Prayer Request for Congo

Bishop McAlilly asks for your prayers for the people of the Congo who have been experiencing increased violence in recent weeks as a result of political unrest in their country. Peaceful protests were planned on September 19, 2016 in Kinshasa, the capital city, as a result of Congolese President Kabila’s refusal to relinquish power when […]

revitup! For a Lifetime in Ministry

  An Energizing Event for Young Clergy November 7-9 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida     TNUMC participants can be reimbursed for up to $750 (with receipts) for expenses! Strengthen personal, financial and leadership skills that can improve your life and sustain your ministry Network with other young clergy from across the denomination Participate in […]

Disaster Early Response Team Training | Oct. 15 | Brentwood UMC

Interested in helping after a disaster? Register for Early Response Team Training on Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 from 9am-4pm at Brentwood UMC. An Early Response Team (ERT) is a self-contained team that enters a disaster area by invitation. ERTs provide emergency repairs and/or assistance to help people be safe, sanitary and secure until insurance and […]

Chairs of Orders/Fellowship Elected

The Tennessee Conference Order of Deacons, Order of Elders, and Fellowship of Local Pastors/Associate Members have elected new leadership for the 2016-2020 quadrennium. The Rev. Trey Carey, Pastor of Youth and College Ministries at Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church, has been elected to chair the Order of Deacons. The Rev. Marie King, pastor of Sixty-First […]

Gospel Rewrite: Jesus and Healthcare

Note: Since this blog was written, the Tennessee State Legislators voted down Insure Tennessee. As a result, Speaker Harwell created the 3-Star Healthy Pilot Task Force. Currently the Task Force is in negotiations with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid. The proposal would close the coverage gap in 2018. In December 2015, I began working […]