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., ...

Memphis Conference DEADLINES

published 8/15/2016
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. <><><><><> AUGUST August 19: Deadline for students and churches to apply for fall 2016 internships in the Mississippi River District | MORE INFO August 29: Deadline to deliver cleaning buckets and health kits to one of five locations for Memphis Conference response to Louisiana floods | MORE INFO SEPTEMBER September 10: Deadline for full payment from attendees to 2016-17 Local Pastor Academy | MORE INFO September 12: ...

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.  

Collierville UMC middle school students partner with 'Project Transformation' and 'Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund' during summer mission week

published 8/2/2016
By Kristi Henson Owens, Executive Director, Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund Middle School Students from Collierville United Methodist Church (UMC) spent a week in July doing mission work through Project Transformation. Close to 40 youth and five adult volunteers spent the first part of the week with children at Longstreet and Centenary UMCs in Memphis. They spent time sorting books and reading with the children at the day camp.  Miller Riggins, an eighth grader at Schilling Farms Middle ...

Tours & Teams

published 8/2/2016
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."  ...

Delegation thanks lead delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences

published 8/1/2016
The elected delegates from the Memphis Conference to the 2016 General and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences presented gifts to lead delegates Rev. Sky McCracken (clergy) and David R. Reed (laity) on the last night of the 2016 Jurisdictional Conference in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Second lay delegate Elyse Bell made the presentation on July 14 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, on behalf of the full Memphis Conference delegation to thank McCracken and Reed for their “leadership and ...

Now available: July 2016 (quarterly) issue of 'News N Views' for and about Memphis Conference retirees

published 7/29/2016
The July 2016 issue of News N Views is now posted on this website. Click on News N Views at left. News N Views is a quarterly newsletter by, for and about retirees of the Memphis Conference. Beverlyann Jetton is the editor of News N Views. She may be contacted at 731-431-0165, or 511 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305.

Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis to host 'Stop Hunger Now' meal-packaging event on Oct. 16

published 7/28/2016
Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, will host a Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event on Sunday morning, Oct. 16.   Since 2012, Christ UMC has packaged more than 500,000 meals with Stop Hunger Now, an organization founded in 1998 by Dr. Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist minister who was fueled by a vision to end hunger and respond to international crisis situations.   In 2005, Stop Hunger Now launched its popular volunteer meal-packaging program to engage as many people as ...

Leadership changes: episcopal office and Memphis Conference appointive cabinet

published 7/28/2016
Bishop William T. McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area announced the following leadership changes in the episcopal office and the Memphis Conference appointive cabinet, according to a July 21 communication from the episcopal office.  Lynn Taylor assumed the new role of director of missional alignment for the Nashville Episcopal Area on July 1. She has served as the coordinator of emerging ministries for the Nashville Episcopal Area since July of 2013 and additionally as the interim ...

Mullins United Methodist Church in Memphis celebrates transforming mission trip to Costa Rica

published 7/28/2016
By Camille Bradley, Mullins United Methodist Church On Sunday, July 24, the congregation at Mullins United Methodist Church in Memphis celebrated the return of their Youth Mission Team from a trip to Alajuela, Costa Rica.  During worship, the youth and a few of the adult team members shared with the congregation some of the many God stories they experienced during their July 9-17 trip. As United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM). the mission team participated in Basecamp, a special ...

Wesley Housing celebrates 200 renovated apartments at Wesley Highland Meadows

published 7/28/2016
The 200 apartments at Wesley Highland Meadows in Memphis, Tennessee, are new refreshed and rehabilitated, according to a June 24 media release from Wesley Housing Corporation in Cordova, Tennessee. According to Jim Nasso, CEO of Wesley Housing Corporation, the Wesley Housing team started dreaming and planning the work 15 years ago. The $6.5 million in renovations include kitchen and bathroom updates, installation of new heat pumps and appliances and improvements to siding, roofs, cabinets and...

Faith UMC in Oakland joins with two churches of other denominations to offer community VBS

published 7/20/2016
By Amanda Wiley, Faith UMC, Oakland, TN Faith United Methodist Church (UMC) in Oakland, Tennessee, was bursting at the seams with Vacation Bible School (VBS) activity, June 27-30.   Outside on the lawn, two volunteers from Faith UMC, along with two volunteers from Cleaves Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, also in Oakland, led a mix of first and second graders in games.    In the Bible room, Faith UMC’s pastor, Rev. Don Park, assisted Jakayla McCray of Cleaves Memorial CME in...

'Peace with Justice - Memphis Conference' is new Facebook page with resources and event info

published 7/19/2016
"Peace with Justice - Memphis Conference" is the name of a new Facebook page launched this summer by Rev. Larry Chitwood, the Memphis Conference’s new Peace with Justice advocate. Chitwood serves Bolton and Macedonia United Methodist Churches in Arlington, Tennessee, in the Metro District. Find the Facebook page and "like" it at The purpose of the page, according to Chitwood, is to provide churches access to resources and event information on ...

Centenary UMC to host Aug. 6 community health fair and back-to-school event; donations appreciated

published 7/19/2016
Centenary United Methodist Church will host its Annual Health Fair and Back-To-School event on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free for the community. "Each year, (the church in Memphis, Tennessee) has been successful in providing health screenings, educating the community on public health issues, as well as furnishing school supplies to children," said a media release from the church. Last year, more than 400 children benefited from the event, sponsored by the church's ...

'Coupled in Christ' Sunday School class at Christ UMC in Memphis serves breakfast to area police

published 7/18/2016
On Friday, July 15, members of the "Coupled in Christ" Sunday School class at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, spread out across Memphis, Germantown, Collierville and Bartlett to serve breakfast to more than 600 police officers. An article in the July 18 eNews from the church described the police as those  "who put their lives on the line to protect us every single day." The article said, "We are so thankful for each of you and praying over you today!" Local businesses ...

A smile in El Salvador: member of Concord UMC in Paducah offers Jesus, aid in Central America

published 7/18/2016
By Casey Northcutt Watson   The music pulses, blaring so loud Claire Douthitt has to scream for her dance partner to hear her over Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”   Her partner doesn’t listen. The sun is shining, the song is fast and loud and he’s in the throes of happiness. In his home, a facility for handicapped adults in San Salvador, El Salvador, dance parties are savored. This dancer is completely present in this moment—moving, dancing, grinning.   Douthitt laughs and keeps his left hand ...

Civil Rights activist James Meredith visited Centenary UMC in Memphis in June for event to mark 50th anniversary of 1966 'March Against Fear'

published 7/18/2016
By Kathryn Crawford, Centenary United Methodist Church, Memphis, TN   Centenary United Methodist Church, in collaboration with Germantown United Methodist Church, hosted an event on June 25 to mark the 50th anniversary of James Meredith’s March Against Fear. “A Call to Courage: Commemorating James Meredith’s March Against Fear 50 Years Later” was the name of the event that took place at Centenary and highlighted the fact that the community continues to grapple with the same shameful and ...

Here are Memphis Conference highlights from 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, July 13-15

published 7/18/2016
CLICK HERE to see MORE PHOTOS By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications “Lynn and I are delighted to be reassigned to the Nashville Episcopal Area.” That was the message Bishop Bill McAlilly posted on his blog a day after the conclusion of the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional (SEJ) Conference that ran July 13-15 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, for which the theme was  Hope and Unity in Christ, based on Hebrews 6:18-19a. McAlilly is the resident bishop of the Nashville Episcopal Area ...

Manskar interviewed by Haley for podcast that helps men become better leaders at home and in church

published 7/18/2016
Steve Manskar, director of Wesleyan Leadership for Discipleship Ministries in The United Methodist Church was recently interviewed by James Haley, II, a member and former United Methodist Men president at Centenary United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The interview was for episode 4 of the Leading Men Podcast, a weekly program dedicated to helping men become better leaders at home and in the church.   Manskar discusses Covenant Discipleship, a tool to help make disciples and keep ...

United Methodist Women of St. Stephen UMC in Memphis host 'Friendship Dinner' on June 14

published 7/18/2016
By Ruth Ann Ray, St. Stephen UMC A United Methodist Women Friendship Dinner (see photo at right) was held at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 14. Everything from the decorations to the food was patriotic-themed in celebration of Flag Day. The food was picnic fare and delicious down to the All-American Apple Pie! The somber display of an empty table, representing the fallen soldier, brought a tear to many an eye and the number of people who stood when their ...

Memphis Conference office is closed Friday, July 15

published 7/13/2016
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED on Friday, July 15, at the end of the week of the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional (SEJ) Conference in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. The office that serves United Methodist churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd.  Treasurer's Office and Archives: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Be informed about and keep up with news from '2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference'

published 7/11/2016
CLICK HERE for PHOTO ASSORTMENT 7/15 update MISSIONAL INITIATIVE: Bishop Bill McAlilly shared on his blog a "Missional Initiative" of the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) that was presented by the SEJ College of Bishops during the 2016 SEJ Conference. CLICK HERE TO READ. 7/15 update EPISCOPAL ASSIGNMENTS: Bishop Bill McAlilly and his wife, Lynn, will return to the Nashville Episcopal Area. The SEJ Committee on Episcopacy announced 2016-2020 episcopal assignments on Thursday evening, July ...

From Tanzania to Tennessee, Soard traveled over 8,000 miles to attend Memphis Annual Conference

published 7/8/2016
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Eric Soard probably said it best on his Facebook page with this June 14 post: “If this was camp and they gave awards (for) who came from farthest away, I bet I would win.” He was referring to how far he traveled to attend the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference, June 19-22, in Jackson, Tennessee. Soard and his wife, Elizabeth (Liz), journeyed more than 8,000 miles from Tanzania, Africa, for his commissioning as a deacon during ...

Wrap-up ... 'Offering Christ: One Neighborhood at a Time’ was theme of 2016 Memphis Annual Conference in Jackson, Tennessee

published 7/5/2016
CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   |   PHOTO ALBUM    VIDEO ARCHIVE  |  EVALUATION  By Lane Gardner Camp, Memphis Conference Director of Communications “Offering Christ: One Neighborhood at a Time” was the theme for the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church that took place June 19-22 in Jackson, Tennessee, with Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly presiding.   McAlilly is the resident bishop for the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church that includes the Memphis ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed Monday, July 4, for Independence Day holiday

published 6/30/2016
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday, July 4, in observation of the July 4 (Independence Day) holiday. 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 and Archives: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Reelfoot Rural Ministries is collecting school supplies for distribution July 12 through Aug. 11

published 6/29/2016
Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) is collecting school supplies for low-income families it serves in Northwest Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky. The agency of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, which offers many services, will distribute school supplies this year July 12 through Aug. 11. School supplies needed are listed below or RRM is happy to receive funds to purchase supplies. Click here for ways to donate. Supplies may be delivered to RRM at 6923 Minnick-Elbridge ...

July 11 meeting is set to begin new Golden Cross 'Key Women' group in Mississippi River District

published 6/28/2016
The Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund hopes to establish a Key Women’s chapter in the Mississippi River District. To do so, it is inviting United Methodist Women representatives to a meeting at noon on Monday, July 11, at Wesley Homes in Dyersburg, Tennessee.  The meeting will include a light lunch and a tour of the Wesley facility, as well as testimonies from Wesley and Golden Cross staff. Golden Cross Executive Director Kristi Henson Owens says she hopes one day all of the Memphis ...

'Stitch of Love' group crochets to help others

published 6/14/2016
By Kristi Henson Owens Executive Director, Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund For a group of 11 senior crocheters living at Wesley Graceland Gardens, receiving a bag of donated yarn feels like children receiving their favorite toys on Christmas morning. Wesley Graceland Gardens is a Wesley Living community in Memphis, Tennessee.   The group of ladies, called “Stitch of Love” crochet group, meets every Thursday in the community room to work on handmade items using yarn donated to Golden Cross ...

More than 40 orgnanizations will have exhibits and displays at 2016 Memphis Annual Conference

published 6/14/2016
More than 40 organizations will have displays and exhibits at the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference, June 19-22 in Jackson, Tenn. Displays and exhibits will be located in the gym at Northside United Methodist Church at 2571 North Highland. They are open to delegates and the public. Click here for a map of Northside United Methodist Church. Cokesbury also will be located in the gym.   The original deadline to request space was April 30, but all available space was requested and assigned by ...

'Master of Arts in Christian Ministry' is new degree at Memphis Theological Seminary, beginning in fall

published 6/13/2016
Memphis Theological Seminary will feature a new Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree program beginning this fall, according to a media release from the seminary.    The 42-hour degree program is designed to integrate biblical and theological studies with practical training for specialized ministry. It features three areas of specialization from which students may develop their program of study: Educational Ministry, Social Justice, and Urban Ministry. Specializations for the MACM...

'Project Transformation Memphis' summer day camp is underway; still time to donate needed supplies

published 6/13/2016
Project Transformation Memphis, an eight-week summer day camp for children that emphasizes literacy, is now underway at two locations in Memphis: Centenary and Longstreet United Methodist Churches. Programming began June. 6. The goal is for 75-80 children to participate at each location. Before programming began, the inaugural class of interns toured Memphis, learned conflict management and worshiped with their site churches. They also spent four days in Nashville with the Nashville and ...

Amanda Crice to become Memphis Conference coordinator of youth ministries

published 6/13/2016
Amanda Crice will assume the duties of Memphis Conference coordinator of youth ministries, effective July 1.   The announcement comes from Dr. Joe Geary, director of Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries. Crice, a 2016 graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is taking her first appointment with the Wesley Foundation (campus ministry) at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee, beginning July 1, according to appointments announced by ...

Dr. Cynthia Davis delivered baccalaureate service message to 2016 graduates of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee

published 6/13/2016
Dr. Cynthia Davis, outgoing Metro McKendree District superintendent, delivered the baccalaureate service message to 2016 graduates of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, on May 6. The service was held at Pulaski First United Methodist Church. According to a media release from the college, "Davis uplifted graduates with her captivating message, encouraging them to walk in purpose and strive for greatness. She left graduates, their families, faculty and staff in awe of her ability to...

Jackson First United Methodist Church reached out to its city on April 9 with 'Great Day of Service'

published 6/13/2016
By Bobbie Mays, Communications Director, Jackson First United Methodist Church More than 150 men, women, youth and children from Jackson First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, went out into their city in teams on Saturday, April 9, for a "Great Day of Service." The church's missions team, under the leadership of Heather Taylor, coordinator, organized 14 service projects around the city. After a light breakfast, prayer and brief commissioning service with everyone singing “We ...

United Methodists from West Tennessee & Western Kentucky to gather June 19-22 in Jackson, TN

published 6/13/2016
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications United Methodists from throughout West Tennessee and Western Kentucky will gather June 19-22 in Jackson, Tennessee, for the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. For the first time ever, Northside United Methodist Church at 2571 North Highland, will host the event. As many as 750 delegates, along with family, friends and special guests, will gather to worship, learn, conduct business and celebrate accomplishments. ...

Delegates to 2016 General Conference share thoughts and impressions of time in Portland

published 6/7/2016
Compiled by Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications Memphis Conference delegates returned from the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church with an array of thoughts and impressions.   Meeting May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon, General Conference is the top legislative body of the United Methodist Church. It meets once every four years to work through legislation submitted by individual members, groups and organizations to revise portions of The Book of Discipline and The Book ...

Here is information for clergy for ordination service procession on Monday evening during 2016 Memphis Annual Conference

published 6/7/2016
The 2016 Memphis Annual Conference ORDINATION SERVICE will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 20, at Northside United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. Participating clergy should gather at 6:30 p.m. in the designated section of Hope Hall at Northside United Methodist Church.  Men will robe in Hope Hall.  Women will robe in designated room in 300 hallway.  Personal items will be locked in that room. Clergy may wear robe or alb.  Please wear red stole.   More Info: ...

And then there were 4: Memphis Conference will reduce from 5 to 4 districts after Annual Conference

published 6/6/2016
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications And then there were four. At the conclusion of the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference, the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church will reduce from five to four districts in keeping with the district alignment plan announced in April 2015.   The Memphis Conference is an area that includes approximately 420 churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. The remaining piece of the new district alignment is the merger after the 2016 ...

Support 'Lakeshore Camping Scholarship Day'

published 6/6/2016
By Jennie Dickerson Director of Communications and Development Lakeshore Summer Camp and Retreat Center Summer is in full swing at Lakeshore Summer Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, and the kids are loving every minute. From crafts to aquatics and archery to recreation, tons of activities, games, and songs are the catalysts for new friends, great memories and a deeper relationship with God. At Lakeshore, we don't just strive to give kids a great week and send them home. In the words ...

United Methodist Women of Troy UMC sew and donate children's clothes to Reelfoot Rural Ministries

published 6/6/2016
The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, Tennessee, recently donated children’s clothes they made to the daycare center at Reelfoot Rural Ministries, an agency of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. The garments included 12 pillow case dresses and 12 pairs of shorts. With the help of their local Walmart, the UMW also donated 24 t-shirts to go with the outfits.  

Trinity and St. John's UMCs in Memphis to co-host screening of documentary 'An Act of Love' on June 7

published 6/2/2016
Trinity and St. John's United Methodist Churches in midtown Memphis will co-host a free screening of the film "An Act of Love" on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity UMC. The documentary film tells the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist Church pastor who had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son's same-sex wedding. To learn more about the film, CLICK HERE. A time for "open conversation" will follow the screening and refreshments will...

Donations sought for Lakeshore Scholarship Fund

published 5/31/2016
United Methodists may help send children and youth to Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center this summer by donating to the Lakeshore Scholarship Fund. Lakeshore is the camp and retreat ministry of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church and is located in Eva, Tennessee. “The summer just wouldn't feel complete for many children and youth if they couldn't spend a week (or two) at camp here at the 'Shore,” read the May 5 Lakeshore newsletter. “However, for many families, making their ...

Grace Place UMC asks for travel-size toiletries donations during Memphis Annual Conference

published 5/31/2016
Grace Place United Methodist Church is requesting travel-size toiletries donations during the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference. When you pack for the Memphis Annual Conference in June, throw extra toiletries into your bag. Grace Place is a mission congregation of the Memphis Conference. It is currently located in the Mark Luttrell Correctional Center for Women in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Annual Conference is an annual meeting of conference clergy and laity delegates (from West Tennessee...

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