Cedar Crest Camp Celebrates Next Gen Children’s Ministry Fall Retreat

Lyles, Tennessee—More than 90 children and adult leaders attended the first conference-wide children’s retreat at Cedar Crest on October 22 and 23. Participants from 13 conference churches took part in adventure-themed games, activities, worship, small group sessions and fellowship throughout the two-day retreat. Our theme was “Be Bold, Be Fearless, Be Faithful” as we shared […]

Discerning a Call to Ministry in the UMC?

If you are discerning a call in the United Methodist Church, please talk to a clergy person & your District Superintendent ASAP! The next Orientation to Ministry (OTM) cycle begins Feb. 11, 2017. Participants must be referred by their District Superintendent and District Committee (dCom) in order to begin OTM. OTM must be completed before participants […]

Neighborhood Health Creates Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Addiction

Opioid abuse is Tennessee’s number one public health crisis. In 2014, more people died from opioid overdoses then in car accidents or by guns. It not only resulted in over 1,200 deaths (129) in Nashville/Davidson County, but in countless problems including drug addicted babies.   While Tennessee is launching many programs to better monitor prescription […]

Hispanic/Latino Ministries at the Nashville District’s Lay Servant Ministries School

More than 40 people attended the Nashville District’s Lay Servant Ministries School from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2016 at Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Nashville. Sixteen of the participants came from six different Hispanic and Latino ministries in the Clarksville, Cookeville and Nashville districts. The sixteen participants took the Advanced Course and attended “Devotional […]

Wellness Support and Skill Development Workshops at Brentwood UMC

Brentwood UMC is offering several wellness support and skill development workshops throughout the winter and spring. The classes include seminars on boundaries; divorce recovery for parents, teens and kids; anxiety support; depression support; and connecting couples. Brentwood also offers training to church leaders interested in adding Divorce Recovery to their ministry offerings. For more information, […]

Connie Clark Named Chair of United Methodist Publishing House

The Board of The United Methodist Publishing House (Cokesbury and Abingdon Press) met at its new Nashville headquarters building October 10-12 to organize for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The Reverend Brian K. Milford was elected as the President & Publisher (CEO) and the new board began its work by selecting Justice Cornelia (Connie) Clark as Chair, Reverend Thomas Salsgiver as Vice […]

United Methodist Aid Reaches East Congo

By Judith Osongo Yanga and Kathy L. Gilbert Oct. 11, 2016 | UMNS United Methodist aid has reached the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of East Congo, which was the site of a brutal attack by rebel Allied Democratic Forces, a group linked to Islamists in Uganda, on Aug. 13. On Oct. 4, […]

Martin Methodist in the News!

Martin Methodist takes steps to create college culture There’s a saying that comes up a lot in the rural patch of southern Middle Tennessee surrounding Martin Methodist College. Don’t act above your raising. It’s a sentiment administrators say they face often in a 13-county region where the percentage of adults with a college degree lags well below the […]

UMCOR Responds Quickly to Hurricane Damage in Haiti

By Elliott Wright* Atlanta, Georgia, October 7, 2016 — The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) acted quickly in response to the destruction and death caused by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, notably in Haiti. The provision of emergency supplies, food, health kits, and other assistance builds on UMCOR’s sustained presence in Haiti, work that […]