Heartsong UMC in Cordova, TN, takes outreach to Memphis area with 'Love the 901' events


Heartsong United Methodist Church in Cordova, Tennessee, is getting involved in the greater Memphis community with a string of events connected to its fall sermon series, "Love the 901."

“901” refers to the metropolitan Memphis area code; each event will center on the local community.

Stephanie Behymer, director of ministry operations at Heartsong UMC, said the church is weaving together several Memphis area events, games and 901-related activities to get church members involved.

Events include:

  • Memphis Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Memphis Bingo in Heartsong’s children’s ministry
  • Tailgating and giving out grilled hot dogs and water bottles at high school football games
  • Blood drive in partnership with Memphis Islamic Center, Sept. 9
Behymer said the church is also encouraging congregants to shop at 901 businesses owned or operated by Heartsong members. The church will post interesting Memphis facts on its social media pages during the sermon series.