Former interim bishop of Memphis Conference, Ben R. Chamness, died Dec. 22 in Huntsville, Texas

published 1/2/2019
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Memphis Conference DEADLINEs

published 1/2/2019
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. JANUARY 2019 January 7: Deadline for applications from 20- to 30-year-olds to become Global Mission Fellows via United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries | DETAILS January 10: Deadline for 2018 tithing payments from churches in the Memphis Conference | DETAILS January 15: Deadline for young adults to apply for 'Project Transformation' summer 2019 internships in Memphis, TN (for candidates discerning a call ...

Three churches in Mississippi River District came together to serve on Christmas Day

published 1/2/2019
Three churches in the Mississippi River District came together on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, to serve others. Beneficiaries included first responders, Wade Harvest Ministries ( a ministry to previously incarcerated men) and Crockett County residents. The churches were Lighthouse United Methodist Church in Alamo, Tennessee; Hughlett United Methodist Church in Tigrett, Tennessee; and Trimble United Methodist Church in Trimble, Tennessee. The churches provided 3 families with toys and clothes. ...

Tours & Teams

published 1/2/2019
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."  ...

Standard mileage rates for 2019 'up' from 2018

published 12/20/2018
The Memphis Conference Treasurer's Office today announced that The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 58 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3.5 cents from the rate for 2018, 20 cents per mile driven ...

Memphis Conference clergy attend M-LAB, an 'innovation collaborative' for United Methodists

published 12/12/2018
  By Sybil Davidson, North Georgia Conference, The United Methodist Church   Clergy from across several annual conferences learned a new way of thinking and deepening connections, thanks to a three-day immersive event called M-LAB earlier this year.   Clergy attendees from the Memphis Conference included  Kyle Bomar, John "Buck" Carroll, Will Clark, Tom Fuerst, Justin Ramer, Morgan Stafford, Nancy Johnston Varden and Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland, according to information provided by the ...

Lambuth Memorial UMC is partnering with local school system to host 'Family Resource Fridays'

published 12/11/2018
Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church (LMUMC) in Jackson, Tennessee, is partnering with the Jackson / Madison County School System to host three Community Connection Expo / Family Resource Friday events in 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The dates are Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 15. The church is located at 160 Campbell Street. The church is working to bring services to homeless children and families in need in the community in one location, explained LUMUC's pastor, Rev. Gary Morse. The ...

Online trainings help foster faith in young adults

published 12/11/2018
Foster a sense of purpose and call in your young people with the $45 online class “Culture of the Call: Congregational Life.”  Every person is called to serve God in their own unique way. Any layperson or clergyperson may enroll in this $45 online class and learn practical ideas for creating a call-friendly culture in a church. Learn what other churches are doing. Share your own experiences. Make connections with area camps and campus ministries. Or, be a mentor to young people and learn how...

April 3 is deadline to submit resolutions and petitions for 2019 Memphis Annual Conference

published 12/10/2018
April 3, 2019, is the deadline to submit resolutions and petitions for the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference, according to an announcement this month from Rev. Tim Atkins, chair of the Memphis Annual Conference Committee on Resolutions and Petitions.   Submissions should be emailed (with "resolutions and petitions" in the subject line) to Robbin McCoy at rmccoy@memphis-umc.org or mailed to her at Memphis Conference United Methodist Church, 24 Corporate Blvd., Jackson, TN 38305.   The 2019 Memphis ...

Library & resources of late Rev. Paul Lynn donated to 'Local Pastor Academy' attendees & others

published 12/10/2018
Rev. Paul Lynn had registered for the 2018-19 Academy of Coaching and Leadership for Local Pastors just before his unexpected death on Sept. 5, 2018. Lynn was a retired local pastor serving Crump and Shiloh United Methodist Churches in the Tennessee River District. On Saturday, Dec. 8, Lynn’s complete preaching library and resources were offered by his widow Grace to others new to ministry and attending the December session of the Academy.. Calling the library “one of the finest preaching ...

Thanksgiving gathering at Covington First UMC nets $667 for United Methodist Committee on Relief

published 12/3/2018
By Rev. Dan Camp, Covington First United Methodist Church, Covington, TN The Covington First United Methodist Church family celebrated Thanksgiving in what has become a new tradition. For the second year, the entire congregation gathered to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal and spend time cultivating relationships with one another, while also raising $667.70 for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).   Recognizing that that many in our community are not able to spend the holiday ...

Read Craig's recent account of delivering disaster relief supplies on behalf of the Memphis Conference

published 11/27/2018
Ever wonder how disaster relief supplies donated in the Memphis Conference make their way to help survivors? Every disaster and the resulting need is different. Distribution of donated supplies also depends on supplies on hand at UMCOR depots and warehouses. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church that operates under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries. Rev. Robert Craig, executive director ...

9 families receive Thanksgiving food assistance from Mt. Nebo UMC, thanks to Lenten Hunger Offering

published 11/26/2018
2018 Lenten Hunger Offering (LHO) monies are already at work. Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Decatur County, received a grant from the Tennessee River District, which received funds from the offering, along with the Memphis Conference’s other three districts. The church used the funds it received to provide Thanksgiving food assistance to area families. Church member Ann Kolaski reported that food was bought for nine families made up of 1 to 6 people per family or 29 people in all. ...

Registration open for 2019 Confirmation Retreats

published 11/26/2018
By Rev. Gary D. Lawson, Jr., Executive Director  Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center, Eva, TN Confirmation Retreats at Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, are a blessing to many young participants seeking to be prepared to give themselves to Christ Jesus. We like to think of these retreats as an important active learning experience and a time-saving resource for already over-worked pastors. The experience of this important spiritual transition in young lives is often more ...

Three churches together honor individuals and institutions for being 'beacons of hope'

published 11/26/2018
Hughlett United Methodist Church in Tigrett, TN, Lighthouse United Methodist Church in Alamo, TN, and Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, TN, together hosted their Seventh Annual Honors and Awards Program and reception on Sunday Nov. 18, at Hughlett UMC. Individuals representing educational institutions, non-profits, financial institutions, the medical profession, armed services, and Greek organizations made up this year’s honorees, according to Rev. James Luvene, who pastors the three ...

Time to order 2019 'Scout Sunday' patches

published 11/26/2018
The 2019 'Scout Sunday' patch is now available for purchase by Memphis Conference scouts and scouting supporters. This includes Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Memphis Conference United Methodist churches typically recognize Scout Sunday in February (second Sunday) or March (Girl Scouts).   Proceeds from patch sales go to purchase Bibles for scouts hiking high adventure trails at Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base scouting operations and support local service projects. The patch ...

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers served lunch to more than 50 families on Thanksgiving Eve

published 11/26/2018
By Rev. Mark Matheny, Board President, United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis Thanks to the dedicated United Methodist Women's team called Key Women, United Methodist Neighborhood Centers (UMNC) of Memphis was able to perform a major 2018 Thanksgiving hunger ministry. Utilizing our partnerships with churches and missions, well over 1,000 persons received food baskets or Wednesday lunch or $25 gift cards allowing choice of groceries by each family.         Our generous Key Women made...

Worship bulletins at Ellendale UMC now feature art created by congregation's children and youth

published 11/26/2018
By Rev. Jeff Rudy, Ellendale United Methodist Church, Memphis TN “How can we allow the children to share their gifts more than just one day a year?” This is a question Nilse Gilliam, children’s minister, brought to leaders of Ellendale United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.   For the last two years, Ellendale’s children have led in various parts of worship on a Sunday called “Children’s Sabbath.” Children and youth regularly serve as acolytes, but on this special Sunday, it is truly a ...

Team of 12 college students and 5 adult leaders are headed to Mexico on mission trip after Christmas

published 11/13/2018
Pray for the team. Click here for DAILY PRAYER CALENDAR. By Lane Gardner of Camp, Memphis Conference Director of Communications Brooke Cagle hopes to be used as a “willing vessel for God’s love” as part of a mission team. The 21-year old senior at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, is one of 12 college students from throughout the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church traveling to Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, Dec. 27- Jan. 4, on a Volunteers in Mission (VIM) trip. Five ...

Encourage young adults you know to apply for Global Mission Fellows Program; deadline is Jan. 7

published 11/6/2018
By Erica Kay Oliveira Mission Advocate, Young Adult Mission Service - Missionary Service The application for the United Methodist Global Mission Fellows Program opened on Sept. 15. We have over 340 applications in progress or submitted from young adults (ages 20-30) across the world that are ready to answer God’s call to Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with God.   But only 17 of the applications received so far are from the United States.   Please identify at least one young adult in ...

Jerry Flippin of Milan First UMC receives 'Order of St. Andrew' award from United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis & Tennessee Conferences

published 11/2/2018
Jerry Flippin, a member of Milan First United Methodist Church in Milan, Tennessee, received the "Order of St. Andrew" award during his church's worship service on Sunday, Oct. 28. Sponsored by the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, the award was presented by Dr. Philip Jamieson, president of the Foundation. The Order honors clergy and laity who have greatly influenced the life of the church and blessed lives through their personal ministry, according to a ...

Memphis Conference YOUTH MINISTRY now being directed and coordinated by team of adult leaders

published 10/31/2018
Beginning this fall, youth ministry in the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church is operating under a new team-based model of leadership. Youth workers and leaders from across the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) met in July with Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly to design and strategize a youth ministry structure that continues to produce “outreach, engagement and growth,” according to Rev. Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland, a member of the new team. CONFERENCE...

2018 Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog: Choose meaningful Christmas gifts that help change lives

published 10/30/2018
Offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world this Christmas by choosing one or more of the below gift-giving opportunities. Memphis Conference agencies and ministries were invited to submit 2018 gift-giving opportunities by Oct. 17 for this fourth annual Memphis Conference Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog. The Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church includes West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. Consider making Christmas gifts in honor or memory of friends and loved ones. Gifts support ...

Bishop McAlilly among United Methodist leaders at meetings in Johannesburg, South Africa

published 10/29/2018
Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly, episcopal leader of the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, was among Methodist educational leaders and members of the African Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education (AAMIHE) and African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions (AAUMTI) who gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week for a joint conference. The leaders affirmed their commitment to “Church unity” and established the “Africa Senate,” the body that will ...

Memphis Conference responds with supplies to help survivors of Hurricanes Florence and Michael

published 10/29/2018
Disaster relief supplies from all four districts of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church made their way to Jackson, Tennessee, on Saturday, Oct. 27, to be consolidated and loaded for truck transport to areas affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Elyse Bell, Memphis Conference director of missional engagement AND chair of the Memphis Conference Disaster Response Committee, reported ten volunteers from across the conference helped pack and load 548 cleaning kits and more ...

Arlington UMC's Boy Scout Troop 452 celebrated 20 years of many scouting accomplishments this month

published 10/25/2018
By Teresa Pinkston Rector Scouting Ministries Coordinator Arlington United Methodist Church   Boy Scouts of America was born Feb. 8, 1910. United Methodist Churches generally celebrate Scouting Ministries Sunday on the second Sunday in February to commemorate this date.    Scouting has prepared millions of youth nationwide for a lifetime of achievement, including notable Eagle Scouts Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon; Gerald Ford, first Eagle Scout to become U.S. president; Hank...

Jan. 15: Deadline for young adults to apply for 'Project Transformation' summer internships

published 10/25/2018
Project Transformation Tennessee (PT) seeks young adults eager to make an impact through leadership and service to apply for summer 2019 internships in Memphis, Tennessee. Interns lead a summer day camp for children and youth, live in intentional community with other interns, learn from Christ-inspired church and community leaders, explore faith in action, and represent Project Transformation in the community. Through leadership and ministry with three Memphis neighborhood churches (Centenary...

Nov. 30 is deadline for churches & districts to apply for $10,000 'Community Transformation Grant'

published 10/25/2018
The Turner Center at Martin Methodist College (MMC) in Pulaski, Tennessee, is seeking proposals from rural United Methodist churches and districts in the Memphis Conference for a one-time, $10,000 Community Transformation Grant. The application and list of eligible, rural congregations is available online at www.MMCTurnerCenter.com/community-transformation.   Congregations in rural communities have the potential to lead meaningful transformation. By intentionally focusing on a community ...

Volunteers from Antioch UMC help harvest sweet potatoes for food pantries and feeding ministries

published 10/23/2018
  Youth and adult volunteers from Antioch United Methodist Church in Springville, Tennessee, partnered with the Society of St. Andrew in early October to glean sweet potatoes in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Participants report 8000 pounds of sweet potatoes were harvested for area food pantries and feeding ministries.  

Public invited to make appointment to see Jackson, TN, display of 20 musical instruments named in Bible

published 10/18/2018
Twenty musical instruments named in the Bible, along with The Isaiah “Dead Sea Scroll" Papyrus and a High Priest costume, may be viewed in a Biblical display opening Oct. 22 in Jackson, Tennessee. The purpose of the display is "to emphasize the importance of The Bible in today’s culture," according to Henry Harrison, display organizer and member of Jackson First United Methodist Church. Located at The International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame (105 North Church St.) in downtown Jackson,  the ...

Oct. 2018 (quarterly) issue of 'News N Views' about Memphis Conference RETIREES is now available

published 10/17/2018
The October 2018 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.

Memphis Conference offers ways to be in ministry to survivors of recent storms affecting Southeast U.S.

published 10/16/2018
Here’s how the Disaster Response Ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church is organizing to help survivors of recent hurricanes (Florence and Michael). This is the United Methodist connection at work.  HOW TO HELP    >Continue to pray for survivors and responders (their safety and well-being) and all who have suffered loss and/or damage.    >Assemble relief kits and purchase other supplies (specifically listed below) to donate: Hygiene kits | DETAILS Cleaning kits | ...

$500 scholarship available for Aug. 2019 'Lake Institute on Faith & Giving' in Nashville, TN

published 10/12/2018
A $500 scholarship is being offered by the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences to any clergy person in the Memphis or Tennessee Conferences of The United Methodist Church who registers and completes the Aug. 5-8, 2019 course: Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising. The course will be hosted by Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information about the ...

Jackson First United Methodist Church wins 'Best Meal' award in RIFA's 'CanStruction' event

published 10/12/2018
By Robert Curlin, Jackson First United Methodist Church, Jackson, TN CanStruction, an annual fundraising event of Regional Inter-Faith Association (RIFA) in Jackson, Tennessee, was held Sept. 25-29 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tennessee. This unique event featured local teams building sculptures completely out of canned and packaged foods. It was a competition for prizes in various categories, including a People’s Choice Award.   The sculptures were assembled in the Civic ...

Reelfoot Rural Ministries now seeking toys, money, volunteers, prayer for Dec. 3-6 Christmas Toy Store

published 10/12/2018
DEADLINE for toy donations: Saturday, Dec. 1. Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) in Obion, Tenn., is getting ready for its 2018 Christmas Toy Store and is now looking for prayer, as well as donations of toys, money and volunteer time. A ministry of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, RRM serves people in need within four counties: Lake, Obion and Dyer counties in Tennessee and Fulton County in Kentucky. CLICK HERE to read letter from Rev. Robert Craig, executive director of ...

Jan. 10, 2019 is Memphis Conference DEADLINE for 2018 tithing payments from churches

published 10/10/2018
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 is the final date the Memphis Conference Treasurer’s Office will receive payments for credit on 2018 tithing payments from churches. HOW TO SUBMIT TITHING PAYMENTS There are three ways to submit payments: Make online payment: CLICK HERE  Mail to P.O. Box 10667, Jackson, TN  38308. Take to Bank of Jackson, 420 Oil Well Road, Jackson, TN. Wire to Treasurer’s Office at a cost to the church.  To receive wiring instructions or if there are questions about making payments,...

Memphis Conference office announces schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

published 10/9/2018
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church has announced its schedule for the 2018 Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays.   Located at 24 Corporate Blvd. in Jackson, Tennessee, the office serves United Methodist churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky.   THANKSGIVING close beginning Noon., Wednesday, Nov. 21 reopen 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26  CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR’S DAY close beginning Noon, Friday, Dec. 21 reopen 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 Churches that ...

Nearly 40 volunteers repair homeless shelter 'The Cottage' at Germantown United Methodist Church

published 10/8/2018
By Jennifer Brezina, Germantown United Methodist Church CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO about this project. Nearly 40 Memphis-area volunteers led by John Bennett of Excellent Roofing recently banded together to repair The Cottage at Germantown United Methodist Church. The Cottage serves as part of Room in the Inn's non-profit network of churches that provides free overnight shelter and meals for the homeless. The massive project took place on Saturday, Sept. 29, and involved removing the old roofing ...

Rev. Eric Soard awarded 'Emerging Ministries Grant'

published 10/8/2018
Rev. Eric Soard, a clergy member of the Memphis Conference serving in the Tanzania Conference in Africa, has been awarded an Emerging Ministries Grant for deacons from the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), according to a recent announcement from Victoria Rebeck, director of Deacon Ministry Development with GBHEM. The award provides encouragement to a ministry led by a United Methodist deacon to engage church members in ministry with neighbors who are ...

Second van needed by Collierville UMC for its gleaning ministry now in its second year

published 9/21/2018
By Tommy Hart, Collierville United Methodist Church Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee, is looking for a van that might be donated to its gleaning program now in its second year. The first year we delivered 150,000 pounds of food to 25 area food pantries, meal providers and Golden Cross facilities. We have expanded the program this year and, with a second van, can double the amount of food we deliver. If any church, agency or individual has a van to donate to ...

Golden Cross Key Women gathered with preachers & heard stories of ministry with senior residents

published 9/17/2018
By Kristi Henson Owens, Executive Director, Golden Cross Senior Ministries Golden Cross Senior Ministries had a great turnout for its first ever “Bring-Your-Preacher-With-You Day” as part of its recent bi-monthly Golden Cross Key Women lunch meeting.   Nearly 50 people, including key women, preachers and Wesley Living staff, gathered at Wesley Stage Park on Battle Creek Drive in Memphis, Tennessee. Attendees were able to fellowship with others, sharing stories of how they are connected to ...

Mississippi River & Purchase Districts have Hispanic Ministries Strategist: Laura Ibarra-Hernandez

published 9/17/2018
NOTE: This story and all other content on the Memphis Conference website may be converted from English to Spanish by using the language converter located beneath Quick Links on the home page of this website. The Mississippi River and Purchase Districts of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church now share a Hispanic Ministries Strategist. Laura Ibarra-Hernandez received her appointment to this position during the 2018 Memphis Annual Conference. Ibarra-Hernandez is now reaching ...

Strayer University video 'The Mosque on Church Road' tells story of Heartsong United Methodist Church and Memphis Islamic Center

published 9/17/2018
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference, The United Methodist Church Heartsong United Methodist Church (UMC) in Cordova, Tennessee, is prominently featured in a ten-minute video produced by Strayer University for its more than 40,000 online students. “The Mosque on Church Road” was created in 2017 (with final edits in 2018) by Ashir Gruder and Alison Michel, producers with the school's Strayer Studios. The video tells the story of Heartsong UMC’s ongoing ...

$46,000 distributed to feeding ministries from Memphis Conference 2018 'Lenten Hunger Offering'

published 9/10/2018
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Memphis Conference United Methodist churches gave $46,515.74 in 2018 to the annual Lenten Hunger Offering (LHO). The money has now been distributed to feeding ministries inside and outside the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church.   The LHO has raised nearly $2.5 million for hunger-relief ministries since its establishment in 1983. It is a unique ministry of the Memphis Conference, planned and executed by the ...

Nashville Episcopal Area Disaster Response Ministry shares plans for response to Hurricane Florence

published 9/10/2018
Oct. 10 UPDATE: EARLY RESPONSE TEAMS (ERTs): The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is now ready to receive and requesting Early Respons Teams (ERTs). They require that the team leader be ERT leader-trained. Contact Chuck Marshall at (864) 216-1876 or sp_disasterresponse@umcsc.org. Sept. 27 UPDATE:    EARLY RESPONSE TEAMS (ERTs): The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is now ready to receive and requesting Early Response Teams (ERTs). At least one ...

130th Homecoming Celebration is set for Sunday, Sept. 9, at Lester's Chapel UMC in Jackson

published 9/5/2018
By Julia Rebecca Thornton, Pianist, Lester’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Jackson, TN   Lester's Chapel United Methodist Church (UMC) in Jackson, Tennessee, will celebrate 130 years of faithful service at its annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9. The church is located at 782 Harts Bridge Road in Jackson.   MORE ABOUT HOMECOMING   We divide the Homecoming Celebration into two parts--one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. The first part is a memorial service for members who have passed...

Collierville UMC's 6th season of 2018-19 Chamber Music Series begins Sept. 16; 5 events are set

published 9/5/2018
CLICK HERE for brochure with details of the season.

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

published 9/5/2018
Plans are underway to set up the fourth 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 2018 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 ...

Memphis Conference churches, agencies, ministries are reminded to use 'Emergency Response Guide'

published 9/5/2018
Memphis Conference churches, agencies and ministries are reminded to take advantage of the Memphis Conference Emergency Response Guide. The current issue, dated August 2017, is posted on the Memphis Conference website with password access. It may be accessed from its stored location downloaded to store electronically printed to keep in a notebook Click HERE to access the document. Any leader who has not received username and password should email request to blawson@memphis-umc.org   This ...

Partner with 'Christmas Shoe Box Ministry' run by United Methodists in North Alabama

published 9/5/2018
‘Christmas Shoe Box,’ a United Methodist ministry based in Decatur, Alabama, will partner with Memphis Conference churches to send children’s Christmas shoe boxes to United Methodist missionaries in developing countries. The Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur, Alabama, in the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church organizes the ministry that collects boxes full of small gifts and supplies for children and then ships them to developing countries where United Methodist ...

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