Available to view: VIDEO of presentations during Pre-General Conference Briefing

published 2/8/2016
VIDEO of presentations during the Jan. 20-22 Pre-General Conference Briefing are now available for public access and viewing. Five individuals from the Memphis Conference attended the briefing in Portland, OR, where 2016 General Conference, the United Methodist Church’s top legislative body, will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, May 10-20. Pre-General Briefing videos are now available using this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLByvp1Kd0UoshlyjV5kbt1RA-wS_Z5X3h To access ...

Germantown United Methodist Preschool (GUMP) to begin class in Fall for children with special needs

published 2/5/2016
Germantown United Methodist Preschool (GUMP) will open a class for children with special needs in the Fall of 2016. Located at Germantown UMC in Germantown, Tenn., the preschool has announced a new program called GUMP Recognizes All Can Excel (GRACE). According to a recent Germantown UMC newsletter, GRACE will work with LeBonheur Children’s Hospital’s Early Intervention and Development program to serve children ages 2 to 5 who have various disabilities, including developmental delay. Lead by a...

Photo project lets Wesley Millington Towers' residents record meaningful life moments

published 2/5/2016
By Kristi Henson Owens, Executive Director, Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund When community manager Mary Russell gave cameras to 11 senior residents at Wesley Millington Towers and asked them to take pictures, she was curious to see what captured their eyes. Residents were excited to get out of their apartments and drive around. They were curious to look for things that they don’t always see and maybe have never paid attention to before. Sharon Horton has lived at Millington Towers in ...

'Day Shore' is new Lakeshore program that will take summer camp to churches in 2016

published 2/4/2016
Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tenn., is offering a new camp this summer that Executive Director Dr. Gary Lawson calls “Vacation Bible School on steroids.”   The DayShore Camp is different from any other Lakeshore event because it’s hosted at individual churches. Lawson says the event includes arts, crafts, recreation, worship and study, but doesn’t require students to leave home.   Interested churches must commit to recruiting 25 students for a camp, and then Lakeshore staff will ...

Check out FREE video about clergy tax issues

published 2/4/2016
Clergy face distinctive tax regulations and often need guidance from tax professionals with experience working with clergy. To help seminary students and clergy understand better the issues to which they and their tax preparers need to give attention, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary has prepared “Compensation and Taxes,” an informational 12-minute video. Topics include compensation, federal and state income taxes, parsonage or housing allowing exclusion, ...

Dr. Dewaine Rice of Germantown UMC's McVay Counseling Center receives mental health counseling award

published 2/4/2016
Dr. Dewaine Rice, founder and director of the McVay Counseling Center at Germantown UMC in Germantown, Tenn., was named Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the West Tennessee Counseling Association.   Rice, a member of the church, received the award last fall. Click here to read about the services of the McVay Counseling Center. Rice also serves as interim department chair of the Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research Department at the University of Memphis.  

Two Memphis churches to offer 'summer camps' in partnership with UofM School of Public Health

published 2/4/2016
Asbury and St. Matthew United Methodist Churches in Memphis, Tenn., are hosting summer camp events this July in partnership with the School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Memphis, according to an announcement from Metro McKendree District Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Davis. The events are called Living Healthy Summer Camps. According to a promotional flier, the free camps will teach children and adults about maintaining healthy eating habits and living ...

Martin Methodist College student Kim Rose reports on school's 'MLK social justice trip' to Charleston

published 2/3/2016
By Kim Rose, Junior, Martin Methodist College, Pulaski, TN Adventure begins where the comfort zone ends. Broadening minds to think about the inequalities within today's society was the main focus for this year’s annual Martin Serves! MLK Social Justice trip. Twelve of us traveled from Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn., to the beautiful historic town of Charleston, South Carolina, to begin our adventure. It is one thing to talk about inequality that exists in the distant past, but it ...

May 1 is 'Golden Cross Sunday' in support of Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund

published 2/3/2016
Golden Cross Sunday will occur this year on May 1.    In preparation for the “Special Sunday,” churches will soon receive information from Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund, including how to request bulletin inserts and donation envelopes.   The fund is affiliated with Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation, which receives no apportionment funding from the Memphis Conference. Golden Cross serves senior residents of Wesley Living communities in West Tennessee, Jonesboro, Ark., and Murray, Ky.   If...

April 15 is deadline for submissions for 'Young People's Address' at 2016 Annual Conference

published 2/2/2016
April 15 is the deadline for young people to submit an address to be considered for delivery at the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference. 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 Friday, April 15. The address will be delivered during the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference, June 19-22, in Jackson, Tenn., by the young person whose submission is selected by a review committee of the ...

Grace Place UMC pastor meets church's celebrity supporter, Robin Roberts of 'Good Morning America'

published 2/2/2016
Metro McKendree District Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Davis (left) introduces Rev. Diane Harrison (center), pastor of Grace Place UMC, to Robin Roberts (right), co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Roberts, a cancer survivor, spoke at the Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon held at The Peabody hotel in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 4. What a gracious lady,” Harrison said about Roberts, who has been a quiet supporter of Grace Place. “(Roberts) has been so good to Grace Place ...

Memphis Conference DEADLINES

published 2/2/2016
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. <><><><><><> FEBRUARY 2016 February 9: Early-bird registration deadline for March 5 "Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns" conference and live stream | MORE INFO <><><><><> MARCH 2016 March 2: Deadline to register for April 15-17, 2016 Clergy Spouse Retreat of the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences at Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, TN | MORE INFO March 15: Discount deadline for April 8-9 Caretakers of God's...

Movies help start and promote healthy conversations about race relations

published 2/2/2016
Watching and discussing movies can help start and promote healthy conversations about race relations and cultural differences or at least get you thinking about the subject.   Rev. Birgitte French, pastor of CrossRoads UMC in Collierville, Tenn., has used this technique and recommends four movies for this purpose:   Crash (2004) Movie includes several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of 9/11.    The Help (2011) When she returns home from ...

Alamo First UMC to host March 12 'United Methodist Women' study on powerful Biblical women

published 2/1/2016
A United Methodist Women’s (UMW) study set for Saturday, March 12, at Alamo First UMC in Alamo, Tenn., strives to empower women by focusing on the Bible’s lesser-known female characters.   “VOICE, POWER, AND POTENTIAL—WOMEN OF THE BIBLE: NO MORE SILENCE" is the title of the study that will be facilitated by Lindia Speer, a member of Alamo First UMC.   “NO MORE SILENCE is an argument against the treatment and disregard for women in ancient times,” says Speer. “After meeting people sent by God, ...

Beginning Feb. 1, Memphis Conference clergy may sign up for Virgin Pulse HealthMiles program

published 2/1/2016
Monday, Feb. 1, is the first day Memphis Conference clergy may sign up for the Virgin Pulse HealthMiles program at join.virginpulse.com/memphis. Once on the landing site, click JOIN NOW and enter your information. It’s that easy and there is no cost. Once you fill in your contact information, Virgin Pulse HealthMiles will send you a step tracker. Get to know the site and connect with others. Participants may earn up to $50 each quarter or $200 per year for getting active by walking, jogging,...

Memphis Conference's 2016 'Lenten Hunger Offering' runs February 10 through March 27

published 2/1/2016
CLICK HERE FOR 2016 CAMPAIGN MATERIALS. The Memphis Conference’s annual hunger offering will run from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, to Easter Sunday, March 27. This year, however, conference leadership has made some changes to the giving tradition.   Established in 1983, the offering formerly known as the Lenten World Hunger Offering is now called the Lenten Hunger Offering (LHO). Dr. Gary Morse, the conference’s world hunger advocate and pastor of Lambuth Memorial UMC in Jackson, Tenn., said the ...

Memphis Theological Seminary appoints Dr. Michael K. Turner associate professor of Wesleyan Studies

published 2/1/2016
Dr. Michael K. Turner will begin work Aug. 1 as the new Associate Professor of Wesleyan Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS). Turner will work closely with colleagues in the Methodist House of Studies at MTS, an initiative within the Seminary’s distinctly ecumenical environment that is designed to form leaders, foster ministries, and facilitate connections between the Seminary and area-wide Methodist churches and Annual Conferences through the framework of Wesleyan theological ...

Reelfoot Rural Ministries receives $25,000 grant from Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program

published 2/1/2016
Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) announced last week it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program to support its grocery assistance program for families in Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky.   “The demand for RRM’s grocery assistance ministry has doubled in the last two years to more than 300 households per month being served,” said Rev. Robert Craig, RRM's executive director. “This generous grant from the Walmart Foundation will help us continue to...

April 30 is deadline to submit online form to request display & exhibit space at 2016 Annual Conference

published 1/28/2016
April 30 is the deadline to submit the online “Display Request Form” for exhibit and display space at the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference, June 19-22 at Northside UMC in Jackson, Tenn.   Due to space limitations, only 40 displays will be allowed. Display requests will be granted to churches and nonprofit organizations based on their affiliations with and support from the Memphis Conference, boards and agencies. Requests will be considered on a first come, first-serve basis. This year’s online ...

Cards available to educate and answer questions about Memphis Conference communications

published 1/28/2016
"The single biggest problem in communications is the illusion that it has taken place." –George Bernard Shaw. Do you wish your church members knew more about how the Memphis Conference communicates with its churches and members? Do you want to encourage them to be informed about Memphis Conference news, events and resources and know how to submit story ideas or stories for publication? The Memphis Conference communications card (designed to be placed in a literature rack) includes a quote ...

St. Olaf Choir will be at Bartlett UMC on Feb. 11

published 1/28/2016
The St. Olaf Choir will perform at Bartlett UMC in Bartlett, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 11, as part of its national tour.   According to a press release, the choir was established 104 years ago at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Anton Armstrong has served as its conductor since 1990.   “St. Olaf Choir is internationally recognized as a creative force behind America’s a cappella choral tradition, and for setting a high standard for choral performance, particularly its artistry and beauty of...

Arlington UMC scouts build ramp for cancer patient

published 1/27/2016
  In November, Boy Scout leaders and Eagle Scouts ministered to a child dying of cancer by building a wheelchair ramp.   Teresa Rector, Scouting Ministries Coordinator for Arlington UMC in Arlington, Tenn., said the adult volunteers belonged to the registered leadership for Boy Scout Troop 452, which is chartered at Arlington UMC. Eagle Scouts Simon Knauss and Carson Knauss, youth members of Boy Scout Troop 452 who earned scouting’s highest rank of Eagle, joined the project, as well.   Rachel ...

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

published 1/27/2016
The January 2016 issue of News N Views is now posted on this website. Click here or 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,  rbjetton@yahoo.com or 511 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305.

Decorated bears complete circle of ministry; seniors in need give to children in need

published 1/26/2016
Children served by United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis (UMNC) were the recipients of the finished products in the second annual “Bear Your Heart for Art” contest at Wesley Senior Living Communities.   Nearly 2,200 Wesley Senior Living residents decorated 140 bears for the event in November. Groups at 27 Wesley independent and assisted living communities in West Tennessee, Southwest Kentucky and Jonesboro, Ark., worked together to decorate copies of a smooth, white teddy bear named ...

Gadsden UMC delivers cleaning buckets to its district office to help with area flood relief

published 1/26/2016
Gadsden UMC in Gadsden, Tenn., responded to recent flooding in its area by preparing 18 cleaning buckets as suggested by its Mississippi River District Disaster Relief Committee, according to church member Kyle Holyfield. The buckets, pictured at right with the church’s “Youth Connect” group, were delivered to the district office in Alamo, Tenn., on Jan. 13. Click here to read about cleaning buckets, a ministry of United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). (Submitted photo)

Time to order 2016 'Scout Sunday' patch; design is based on stained glass window at St. Luke's UMC

published 1/26/2016
2016 Scout Sunday patches are now available for purchase by Memphis Conference scouts. The 2016 patch design is 2.5 inches x 7 inches in size and modeled after a stained glass window at St. Luke's UMC in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis Conference United Methodist churches typically recognize Scout Sunday in February or March.   According to Teresa Pinkston-Rector, a member of the National Association of United Methodist Scouters (NAUMS) Board of Directors, the cost is $3.50 per patch plus $6.25 for ...

Electronic bulletin board is Alford's Girl Scout 'Gold Award' project that is helping Colonial Park UMC improve communications

published 1/21/2016
By Madison Alford, Girl Scout, Colonial Park UMC I attend Colonial Park United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn. I want to tell you something exciting that is going on at my church. I wanted to find a way to improve communication about ways our church can help in the community. I chose to do my Girl Scout Gold Award project in my church. For those who don’t know what that is, the Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve and is the equivalent to the Boy Scouts’ Eagle Scout ...

Attention Clergy: Sign-up begins Feb. 1 to earn up to $200 annually for getting fit, losing extra pounds

published 1/15/2016
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Bishop McAlilly joined Mason's Chapel UMC consecration service after devastating fire

published 1/15/2016
Bishop Bill McAlilly joined the Nov. 21 consecration service at Mason’s Chapel UMC in Hazel, Ky. He celebrated the repair of the church’s building after arsonists set fire to it in Dec. 2014.   The church sustained severe damage, including an eight-foot wide hole in the sanctuary floor.   The damage was repaired, and the church’s pastor, Rev. April Arnold, spoke to the congregation at the consecration service, offering grace to the arsonists.   “May we now move forward in total forgiveness and ...

Bishop Morris, strong leader and teacher, dies at 78

published 1/15/2016
  Click HERE to read story by United Methodist News Service.

IRS announces 2016 mileage reimbursement rates

published 1/12/2016
By Larry Davis, Memphis Conference Treasurer The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued 2016 mileage rates to be used for reimbursement plans and tax deduction purposes: Beginning Jan. 1, standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) is: 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 23 cents for 2015 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable ...

Listening sessions scheduled in lead-up to 'big changes' in Memphis Conference health insurance

published 1/12/2016
By Larry Davis, Memphis Conference Treasurer Big changes have been proposed for the Memphis Conference health insurance plan.    To summarize, the Clergy Wellness Commission (CWC) proposes moving all 65+ retirees to OneExchange (a Medicare supplement program offering choices from several plans and administered through the United Methodist General Board of Pension and Health Benefits) and reducing the defined contribution to $250 per month per person, which should have a significant impact on ...

New information about Virgin Pulse HealthMiles coming for full-time active clergy & spouses AND retired clergy & spouses

published 1/12/2016
By Larry Davis, Memphis Conference Treasurer, ldavis@memphis-umc.org It's simple: Full-time active clergy/spouses and retired clergy/spouses in the Memphis Conference who "get out there and get moving" will be rewarded -- up to $50 each quarter! Plus, they'll have more energy for their children and grandchildren, hobbies, families and whatever motivates them. And let's not forget a better quality of life! We want to encourage clergy to get physically active and do what they enjoy -- tennis, ...

Five from Memphis Conference to attend Jan. 20-22 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland

published 1/11/2016
Five individuals from the Memphis Conference will be in Portland, Ore., next week for a Pre-General Conference Briefing. General Conference, the United Methodist Church’s top legislative body, will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, May 10-20, 2016. The Jan. 20-22 briefing, organized by United Methodist Communications, provides an opportunity for attendees from all regional conferences to learn what's new and different at the 2016 General Conference. They will discuss major legislation, ...

Memphis churches provide 'radical hospitality' while hosting mobile unit of Guatemalan Consulate

published 1/11/2016
Story and photos by Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS More than 800 immigrants and strangers were served by the Southeast Memphis Cooperative Parish of The United Methodist Church over two days when it hosted a mobile unit of the Guatemalan Consulate in December. The parish includes three congregations in the Metro McKendree District: Aldersgate, Asbury and El Redentor.   Guatemala is a democratic republic located on the Pacific ...

With Sunglasses Sunday on Feb. 7, Memphis Conference marks 25 years of Project 20/20

published 1/11/2016
By Grace Bonner, Project 20/20 Coordinator The impact of Project 20/20, a mission of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church, continued to grow in 2015. This all-volunteer operation based at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis, Tenn., has provided glasses for international mission teams for 25 years. All of the volunteers are looking forward to many more years of service and fun as they process the donations and send them around the world. You can help by sending in your donations for ...

UMM of South Pleasant Grove UMC in Hazel, KY, assemble and deliver cleaning buckets for flood relief

published 1/8/2016
CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE on Purchase District Website by George James with United Methodist Men of South Pleasant Grove UMC, Hazel, KY

'Rebirth' of United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis is progressing with capital campaign

published 1/6/2016
By Rev. Dr. Mark Matheny, special missioner with UMNC   The Memphis Conference's oldest “home mission” arm is progressing through a special capital campaign seeking $125,000. Begun in 1907 as Wesley House, United Methodist Neighborhood Centers (UMNC) of Memphis, Tenn., plans to renovate two of its primary facilities while intensifying support for children and youth ministries.     We are already nearing the halfway point toward our goal, and the aims are very clear—much needed repair of the ...

Mississippi River District to offer Advanced Lay Servant courses in March and April

published 1/6/2016
The Mississippi River District will host advanced lay servant courses this spring. Details are listed below. For more information or to register, contact Susan Davidson, Mississippi River District lay resource leader, at 731-414-6806 or by email at msriverlrl@gmail.com. The registration fee is $15 and covers materials. The Honest To God Church - Bixby When: March 7, 21 and 28 Facilitator:  Rev. Jim Peyton Location:  Troy UMC, Troy, TN Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Five Marks of a ...

Scouts learn about Civil War at State Park

published 1/6/2016
Parents and members of Scout Troop 380, chartered at Ross UMC in Dyersburg, Tenn., visited Fort Pillow State Park on Nov. 28. The scouts had participated in a Civil War seminar and watched a movie on the Battle of Fort Pillow. Park rangers also led the scouts on a four-mile hike through the park, located on the western edge of Tennessee on steep bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. The park is approximately 40 miles north of Memphis. Fort Pillow was a strategic location during the ...

Wesley Class at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis brightens Christmas for senior housing residents

published 1/6/2016
The Wesley Class at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis, Tenn., helped brighten the Christmas season for residents of Wesley Senior Housing facilities.   In December, the class gave residents 100 stuffed stockings, roughly 100 bingo bags and 41 Christmas tree door hangers. Kristi Henson Owens, executive director of the Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund, said the gifts were a hit.   “Residents (of Good Samaritan Village in Camden, Tenn.,) picked out which colorful door hanger they wanted for their door, ...

Jacob's Well UMC in Memphis shares stories about creating a refuge for the hurting

published 1/4/2016
Jacob’s Well UMC in Memphis, Tenn., has dedicated itself to bringing people of various cultures, backgrounds and races together to address racism, addiction and poverty. According to the church's website, its mission and ministries strive to create a refuge for the hurting.   Click here to read: Drew's story about HOPE Jackie's story about PEACE Alan and Emily's story about LOVE Genevieve's story about JOY  

Lakeshore names administration building in honor of retiring executive assistant, Martha A. Holifield

published 1/4/2016
Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tenn., officially named its administrative building the “Martha A. Holifield Administration Building” on Nov. 14 in honor of Executive Assistant Martha Holifield, who retired from Lakeshore at the end of 2015. Holifield served the camp and retreat center for 38 years. Lakeshore is a ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Youth at CrossRoads UMC in Collierville raised money and awareness for ending malaria

published 1/4/2016
Youth at CrossRoads UMC in Collierville, Tenn., raised $536 for Imagine No Malaria (INM) in October.   INM is a United Methodist Church initiative that strives to eradicate malaria through education, communication and treatment.   CrossRoads Youth Director Matt Barrick said the youth group began its INM fundraiser as a way to participate in a health fair hosted by the church, but then decided to raise money for an entire month. For four weeks in October, youth raised awareness about their ...

Heartsong UMC in Cordova, Tenn., raised money for Hispanic congregation over holidays

published 1/3/2016
At Heartsong UMC in Cordova, Tenn., “decking the halls” in December included raising money for a new Hispanic church in Collierville, Tenn.   According to Heartsong UMC's Dec. 4 enews, for every $50 collected, an ornament was added to a Christmas tree. An anonymous donor promised a matching gift of $5,000 for the first $5,000 raised. The campaign will continue for the next three Advent seasons.    

Attendees learn about cake decorating and dental care at 'United Methodist Women' senior brunch

published 1/2/2016
More than 22 women (some pictured in photo at right) learned about cake decorating and dental care at the quarterly Senior Brunch organized by the United Methodist Women of Hughlett, Lighthouse, and Ross United Methodist Churches in the Mississippi River District. The brunch took place at Ross UMC in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Sabrina Fowler was the cake decorating techniques instructor. Dr. Ronald Reed gave a presentation and demonstrated dental care for older adults. The next ...

New children's e-book by Eric Walker of Mayfield First UMC imagines night before birth of Jesus Christ

published 12/21/2015
This Christmas season, families and churches around the world will display the story of the Nativity when Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph, placed in a manger and visited by shepherds and wise men. But what might have happened in that barn in Bethlehem before Mary and Joseph arrived? A new Amazon Kindle e-book, “No Room In The Inn: A Tale of the Night Before the Nativity” by Mayfield, Ky., author Eric Walker, imagines if God sent an angel to Bethlehem to prepare the site – an old barn area ...

Mississippi River District gathered for 'Ministry Celebration' on Nov. 15 in Dyersburg, Tenn.

published 12/17/2015
Dyersburg UMC in Dyersburg, Tenn., hosted hundreds of clergy and laity for the Mississippi River District 2015 Ministry Celebration on Nov. 15.   According to the district’s enews, the evening included songs, praise and thanksgiving. The praise team from Alamo First UMC in Alamo, Tenn., began the event and a mass choir also performed -- along with other music. District Superintendent Rev. Kevin Conrad delivered a message, titled “Presence, Prayer and Possibilities.” Among other things, he ...

Now available: December 2015 issue of 'The Clarion' from Memphis Conference United Methodist Women

published 12/17/2015
The December 2015 issue of The Clarion is now posted on the Memphis Conference website at www.memphis-umc.net/unitedmethodistwomen. The Clarion is the official newsletter of Memphis Conference "United Methodist Women" (UMW). Or click here to immediately view or download the December 2015 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, ...

Available while they last: past issues of 1998-2005 publication from former Office of Pastoral Formation

published 12/15/2015
By Rev. David Lowes Watson From 1998 to 2005 the Office of Pastoral Formation (OPF)served as a Cooperative Agency of the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences and published an Occasional Bulletin, with articles and reports on its various ministries and events.   There were ten issues, and a number of sets of Issues #2 - #10 remain in the former OPF office where the space is now needed for other ministries.   Sets are available free of charge while supplies last. To receive copies, email  dvdlowes@...

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