Project 20/20 will be at April 24 'Frog Jump Fish Fry' to receive glasses and distribute donation boxes

published 3/12/2018
Phillip Cox, a volunteer with Project 20/20, will have a display at the "Frog Jump Fish Fry" at Archers Chapel United Methodist Church in Frog Jump, Tennessee, on Tuesday, April 24, to receive donations of eyeglasses and sunglasses, as well as distribute donation boxes. 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 eyeglasses ...

Dresses for little girls are headed to Nicaragua, thanks to two churches in Tennessee River District

published 3/9/2018
Dresses for little girls are headed to Nicaragua in Central America, thanks to two churches in the Tennessee River District. Three members of Montezuma United Methodist Church in Henderson, Tennessee -- Jane Barker, Marcie Moore and Linda Skinner -- meet weekly to design and create the dresses that feature reversible coordinating fabrics. A mission team from Northside United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will deliver the dresses in July.  

Children's consignment sale: March 23-24 at Germantown United Methodist Church

published 3/7/2018
Germantown United Methodist Church will hold its community-wide spring/summer Children's Consignment Sale Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. The public sale kicks off at 8 am on Friday, March 23, and goes until 3 pm. Many items will be marked half price Friday evening from 5 to 7 pm. The half price sale continues on Saturday from 7 am to noon. The Children's Consignment Sale is a 29-year tradition of the church's Germantown United Methodist Women (GUMW). Items for sale include children's ...

Six churches received website development grants

published 3/7/2018
Six churches in the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church received website development grants in 2017 from United Methodist Communications. Recipients included:  Bartlett UMC (counseling center), Bartlett, TN Collierville UMC, Collierville, TN Lambuth Memorial UMC, Jackson, TN Mason’s Chapel UMC, Hazel, KY Reidland UMC, Paducah, KY St. Luke’s UMC, Memphis, TN To learn more about the grants and how to apply, CLICK HERE or contact Pam Buck at 615-742-5766 or pbuck@umcom.org.  

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

published 3/2/2018
A lay servant lunch will take place during the 2018 Memphis Annual Conference at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky. The event for active and prospective Memphis Conference lay servants, lay speakers and lay ministers is set for the lunch break on Tuesday, June 5, in Igert Hall at the church, located at 701 Broadway. The cost is $5 per person for a sack lunch (pay at the door), but a reservation is required. CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE RESERVATION BY MAY 31.  The lay servant...

On April 1, UM Development Fund will raise interest rate paid on participation accounts to 1.5 percent

published 3/2/2018
Effective April 1, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 1.5 percent, according to an announcement from Sara Finger, administrator for the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. “A participation account is a deposit account, kind of like a savings account and is open to any resident/entity in Tennessee or Kentucky,” explained Finger. “Churches and/or individuals can have one or multiple accounts as ...

Ross United Methodist Church hosts sixth annual Charles Connell Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 24

published 3/2/2018
John Emison, mayor of Alamo, Tennessee, was the keynote speaker for the Charles Connell Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 24 at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee. "Sowing Seeds" was the theme for the sixth annual event. The banquet celebrates a scholarship fund by the United Methodist Men  of Ross UMC that is named after the late Charles Connell of Tigrett, Tennessee, and supports students from Alamo, Dyersburg and Tigrett, Tennessee. Students currently receiving support from ...

May 1 is deadline to apply for Walter Russell Lambuth undergraduate & graduate scholarships

published 2/26/2018
May 1 is the deadline to apply for the Walter Russell Lambuth (1854-1921) undergraduate and graduate scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year, according to an announcement from the Memphis Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Up to $5,500 will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year to one or more qualified applicants, said Dr. Joe Geary, director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference. Recipients will be determined by the executive committee of the ...

Six Dyer County United Methodist churches will join together for three Lenten services in March

published 2/26/2018
Submitted by Dr. Phillip Cook The six United Methodist churches of the Dyer County, Tennessee, Parish will join together for three Lenten worship services leading up to Easter Sunday, April 1. Each service will have as its theme, "The Cross." Neighboring churches and the community are invited. The Finley-Fowlkes Charge will host a service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at Finley United Methodist Church with Tyler Neeley preaching and fellowship time to follow.  The Sorrell’s Chapel-Palestine...

April 15 is deadline to apply for $2,000 music scholarship offered by Lone Oak UMC in Paducah

published 2/22/2018
April 15 is the deadline to apply for a $2,000 Anita Padgett Memorial Music Scholarship offered by Lone Oak UMC in Paducah, Ky. Qualifications are: Member of any Methodist Church, including but not limited to UMC, CME, AME Rising sophomore or above, including graduate school Enrolled full time at a four-year college with a GPA of 2.5 or higher Demonstrated financial need Preference given to major or minor in music, music education or music-related field, or music ministry For information or ...

Ross United Methodist Church hosted senior brunch

published 2/22/2018
Ross United Methodist Church hosted a senior brunch on Feb. 13 at the church in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Dyersburg Mayor Bill Revell spoke to attendees and Sara Hayes gave a pottery presentation. A women's study group at the church provided the food and all attendees received Valentine gifts and played games.

Clergy debt grants available to provisional members of Memphis and Tennessee Conferences

published 2/16/2018
Clergy debt grants are now being offered by the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, according to an announcement by Sara Finger, assistant to the president of the Foundation. The $1,000 grants are "to help alleviate educational debt" of provisional members of the two conferences, said Finger. For more information, contact Dr. Philip Jamieson, president of the Foundation, at 615-259-2008 or phil.jamieson@umfmtc.org. 

May 3 is deadline for nominations for 'Denman Evangelism Awards' to be presented in June

published 2/14/2018
  By Rev. Will Clark Memphis Conference Chairperson for Evangelism Pastor, Liberty UMC and Post Oak UMC, Camden TN   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 joins The ...

Emmanuel UMC in Memphis: Church's kindergarten earns prestigious accreditation AND 'After Care' will be offered, beginning in fall

published 2/9/2018
Emmanuel United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis, Tennessee, announced this week that its kindergarten program has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and it is adding “After Care” to its kindergarten and preschool program for the 2018-19 school year.   NAEYC ACCREDITATION   According to a media release from the church, less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve NAEYC accreditation....

Project Transformation expands summer internship positions in Memphis; March 1 is deadline to apply

published 2/8/2018
Project Transformation Tennessee (PT) seeks young adults eager to make an impact through leadership and service to apply for their summer internship. 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. With a new, third site projected for summer 2018 at Scenic Hills United Methodist Church in the ...

As part of older adult ministry, Alamo's Lighthouse United Methodist Church hosted community brunch

published 2/7/2018
Lighthouse United Methodist Church (UMC) in Alamo, Tennessee, hosted a senior brunch for the community on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the church, located at 1382 West Church Street. Alamo Mayor John Emison brought an update on the city and words of encouragement. Teresa Pool, activities coordinator with the Crockett County Office on Aging, gave an overview of services and programs. The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Lighthouse UMC provided lunch and Valentine's Day gifts to all who attended. The ...

Beyond the Rivers: Resources from Bishop McAlilly's recent meetings in Memphis Conference districts

published 2/6/2018
Click Here for resources from Jan. 29-Feb. 1 meetings by Bishop Bill McAlilly in all four districts of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Memphis and Tennessee Conferences make up the Nashville Episcopal Area.

Walmart Foundation awards $30,000 grant to Memphis Conference's 'Reelfoot Rural Ministries'

published 2/5/2018
Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) in Obion, Tennessee, was the recipient in 2017 of a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program, according to Rev. Robert Craig, RRM's executive director. Craig said the funds are being used for RRM's grocery assistance program for families in Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky and its Backpack Buddies program serving students in the Lake County School System,   “RRM’s grocery assistance ministry remains a vital resource to more than...

Seeking: Delegates & others at 'uniting' General Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1968

published 2/2/2018
The United Methodist News Service would like to speak to people with a sense of history who were at the uniting General Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1968.  2018 is the 50th anniversary of The United Methodist Church. The denomination formed on April 23,1968, in Dallas, Texas, by the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The United Methodist Church developed from the British Methodist revival movement led by John Wesley that was taken to the ...

March 15 is deadline for college students to apply for summer 'Christ Academy Residency Program'

published 1/31/2018
Christ United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis, Tennessee, is accepting applications from college students for its 10-week Christ Academy Residency Program. The program brings academics and the church together by combining classroom experience with a ministry internship. Students will intern with a ministry area of Christ UMC, applying what they learn in real time. The Residency Program begins Wednesday, May 30, and ends Sunday, July 29. Areas of service include: Children’s Ministry, Communi...

Three former inmates join Lighthouse UMC in Alamo

published 1/31/2018
Three men, all formerly incarcerated, joined Lighthouse United Methodist Church on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2017, according to Rev. James Luvene, pastor of the Alamo, Tennessee, congregation. Lighthouse, Luvene explained, came to know the men as it partners with Wade Harvest Ministries of Alamo to provide housing, personal items and job location assistance for individuals as they transition from incarceration. “The men worship at Lighthouse, have two weekly Bible studies at the church and ...

Feb. 15 is early online deadline to request display/exhibit space at 2018 Memphis Annual Conference

published 1/29/2018
As space remains available, April 30 is final deadline to request display space. Feb. 15 is the deadline to submit the online “Early Registration Display Request Form” for display space at the 2018 Memphis Annual Conference, June 3-5 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah, KY.   The Early Registration opportunity is being offered because organizers anticipate a greater demand for tables in 2018 and space is limited at the Carson Center. Requests will be considered on a ...

Nine nationalities represented at 'English As Second Language' event at Northside UMC in Jackson, TN

published 1/27/2018
Nine nationalities were represented at a Jan. 8 fellowship meal of the Monday evening "English as a Second Language" (ESL) class of Northside United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. Students from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, the United States and Yemen were in attendance, according to Yakko Matamoros, the church's pastoral care assistant. "We come together from different countries, but we are all one body in Christ," said Matamoros. ...

March 7 is deadline for United Methodist students to apply for 2018 fall scholarships

published 1/24/2018
United Methodist students are invited to apply for 2018 fall scholarships from United Methodist General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (GBHEM) until March 7. Here is the application link with application criteria: www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication By applying, United Methodist students can be considered for a scholarship and a Conference Merit Award with one application, according to Tamara Phillips, loans & scholarships associate specialist with the Office of Loans and Scholarships ...

Purchase District responds today after mass shooting at Marshall County High School

published 1/23/2018
PRAYERS are being lifted for so many affected by this morning's MASS SHOOTING at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. The school is located in the Purchase District of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Purchase District includes eight counties in western Kentucky. STATEMENT FROM DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT Rev. Dr. Rob Martin, superintendent of the Purchase District, offered these words today: Pastors in the Purchase District and specifically the Marshall County ...

Collierville UMC receives 'Churches Reaching Neighbors' grant for 'Collierville Connected' ministry

published 1/18/2018
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Collierville United Methodist Church (UMC) is one of seven churches in the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church to receive a Churches Reaching Neighbors grant in the program’s second round of grants in late 2017. The church received $1,000 in late November for the ongoing work of its Collierville Connected ministry, a partnership with seven other Collierville churches of different denominations. The Churches ...

March 1 is deadline to apply for 2018 summer internships with Project Transformation

published 1/18/2018
Project Transformation Tennessee seeks young adults eager to make an impact through leadership and service to apply for their summer internship. 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. Competitive applicants will be dynamic young people who desire to serve God and neighbor, believe in life ...

Seven churches receive grants in second round of 'Churches Reaching Neighbors' program

published 1/18/2018
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications Seven Memphis Conference churches have been awarded grants totaling $11,100 in the second round of awards from the Memphis Conference Churches Reaching Neighbors (CRN) grant program. The CRN grant program was announced in 2016 by Bishop Bill McAlilly to align with the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference theme: Offering Christ: One Neighborhood at a Time. The annual conference offering that year was designated for the CRN grant program. Grant ...

Muka’s inspiring story ties together a jewelry ministry at Mullins UMC in Memphis with education in Africa

published 1/16/2018
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS. Story and photos by Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Some in the church knew her well; others not as well or at all. But by the end of the evening on Jan. 3, all those gathered at Mullins United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis, Tennessee, grasped and appreciated Muka’s inspiring life journey. Mukanyanga (Muka) Muzyamba Kambol presented the Wednesday evening program, "From Muka's Eyes," talking about and sharing photos of a ...

Hannah's Hope invites churches, Sunday School classes and UMW Circles to join its 'Circle of Hope'

published 1/13/2018
By Rev. Trina Morrison, Executive Director, Hannah's Hope Hannah’s Hope is an extension ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church, serving new mothers and families seeking adoption. Scared, expectant mothers come to us when they feel that they have no other place to turn, and we are blessed to be able to welcome them with open arms and support them through counseling, rides to medical appointments, groceries, maternity clothes and other unmet needs. We also prepare a ...

$45 super early bird rate available through Jan. 25 for youth groups to attend Tennessee Conference's WARMTH IN WINTER, Feb. 9-11 in Nashville

published 1/6/2018
The Next Gen Discipleship Ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church is inviting the Memphis Conference to Warmth in Winter 2018, its annual youth event set for Feb. 9-11 at  Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Julie Meyer with Warmth in Winter, a $45.00 super early bird rate is now available to all Memphis Conference youth groups and is good until Jan. 25. To get this rate, go to the registration page by clicking here. Create an...

Time to order 2018 'Scout Sunday' patches

published 1/4/2018
The 2018 'Scout Sunday' patch is now available for purchase by Memphis Conference scouts and scouting supporters. Memphis Conference United Methodist churches typically recognize Scout Sunday in February or March.   The cost is $5 per patch, plus flat shipping rate per order. Proceeds from patch sales go to purchase Bibles for scouts hiking high adventure trails at Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base scouting operations. To place an order, CLICK HERE MORE INFORMATION: Teresa ...

‘Lenten Hunger Offering' goal: participation by at least 35% of all Memphis Conference churches in recognition of campaign’s 35th anniversary in 2018

published 1/3/2018
Click here for 2018 campaign materials. April 30, 2018 is deadline for churches, groups & individuals to remit funds. Scroll to bottom for instructions. By Lane Gardner Camp, Memphis Conference Director of Communications In recognition of the 35th anniversary of the Memphis Conference’s annual Lenten Hunger Offering, 35 percent church participation is the goal for the 2018 campaign that will run from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, to Easter Sunday, April 1.    Established in 1983, the offering once...

Tours & Teams

published 12/29/2017
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."  ...

Planner and attendee Lauren Nicell reports on Nov. 2017 Memphis Conference Jr/Sr High Youth Retreat

published 12/21/2017
By Lauren Nicell, 9th grade Memphis Conference Youth Council Member, Germantown United Methodist Church   The Memphis Conference Junior and Senior High Youth Retreat at Lakeshore Camp and Conference Center in Eva, Tennessee, was something the Memphis Conference Youth Council (CYC) planned for a period of two months. It took place Nov. 10-12.   The theme was “Anchored,” which really gave us the chance to go deeper into what our faith story looks like. It showed us that through the temptations ...

Memphis Conference office in Jackson will be closed for MLK, Jr. federal holiday on Jan. 15

published 12/20/2017
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, will be CLOSED for the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 (third Monday of January). 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

Standard mileage rates for 2018 up from 2017 rates, announces Memphis Conference treasurer's office

published 12/18/2017
The Memphis Conference Treasurer's Office has announced that The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the 2018 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, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 54.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017. 18 cents per mile ...

'See All The People' disciple-making initiative is theme for 2018 Memphis Annual Conference

published 12/14/2017
Bishop Bill McAlilly, resident bishop for the Nashville Episcopal Area that includes the Memphis Conference, has chosen "See All The People" as the theme for the 2018 MEMPHIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, June 3-5 in Paducah, KY. #SeeAllThePeople is a current disciple-making initiative of Discipleship Ministries, an agency of The United Methodist Church. Ministry units at Discipleship Ministries – Leadership Ministries, Upper Room, Young People’s Ministries, New Church Starts (Path 1) and Discipleship ...

Six churches in Tennessee River District gathered for youth dodgeball event & donated socks for ministry

published 12/13/2017
A group of 26 young people representing six churches participated in the Tennessee River District Youth Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Jackson First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. In addition to playing dodgeball, the group shared in worship, sang, snacked and watched a Christmas movie. They also collected more than 100 pairs of socks for outreach ministries in the Memphis Conference. Paris First United Methodist in Paris, Tennessee, Church donated the most socks ...

Bears donated to children after winners named in Golden Cross 'Bear Your Heart for Art' contest

published 12/12/2017
By Kristi Owens, Executive Director Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation Senior residents of Wesley Living communities were given plain white fabric teddy bears and fabric markers. Asked to work in teams, 27 communities creatively decorated the bears in a variety of colors and themes - all to be donated to children this Christmas season. Over 130 decorated bears were returned to Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund and one bear from each community was ...

Ross UMC's 'Girls United' chapter goes to Memphis

published 12/12/2017
Eight members of the Girls United chapter at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee, traveled to Memphis on Dec. 2 for a day of education, fun and food. They visited the Pink Palace Museum and toured the Starry Nights display at Shelby Farms. Adult chaperones were from the church and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Girls United is a Christian-based mentoring program that focuses on positive uplifting programs with positive role models. Girls United meets twice a month at the church and...

El Rendentor United Methodist Church in Memphis participated in 'Hospitable Evangelism' workshop

published 12/11/2017
El Redentor United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, was among the "Hispanic fellowships" represented at Hospitable Evangelism, a day-long workshop on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Blackman United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, TN. More than 40 adults and 20 youth attended the workshop for Hispanic fellowships in the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences of The United Methodist Church. The workshop was sponsored by The Turner Center for Church Leadership at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, ...

Dr. Harry Durbin to join Golden Cross Senior Ministries as Outreach/Development Coordinator

published 12/5/2017
Dr. Harry Durbin, retired senior vice president for faith and health with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will join Golden Cross Senior Ministries in the newly created position of outreach/development coordinator beginning Jan. 1, according to a Dec. 1 announcement from David Kabakoff, president of Golden Cross Senior Ministries. Durbin’s primary role will be to assist in expanding the reach and awareness of Golden Cross and assist in fundraising and program expansion. “It is a rare and ...

ESPN visits Jackson church to record member Wells Johnstone, top-10 finalist for Heisman Award

published 12/5/2017
By Bobbie Mays Director of Communications Jackson First United Methodist Church, Jackson, TN Can you imagine the excitement of parents when they learn their high school senior has been named a “Top Ten Scholar-Athlete in the USA?” Yet…they couldn’t let on to her or anyone else for six days?   That recently happened to Valerie and Mark Johnstone, members of Jackson First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee.They received a phone call from a representative of Wendy’s High School Heisman...

21-city 'True Meaning of Christmas Tour' includes 'Wolfchase Galleria' area of Memphis: Fri., Dec. 8

published 12/4/2017
By Rev. Michael Morris, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lakeland, Tennessee Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications, Nashville, Tennessee What is the true meaning of Christmas? The question has been asked in many ways for many years and the answer has been deliberated for generations. Books have been written and movies have been filmed, all with the goal of answering the seemingly unanswerable question. Perhaps, Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” expresses it best when, ...

Aldersgate UMC to host free Christmas concert by David Johnson Chorus on Saturday, Dec. 9

published 12/4/2017
On Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m, Aldersgate United Methodist Church will open their sanctuary at 1050 N. Parkway for a free Come Celebrate Christmas concert performed by The David Johnson Chorus. Now in its nineteenth year, the David Johnson Chorus, based in Dresden, TN, continues to present programs of music that appeal to all ages, especially their Christmas shows. The 2017 edition is called “Come Celebrate Christmas.” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “I Saw Three Ships,” and “O Holy ...

2018 Generative Leadership Academy (GLA): Registration open to laity & clergy through Jan. 26

published 11/27/2017
Registration is open through Jan. 22 (new deadline: Jan. 26!) for the 2018 Generative Leadership Academy (GLA) that will be offered in four quarterly sessions at Natchez Trace State Park in Wildersville, Tennessee (near Lexington in Henderson County). The academy is open to laity and clergy, but is especially designed for teams of participants from individual United Methodist congregations. It is coordinated by the Connectional Ministries Team of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist ...

22 from Memphis Conference are recipients of Fall 2017 scholarships awarded by United Methodist General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

published 11/27/2017
A total of 22 students from the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) are among those who received Fall 2017 scholarships from the Office of Loans and Scholarships at the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), according to information from Allyson Collinsworth, executive director of loans and scholarships at GBHEM. Collinsworth reported that her office awarded more than 2,500 students a total of $5 million in financial assistance ...

Henry Co. United Methodist churches raised $9,500 for Mama Lynn Center & Congo Women Arise

published 11/27/2017
United Methodist churches in Henry County, Tennessee, recently raised approximately $9,500 for construction of the Mama Lynn Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a Tennessee River District communication. CLICK HERE to read more about the Mama Lynn Center and Congo Women Arise. Numerous fundraisers were held and the churches celebrated together on Nov. 12 at their Mission Sector Charge Conference.  

Five trained individuals from Mississippi River District travel to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey survivors

published 11/25/2017
By Rev. Brian Stahl, Obion First UMC, Obion, TN Trimble UMC, Trimble, TN Five United Methodists from the Mississippi River District of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church traveled to Liberty, Texas, (about 50 miles east of Houston) Nov. 13-17 to show a "caring Christian presence" to persons affected by Hurricane Harvey that struck in August. We were the first team to work in an area that has had five floods over the past 18 months. We found an area that seemed to have been ...

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