from all of us at the TN UMC Conference Office
We hope you have a blessed time with family and friends during this holiday. Please know that we are happy to have you as a part of our Conference family as well.
Your service is appreciated. The Tennessee Conference always is looking for resourceful leaders who have vision, leadership skills, passion and commitment for mission and ministry, and who want to make a difference through the work of a particular board, committee, council or commission. How will you serve for the next four years? Please consider your opportunities.
Your gifts are appreciated. Please be prepared to contribute on Giving Tuesday, December 1. Remember that 100% of all Advance giving goes to the chosen mission project or ministry and every gift made online through THE ADVANCE at www.umcmission.org/give on Dec. 1, 2015 will be matched up to $1 million.
Please note that our office will be closed for the holiday until Monday, November 30 at 8:30 a.m.
Cedar Crest Camp celebrates American Camp Association Accreditation
On November 9, Cedar Crest received official word that it had received accreditation from the American Camp Association (ACA). This was the end of a year long process of application, certification of best practices and standards, and an on site visit from ACA to make sure that we met every standard that was set forth from ACA. Standard areas include: safe sanctuaries, maintenance, site and food service, health and safety, program design and safety, and staff supervision and oversight amongst much more. This is the culmination of a decades long journey started by many in the Tennessee Conference who pursued accreditation in years part.
“Above all, our accreditation not only is an indicator of meeting the best practices in camping, but it is a demonstration to our churches, families, parents, and campers that we want to go the extra mile to show deep Christian hospitality,” says Cedar Crest Director Russell Casteel. Cedar Crest now is one of only two accredited Denominational Accredited camps within a two hour radius of the Nashville area.
Learn more about Cedar Crest and see their newly released 2016 Summer Camp schedule at www.cedarcrestcamp.org! Online registration for Summer 2016 will start on December 1.
Highlights of Paul's Journeys with Bishop Bill McAlilly and Davis Chappell
SC Flood Response -
How You Still Can Help
The people of SC will spend many months recovering from the recent flooding. Please keep them in your prayers and if you are moved to do so, financial assistance would be helpful as well.
TNUMC Disaster Response Page (this site will be update regularly)
The Delegation from the Tennessee Conference is preparing for this important responsibility.