Churches asked to remit all 2017 'Lenten Hunger Offering' monies to Treasurer's Office by July 31

published 6/19/2017
The 2017 Lenten Hunger Offering (LHO) of the Memphis Conference wrapped up Easter Sunday, April 16, and so far $34,000 has been submitted to the Memphis Conference Treasurer’s Office. “I want to thank the churches for their hard work and dedication to the LHO this Lenten season. We are well on our way to the $50,000 goal,” reports Dr. Debra S. (Debi) Selby, who leads the campaign for the 2016-20 quadrennium as the Memphis Conference’s world hunger advocate. Selby encourages all churches that ...

Food trucks sought for Nov. 11 craft fair by United Methodist Women of Mullins UMC in Memphis

published 6/19/2017
The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Mullins United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, are soliciting food trucks for a crafts fair at the church that will take place Saturday, Nov. 11. "The crafts fair committee is looking for Methodist-owned/operated food trucks to set up at our fair. We are soliciting from our (Memphis Conference) Methodist membership first, before going to the general public for trucks," said a June 14 press release. The church is located at 4 N. Mendenhall. If ...

Memphis Conference DEADLINEs

published 6/19/2017
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. JUNE June 30: Deadline for Reelfoot Rural Ministries to receive donations for dormitory bathroom repairs for matching funds to apply. | DETAILS <><><><><> JULY July 11: Deadline to submit an online evaluation of the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference | DETAILS July 29: Deadline to register for Aug. 5 Memphis Conference Children's Ministry Training Event at Murray First United Methodist Church in Murray, KY | DETAILS July ...

Reelfoot Rural Ministries needs school supplies & volunteers for July 11 - Aug. 10 distribution

published 6/19/2017
  Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) is collecting school supplies for low-income families it serves in Northwest Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky, as well as scheduling volunteers to help with distribution of the supplies. The ministry/agency of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, which offers many services, will distribute school supplies July 11 through Aug. 10. CLICK HERE for a list of school supplies needed  where to ship or deliver supplies  ways to make financial ...

Temple United Methodist Church feeding body & spirit 'one neighborhood at a time' with grant money

published 6/19/2017
When Janet Cyganek, member of Temple United Methodist Church (UMC) in Millington, Tennessee, described the church’s Free Community Lunch ministry, she cited the Great Commission as inspiration.  “The Great Commission says, ‘Go,’” she said. “We wanted to provide a free community lunch that would provide food for those hungry in body and to be able to share with those hungry in spirit.” Temple UMC funds the lunch ministry thanks to a $2,100 grant awarded late last year as part of the Memphis ...

Trinity United Methodist Church preschool in Paducah gets 'nosy' about poverty for Red Nose Day

published 6/19/2017
When one group of preschoolers put on fake red noses, they decided they weren’t too young to make a difference.  The Pre-K class of KidsThrive Preschool at Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC) in Paducah, Kentucky, wore the noses as part of Red Nose Day, a campaign designed to raise awareness about children living in poverty.  Rhonda Ash, preschool director at Trinity UMC, said each semester, the preschool adopts a service project. She said students have previously provided buckets for flood...

Who said it? Here's a short QUOTES QUIZ from 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 6/19/2017
The 2017 Memphis Annual Conference ended Tuesday, June 6, after three days of worship, teaching sessions, business and celebrations of accomplishments.   If you were in attendance at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee OR watched via live stream OR have since viewed archived video, see if you remember who made the following statements.   QUOTES – Who said it?  “To be a disciple is not just to be apprenticed to Jesus, but sent by Jesus.”  “Being sent by Jesus in ...

Disaster response team from Tennessee River District travels to Frayser to help with storm cleanup

published 6/14/2017
A disaster response team from the Tennessee River District of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church deployed June 14 to the Frayser, Tennessee, area of northern Shelby County to help with cleanup in the aftermath of a May 27 storm that adversely affected the greater Memphis,Tennessee, area. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that the storm “ripped trees from the ground with 80 mph winds” after it crossed the Mississippi River from Arkansas. Roads were blocked and electrical...

Wrap-up ... 'Sent to Serve: God and Neighbor' was theme of 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 6/13/2017
CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   |   PHOTO ALBUM  PHOTO BOOTH   |   VIDEO ARCHIVE  WORSHIP LITURGIES   |  QUOTES QUIZ EVALUATION July 11 is deadline to submit. By Lane Gardner Camp, Memphis Conference Director of Communications “Sent to Serve: God and Neighbor” was the theme for the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church that took place Sunday through Tuesday, June 4-6, in Collierville, Tennessee, with Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly presiding. Collierville is a town in Shelby ...

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

published 6/1/2017
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 4, for 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

Lakeshore's summer camp season has begun; it's still possible to register for remaining camps

published 5/31/2017
Summer camp season at Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, started May 29. Lakeshore is the camp and retreat ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. Lakeshore reports that it has more than 40 different camps this year. There is a Rec Camp and Board Game Camp for campers who enjoy games. For adventurous campers, there are Treehouse, Watersports, Aquatics and Hammock Camps. For artsy campers, there are camps that focus on faith through expression, arts ...

Memphis Conference office will be closed Mon. & Tues., June 5-6, and reopen noon Wed., June 7

published 5/30/2017
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, June 5-6, and reopen Wednesday, June 7, due to the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference taking place in Collierville, Tennessee, June 4-6. The office that serves United Methodists in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480  

Tours & Teams

published 5/26/2017
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 www.memphis-umc.net and click on "Tours & Teams."  ...

Dr. Ted Brown, recently-retired president of Martin Methodist College, died May 20; service was May 24

published 5/25/2017
A memorial service to honor the life of Dr. Ted Brown, recently-retired president of Martin Methodist College (MMC), was held Wednesday, May 24, at Pulaski First United Methodist Church in Pulaski, Tennessee, according to a media release from the college.   In front of a large crowd, speakers representing MMC and The United Methodist Church (UMC) reflected on Brown’s dedication to the college and the church, as well as his devoted friendship.   “In the words of John Wesley, ‘Do all the good you...

Rev. Deborah C. Suddarth was speaker for Martin Methodist College baccalaureate service on May 5

published 5/25/2017
Reverend Deborah C. Suddarth, executive pastor at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee, was the honorary speaker at Martin Methodist College's 2017 commencement baccalaureate service. The event was held at Pulaski First United Methodist Church on Friday, May 5.  According to a media release from the college, Suddarth encouraged graduates with a message that compared graduation from college to a mountain-top experience. “From the top of your mountain, you can look ...

Photo backdrop available during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference - for selfies, group photos, more

published 5/20/2017
Delegates and attendees at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference are invited to use a special photo backdrop that will be available throughout the June 4-6 event at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. The 10 ft. x 8 ft. backdrop features the annual conference logo and will be located in the church's narthex. The backdrop is a great place for selfies and for delegates from one church to get together and take a group picture, said Pam Jeffries, chair of the church’s ...

Watch live and join the conversation: 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6

published 5/20/2017
LIVE STREAMING The 2017 Memphis Annual Conference is the fifth annual conference that non-attendees may watch live from their homes, churches and other locations. Annual Conference was first streamed live in 2013.   Plans are to stream live all sessions that take place June 4-6, 2017, from Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee, except the lay and clergy sessions on Sunday, June 2. The link for live streaming will be located and activated June 4-6: www.memphis-umc.net...

More than 40 organizations will have exhibits and displays at 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 5/19/2017
More than 40 organizations will have displays and exhibits at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6, at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. The church is located at 454 W. Poplar Ave. Exhibits and displays are open to delegates and the public. Below is the list of exhibitors that will be in the gym, according to Susan Lawhon, volunteer coordinator of the exhibit and display space. Appalachia Service Project Candler School of Theology Church and Society ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day

published 5/18/2017
  The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. The office that serves United Methodists in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

'Center for Health Newsletter' is Wespath resource

published 5/11/2017
The Center for Health, a division of Wespath Benefits and Investments, launched a quarterly newsletter in 2016 as a means to support the United Methodist connection’s “path to well-being.” Current and past issues are archived on the Wespath website. Each issue discusses the "five dimensions of well-being" and has printable bulletins to share with congregations or other groups. Locate the latest issue or a back issue at http://www.wespath.org/cfh/newsletter/    

Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn., announces writer/storyteller-in-residence

published 5/11/2017
Martin Methodist College (MMC) in Pulaski, Tennessee, has announced an addition to its staff this fall: Rev. Dr. Michael Williams as writer/storyteller-in-residence. “Michael Williams is a master storyteller, a scholar, and a person who is grounded in rural America,” said Chairman of the MMC Board of Trustees Byron Trauger. “We expect that combination to produce mighty works at Martin Methodist College.” Williams is retiring after 43 years of service as a member of the Tennessee Conference of...

'Emmanuel Feeds' event at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis produces 20,520 packaged meals

published 5/8/2017
More than 150 volunteers filled the gym at Emmanuel United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday, April 2, for the church's 5th Annual Emmanuel Feeds event, according to a May 8 media release from the church.  In less than two hours, over 20,520 packaged meals were prepared: 9,072 meals were donated to the Southern Eye Institute of Memphis for their eye clinic ministry in Sierra Leone; 432 meals were donated to a ministry in Haiti; and the balance, 11,016 meals, were donated ...

Cokesbury will have 'Ministry Resource Center' at 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 5/8/2017
Cokesbury's presence at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference will be in the form of a Ministry Resource Center (MRC). Cokesbury is the retail and customer service arm of The United Methodist Publishing House. The MRC will be located in the gym at Collierville United Methodist Church where the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference is set for June 4-6. According to a May 3 media release from Cokesbury, the MRC “will offer personalized consultations with church leaders to match products with specific ...

Bishop McAlilly joins campus ministry students during service weekend at Reelfoot Rural Ministries

published 5/5/2017
Nashville Episcopal Area Bishop Bill McAlilly encouraged college students from four Memphis Conference campus ministries during a weekend of service at Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) in Obion, Tennessee.  RRM is a multi-faceted social service agency of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church that serves Dyer, Lake and Obion Counites in northwest Tennessee and Fulton County in southwest Kentucky. Students from the campus ministries of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky;...

Donations sought for repairs at Reelfoot Rural Ministries; matching funds offered by anonymous donor for donations received in full by June 30

published 5/5/2017
“Strengthening Foundations - Empowering the Future” is the name of a fundraising initiative for construction repair now underway at Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM). RRM is a multi-faceted social service agency of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church that serves Dyer, Lake and Obion Counites in northwest Tennessee and Fulton County in southwest Kentucky. In late January, RRM, began a “facelift” of its dormitory to get ready for mission teams arriving for its home ...

Four churches will host 'live webcast' of Bishop Bill McAlilly's Sunday night (June 4) 'Sent to Serve' message from 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 5/3/2017
When Memphis Conference Bishop Bill McAlilly delivers a “Sent to Serve” message on the first night of the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in Collierville, Tennessee, the event will be simultaneously live-streamed -- including to four churches where persons not attending the annual conference may gather and watch together.   The event, presented as a LIVE WEBCAST, is set for 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, from Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee, host of the 2017 Memphis ...

Project 20/20 will be at Memphis Annual Conference to receive glasses and provide donation boxes

published 5/3/2017
If your church's Project 20/20 donation box(es) contain(s) any eyeglasses or sunglasses, Phillip Cox wants you or someone from your church to bring them to the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6 at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. As a volunteer with Project 20/20, Cox will be set up in the exhibit and display area to receive donations of glasses. He will also have a supply of donation boxes for any churches that need them. Look for Project 20/20's  ...

'Rally for Reelfoot' raises $2,226, thanks to Western Obion County United Methodist Cooperative Parish

published 5/1/2017
An offering of $2,226 was received and presented to Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) on behalf of the Western Obion County United Methodist Cooperative Parish after its “Rally for Reelfoot” on Sunday, April 30. The event took place at Cobbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Hornbeak, Tennessee, one of the churches that make up the parish. Other churches are Troy UMC, Obion Chapel UMC, Hornbeak UMC, Zion UMC, and Mt. Manuel UMC. The rally included congregational singing, special music and a ...

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 ...

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
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

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 ...

Help 'Memphis Conference United Methodist Men' build 10 PETs during Memphis Annual Conference

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 ...

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