Commission on a Way Forward | July 2017 Status Report

The 32-member commission is accountable to the Council of Bishops, which named the members following a mandate from the 2016 General Conference. The charge from the General Conference was for the bishops to find a way forward and for unity in the UMC on issues related to human sexuality. In releasing the status report, the […]

Comperry to Join Foundation Staff this Fall

The UM Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr. David Comperry will be joining the Foundation team as field staff representative on September 1, 2017. David P. Comperry is retiring after 45 years as a full-time pastor in the Tennessee and Memphis Annual Conferences of the […]


Tasked by General Conference, Church and Society continues quadrennial process WASHINGTON — Under the direction of the 2016 General Conference, Church and Society will present to the 2020 General Conference a revision of the United Methodist Social Principles. This is the first comprehensive revision since the Social Principles were adopted in 1970. The newly named […]

43rd Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

he biggest backyard party with over 1,800 pounds of fresh catfish is set for Friday, July 21 in the Grassland community of Franklin when Bethlehem United Methodist Church hosts the 43rd BUMC Fish Fry on the church’s shaded grounds at 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road off Hillsboro Road. One of the longest running events in Williamson […]

The Katinas in Concert

The Dove-award winning Katina brothers will be putting on a special benefit concert on August 5 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm to support the beautification and building improvement for two United Methodist Churches: Bethel UMC (Clarksville, TN) and Woodlawn UMC (Woodlawn, TN). Don’t miss this special event! Tickets: Buy them HERE Children 4 & under free Children […]

Reformation for Today: Our 95 Theses

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Justo Gonzalez Oct. 13-14, 2017 Fellowship UMC, Murfreesboro TN Registration will open in early August. About the speaker: Cuban American author, Justo L. Gonzalez, is widely recognized for his work in Hispanic theology, historical theology, and Methodist history. He has published over 100 books, including the highly praised three-volume History of […]

Stewardship Training

This training event is sponsored by the Mississippi United Methodist Foundation for pastors, members of finance committees, and stewardship committees of local churches. Rev. Melvin Amerson is the author of three books: Stewardship in African-American Churches: A New Paradigm, Celebrating the Offering, and Fruit for Celebrating the Offering (which is a collection of offering invitations). […]

Advent Collaborative

  Join colleagues as we prepare for Advent preaching and worship based on Christmas Gifts that Wont Break. Order the book, read the book, and come with preaching and worship ideas. Rev. Lee and Judy Stevenson are the facilitators and this is provided free as a ministry of the Turner Center for Church Leadership. Thursday, September […]

Spiritual Leadership Practices: Living into God’s Vision

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 p.m., Central Standard Time Presenter: Jacqui King, Director, Leadership for Congregational Vitality What did your leaders learn throughout the year about spiritual practices? Was the year so full of planning that you missed time for reflective thinking and Sabbath? How should your leaders evaluate, prepare, pray, and develop ministry action […]