'Frog Jump Fish Fry' on April 18 is about bringing together 'United Methodist Men' of the Memphis Conference for Christian fellowship and ministry

published 3/20/2017
  By Frank Holbook, President Memphis Conference United Methodist Men   “Not many men will come out on a weeknight, but you mention eating fish and country ham and that makes a difference.” Caren Jordan, member of Archer’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Frog Jump, TN For over 15 years, the United Methodist Men (UMM) of Archer’s Chapel United Methodist Church (Frog Jump, TN, in Crockett County; Mississippi River District) have been hosting an annual event known as the "Frog Jump Fish Fry." It ...

'UMCOR Sunday' is March 26; Help UMCOR provide 'sense of control & hope' during times of disaster

published 3/16/2017
By Thomas Kemper, General Secretary United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, which included Hurricane Matthew, was one of the most active in recent years. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) knows that being prepared allows one to have a sense of control and hope during an unexpected event. It also places individuals, churches and communities in a better position to assist neighbors. UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) ...

May 20 is deadline to register for childcare (nursery and kids' camp) during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church

published 3/15/2017
May 20 is the deadline to register for childcare (nursery and kids' camp) during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6 at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, TN DETAILS  (7-page PDF with paper registration) Paper Registration | Online Registration The medical release and other permission forms are part of the paper registration. Direct questions or requests for assistance to Cindy Lamb at clamb@colliervilleumc.org.

Author and pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber to speak at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis on April 6

published 3/14/2017
Emmanuel United Methodist Chuch in Memphis, Tennessee, will host Nadia Bolz-Weber, best-selling author, international speaker and Lutheran pastor, on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m., at the church, located at 2404 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN.   “Faith and the Power of Imperfection: Being Broken Gospel People in a World Demanding Excellence” is the title of her talk.     Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado, an urban liturgical community with a ...

New yoga, Pilates and children's dance classes begin in early April at Church Health in Memphis

published 3/14/2017
Church Health in Memphis, Tennessee, is adding new yoga, Pilates and children's dance and fitness classes that start in early April at Church Health's new home at Crosstown Concourse at 1350 Concourse Avenue.  8-week Energizing Chair Yoga series on Mondays at 8:45 a.m. starting April 3. This class is for seniors and those with physical limitations. The series starts at $40, and drop-in pricing is available. Log on to churchhealth.org/events for more information and to enroll. Classes are held ...

Volunteers and supplies sought for March 25-26 'Guatemalan Mobile Consulate' in Memphis

published 3/14/2017
By Rev. Kristofer Roof, Peace Tree UMC, Collierville, TN The Guatemalan Mobile Consulate is returning to the Mid-South to assist our Guatemalan neighbors with forms and other documentation that will ensure these persons have up-to-date passports, official government identification cards, marriage licenses and birth certificates. Individuals travel from Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and all over West Tennessee to see consulate officials.  Trinity United Methodist Church and Iglesia Metodista...

Become part of the health care conversation; Memphis Conference 'Peace With Justice' advocate Rev. Larry Chitwood shares 'why' and 'how'

published 3/13/2017
By Rev. Larry Chitwood Memphis Conference 'Peace with Justice' Advocate  lmchitwood@gmail.com Advocacy and support for affordable access to health care is part of our Methodist DNA. John Wesley preached and wrote on the dangers of treating health care as a commodity by restricting its availability to only those who could afford the cost. Wesley and the early Methodists worked to advocate and  provide for those left behind by the health care systems of his day. The United Methodist Church - the...

Frank Holbrook, president of Memphis Conference 'United Methodist Men,' is speaker for LAITY LUNCH during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 3/13/2017
Frank M. Holbrook is the speaker for the laity lunch during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.  Holbrook is the new president of Memphis Conference United Methodist Men and a member of Martin First United Methodist Church in Martin, Tennessee. "Becoming a Reproductive Church" is the title of his message.  Click here to read Holbrook's professional bio. The laity lunch will take place Tuesday, June 6, during the lunch break ...

U.S. Army Field Band 'Jazz Ambassadors' will present free concert at Collierville UMC on April 20

published 3/13/2017
The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at Collierville United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 454 West Poplar Avenue in Collierville, Tennessee. The 19-member musical ensemble will present music that includes swing, jazz, Latin, standard, popular and patriotic genre.   Tickets are free and are available at the Harrell Theatre Box Office,  440 W Powell Rd, Collierville, TN 38017 or by...

Smith is named Metro District superintendent

published 3/12/2017
Bishop William T. McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church announced today his intention to appoint Rev. Dr. Deborah B. Smith superintendent of the Metro District in the Memphis Conference. Smith will assume the new role beginning in June of 2017 with the setting of new appointments at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference. The Metro District, which refers to greater metro Memphis, includes Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in southwest Tennessee.   Smith has ...

Two more 'Exceptional Worship' services for special needs children and adults are set for March and May

published 3/8/2017
A monthly worship ministry for special needs children and adults is being well received and its organizers are inviting others to participate before the first year comes to a close. Exceptional Worship was started in September 2016 by a committee of ten lay servants in the Memphis Conference’s Mississippi River District. The third Sunday of every month (April excluded), adult and youth lay servants have been leading one-hour, praise-filled worship services from 2 to 3 p.m. Special needs ...

Western Obion County United Methodist Cooperative Parish in Mississippi River District is offering seven Lenten worship services during April

published 3/7/2017
The six churches of the Western Obion County United Methodist Cooperative Parish in northwest Tennessee in the Mississippi River District are together offering seven opportunities for Lenten worship during April.   The parish consists of Cobb Chapel, Hornbeak, Mt. Manuel, Obion Chapel, Troy and Zion United Methodist Churches.   Below is the schedule with dates, times and locations of worship services:   Sunday, April 2, 6 p.m. The First Word from the Cross – Luke 23:34 Troy United Methodist ...

Collierville UMC youth will sell breakfast, lunch & refreshments during 2017 Memphis Annual Conf.

published 3/6/2017
Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be available for sale during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, scheduled for June 4-6, at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. Concessions will sold in the church’s servery 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. each day. Concessions will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and ...

Lindia Speer is available to present 'Voice, Power and Potential,' a program about women of the Bible

published 3/6/2017
Lindia Williams Speer, a member of Alamo First United Methodist Church in Alamo, Tennessee, in the Mississippi River District, and member of United Methodist Women, is available to churches and groups in the Memphis Conference to present a program she has written. Her program is titled "Voice, Power and Potential" and subtitled, "Women of The Bible: No More Silence." Speer has presented the program at churches in the Mississippi River District and is prepared to adapt her program, based on ...

Pinkston is contributor to Spring/Summer issue of preaching & worship journal for collegiate ministry

published 3/6/2017
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Rev. Rick Pinkston, executive director of the Wesley Foundation (campus ministry) at the University of Memphis, is a contributor for a second time to a new campus ministry publication, The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus. Issued semiannually by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education's division on Collegiate Ministries, The Term is a journal of preaching and worship for collegiate ministry that ...

United Methodist Men (UMM) at Northside UMC in Jackson, TN, named 'top UMM unit' in U.S. for 2017

published 3/6/2017

Martin Methodist College names Mark LaBranche next president; he takes the helm July 1

published 3/3/2017
MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE in Pulaski, Tennessee, announced yesterday that Mark LaBranche has been named the 31st president in the institution’s 147-year history. The four-year liberal arts college is related to The United Methodist Church. CLICK HERE for March 2 story on Martin Methodist College website.

Input sought via survey for Aug. 5 children's ministry training event in Murray, KY

published 3/1/2017
Input is needed for a Memphis Conference children's ministry training event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, at Murray First United Methodist Church in Murray, KY. Event organizer Kristen Schwartz, director of children's ministries at Murray First UMC, has a survey she is asking children's ministry directors and workers, volunteers and staff to complete. She said it takes five minutes. Click here to take the survey. MORE INFO Kristen Schwartz Director of Children’s Ministries Murray First ...

Memphis First UMC approves $4.1 million to build new sanctuary; 113-yr-old sanctuary burned in 2006

published 2/28/2017
  Press Release from Memphis First UMC /files/fileslibrary/press+release+-+first+umc+rebuilding+2.pdf Media Reports: WREG-TV:   http://wreg.com/2017/01/23/historic-church-to-rebuild-in-downtown-memphis/ Memphis Daily News:  https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/jan/20/3-parcels-in-whitehaven-sell-for-14-million/ Memphis Commercial Appeal: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/business/development/2017/01/19/downtowns-first-united-defies-fire-construction-almost-done/96767766/  ...

Lay servants, speakers and ministers will gather for lunch during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 2/27/2017
A lay servant lunch will take place during the 2017 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 5, in room MC102. The cost is $5 per person for a sack lunch. CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE RESERVATION  by Friday, June 2.  The lay servant lunch will include the commissioning of all lay servants, speakers ...

Martin Methodist College 'dinner' will take place during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 2/27/2017
  A Martin Methodist College dinner will take place during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Room MC102. It's “open to all at no charge,” but reservations are required. Contact Rev. Dr. Ed Trimmer at 931-363-9864 or etrimmer@martinmethodist.edu Martin Methodist College (MMC), located in Pulaski, Tennessee, is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Trimmer, ...

April 19 is deadline to apply for 'Lipscomb Ministerial Scholarship' administered by Mullins UMC

published 2/25/2017
April 19 is the deadline for students to apply for scholarships from "The John and Milly Lipscomb Ministerial Scholarship Fund" administered by Mullins United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.   Applications may be received by emailing Rev. Ken Stewart, Mullins' pastor, at ken@mullinsumc.org. The purpose of the fund, said Stewart, is "to provide tuition funding for deserving students entering Christian ministry in the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church." Applicants must ...

April 1 is deadline to submit resolutions and petitions for 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 2/16/2017
April 1 is the deadline to submit resolutions and petitions for the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, according to an announcement from David R. Reed, Memphis Conference lay leader.   Items should be emailed (with "resolutions and petitions" in the subject line) to Robbin McCoy at rmccoy@memphis-umc.org or mailed to her at Memphis Conference UMC, 24 Corporate Blvd., Jackson, TN 38305.   The 2017 Memphis Annual Conference will take place June 4-6 at Collierville United Methodist Church in Memphis,...

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

published 2/16/2017
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 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 more information and application form go to www.loneoakumcpaducah....

Emmanuel UMC brings relationship experts' program, 'Fight Night,' to Memphis on March 3

published 2/16/2017
Emmanuel United Methodist Church (UMC) in Memphis, Tennessee, is hosting a virtual event of Fight Night, a program presented by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, on Friday, March 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Parrotts, authors, speakers and professionals who teach the basics of good and healthy relationships, will present, virtually, their popular FIGHT NIGHT program.      The program is being presented at Emmanuel UMC for those wanting to learn more about why couples fight, ...

May 25 is deadline to request 'language translation services' for 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 2/16/2017
May 25 is the deadline for delegates and other visitors to the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference to request language translation services. The 2017 Memphis Annual Conference will take place June 4-6 at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee. Language translation will be available for Spanish-speaking and hearing impaired delegates and guests. Sign language for hearing-impaired individuals will only be provided during the evening worship services. CLICK HERE for a ...

33 participated in Youth Lay Servant Academy

published 2/14/2017
A total of 33 Memphis Conference youth (pictured at right) gathered Feb. 4-5 for the Youth Lay Servant Academy at Brownsville First United Methodist Church in Brownsville, Tennessee. Middle school-age youth and older were in attendance for the overnight retreat that included basic and advanced classes led by teams of clergy and lay servants. The academy concluded with worship on Sunday. For more information about the Youth Lay Servant Academy, contact Susan Davidson | msriverlrl@gmail.com | ...

Tennessee River District announces March 18 lay servant classes in three locations

published 2/14/2017

'Project Transformation Tennessee' names Renee Dillard director of Memphis programs

published 2/13/2017
Project Transformation Tennessee announced last week the selection of Rev. Renee Dillard as the director of Memphis programs. She will begin work March 6. Dillard currently serves as associate pastor of discipleship ministries at St. John’s United Methodist Church in midtown Memphis. “As a lifelong Memphian, my deepest hope is to facilitate healing and wholeness in this city that I love. Project Transformation offers a beautiful model for drawing on the strengths already present in our ...

April 1 is deadline to apply for Walter Russell Lambuth undergraduate scholarship

published 2/13/2017
April 1 is the deadline to apply for the Walter Russell Lambuth (1854-1921) undergraduate scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year, according to an announcement from the Memphis Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Up to $2,300 will be awarded for the 2017-18 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 Memphis ...

Briensburg UMC in Benton, KY, is one of 15 churches to receive defibrillator from Baptist Health

published 2/13/2017
Church members of Briensburg United Methodist Church (UMC) in Benton, Kentucky, can feel a little safer with a defibrillator donated by Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Briensburg UMC was one of 15 churches to receive an automatic external defibrillator (AED), donated through a grant from the Baptist Health Foundation and Auxiliary in conjunction with the Congregational Network for Healthcare. Each of the churches is located in a rural area at least 20 minutes from the nearest medical ...

Note audio resources for 'Black History Month' from U.M. General Commission on Archives & History

published 2/13/2017
    These resources on United Methodist and U.S. Black History may be found at www.SoundTheology.org on the  Audio Programs page AND Civil Rights & Black History page. Central Jurisdiction Search for this topic and you'll find 19 interviews done in 2004/2005 with United Methodists who were part of the African-American Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church. The conference existed from 1939-1968. Among those in the ...

UT-Martin campus ministry hosted 'Cups for the Cure' event that raised $3,000 for cancer patients

published 2/13/2017
Members of the community raised their cups in support of cancer patients at the Feb. 4 Cups for the Cure event, hosted by the Wesley Foundation (campus ministry) at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee (UT Martin) in Martin, Tennessee.  For a $15 donation, attendees each received a ceramic mug handmade by current and former art students of the university. In coordination with World Cancer Day, the event raised more than $3,000, which will be split between the West Tennessee ...

Meetings about 'new apportionment proposal' for Memphis Conference are scheduled during March

published 2/8/2017
Four district presentations about a new apportionment proposal for the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church to take place in March have been announced by the Memphis Conference Treasurer’s Office. Each annual conference has the authority to decide its own formula for apportionments to local churches within its boundary. Apportioned funds, a method of giving that proportionally allocates the budget, are the main way United Methodists support the ministries of the church.  Dates, ...

Offering for 'Jerusalem Fund' will be received during some events at 2017 Memphis Annual Conference

published 2/7/2017
Offerings for The Jerusalem Fund will be received during three events at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee, June 4-6.   The Jerusalem Fund is a confidential ministry of the Memphis Conference that provides assistance to Memphis Conference clergy facing short-term financial hardships.    The Fund is administered out of the Bishop’s Office. District Superintendents receive requests or may make recommendations for grants. It ...

Volunteers needed to leave Feb. 13 for Hattiesburg, MS, to cut trees damaged by January tornadoes

published 2/7/2017
Volunteers from the Memphis Conference are needed to travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to help cut trees damaged by January tornadoes.   Brad Colson, Purchase District disaster relief coordinator and a member of Benton First United Methodist Church (UMC) in Benton, Kentucky, is organizing the mission team that will leave Monday, Feb. 13. "Able bodies to do the work” is what Colson said is needed.  The team is being funded by Benton First UMC. There is no cost for volunteers. All equipment ...

Congo Women Arise: Memphis Conference joins with two other United Methodist conferences to support East Congo women's center

published 2/1/2017
The Memphis Conference, along with the Tennessee and California-Pacific Conferences of The United Methodist Church, are partnering with the East Congo Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church for Congo Women Arise – an initiative to address the needs of rape survivors in a location often called the “rape capital of the world.” Congo Women Arise will be the recipient of the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference offering, according to an announcement by Nashville Episcopal Area Bishop Bill ...

Reelfoot Rural Ministries is now scheduling mission teams for 2017 for its 'home rehabilitation program'

published 1/31/2017
Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM) is currently scheduling mission teams for its home rehabilitation program for the 2017 calendar year, according to an announcement from Justin Crice, RRM's volunteer services coordinator. RRM is a multi-faceted social service agency of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church that serves Dyer, Lake and Obion Counites in northwest Tennessee and Fulton County in southwest Kentucky. RRM's home rehabilitation program works to make residents' homes ...

$50,000 is goal for Memphis Conference's 2017 'Lenten Hunger Offering' that runs March 1- April 16

published 1/30/2017
CLICK HERE FOR 2017 CAMPAIGN MATERIALS. $50,000 is the fundraising goal for the Memphis Conference’s annual hunger offering that will run in 2017 from Ash Wednesday, March 1, to Easter Sunday, April 16.    Established in 1983, the offering once known as the Lenten World Hunger Offering was shortened to Lenten Hunger Offering (LHO) in 2016 to help stress local hunger needs alongside world hunger issues. Dr. Debra S. (Debi) Selby is leading the campaign for the Memphis Conference in the new ...

Two United Methodist churches in Martin, TN, welcomed traveling student athletes from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL

published 1/27/2017
Two churches from the Memphis Conference welcomed a traveling college basketball team as part of Project Athletic Ambassador, a program of the Black College Fund of the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. McCabe and Martin First United Methodist Churches in Martin, Tennessee, greeted members of Bethune-Cookman University’s (BCU) men’s basketball team on Friday, Dec. 16, providing snack bags and encouragement for the team from Daytona Beach, Florida, that was in ...

7 Memphis Conference churches receive 'Churches Reaching Neighbors' grants totaling $12,000

published 1/24/2017
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF ALL THE CHECK PRESENTATIONS. By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications Seven churches have been awarded grants totaling $12,000 in the first round of awards from the Memphis Conference Churches Reaching Neighbors grant program. Six of the seven grants were presented in late 2016 with one more scheduled for presentation in February, according to Dr. Joe Geary, director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference, whose office is administering the ...

Time to order 2017 'Scout Sunday' patches

published 1/24/2017
The 2017 '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 ...

April 30 is deadline to submit online form to request display & exhibit space at 2017 Annual Conference

published 1/23/2017
April 30 is the deadline to submit the online “Display Request Form” for exhibit and display space at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6 at Collierville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Collierville, Tennessee.   A total of 45 tables and the Cokesbury Bookstore display will be located in the church’s gym. Organizers anticipate a greater demand for tables in 2017 because literature will not be able to be distributed via "delegate bags" in 2017. To encourage "less paper," delegate bags...

Bell, Johnson and Johnston receive scholarships for July mission trip to East Congo in Central Africa

published 1/17/2017
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Three young adults in the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church have been named recipients of scholarships worth up to $5,000 each to be part of a July 2017 mission team to the Eastern Congo Episcopal Area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. The scholarships, from the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries budget that is funded through apportionment giving by churches, support at least ...

Volunteers from 4 Metro District churches worked together to deliver meals to low-income families

published 1/11/2017
Volunteers from four churches in the Metro District of the Memphis Conference provided meals for low-income families on Thanksgiving morning 2016. Teresa Rector, production coordinator for Collierville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Collierville, Tennessee, said 125 Thanksgiving meals were delivered. Nearly 50 volunteers from Collierville UMC worked with members of Arlington UMC in Arlington, Tennessee, and Highland Heights and El Redentor UMCs in Memphis, Tennessee to make it happen. The ...

Memphis Conference Archives now housed in Nashville (with Tennessee Conference Archives)

published 1/10/2017
By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications The Memphis Conference Archives of The United Methodist Church are now housed in Nashville, Tennessee, with the Tennessee Conference Archives.   The holdings began being moved in the summer of 2016 with the final load leaving Dec. 19 from the Memphis Conference office in Jackson, Tennessee.   The new home for the Memphis Conference Archives is 520 Commerce Street, Suite 205, Nashville, TN 37203. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday ...

Lewis is new contact person for clergy discount offered by Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

published 1/3/2017
Beginning Jan. 9, Chaplain Jonathan Lewis is the new contact person for information and questions about Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s United Methodist Clergy Discount Program. CLICK HERE to read details about the program for clergy and their families. Contact Lewis at jonathan.lewis@mlh.org or (901) 516-0990.    Lewis replaces Chaplain John Wilcher who is retiring Jan. 6. Lewis also serves as coordinator of Faith Health Collaborative, the Wesley campus ministry (of the Memphis ...

Memphis Conference Office in Jackson will be closed for MLK, Jr. federal holiday on Jan. 16

published 1/3/2017
The Memphis Conference Office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tenn., will be CLOSED for the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 16 (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, Tenn. Treasurer's Office: 731-664-5540 Connectional Ministries Office: 731-664-8480

Reelfoot Rural Ministries' annual toy store supplies Christmas gifts for 1,300 children

published 12/29/2016
By Rev. Robert Craig, Executive Director, Reelfoot Rural Ministries Reelfoot Rural Ministries’ 40th annual Christmas Toy Store was a great blessing again this year.  The blessings abound each year for the families that find themselves in difficult financial circumstances. The blessings are also powerful for the volunteers that come to help set up and operate the Toy Store each year. During the Toy Store, one often witnesses tears of joy flowing from both parents and volunteers. It is truly an...

End-of-year news from Wesley Foundation at University of Memphis includes plans for facility refurbishment and new staff positions

published 12/21/2016
A “new look” for its facility and the creation of two new staff positions make up end-of-the-year news from the Wesley Foundation at the University of Memphis. The Wesley Foundation is one of six campus ministries of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. NEW LOOK FOR FACILITY The December 2016 newsletter of the campus ministry reports on a two-stage refurbishment of the Wesley Foundation’s building at 3625 Midland Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. “None of our common areas have...

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