Memphis Conference agencies, ministries invited to participate in 'Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog'


Plans are underway to set up the fourth annual online Memphis Conference "Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog" on the Memphis Conference website.

The online catalog will provide links to information about gift-giving opportunities offered during November and December 2018 by agencies, ministries and churches of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church.

"The Connectional Ministries Team of the Memphis Conference is thankful to commend this opportunity to encourage everyone to give generously," said Dr. Joe Geary, Memphis Conference director of Connectional Ministries.

Each gift-giving opportunity listed must benefit the ministry named and be an opportunity for gift giving related to Christmas 2018. Submissions will be subject to review before inclusion.

To be included, agencies and ministries must submit their information in one of two ways by Wednesday, Oct. 17, to

  • Provide a URL link to complete information located on the agency/ministry/church website or Facebook page. This should not be a link to a general donation page, but a link to a distinct gift-giving opportunity for the 2017 Advent/Christmas season.  OR
  • Provide a PDF/JPG file with complete information about a distinct gift-giving opportunity for Advent/Christmas 2017. This should not be general donation information.
Because the online catalog on the Memphis Conference website will provide links directly to information on separate websites or Facebook pages or in separate PDF/JPG file documents, it is important that there be answers to all questions anyone might have about the gift-giving opportunity. If information is not complete, it cannot be used.

To see what last year's 2017 Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog looked like, CLICK HERE.
If you have questions or need assistance, email or call 731-664-8480 and ask for "communications."