April 14 is deadline for submissions for 'Young People's Address' at 2017 Annual Conference


April 15 is the deadline for young people to submit an address to be considered for delivery at the 2017 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 14.

The address will be delivered during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6, at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee, by the young person whose submission is selected by a review committee of the Memphis Conference Board of Lay Ministry, sponsor of the address. 


  • Manuscript (not to exceed a 12-minute delivery) should be double-spaced and include a cover page with the name, age/grade and contact information of the young person submitting it AND the name of the young person’s home church. This may be a Word or PDF document.
  • Manuscript should answer this question: What does it mean to serve God and neighbor?
  • Young person submitting chosen/winning manuscript must be available to deliver the address during the June 4-6 session of the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference.
  • Manuscript must be received (via mail, fax or email) by no later than April 14:
Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries Office
c/o Robbin McCoy
24 Corporate Blvd., Jackson, TN 38305
EMAIL: rmccoy@memphis-umc.org
FAX:  731-660-5712

Please share this information with youth, college students, and other young persons from your congregation.

~ Information provided by David R. Reed, Memphis Conference Lay Leader