To observe 'National Drive Electric Week,' Millington First UMC will host ELECTRIC CAR EVENT Sept. 21

published 9/16/2019
Submitted by Millington First United Methodist Church There has been a growing concern about the impact of internal combustion engines on our world’s atmosphere and about using up our limited oil resources to power automobiles. Electric cars are making a comeback and are providing a cleaner and less expensive method of getting around town. This resurgence in interest in electric cars has resulted in National Drive Electric Week, a yearly nationwide celebration. National Drive Electric Week’s ...

Marshall County, Kentucky, benefits from 'Great Commission Day' coordinated by Benton First UMC

published 9/12/2019
Benton First United Methodist Church's Great Commission Day “turned out to be a beautiful, great day to celebrate being the Lord’s hands and feet in our community.”   That’s according to Jim and Dianna Ealey, members who coordinated the Sept. 7 Marshall County event for the Benton, Kentucky, church. Click HERE to watch video of Sept 7 event.   “Our theme of Hebrews 13:16 (And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased) turned out to be a huge ...

Funds will 'feed His sheep' says Carter about 'Lenten Hunger Offering' grants to his two churches

published 9/11/2019
Among the churches to receive funds for feeding ministries from the 2019 Memphis Conference Lenten Hunger Offering are New Hope and Wiley Chapel United Methodist Churches, in Mansfield and Paris, Tennessee, respectively. The funds are from a portion of the offering that was awarded to the Tennessee River District where the two churches are located. Rev. Jimmy Carter,who serves both churches, presented checks to the treasurers of the two churches. To learn more about the Memphis Conference’s ...

Memphis Conference churches donate 424 Christmas Shoe Boxes to Honduran villages

published 9/11/2019
United Methodist missionaries in Honduras will receive 424 Christmas shoe boxes this year, thanks to churches in the Memphis Conference. The boxes, collected at the Memphis Conference office in Jackson, Tennessee, were delivered to the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Warehouse in Decatur, Alabama on Friday, Sept. 6. The September delivery was necessary to allow time for transport from Jackson to Decatur and then through customs to their destination by Christmas. According to ...

Martin Methodist College: The best is yet to come

published 9/9/2019
By John Collett, Director of Church Relations, Martin Methodist College   The 151st class of Martin Methodist College (MMC) students is now assembled, and MMC will be celebrating its Sesquicentennial during all of 2019–20! This milestone is a remarkable achievement of history and service, with MMC having provided church-related, faith-based higher education for over seven generations.   Celebrations, gatherings, reunions, visits to churches and ways of renewing our vision and mission will fill ...

Earn donations for your church via UMC Market

published 9/3/2019
The UMC Cash Back Market allows you to shop at thousands of retailers and earn cash back for your church. There are no fees. Commissions are paid from retailers to churches each month. GET STARTED First - Be sure to sign up at - shop hundreds of retailers you already know and love - earn cash back for your ministry! If you've already done that, be sure to:  Assign someone to automatically receive printable checks by email each month. Make church purchases using the mall! Whether ...

Need help with your church's WiFi service?

published 9/3/2019
The United Methodist General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) can help churches and ministries monitor and manage wireless access points (APs) and associated access controllers through several offered services. GCFA can manage all Local Area Network (LAN) switching equipment.  GCFA can also install and manage complete firewall services. Firewalls help ensure network security and assure the availability of resources by protecting the network infrastructure against attacks, viruses,...

Children from Maranata & El Redentor UM Churches in Memphis enjoyed 'Switch' retreat

published 8/28/2019
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$37,000 distributed to feeding ministries, thanks to Memphis Conference 2019 'Lenten Hunger Offering'

published 8/20/2019
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Memphis Conference United Methodist churches gave $38,154.79 in 2019 to the annual Lenten Hunger Offering (LHO), according to an Aug. 19 report from the Conference Treasurer's Office. Almost $37,000 of that total has now been distributed to feeding ministries inside and outside the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. Giving decreased in 2019, compared to 2018 which saw $46,000 distributed.The 2019 campaign ...

Help restock food pantry at Reelfoot Rural Ministries that is 'desperately low' after busy summer

published 8/20/2019
After a "very busy summer and back-to-school season," the food pantry at Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) is "desperately low," according to Rev. Robert Craig, executive director of the Memphis Conference agency based in Obion, Tennessee. RRM's ministry service area includes Lake, Obion and Dyer Counties in northwest Tennessee and Fulton County in southwest Kentucky. "We have averaged 250 households (800 individuals) served with groceries this summer," reports Craig. Items needed to restock ...

Golden Cross Senior Ministries & Memphis Empty Bowls partner to relieve hunger for homeless seniors

published 8/15/2019
Golden Cross Senior Ministries has received a grant from Memphis Empty Bowls to provide food to homeless seniors finding a permanent Wesley Living home, according to an Aug. 14 media release from Golden Cross. The funds will be used as an important part of the support provided to homeless seniors making their way to a Wesley Living affordable housing retirement community. Homeless seniors are given preference in the tenant selection plan for Wesley Living and Golden Cross stands in the gap ...

Maanza a Leza … Through Muka’s eyes

published 8/15/2019
CLICK HERE to see more photos. By Margaret Carbaugh, Mullins United Methodist Church, Memphis, TN Muka Kambol first heard of Maanza a Leza during a bitterly cold winter more than a decade ago. The Zambian native now lives in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, with Debi Gray, the founder of Maanza, along with her children and husband Jacques, while he attends seminary. Muka recalls the winter she was in the 12th grade and the almost-impossible journey that took her from life in the remote ...

Maanza a Leza’s ‘Hands of God’ connects Memphis Methodists and Zambia

published 8/15/2019
CLICK HERE to see more photos. CLICK HERE to read about Maanza a Leza through Muka's eyes. By Margaret Carbaugh, Mullins United Methodist Church, Memphis, TN For the past 15 years, Debi Gray and Brenda Carson have been crafting hand-beaded jewelry that makes more than a fashion statement. In true United Methodist fashion, the jewelry makes money for missions. And while the beads themselves would not literally wrap around the world, in a very real way, they connect Memphis-area United ...

Lakeshore thanks its summer camp 2019 staff

published 8/13/2019
Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, posted a thank you message to 2019 summer staff on its Facebook page on Aug. 5.  "They helped create an atmosphere for memories to be made, laughter to be shared, games to be played, faith formations to happen, and so much more," said the post. "We are extremely thankful for each one of them and wish them all the best of luck in the their future endeavors. Thank you summer staff of 2019 for helping offer ways for all to encounter life, love...

Now available: 2020 charge conference forms for 2019 charge conference season

published 8/12/2019
An inventory of 2020 charge conference forms for the 2019 charge conference season of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church is now available for easy download.  All four districts of the Memphis Conference are requiring all forms this charge conference season. For questions, additional instructions and schedules, contact your district office.    Below are links to forms you will need as applicable to your church/charge: 2019 Charge Conference Checklist | Click Here 2019 ...

Here are church bulletin inserts for 'National Immunization Awareness Month' in August

published 8/5/2019
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has designed church bulletin inserts (jpg and pdf formats) that may be printed, posted, emailed and distributed at no charge. CLICK HERE TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD THE INSERTS Questions? Contact: Rev. Jonathan C. Lewis   Program Manager of UT & Conference Ministries Mission Integration Division 901-516-0990    

Trenton First UMC joins area churches for 'prayer walks' at local schools before start of school year

published 7/31/2019
Trenton First United Methodist Church (UMC) in Trenton, Tennessee, joined with other area churches to conduct "prayer walks" at schools in Trenton on July 29. "Members of the community gathered at Rosenwald Middle School and Peabody High School to "cover the schools in prayer" before the start of the new school year on Aug. 1, reported Rev. Brian Griffith, pastor of Trenton First UMC. The group (14 at the middle school and 12 at the high school) met simultaneously in the lobbies with school ...

'Neighbors' ministry of Trenton First UMC helps area survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

published 7/22/2019
Neighbors is the name of a new ministry of Trenton First United Methodist Church in Trenton, Tennessee, that helps survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.   The ministry partners with WRAP (Wo/Men's Resource & Rape Assistance Program) that serves 19 counties in West Tennessee.    “Many of these women work to stay hidden, even after leaving the safe house. Keeping their identities and locations secret is very important,” explained Rev. Brian Griffith, church pastor.    In addition to ...

Henry County United Methodist churches lead community transformation with Summer 2019 'Project Bridge' literacy program

published 7/22/2019

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 | ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ “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
IMPORTANT UPDATES: Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021 are new dates for 2020 General Conference | DETAILS Nov. 10-12, 2021 are new dates for 2020 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference | DETAILS To communicate with the Memphis Conference delegation, use this email address: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elections took place during the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference (June 2-4 in Collierville, ...

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 | 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  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:      

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 ...

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