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...

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 ...

Scouts at Arlington UMC volunteer time to help others

published 11/24/2017
By Teresa Rector, Arlington United Methodist Church Sometimes the youngest kids have the biggest hearts for service.  The first grade Tiger den of Cub Scout Pack 452 chartered by Arlington United Methodist Church in Arlington, Tennessee, recently did a service project for Help Group in Bartlett, Tennessee. Over 400 families were helped. The scouts worked hard and with a smile on their faces. The community was very appreciative of the boys pushing carts, loading groceries, and all the ...

United Methodist program in Cincinnati, Ohio, offers youth internships & group service opportunities

published 11/17/2017
By Sarah Putman Summer Impact Director Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church Cincinnati, OH Summer Impact 2018 is an opportunity for youth and young adults in the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) of The United Methodist Church who have a heart for missions. The program offers individual internships and group service opportunities. The deadline to apply for an internship is Jan. 31.   Summer Impact 2018 – Reel to Real – A Look at Truth and Faith in Film   Join us ...

Ambassadors available to share impact of Black College Fund with local churches

published 11/16/2017
CLICK HERE TO READ STORY. Memphis Conference churches may request the visit of an ambassador by contacting: Beth Neil United Methodist General Board of Higher Education & Ministry 615.340.7336  

Campus ministry at U of M adopted by Faith Circle of Germantown UMC's 'United Methodist Women'

published 11/16/2017
By. Rev. Rick Pinkston Wesley Foundation University of Memphis About a year ago, the United Methodist Women of Germantown United Methodist Church in Germantown, Tennessee, saw the need to establish a new Circle. This new group chose the name "Faith" to identify themselves and their work.  As part of a circle’s order, the group chooses a particular ministry outside its local church to support. The Faith Circle chose the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at the University of Memphis.  Faith ...

Christmas cards for towboat crews

published 11/16/2017
Ministry of Concord United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, is featured in the Nov./Dec. 2017 final issue of Interpreter magazine, the ministry magazine for lay and clergy leaders in local United Methodist churches across the United States. CLICK HERE to read the story.  

Memphis Conference churches can partner with 'Christmas Shoe Boxes' ministry run by United Methodists in North Alabama

published 11/16/2017
‘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, organizes the ministry that collects boxes full of small gifts and supplies for children and then ships them to developing countries where United Methodist missionaries and pastors help distribute them to children in local ...

Memphis Theological Seminary is offering class on 'John Wesley's Practical Theology'

published 11/16/2017
"John Wesley's Practical Theology" is the name of a class that will be offered by Dr. Michael Turner and the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) beginning in January 2018. The class is available for credit or non-credit (auditing) and will be offered in on-campus, hybrid and online formats. For complete information, CLICK HERE. The deadline to apply through the MTS Admissions Office is Jan. 10. 

Young adults from Memphis Conference explored call to ministry at Portland event

published 11/16/2017
CLICK HERE to read article on the Tennessee Conference website that tells about a group of young adults from the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences of The United Methodist Church that attended Exploration 2017 in  Portland, Oregon, in early November 2017.    

Seven United Methodist churches are helping homeless in Memphis via 'Room in the Inn'

published 11/14/2017
by Jennifer Brezina For the eighth straight winter, dozens of Memphis-area churches are banding together to help people needing shelter from the cold weather. The list includes seven churches in the Metro District of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church: Bartlett, Christ, Covenant, Emmanuel, Germantown, Heartsong and Trinity. Room in the Inn - Memphis, a non-profit network of churches that provides free overnight shelter and meals to the homeless, kicked off a new season on ...

Four United Methodists honored by HARC

published 11/13/2017
Four United Methodists were among those honored as “HARCAngels” at the Sept. 28 Community Service Awards Celebration of the Highland Area Renewal Corporation (HARC) in Memphis. The celebration took place at the University of Memphis. Dr. Mark Matheny, who directs HARC, said the award recognizes "unselfish service in the University area or metro-wide." Click here to read more about the event. Now retired, Matheny is a former pastor of St. Luke's UMC, located in the Highland Area of Memphis. ...

Kaleidoscope after-school program has begun at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg

published 11/13/2017
Kaleidoscope is the name of an after-school program that has begun at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee. It runs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The new outreach ministry offers kindergarten through eighth grade children assistance with homework, reading, arts and music to help them succeed in school. For more information, contact Jennifer Armstrong at 731.285.1465 or  

Nov. 16 is annual joint Thanksgiving meal of Heartsong UMC & 'Memphis Islamic Center'

published 11/12/2017
On Thursday, Nov. 16, Heartsong United Methodist Church and Memphis Islamic Center in Cordova, Tennessee, near Memphis, will have their joint annual Thanksgiving dinner. More than 300 people, Christian and Islamic, will assemble at 6:30 p.m. at Heartsong Church, located at 800 N. Houston Levee Road. "This Thanksgiving dinner celebrates the friendship that was formed when the people of the Memphis Islamic Center, with no place to worship during their most holy days, were invited to use ...

Helpful security & safety resources for churches:

published 11/7/2017
In the wake of the shooting tragedy at a Texas church on Sunday, Nov. 5, InfoServ at United Methodist Communications has quickly compiled the following list of resources to help protect congregants, pastors and staff:   Local law enforcement are good contacts for training and educating church members about security.   United Methodist Insurance (UMI) offers several memos on risk management and protecting people and property.  See the categories in the left menu under Resources for Churches: ht...

Register through Nov. 20 for online UM history course for Spanish speakers; class starts Jan. 15

published 11/2/2017
An online course about United Methodist history for Spanish speakers (La Historia de la Iglesia Metodista Unida) will be offered Jan. 15 to March 25 by the Office of Clergy Formation at the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education.  Registration for the course is open through Monday, Nov. 20. United Methodist History is one of three classes (United Methodist Polity, Doctrine and History) in the Advanced Course of Study program designed for those serving as local pastors or those ...

Christ UMC in Memphis to host 'Surviving the Holidays' grief support seminars Nov. 5 and 12

published 10/30/2017
Christ UMC in Memphis, Tennessee, is hosting two Surviving the Holidays seminars to help people get through the holidays after the loss of a loved one. Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. at Christ Church’s East Ministry Center, 9056 Poplar Pike, Suite 107, Germantown Sunday, Nov. 12 from 2-4 p.m. in Wilson/Ross 415 at Christ Church Memphis main campus, 4488 Poplar Avenue Each seminar is free and open to the public.  MORE INFO: Leigh Anne Murray (901) 261-2106

'Residence in Ministry' (RIM) group from Memphis Conference traveled to Tarime, Tanzania, in Sept.

published 10/26/2017
CLICK HERE to read story and see photos about Sept. 19-30 trip. Story and photos by Rev. Renee Dillard Residence in Ministry Coordinator Board of Ordained Ministry Memphis Conference The United Methodist Church

2017 Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog: Choose meaningful Christmas gifts that help change lives

published 10/26/2017
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 2017 gift-giving opportunities by Oct. 18 for this third annual Memphis Conference Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog. The Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church includes West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. Click on one or more of the below links (listed in alphabetical order by sponsoring agency/min...

Purchase District needs 'prayers, payers and players' for its 2017 'Project Christmas House' - Dec. 26-Jan. 1 in Durant, MS

published 10/26/2017
CLICK HERE for information on the Purchase District website.

Reelfoot Rural Ministries now seeking toys, money, volunteers, prayer for Dec. 4-7 Christmas Toy Store

published 10/26/2017
DEADLINE for toy donations: Saturday, Dec. 2. Especially needed: TEEN items! Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) in Obion, Tenn., is getting ready for its 2017 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...

Memphis is one of 21 cities on UMC's 'Advent Tour,' but all churches in conference may participate in 'The True Meaning of Christmas' campaign

published 10/24/2017
The United Methodist Church is inviting churches to participate in its 16‑state “True Meaning of Christmas Tour” during Advent. The tour will travel through 21 cities, one of which is Memphis, Tennessee, in the Memphis Conference on Friday, Dec. 8. According to United Methodist Communications, churches may participate in the tour by hosting their own hot cocoa fellowship events. Details and a step‑by‑step guide are available to help plan. While supplies last, any church from anywhere in the ...

Spread word about #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28

published 10/24/2017
“Connect Your Passion with God’s Mission” to address the needs in the world today on UMC #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28. Last year, nearly 2,550 donors from 19 countries donated more than $850,000 through The Advance to support mission and ministries around the world, according to Thomas Kemper, General Secretary for the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries.  To get involved and spread the message of generosity, #GivingTuesday resources have been created. They include answers to ...

2017 'Lenten Hunger Offering' raised $39,381

published 10/23/2017
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Memphis Conference United Methodist churches gave $39,381 in 2017 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 is unique to the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) and has raised more than $2 million for hunger-relief ministries since its establishment in 1983. It is ...

Milan First United Methodist Church to celebrate 150th anniversary and homecoming on Nov. 5

published 10/23/2017
By Marilyn Ramsey, Milan First United Methodist Church Milan First United Methodist Church in Milan, Tennessee, will celebrate its 150th year in ministry on Sunday, Nov. 5, with a morning service at 10:30 a.m. A celebration lunch will follow. All are invited to attend as it is Homecoming, also. The church's address is 2000 Jones Blvd. The church was founded when Beverly Adam Williamson, a prominent Milan citizen, and “13 other members of the Methodist faith” came together in 1867 to form and ...

Youth from Covington First UMC served as waiters at banquet for 'Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County'

published 10/19/2017
Youth group isn't always about things like laser tag and dodge ball, according to Andrew Davis, youth pastor at Covington First United Methodist Church in Covington, Tennessee. Sometimes it's about "outreach to make a difference in the community." That's what the youth from his church demonstrated on Oct. 5 when they volunteered their services as banquet waiters for the Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County. Davis said the church's youth "put the needs of others above their own" and were "bright...

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

published 10/16/2017
The Memphis Conference Office of The United Methodist Church has announced its schedule for the 2017 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. 22 reopen 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 27   CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR’S DAY close beginning Noon, Friday, Dec. 22 reopen 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 Churches that...

Scholarships available for programs and trainings offered by 'United Methodist Rural Advocates'

published 10/14/2017
United Methodist Rural Advocates (UMRA) is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend its programs or trainings that enhance rural ministry.  According to the October 2017 issue of the UMRA newsletter, an applicant can be considered for a scholarship of up to the lesser of $400 or one-half of program/event fee. For more information, contact UMRA's treasurer, Judy Hill, at OR 970-630-0320.

75+ cleaning kits for hurricane survivors donated by students, faculty, staff of Martin Methodist College

published 10/13/2017
Students, faculty and staff at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, raised more than $5,100 to assist persons affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to a media release from the United Methodist school.   Though not inside the boundaries of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church, MMC is located next door in the Tennessee Conference, also part of the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church.   On Friday, Sept. 15, MMC students and school ...

Memphis Conference seeks 100% payment of 2017 apportionments by deadline of Jan. 8, 2018

published 10/12/2017
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 is the final date the Memphis Conference Treasurer’s Office will receive payments for credit on 2017 apportionments. An apportionment is the amount each local church pays its annual conference to support international, national and regional missions. HOW TO SUBMIT PAYMENTS There are three ways to submit payments: 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 ...

Memphis Conference trains 20 for disaster response

published 10/12/2017
By Christy Smith ~Disaster Consultant, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) ~Member of Brownsville First United Methodist Church Twenty new Early Response Team (ERT) members prepared Saturday, Oct. 7, at Brownsville First United Methodist Church in Brownsville, Tennessee, to be a caring Christian presence for disaster survivors. Participants from throughout the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) attended the ERT class taught by Revs. Robert Craig and Brian Stahl,...

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