Heartsong UMC in Cordova, TN, takes outreach to Memphis area with 'Love the 901' events

published 9/5/2017
Heartsong United Methodist Church in Cordova, Tennessee, is getting involved in the greater Memphis community with a string of events connected to its fall sermon series, "Love the 901." “901” refers to the metropolitan Memphis area code; each event will center on the local community. Stephanie Behymer, director of ministry operations at Heartsong UMC, said the church is weaving together several Memphis area events, games and 901-related activities to get church members involved. Events ...

Henderson First UMC's Gleaners' House celebrates 20 years of ministry to Chester County residents

published 9/5/2017
One glance around Gleaners' House in Henderson, Tennessee, reveals a treasure trove of used books, clothing and trinkets to attract any casual shopper. But Gleaners' House isn’t just another thrift store. Every dollar spent supports families in need in Chester County. Gleaners' House, a ministry of Henderson First United Methodist Church (UMC) and other local churches, is celebrating 20 years of service to Chester County in 2017. In 2016 alone, more than $70,000 was raised to support families...

Mission u of Memphis Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) draws more than 80 attendees

published 9/5/2017
Memphis Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) gathered at Jackson First United Methodist Church in downtown Jackson, Tennessee, on July 28-29 for the group's annual Mission u conference. Over 80 women ages 2 to 86 experienced worship and plenaries on four study themes, each filled with stories and challenges for participants: Spiritual Growth: “Living as a Covenant Community,” led by Rev. Dr. Gregory Waldrop of Calvert City UMC in Calvert City, Kentucky Geographic: “Missionary Conferences ...

Mullins UMC youth supported urban and rural ministries during 'Youth Mission Week'

published 9/5/2017
Youth from Mullins United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, completed urban and rural community projects as part of 'Youth Mission Week' that ran June 26-30. For two days, the youth offered coffee and conversation to guests of Manna House, an urban ministry providing resources for the homeless and poor of Memphis. The group also jumped into action to replace an old, broken picnic table. After coming up short to find a pre-assembled table, the group purchased materials, assembled the ...

Pastors of 4 Memphis Conference churches share what their churches did to get 'One Matters' award

published 9/5/2017
This past June, four churches received the One Matters Discipleship Award during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in Collierville, Tennessee. David Abarca, assistant director of annual conference relationships with Discipleship Ministries, presented the award, which recognizes churches that have moved from zero professions of faith and baptisms to positive numbers. Each award included a $1,000 gift. The pastors of each church reflected on the factors that led to new growth in their ...

Scenic Hills UMC 'Jimmy Do Gooders' had ‘grate’ summer of community projects in north Memphis

published 9/5/2017
Scenic Hills United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis, Tennessee, continues its history of caring for the community with a list of summer projects from the "Jimmy Do Gooders" outreach team. Scenic Hills UMC member Collins Dillard reported on the Jimmy Do Gooders’ summer mission work in the Aug.-Sept. issue of The Scene, the church newsletter. The team’s summer mission involved keeping neighborhood drainage grates clear of debris. Clearing the grates helps the flow of water during heavy rains ...

With her song 'Stairs,' Abbye West Pates of Christ UMC in Memphis wins songwriting competition

published 9/5/2017
Abbye West Pates, "The Table" worship leader at Christ United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis, Tennessee, can add a new accolade to her resume: songwriting contest winner. Pates entered her original song “Stairs” in the Rose Garden Coffeehouse’s 25th Annual Performing Songwriter’s Competition in Mansfield, Massachusetts, and emerged the victor. In an interview posted on Christ UMC's blog, Pates expressed her excitement to perform her song live at the competition. ”I found this venue ...

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

published 8/31/2017
Plans are underway to set up the third annual online Memphis Conference "Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog" on the Memphis Conference website. The online catalog will provide links to information about gift-giving opportunities offered during November and December 2017 by agencies, ministries and churches of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. "The Connectional Ministries Team of the Memphis Conference is thankful to commend this opportunity to encourage everyone to give ...

Mountain T.O.P reports on summer 2017 ministry

published 8/31/2017
Mountain T.O.P., a non profit Christian partnership ministry dedicated to rural life in the Tennessee Cumberland Mountains, has completed its Summer 2017 season of ministry. Memphis Conference United Methodist churches that have partnered with Mountain T.O.P. since 2010, according to Mountain T.O.P., include: Arlington UMC in Arlington, TN Bolivar First UMC in Bolivar, TN Collierville UMC in Collierville, TN Covenant UMC in Cordova, TN Germantown UMC in Germantown, TN Grace UMC in Jackson, TN...

'Center F.U.G.E' is program by Center UMC in Newbern, TN, to reach out to its neighborhood

published 8/30/2017
'Center F.U.G.E.' is the name of a Wednesday night program at Center United Methodist Church (UMC) in Newbern, Tennessee. F.U.G.E stands for "Fun, Understanding, God's Encouragement."   The program takes place the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month during the school year.  Twelve children in the community around the church are coming to the church to "fellowship with each other and learn more about God," according to the church's pastor, Dr. Phillip Cook. This also allows the church ...

'Love in a Big World' is new curriculum for K-8th grade from United Methodist Publishing House

published 8/30/2017
The United Methodist Publishing House has announced a new resource for young people called “Love in a Big World.”  The curriculum: focuses on character development for kindergarten through eighth grade.  is designed to help young people turn from risky behaviors and choose to live faithfully through meaningful encounters and conversations with caring adults. Read news release |  Review curriculum 

13th annual 'Hunters for the Hungry' Golf Benefit by UMM of Bolivar First UMC is set for Sept. 23

published 8/29/2017
By Larry Ross, Volunteer HFTH Coordinator The United Methodist Men of Bolivar First United Methodist Church in Bolivar, Tennessee, will again partner with the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) for its 13th annual "Hunters for the Hungry" (HFTH) Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Hardeman County Golf & Country Club. Proceeds from the benefit event provide additional nutrition to Hardeman County families. In 2016, over 3,000 lbs. of venison burger was distributed to families in ...

How to help NOW with Hurricane Harvey disaster:

published 8/28/2017
Continue to pray for survivors and responders (their safety and well-being) and all who have suffered loss and/or damage.  Read Bishop Bill McAlilly’s Aug. 28 message on his blog. Click here. Watch video by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Catherine Earl, Director of U.S. Disaster Response and Partner Relations, shares information about Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey and how UMCOR is responding. Click here. Help fill a truck with cleaning kits (previously called flood buckets ...

Ross UMC serves community by hosting football season 'kickoff dinner' for Dyersburg High School

published 8/28/2017
Ross United Methodist Church (UMC) in Dyersburg, Tennessee, joined with the Quarterback Club of the Dyersburg High School Booster Club to host a "kick-off dinner" for the school’s football team and supporters. The event took place Aug. 15 at the church with Brandon Shields, sports editor and lead high school football writer for The Jackson Sun newspaper, as the speaker.   More than 140 boosters, students, community leaders, school administrators, players, cheerleaders, and dance team members ...

Don't miss deadlines to register for upcoming lay servant classes around the Memphis Conference

published 8/25/2017
September 15 is the deadline to register for Tennessee River District's Sept. 30 lay servant classes in Lexington, Paris and Selmer, TN | DETAILS September 18 is the deadline to register for Metro District's Sept. 26 and 30 lay servant classes in Memphis, TN | DETAILS September 20 is the deadline to register for Purchase District's Sept. 29-30 lay servant classes in Benton, KY | DETAILS November 1 is the deadline to register for Mississippi River District's Nov. 10-11 Fall Lay Servant Training ...

Purchase Dist. to offer Sept. 29-30 lay servant class

published 8/24/2017
The Purchase District of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church will offer a two-day Basic Lay Servant Training Sept. 29-30 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Benton, Kentucky. Sept. 20 is the deadline to register. An Advanced Course is being planned for later this fall. For more information, click on links below:  Complete Details | Flyer | Bulletin insert | PowerPoint Questions? Contact Kim Morrison at the Purchase District Office.  

Tennessee River District to offer basic & advanced lay servant classes at three locations on Sept. 30

published 8/23/2017
The Tennessee River District will offer basic and advanced lay servant classes at three different locations on Saturday, Sept. 30: Lexington, Tennesee: Lexington First United Methodist Church Paris, Tennessee: Paris First United Methodist Church Selmer, Tennessee: Selmer First United Methodist Church CLICK HERE for complete information and registration form. Questions? Contact Elyse Bell in the Tennessee River District Office.

Lone Oak UMC's 'Solar Eclipse Event' welcomed nearly 200 guests, most with 'no ties' to the church

published 8/22/2017
Nearly 200 guests visited Lone Oak United Methodist Church on Aug. 21 and most had no previous ties to the church. That’s according to Rev. Jason W. Jones, pastor of the Paducah, Kentucky, church that opened its doors and grounds for a Solar Eclipse Event that offered free viewing glasses, free refreshments and, of course, free admission. Monday, Aug. 21, was the date of a rare solar eclipse and Paducah was in the path of total darkness. The idea for the event, bragged Jones, “emanated from ...

Alexander, Matamoros and Collins receive 2017 Denman Evangelism Awards at Memphis Annual Conference in June in Collierville

published 8/21/2017
By John B. Vaught Three Memphis Conference members received the 2017 Harry Denman Evangelism Award during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, hosted in Collierville, Tennessee, June 4-6. Dr. David Russell, Memphis Conference chair of evangelism, presented the awards, with categories in laity, clergy and youth. The award, established by the Foundation for Evangelism over 30 years ago, celebrates Conference members that demonstrate exceptional efforts of Wesleyan evangelism in their ...

Deaconess Carolyn Lawhorn shares Anderson family 'God story' from Wesley Chapel UMC

published 8/21/2017
By Deaconess Carolyn Lawhorn, Wesley Chapel UMC, Jackson, TN Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.    Exodus23:25  NIV  The warm days of summer bring about many outdoor activities that include cookouts, family reunions and church homecomings. Many of us take for granted the simple blessings of good health that allow us to participate and attend these gatherings. Not so with the Anderson family of Wesley Chapel ...

Four from Memphis Conference traveled to Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in July to participate in 'Congo Women Arise' initiative

published 8/21/2017
By Rev. Neelley Hicks We are more than we were before, yet a piece of us was left behind. Eight people from the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences (Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church) traveled to Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, July 12-26, to participate in Congo Women Arise – the United Methodist Church initiative that combats stigma due to rape in East Congo, Africa. The team included Rev. Randy Cooper, Rev. Neelley Hicks, Rev. Don Spencer, Erin Bell, Michaela ...

Geary heard reports and learned best practices at meeting of SEJ directors of connectional ministries

published 8/21/2017
Dr. Joe Geary, director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference, attended the annual meeting of Southeastern Jurisdiction Directors of Connectional Ministries, Aug. 13-16, in Atlanta, Georgia. The group met at the offices of the North Georgia Conference.   The United Methodist group heard a progress report concerning the Commision on a Way Forward, shared best practices for budgeting, nominations, disaster relief, communications, campus ministries and other areas related to their ...

Lone Oak UMC's Aug. 6 'Blessing of the Backpacks' results in 'unexpected generosity' from young trio

published 8/21/2017
Lone Oak United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, hosted a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, Aug. 6, after which the church’s pastor, Rev. Jason W. Jones, posted on his Facebook page:   “It would be almost impossible to enumerate the ways and places in which we saw Christ… From the smile on the face of a child told she could pick out any backpack she wanted to the joyful exclamation of a boy at something as simple as a glue stick, God was present everywhere.”   Jones also reported that ...

Metro District to offer lay servant courses at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis in September

published 8/21/2017
The Metro District of the Memphis Conference will offer basic and advanced lay servant courses this September at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Both classes will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Basic Course Facilitator: Dennis Walker, district director of lay servant ministries Text: “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book,” by Sandy Jackson   Advanced Course: “Discovering Your Spiritual ...

Rev. Richard Smith launches new ministry in Memphis: 'Urban Ministry Initiative'

published 8/21/2017
Urban Ministry Initiative (UMI) is the name of a ministry launched this year by Rev. Richard Smith after he retired Jan. 1 as senior pastor of Germantown United Methodist Church in Germantown, Tennessee. According to UMI’s website at www.urbmin.org, UMI is a “focused effort to galvanize more attention and action toward the inner city needs of Memphis and Shelby County.”   It “connects with frontline inner city and urban outreach ministries in Memphis” to “help the impoverished, disadvantaged ...

Trimble UMC supports local school with teacher meal, donations of school supplies & snack bags

published 8/21/2017
Trimble United Methodist Church in Trimble, Tennessee, hosted a "Teacher Recognition Meal" for teachers of nearby Trimble Elementary School on Thursday, July 27. In addition to the meal (top photo at right), members of the church donated school supplies and snack bags (bottom photo at right) for students, according to Rev. Brian Stahl, the church's pastor.  (Photos by Rev. Brian Stahl)

United Methodists of the Memphis Conference are called to pray for reconciliation & healing: Aug. 20-26

published 8/18/2017
A seven-day CALL TO PRAYER to begin Sunday, Aug. 20, has been issued to United Methodists of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Memphis Conference includes churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky.   The call comes from David R. Reed, Memphis Conference lay leader, in cooperation with Bishop Bill McAlilly, the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office and Memphis Conference Board of Lay Ministry, to “pray for justice for all who suffer from hatred, ...

Witness and Invitation from the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops (The United Methodist Church) meeting in Atlanta on Aug. 17:

published 8/18/2017
"The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us grace to labor for." - Thomas More, UMH, 408 Serving with you in the Southeastern Jurisdiction (of The United Methodist Church), we grieve the violence in Charlottesville. We renew our baptismal covenant to trust and serve Christ, to resist evil and to honor all in the human family. We share with you our resolve to name, resist and dismantle racism in our churches, in our communities and in the world. As Paul writes in Ephesians 2:14, we pray ...

Team members sought for Memphis Conference mission trip to Mexico, December 27-January 3

published 8/17/2017
Spots are open for a 10- to 12-member Memphis Conference United Methodist "Volunteers in Mission" (VIM) team that will work in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, from Dec. 27, 2017, to Jan. 3, 2018.   Laura Butkovic will lead the trip. During the week, volunteers will: Build relationships with local people through construction projects and porch visits Conduct Vacation Bible Schools The trip costs $1,200 per person. This covers flights, lodging, ground transportation, accommodations, construction ...

Metro District office is moving to new location in September: 1615 Appling Road in Cordova, TN

published 8/16/2017
The Metro District office is moving, according to an announcement from Dr. Deborah B. Smith, Metro District superintendent.   Effective Sept. 7, the office that serves southwest Tennessee United Methodist churches in the Memphis Conference will relocate from its current home at 3476 Summer Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, to a new home at 1615 Appling Road in Cordova, Tennessee.   “The new location, which is shared space with Wesley Senior Ministries, is situated in close proximity to I-40 and ...

Tours & Teams

published 8/16/2017
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."  ...

Check out info and resources for churches to observe 'National Recovery Month' in September

published 8/11/2017
September is National Recovery Month. Churches might participate by:  asking someone in addiction recovery to speak during worship planning an event for the community to learn more To help persons on on the path to recovery from addiction: Share recovery stories and learn from others. Find out about and post recovery events in your community. Watch the Road to Recovery television series. Download web banners and flyers to promote Recovery Month. Spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, and other...

Sept. 11: Deadline for churches to apply for grants in 2nd round of 'Churches Reaching Neighbors' awards

published 8/11/2017
Memphis Conference churches are invited to apply for “Churches Reaching Neighbors” funds in a second round of grants. Sept. 11 is the deadline to apply. Grants will be announced and awarded this fall to “local churches that are attempting ministry outside of their buildings in the community” to “build relationships with people” that lead to “faith in Jesus,” according to the program guidelines. The number and amounts of grants awarded will be determined by the number and quality of grant ...

2018 'charge conference' forms for 2017 church 'charge conference' season are now available

published 8/10/2017
2018 CHARGE CONFERENCE FORMS for the 2017 charge conference season are now available for easy download. Each of the Memphis Conference's four districts has its own list of required forms. Churches are advised to contact their district office for its list of required forms. Below are links to forms. Clergy Budget Compensation Package Report  Lay Leadership Committee Report (charge) Lay Leadership Committee Report (church)   Online using Brick River (Preferred, and much easier to complete) ...

Former inmate Bessie 'Doll' Dodd is keynote speaker for ten-year anniversary celebration of prison congregation 'Grace Place United Methodist Church'

published 8/10/2017
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS. Story and photos by Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church ________________________________________________________ Bessie “Doll” Dodd was released from prison on June 27, 2016. While she said she was “glad to get out of there” after 35 years of confinement, she added it was “the hardest thing to walk out of those gates and leave my church behind.” The church Dodd is referring to is Grace Place United ...

Community 'Children's Consignment Sale' set for Aug. 25-26 at Germantown United Methodist Church

published 8/8/2017
The United Methodist Women of Germantown United Methodist Church (GUMW)  in Germantown, Tennessee, will hold its community-wide Children's Consignment Sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25-26, at the church's Owings Life Enrichment Center (OLEC) gym. Many items will be marked half price on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Children's Consignment Sale is a 28-year tradition of GUMW. It's an opportunity for residents to shop while also benefiting their community. Proceeds support local ...

Colonial Park UMC shows 'appreciation and love' for teachers at neighborhood school

published 8/7/2017
With the new school year starting, Colonial Park United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, recently showed its appreciation to teachers at its neighborhood school, Sea Isle Elementary. Members made financial contributions, prepared food, bought supplies and helped set up and serve a back-to-school teacher's breakfast (submitted photo at right), according to a report from the church.  

Heidi Geib joins Nashville Episcopal Area Office of Ministerial Concerns as assistant director

published 8/7/2017
Heidi S. Geib has been named assistant director of the Nashville Episcopal Area Office of Ministerial Concerns (OMC), according to an announcement from Rev. Tommy Ward, director of the OMC. The Boards of Ordained Ministry for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences are both served and supported by this joint office that has been in place since the 2015 Memphis Annual Conference when it was announced by the Memphis Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.   The OMC "guides the educational, ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day

published 8/7/2017
The Memphis Conference Office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 4, in observation of Labor Day. The office that serves United Methodist churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd. in Jackson, Tenn. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Attention clergy/spouses enrolled in HealthFlex! Here is important message from Treasurer's Office

published 8/3/2017
All Memphis Conference clergy and spouses enrolled in Healthflex must complete the HealthQuotient questions before Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, to receive a reduction in deductibles. | CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Questions? Contact the Treasurer's Office  

'Flat Jesus' project encourages Heartsong children

published 8/2/2017
This summer, Heartsong United Methodist Church (UMC) in Cordova, Tennessee, has been encouraging children to take Jesus with them everywhere they go—literally. Dubbed the “Flat Jesus” project, children got to cut out, color and laminate a cartoon picture of Jesus. Over the summer, they took photos of “Flat Jesus” on vacations or doing fun activities and posted them to social media sites. Leading the children was Jenny Williams, the church's director of children’s ministry. Stephanie Behymer,...

Aug. 23 is deadline for high school students to apply for Memphis 'Conference Youth Council' (CYC)

published 8/1/2017
Click here for information about eligibility and how to apply.

Ripley First UMC hosts and participates in 'Eracism Think Tank' for its Lauderdale County community

published 7/31/2017
Ripley First United Methodist Church (UMC)in Ripley, Tennessee, hosted the first meeting of the “Eracism Think Tank” on June 6, an event joining community members dedicated to ending racism in Lauderdale County. Gathering at Ripley First UMC's Wesley House, 31 people participated, composing an interracial, inter-generational and interdenominational group including Adventist, Baptist, Catholic, Church of Christ, Episcopal and Methodist participants. Don and Charlotte Ammons, Mary Kathryn ...

'Boosterville' is program for churches to raise money

published 7/26/2017
  Boosterville is a program presented to local United Methodist Churches by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church in the July 25 issue of its electronic newsletter, The Ministry Minute. Boosterville helps local churches encourage its supporters -- or “boosters” -- to make purchases from participating Boosterville businesses -- restaurants, hair salons, pet groomers, bookstores, coffee shops and more -- who share back a ...

Earn online master’s degree/certification in Wesleyan youth ministry; fall courses start Aug. 14

published 7/24/2017
Earn a master’s degree or certification in Wesleyan youth ministry from Southwestern College. Learn practical, applicable theology from United Methodist scholars alongside other youth workers from around the country.  Courses will help youth ministers plan confirmation classes, youth lessons, and mission trips that are theologically sound while providing tools to counsel and lead youth. No travel is required for this degree. All of the master’s-level courses are online. Apply and start the ...

Heartsong United Methodist Church and Memphis Islamic Center celebrate at annual picnic

published 7/24/2017
Members of Heartsong United Methodist Church (UMC) in Cordova, Tennessee, celebrated with their neighbors at the Memphis Islamic Center for their annual spring picnic May 6. Over 700 people from the two congregations honored the retirement of former Heartsong pastor, Rev. Steve Stone. He officially retired at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference. “It was an honor and a wonderful surprise,” Stone said. “But, I wasn’t surprised by the loving hospitality of my (Memphis Islamic Center) brothers and...

Lakeshore's 'Campamento Espiritu' (Camp Spirit) serves Hispanic children for seventh summer

published 7/24/2017
By Laura Butkovic, Dean, 2017 Campamento Espiritu  The building of relationships as Christ did when He was here on earth is exactly what happens when the head count is fourteen to a cabin and you are faced with the reality of talking to others without the comfort of home. Living the summer camp life at Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, starts with devoted and compassionate leadership and spills into staff, resident counselors, volunteer counselors, and deans. This, in turn,...

United Methodist volunteers sought for criminal offender reintegration program in Memphis

published 7/24/2017
The Mark Luttrell Transition Center (MLTC) in Memphis, Tennessee, is looking for eager United Methodist volunteers to participate in its criminal offender reintegration program. James Armes, provisional elder in the Memphis Conference and volunteer coordinator and chaplain at MLTC, said many United Methodist churches donate to the center, but no United Methodists are consistently involved in this ministry opportunity. According to its website, MLTC provides up to 454 offenders with supportive...

Get to know your six university campus ministers; support & partner with them in ministry & service

published 7/21/2017
The Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church (west Tennessee and western Kentucky) has six university campus ministries, also known as Wesley Foundations. The ministers to these six campus ministers got together for a photo (right) at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in June. Contact them for ways your church or group might support and partner with their students in ministry and service. Pictured, from left, are: Rev. Jonathan Lewis - Wesley campus ministry - University of ...

1,375 is official estimate of number of pairs of glasses collected by Project 20/20 during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in Collierville

published 7/19/2017
1,375 is the official estimate from Project 20/20 of the number of pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses delivered by churches to the Project 20/20 table at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6, in Collierville, Tennessee. Phillip Cox, a volunteer with Project 20/20, was set up in the exhibit and display area at Collierville United Methodist Church to receive the glasses that he asked delegates and others to transport from donation boxes at their churches and in their communities. ...

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