Memphis Conference DEADLINES

published 7/29/2016
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. <><><><><> JULY July 30: Deadline for Circuit Writer feedback -- if you want the free, quarterly, printable Memphis Conference newspaper to continue in 2017 | MORE INFO AUGUST August 8: Deadline to register for Aug. 12-14 Native Moccasins Rocks in Bon Aqua, Tennessee -- a Native American Ministries event | MORE INFO August 14: Deadline to register for Aug. 21 Metro District Youth Event in Cordova, Tennessee | MORE ...

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,  rbjetton@yahoo.com or 511 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305.

Staff changes announced for episcopal office

published 7/29/2016
Staff changes have been announced by Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly for the episcopal office in Nashville, Tennessee. The Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) and Tennessee Conference (Middle Tennessee) together make up the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church for which Bishop McAlilly is the resident bishop. This new staff structure was announced in concert with the elimination of the position of executive assistant to the bishop. Rev. John Collett, who...

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 ...

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  https://m.facebook.com/PeaceWithJusticeMemphisConference/?ref=bookmarks The purpose of the page, according to Chitwood, is to provide churches access to resources and ...

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, the "Coupled in Christ" Sunday School 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 donated food.

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 ...

Tours & Teams

published 6/14/2016
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 www.memphis-umc.net and click on "Tours & Teams."  ...

'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...

Lakeshore has supply 'wish list' for summer camp

published 5/31/2016
Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, has released a “wish list” of items it needs to collect in preparation for 2016 camps.  Lakeshore is the camp and retreat ministry of the Memphis Conference (west Tennessee and western Kentucky) of the United Methodist Church. It has requested donations of the following items: Balls of all kinds: ping pong, soccer, basketball, volleyball, gatorball, dodge ball, playground - 8- or 12-inch Office Supplies: masking tape, ink pens, construction...

2016 'Paducah Urban Mission Plunge' (PUMP) camp focuses on prayer and seeking God's answers

published 5/30/2016
By Casey Northcutt Watson   The 2016 Paducah Urban Mission Plunge (PUMP) will be opening minds, hearts and doors this July—literally.   Held at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, this summer’s PUMP Camp is operating under the theme “Knock, Knock,” taken from Matthew 7:11.   “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”   From July 7 through July 11, PUMP campers will explore questions regarding how to pray, how to seek ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day

published 5/27/2016
  The Memphis Conference Office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tenn., will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30, in observation of Memorial 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: June 2016 issue of 'The Clarion' from Memphis Conference United Methodist Women

published 5/26/2016
The June 2016 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 June 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 ...

Lakeshore still has 2016 summer camp openings

published 5/23/2016
A Message from Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee: Summer camp season begins in a week and we are so excited.There are a few camps for which we would love to get a few more campers registered: Wilderness Watersports #1 - June 5-11 (ages 12-15) Camp Agape (for special needs campers) - June 5-11 (ages 8-17) Rec Camp - July 10-16 (ages 14-18) If you register a camper in any of the sessions listed above (beginning May 22), your camper will receive a $30 canteen credit to use in ...

David R. Reed offers thoughts on last day of 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church

published 5/20/2016
By David R. Reed, First Lay Delegate to 2016 General Conference and Memphis Conference Lay Leader This is my 14th, and last, full day in Portland, Oregon, after ten days of the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church and four days of the annual meeting of conference lay leaders.   I will leave for Reed Farm Road in Martin, Tennessee, tomorrow. I am physically and mentally spent, but I carry with me a renewed spirit and a fresh awareness of the love, power and presence of the ...

See PHOTO GALLERY of delegates and others from Memphis Conference in attendance at 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon

published 5/19/2016
Click HERE for PHOTO GALLERY beginning May 16.                                   ~~~ Click HERE for news coverage and other information about 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, May 10-20, Portland, Oregon.

May 25 is deadline to apply for 'Lipscomb Ministerial Scholarship' administered by Mullins UMC

published 5/16/2016
May 25 is the deadline for students to apply for scholarships from "The John and Milly Lipscomb Ministerial Scholarship Fund" administered by Mullins UMC in Memphis, Tenn.   Molly Lipscomb created the fund in 1998, in conjunction with the wishes of her late husband, John, for the purpose of establishing scholarships for those entering ministry in The United Methodist Church. The fund is for those entering ordained ministry and full-time local pastorate programs, as well as for those ...

Read update on 'Project Transformation' coming to Memphis this summer (plus ways you can help)

published 5/16/2016
By Rev. Grace Phelps Project Transformation is coming to Memphis, Tennessee, this summer! The eight-week summer day camp for children which emphasizes literacy will be held June 6 through July 28 at Centenary and Longstreet United Methodist Churches.Their pastors and members are hard at work inviting children in their neighborhoosd to participate.The goal is 75-80 children enrolled at each location. In addition to the host sites, 18 churches in the Metro Asbury and Metro McKendree Districts ...

Here's how to help those affected by tornado damage in Purchase District

published 5/12/2016
Tornadoes caused damage this week in Graves and Marshall Counties in the Purchase District of the Memphis Conference. The Purchase District office today communicated the kind of help that is now needed : Volunteer for heavy clean-up with trailers, tractors, chain saws, etc. Volunteer for light clean-up of debris Donate food (that can be eaten without utensils) and bottled water - for displaced persons and work crews Loan equipment (trailers, chain saws, etc.) Donate money by sending checks to...

Smoked pork shoulders (for Memorial Day) being sold by United Methodist Men of Colonial Park UMC

published 5/12/2016
The United Methodist Men (UMM) of Colonial Park United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, want to help with your Memorial Day meals. They are selling smoked pork shoulders for $35 each. To order, call the church office at 901-683-5286 by Tuesday, May 24. Leave your name, telephone number and number of shoulders. Supplies are limited.  Pickup will be Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Payment may be made at time of pickup. Proceeds will benefit the UMM group's ...

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