcoming classes offered by Christ Academy at Christ UMC in Memphis: Biblical Foundations for Teaching Wednesdays, Aug. 31-Oct. 19 | 6-7:30 p.m.  Wilson Chapel  Join Rev. Tom Fuerst for a systematic approach to studying & teaching the Bible. Discovering Our Identity in Christ Tuesdays, Sept. 6-27 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Wilson Chapel Jon Rev. Dallas Pfeiffer for a biblical, theological & formational approach to discovering & cultivating the Christian's ...

Sept. 15 is deadline for nominations for Foundation for Evangelism's 2016 'Culture of the Call' Award

published 8/18/2016
In an ongoing effort to recognize local United Methodist churches that model excellence in nurturing young people who are called to Christian service, the Foundation for Evangelism (FFE) invites nominations for its 2016 Culture of the Call Church Award.              Presented annually to one United Methodist church since 2010, FFE's Culture of the Call Award celebrates a faith community that has excelled in identifying, supporting, mentoring and encouraging young people age 35 and younger who ...

Here's how to help NOW with flooding in Louisiana

published 8/16/2016
>>> Read Bishop Bill McAlilly’s Aug. 15 message on his blog about the unprecedented flooding in Louisiana. Click here. >>> Continue to pray for those who suffered loss and/or damage.  >>> Prepare and donate relief supplies, specifically cleaning buckets (previously called flood buckets) and health kits. Deliver to one of the following Memphis Conference locations by no later than noon, Monday, Aug. 29. Memphis Conference Office (also Tennessee River District Office), 24 Corporate Blvd., ...

Sept. 13 is deadline to apply for fall award from 'Churches Reaching Neighbors' grant program

published 8/9/2016
Memphis Conference churches may now apply for a “Churches Reaching Neighbors” grant. Sept. 13 is the deadline to apply. Grants will be announced and awarded this fall based on ministry plans that demonstrate “innovation, creativity, risk, conception and promise,” according to the grant guidelines. The number and amounts of grants awarded will be determined by the number and quality of grant applications received. The “Churches Reaching Neighbors” grant program was announced earlier this year ...

'Flipping Church' book has whole chapter devoted to 'Grace Place UMC' in the Memphis Conference

published 8/8/2016
~By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Flipping Church is the name of a book released this summer that has one whole chapter devoted to the Memphis Conference’s own Grace Place United Methodist Church (UMC). Grace Place is a church for women prisoners located inside the Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center in Memphis (part of the Tennessee Department of Correction). Flipping Church: How Successful Church Planters Are Turning Conventional Wisdom Upside-Down is ...

Home church feeds souls, stomachs

published 8/5/2016
WATCH VIDEO OR READ TRANSCRIPT about Peace Tree United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.

Sept. 16 is deadline to apply for ecumenical project grants

published 8/5/2016
Grants for 2017 to create ecumenical and interreligious ministries on a local level are available from the United Methodist Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships to groups within the denomination’s conferences. Grant recipients for 2016 organized modular class sessions, sponsored a collaborative women’s retreat and summer urban ministry fellow and created study guides and a video series. Application deadline is Sept. 16.  CLICK HERE for more ...

2016-17 'Sing and Strings' Chamber Music Series by Collierville UMC begins Sept. 11

published 8/3/2016
“Sings and Strings” is the theme for the 2016-2017 Chamber Music Series at Collierville United Methodist Church's Sanctuary on the Square.   Sunday, Sept. 11, is the first concert that will feature a performance by Beale Canto of special music in tribute to the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.  All emergency personnel – police, fire, ambulance, first responders – and military veterans are invited and will be honored.   Any first responder or veteran who would like to be recognized should reply to ...

Memphis Theological Seminary is opening classroom doors to community this fall

published 8/3/2016
Memphis Theological Seminary is opening its classroom doors to the community this fall. Dr. Mitzi Minor will present three classes for individuals who want to expand their knowledge of the Bible in a casual learning environment: "The Gospel of Matthew" -  Sept.  1 - 29, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am "Paul's Letter to the Galatians" - Oct. 13 - Nov. 10, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am "The Christmas Story" (Bonus Session) - Dec. 8 & 15, Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 am For more information on class times, cost ...

'Overflow crowd' attends first gathering of Western Obion County UM Cooperative Parish

published 8/2/2016
An "overflow crowd" (see photo at right) was reported by Rev. Phillip Cook about the first gathering of the Western Obion County United Methodist Cooperative Parish in the Mississippi River District. The event was Sunday, July 31, at Hornbeak UMC in Hornbeak, Tennessee. The parish is made up of Troy, Zion, Obion Chapel, Cobbs Chapel, Mt. Manuel and Hornbeak UMCs. Attendees enjoyed fellowship, a devotion, congregational singing and a concert by the Fincher Family.  

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