Six foundational ministry certifications start Aug. 26; they are practical, affordable and offered online

published 7/19/2019
Six practical ministry certifications that can help equip persons in leadership positions in faith communities are available from the Institute for Discipleship.  These certifications start on Aug. 26 and are designed to give laity affordable and accessible foundations for ministry. Certifications are available in: Children’s Ministry  Spiritual Formation  Rural Ministry Christian Education  Christian Care and Counseling Youth Ministry Each certification consists of four online courses, ...

July 2019 issue of 'News N Views' about Memphis Conference RETIREES is now available

published 7/18/2019
The July 2019 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 DEADLINEs

published 7/18/2019
Check back often for new deadlines. Click HERE to submit deadline information. JULY 2019 July 31: Deadline to apply to serve as volunteer marshals or pages during 2020 General Conference | DETAILS AUGUST 2019 August 1: Deadline to register for Aug. 9-11 Native Moccasins Rock (Native American Ministries) Conference in Bon Aqua, TN | DETAILS August 1: Deadline for applications for Renfro Trust Fund bricks-and-mortar grants for small, rural churches | DETAILS August 1: Deadline to apply to write or...

Rev. Diane Harrison reflects on 12-year anniversary of Grace Place United Methodist Church in prison

published 7/17/2019
By Rev. Diane Harrison This month Grace Place United Methodist Church celebrates 12 years inside prison. Over these past 12 years we’ve had many challenges, the first being when we asked if we could plant a church in the prison, but being told told "no" because we would be restricting the membership. In 12 years I haven’t figured that one out. BUT WE PERSISTED. We asked for assistance from "new church start funds." We were told "no." BUT WE PERSISTED. Grace Place was chartered as a "...

Two Metro District churches gave away 7,500 ears of free corn to neighbors in their communities

published 7/15/2019
By Debbie Daubenhauser, Piperton United Methodist Church Members and friends of New Bethel United Methodist Church in Rossville, Tennessee, and Piperton United Methodist Church in Piperton, Tennessee (both in the Metro District), gathered at New Bethel on July 7 to celebrate the arrival of their charge’s new pastor, Donna Spencer, and her mom Eileen.  Part of the delicious meal included fresh sweet corn grown by Ray Thomas, a member of New Bethel. Thomas happened to mention to Spencer that ...

Reelfoot Rural Ministries now receiving school supply donations for low-income families

published 7/10/2019
  Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) is collecting school supplies for low-income families it serves in Northwest Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky. The ministry/agency of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, which offers many services, will distribute school supplies on Mondays from July 22 through Aug. 12. Donations may be delivered to RRM Monday through Friday. Click HERE for school supply list. Questions? Click here for staff contact information. For more information ...

Lay servant classes scheduled in Mississippi River District for July through November

published 7/3/2019
July 13: Basic Lay Servant Training, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at former Brownsville District Office, 1489 E. Main St., Brownsville, TN. $15 includes lunch. August 16, 17, 18: Youth (age 12 and over) Lay Servant Training, Reelfoot Rural Ministries.  Sept. 13/15, Oct. 4/5, Oct. 18/19: Certified Lay Minister School will be offered over three weekends at 1489 E. Main St., Brownsville, TN. Cost is $75 and there are preliminary requirements to attend. Materials are needed well in advance of the dates.  ...

2019 marks Wesley Living's 50th anniversary of serving the senior community in the Mid-South

published 7/2/2019
Submitted by Wesley Living Wesley Living, also known as Wesley Housing Corporation of Memphis, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. Founded in 1969 by a group of clergy and lay persons led by Reverend Jerry Corlew, a United Methodist minister, the group decided to incorporate and was sponsored and supported by The Metropolitan Missionary Society, an extension ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. The new entity mounted an effort to address a growing need ...

Dyersburg First UMC shares how it has embraced and run with message to SEE ALL THE PEOPLE

published 7/1/2019
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article submitted by members of Dyersburg First United Methodist Church (UMC) in Dyersburg, Tennessee, explores by example what happens in a congregation inspired by its experiences at Annual Conference. Read how this congregation embraced the “See All The People” theme and message of the June 2018 Memphis Annual Conference in Paducah, KY.   By Cole Hamilton, Patti Lou Parker, Sara Wolfe Dyersburg First United Methodist Church, Dyersburg, TN  Bishop Bill McAlilly ...

Fishing is one of many activities being enjoyed by Kaleidoscope Academy participants this summer

published 7/1/2019
Submitted by Ross United Methodist Church Children from the Kaleidoscope Academy at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee, enjoyed a field trip to Fyrne Lake for a day of fishing on June 13. The Kaleidoscope Academy is a six-week summer academy (arts, music, dance, history and religion) for children from economically-disadvantaged families. Students meet Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. They receive breakfast, lunch and a take-home snack every day. Students also take a...

New Hope UMC hosts sixth annual community VBS

published 7/1/2019
  2019 is the sixth year New Hope United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Tennessee, has hosted a summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children from throughout its Carroll County community. "To Mars and Beyond" was the theme for the VBS that took place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 10-14, at the Vale Community Center in Vale, Tennessee.  "It gets better every year," reported Rhonda Crawford, one of the organizers, along with Christine Pardue, Peggy Summers and Sheryl Wright. "We have served ...

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

published 7/1/2019
‘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 ...

Small, rural churches may apply now for bricks-and-mortar grants from SEJ's Renfro Trust Fund

published 7/1/2019
Small, rural United Methodist churches in the Memphis Conference are invited to apply for grants from the Renfro Trust Fund for “new building and existing building remodeling needs.”   The bricks-and-mortar grants are administered through the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) of The United Methodisct Church and are awarded annually from interest accumulated in the Renfro Trust Fund.   The grants are for small membership, rural churches. Population guidelines are included in the grant guidelines. ...

Two ministries each receive $10,000 gift, thanks to foundation at Union City First United Methodist

published 7/1/2019
$20,000 has been presented as gifts to ministries in other countries from Union City First United Methodist Church (UMC) in Union City, Tennessee.   The Board of Directors of the church’s Foundation voted in late April to give $10,000 each to the “Mama Lynn Center” in the Democratic Republic of Congo and “Give Ye Them To Eat Agricultural and Livestock Development and Learning Center” in Mexico.   Mama Lynn Center, Democratic Republic of Congo   This $10,000 gift is designated for program costs ...

Tours & Teams

published 6/14/2019
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."  ...

Disaster relief & response teams needed now

published 6/12/2019
Below is a list of places currently seeking volunteers for disaster response and recovery opportunities, according to an early June communication from United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. Mississippi: Mississippi Conference, Seashore District is in need of ERTs. Pearl River County has homes that need cleaning assistance. Anticipated need for next 2-4 weeks. We need sufficient response to be able to handle quickly enough ...

Kirchoff and Smith, retired pastors of Germantown UMC, receive 'Order of St. Andrew' award

published 6/12/2019
Two retired former senior pastors of Germantown United Methodist Church (UMC) in Germantown, Tennessee are recipients of the Order of St. Andrew award, according to an announcement by Germantown UMC. Rev. Rick Kirchoff and Rev. Richard Smith have received the award, sponsored by the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. The award honors clergy and laity who have greatly influenced the life of the church and blessed lives through their personal ministry, ...

Wrap-up: 2019 Memphis Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, June 2-4, Collierville, TN

published 6/11/2019
EVALUATION | Click Here PHOTO ALBUM | Click Here  VIDEOs shown during annual conference | Click Here VIDEOs of worship services | Click Here CLERGY APPOINTMENTS | Click Here WORSHIP BOOKLET | Click Here CLERGY FAREWELL LETTERS | Click Here MORE INFORMATION | www.memphis-umc.net/2019AC ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ “Hold steady” was heard more than once from Bishop William T. (Bill) ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day

published 6/10/2019
The Memphis Conference Office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 2, 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

Memphis Conference elects delegation headed to 2020 General & Jurisdictional Conferences

published 6/6/2019
Elections took place during the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference (June 2-4 in Collierville, Tennessee) to choose lay and clergy delegates to represent the Memphis Conference at the 2020 General (worldwide) and Jurisdictional (Southeastern U.S.) Conferences of The United Methodist Church.   General Conference will take place in May 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jurisdictional Conference will take place in July 2020 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.   Click HERE to read about the Memphis ...

Beginning July 1, Connectional Ministries office will have new model of organization and operation

published 6/3/2019
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications The Connectional Ministries office of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church will follow a new model of organization and operation beginning July 1.   Bishop William T. (Bill McAlilly), resident bishop for the Memphis Conference, made the announcement to affected staff last week.   The organizational changes are compelled by the July 1 retirement of Connectional Ministries Director Dr. Joe Geary, a reduction in the conference ...

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers is partnering with 'Fishes and Loaves'

published 5/30/2019
By Dr. Mark Matheny, United Methodist Neighborhood Centers Beginning June 1, United Methodist Neighborhood Centers (UMNC)will be working in cooperation with FISHES AND LOAVES, a food pantry ministry working out of the former Everett Memorial United Methodist Church at 258 North Merton in Memphis. FISHES AND LOAVES is led by Michael Anderson with support from Rev. Jeff Irwin and a strong team of volunteers. Families and individuals in need are provided emergency food assistance up to once a ...

Tech-minded volunteers needed for Tech Help Desk at 2019 Memphis Annual Conference, June 2-4

published 5/21/2019
Tech-minded individuals are needed to volunteer as much time as they are able for a Tech Help Desk at the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference, June 2-4 in Collierville, Tennessee. These individuals should not be delegates who have other responsibilities during Annual Conference. Volunteers are especially needed to help distribute voting devices on Tuesday morning, June 4. These are the devices that will be used to elect delegates to the 2020 General Conference. The greatest need for volunteers will...

Conference office will be closed three days (Mon., Tues., Fri) during week of 2019 Annual Conference

published 5/20/2019
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4, and reopen Wednesday and Thursday, June 5-6, due to the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference taking place in Collierville, Tennessee, June 2-4. The office also will be closed Friday, June 7. The office that serves United Methodists in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed July 4-5 for Independence Day holiday

published 5/20/2019
UPDATED 6/29/19 The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, July 4-5, for the 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: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Disability Ministries Committee of The United Methodist Church has new audit program, website

published 5/13/2019
By Deaconess Lynn Swedberg | information@umcdmc.org DisAbility Ministries Committee | The United Methodist Church The Disability Ministries Committee of The United Methodist Church is excited to share an updated version of the Annual Accessibility Audit for Churches. Churches can now score themselves and work toward earning badges as "disability-friendly and accessible" if they meet certain items on the audit.  Accessibility Audit - 2019 UPDATES Form (PDF) (MS Word) Rev. Apr_2019 ...

Douglas Meeks is one of 24 United Methodist co-authors of new book, 'Where Do We Go From Here?'

published 5/13/2019
Douglas Meeks, Memphis Conference retired elder and professor emeritus, Vanderbilt Divinity School, is one of 24 United Methodist leaders identified as co-authors of a new book released this month. Where Do We Go From Here? Honest Responses from Twenty-Four United Methodist Leaders is the title of the book, compiled by Kevin Slimp, that became available May 7 on Amazon.com.  Other booksellers will begin selling the book in mid-May. For more information, click here. Following the February ...

More than 40 organizations will have exhibits and displays at 2019 Memphis Annual Conference

published 5/13/2019
More than 40 organizations will have displays and exhibits at the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference, June 2-4, at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. The church is located at 454 W. Poplar Ave. Exhibits and displays are open to delegates and the public. The deadline to request space was March 15. Below is the list of exhibitors that will be in the gym, according to Susan Lawhon, volunteer coordinator of the exhibit and display space. Christ Church Global Media, ...

Eight college grads of Bethel University wear Wesley Foundation ropes with graduation attire on May 4

published 5/8/2019
Eight students who graduated from Bethel University on May 4 displayed their college career participation in the Bethel Wesley Foundation by wearing around their necks red graduation ropes and tassels with a United Methodist cross and flame charm. Rev. Tricia Trull, director and pastor for the Wesley campus ministry at the McKenzie, Tennessee, school, designed and made the cords for the students. She said this is the first time Bethel University graduates have worn Wesley Foundation ropes at ...

Collierville UMC youth will sell breakfast items, lunch & refreshments during 2019 Memphis Annual Conf.

published 5/7/2019
Breakfast items, lunch and refreshments will be available for sale during the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference, scheduled for June 2-4 at Collierville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Collierville, Tennessee   Concessions will be sold in the church’s servery (see map) and lobbies by Collierville UMC youth with proceeds to go to their missions and trips.   Breakfast items will be available each morning and lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday.     Concessions ...

Slate of nominees now available for election of delegates to represent Memphis Conference at General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2020

published 5/7/2019
Election of delegates to represent the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church at General (worldwide) Conference and Jurisdictional (Southeastern U.S.) Conference in 2020 is one of many responsibilities of delegates to the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference, June 2-4 in Collierville, Tennessee. Two lay and two clergy members will be elected to attend General Conference, May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Two lay and two clergy members will be elected to attend Southeastern ...

Project 20/20 will be at 2019 Memphis Annual Conference to receive glasses and distribute donation boxes

published 5/1/2019
Project 20/20 will be in the exhibits and display area of the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference to receive donations of eyeglasses and sunglasses, as well as distribute donation boxes. Annual Conference is June 2-5 at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. Project 20/20 is a Memphis Conference lay-driven ministry that operates a glasses recycling center at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Project 20/20 supplies cleaned, refurbished and repaired ...

Judicial Council OKs part of Traditional Plan, exit plan

published 4/26/2019
Click here for NEWS STORY from United Methodist News Service. Below are links to the Judicial Council decisions: http://www.umc.org/decisions/search-results?search:decision_number==1378 http://www.umc.org/decisions/search-results?search:decision_number==1379      

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon hosted by Ross UMC recognizes Dyer County educators

published 4/23/2019
"Teachers Can't Do It Alone" was the theme for a 2019 Dyer County Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, hosted on April 12 by Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The agenda included keynote speaker Don Ridgeway, executive director of the Northwest Tennessee Economic Council, and a performance by the Crockett County High School Choir. Many community leaders, family members and educators were in attendance. Teachers honored included: Fifth Consolidated Elementary School- Courtney ...

Memphis Conference receives $10,000 grant from UMCOR for spring floods

published 4/17/2019
United Methodists in the Memphis Conference are undertaking recovery programs for those affected by spring floods, thanks to assistance from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). A $10,000 solidarity grant received by the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) in March from UMCOR is being utilized under the direction of Rev. Robert Craig, coordinator of the Disaster Response Ministry for the Nashville Episcopal Area that includes the Memphis and Tennessee ...

Purchase tickets now for June 4 LAITY LUNCH during 2019 Memphis Annual Conference

published 4/17/2019
Rev. Dr. Philip D. Jamieson will be the speaker for the laity lunch during the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference. He is president of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences, a position he has held since 2013.   The lunch will take place Tuesday, June 4, during the lunch hour in Coates Hall at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. Jamieson is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and a member of the Tennessee Annual ...

Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) will have lunch during Memphis Annual Conference

published 4/16/2019
Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) will gather for lunch during the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. African American lay and clergy are encouraged to register for the luncheon, according to Rev. Rev. Autura Eason-Williams, who is organizing the event. "You do not have to be a delegate to attend. We will hear from our Black College Fund Ambassador, learn about the work of the Memphis Conference BMCR, and get an update ...

Mentoring ministry for girls holds March 30-31 retreat

published 4/15/2019
A retreat for girls (ages 13 to 17) was held March 30-31 at Fyrne Lake Lodge in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Its purpose was to focus the girls on "living as Christians" and "growing in their faith in Jesus." The retreat was presented by Girls United, an outreach ministry of Lighthouse United Methodist Church in Alamo, Tennessee, and Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Participants were from Crockett and Dyer Counties. The weekend's activities included hearing from older, ...

Alamo churches host teacher appreciation luncheon

published 4/11/2019
"Teachers Can't Do It Alone" was the theme for the 2019 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for Crockett County, Tennessee, hosted by Lighthouse United Methodist Church and Alamo First United Methodist Church, both located in Alamo. The event took place Friday April 5, at Alamo First United Methodist Church. The agenda included keynote speaker Don Ridgeway, executive director of the Northwest Tennessee Economic Council, and a performance by the Crockett County High School Choir. Many community ...

'Doing the Lord's work' (tornado cleanup in Western Kentucky)

published 4/10/2019
CLICK HERE to read story about March 14 tornado. By Dave Thompson, The Paducah Sun  

June 25 is official moving date for clergy in 2019

published 4/10/2019
Tuesday, June 25, is the official moving date for Memphis Conference clergy affected by 2019 changes in appointments or first-time appointments. After being approved by the 2013 Memphis Annual Conference, the moving date is set each year by the bishop and cabinet. Any questions should be directed to one’s district superintendent. 2019 clergy appointments: Click HERE  

Memphis Conference Office in Jackson will be closed Good Friday, April 19

published 4/9/2019
The Memphis Conference Office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED on Good Friday, April 19. 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: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day

published 4/9/2019
  The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The office that serves United Methodists in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky is located at 24 Corporate Blvd. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

May 17 is new deadline for youth to apply for spot on Conference Youth Council (CYC) for 2019-20

published 3/31/2019
May 17 is extended deadline for Memphis Conference youth to apply for a spot on the Conference Youth Council (CYC) for the 2019-20 year.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS and APPLICATION (11-page PDF).  

United Methodists are leaders and volunteers for April 7 'Memphis Cares 2'; more volunteers needed

published 3/27/2019
Submitted by Dr. Mark Matheny   When the special memorial and rededication service called Memphis Cares 2 happens on Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at Crump Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee, local United Methodists will have been crucial in planning and executing this free inter-faith happening.   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT APRIL 7 EVENT.   One of the speakers is Dr. James Lawson, retired United Methodist pastor and activist.   Dr. Mark Matheny, retired Memphis Conference elder, is coordinating the...

VBS kit 'To Mars and Beyond' available for Memphis Conference churches to borrow from district offices

published 3/26/2019
EP3-20 is the robot puppet with which kids can laugh and learn when they participate in Vacation Bible School (VBS) based on the curriculum, “To Mars and Beyond: Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You.” The puppet’s name comes from the Epheians 3:30 theme verse: “God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” (The Message) In partnership with the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office, each of the Memphis Conference...

Lay servants, speakers, ministers will have lunch, commissioning during Memphis Annual Conference

published 3/25/2019
A lay servant lunch will take place during the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. The event for active and prospective Memphis Conference lay servants, lay speakers and lay ministers is set for the lunch break on Monday, June 3. (Note: This event is different from the June 4 Laity Lunch.) The cost is $5 per person (payable at the door), but a reservation is required. CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE RESERVATION BY MAY 27.  The menu is ...

Capleville United Methodist Church shares ways to 'engage' local schools through literacy initiatives

published 3/19/2019
By Rev. Autura Eason-Williams Pastor, Capleville United Methodist Church, Memphis, TN In 2015, the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences passed a resolution that requires all United Methodist Churches to partner with schools to improve literacy, especially in the early grades. There are lots of ways to engage local schools, but for those churches looking for ideas or that may not know where to start, Capleville United Methodist Church (UMC) started by building a relationship. We became a school ...

May 10 is deadline for nominations for 'Denman Evangelism Awards' to be presented in June

published 3/19/2019
  By Rev. Will Clark Memphis Conference Chairperson for Evangelism Associate Pastor, Dyersburg First United Methodist Church   The Memphis Conference is now accepting nominations for the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for clergy, lay, and youth. These awards honor United Methodists whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why) and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.   Each year each United Methodist conference ...

'Mission Focus Day' celebrated by 'United Methodist Women' of St. Paul United Methodist Church

published 3/18/2019
By Janice McCallen, St. Paul United Methodist Church   Threat of rain, floods, wind or tornadoes could not prevent the St. Paul United Methodist Church women from participating in our 11th annual Mission Focus Day on Saturday, Feb. 23.   United Methodist Women (UMW) members and friends gathered on this rainy day to “be the hands and feet of Christ” by participating in a variety of mission and outreach projects:  18 pillows were made for Golden Cross and the prison ministry 7 prayer shawls were...

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