Tennessee Again Pays 100% of it’s Connectional Apportionments for 2017

GCFA General Secretary Moses Kumar and Shared Support Specialist Brittany Enright were pleased to acknowledge to Bishop Bill McAlilly and Treasurer Jim Allen the payment of 100% of our conference apportionments. 2017 was the sixth consecutive year for achieving this missional milestone Tennessee Conference paid $2,334,636 toward its general church apportionments. We are also on […]

Rev. Melinda Britt Joins Tennessee Conference Connectional Ministries Staff

Bishop McAlilly is pleased to announce that Rev. Melinda Britt has accepted the position of Director of Connectional Ministries for the Tennessee Conference and will officially begin her appointment in that capacity on March 1, 2017. Britt was ordained an elder in the Memphis Conference and later transferred her membership to the Tennessee Conference. She is […]

McKendree UMC Leads Collaborative Discussion on Mass Incarceration and Race

McKendree United Methodist Church gathered a collaborative group of area churches and ministries to host a viewing and discussion of the documentary 13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment. The event was held at the United Methodist Publishing House and was designed to facilitate conversations of faith and justice and inspire actions of restorative justice in our community.

BeADisciple Liturgy and Worship Online Course | Apr 17-May 5

BeADisciple Liturgy and Worship Online Course Offered for Lay and Clergy April 17- May 5 In six three-day segments, participants will read Patterned by Grace, explore liturgy with short assignments around provocative questions. The course will help laity, pastors, and church musicians who want to discover the formational and transformational power of the Spirit at […]

Take Action Against Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act

Congress started the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act last week. Some in Congress want to repeal the ACA now and figure out the replacement later. Others won’t push for repeal until there’s a replacement plan in place. Still others want to keep the ACA, but make some needed improvements. Meanwhile, President Trump signed […]

Disaster Response for Southeast Storms – How You Can Help | January 2017

We ask that you be in prayer for those in the Southeast who have experienced the deadly tornadoes and severe storms that tore through parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas January 21-23, 2017. The Weather Channel reports that at least 20 deaths are being blamed on the severe weather across […]

Expired: Candler School of Theology Preaching Conference at Emory University | March 23-24

Preaching Conference: “Preaching a Relevant Word: Politics, Policy, and the People” March 23-24 • Candler School of Theology Free and open to the public; Registration required Candler presents the Bandy Preaching Conference on “Preaching a Relevant Word: Politics, Policy, and the People,” designed to assist pastors and congregants better understand contemporary socio-political issues and provide […]

No Repeal without Replace

Sue Stein and Merrilee Wineinger delivered postcards to Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker signed by members of West End UMC. The members signed postcards with personal messages to encourage our Senators not to repeal Obamacare (ACA) without an immediate replacement.   In a speech on January 10th, Senator Alexander stated, “The American people […]