Scripture tells us that motherhood is sacred. Motherhood is an identity based on relationships that are not defined by any one variable, including childbirth. However, as we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, it is urgent that we recognize the perils that women and girls face as a result of pregnancy. The facts are simple and […]
The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee announced that the new president of its Board of Directors is Rev. Dr. Richard Gentzler, Jr. COA’s mission is to address the unmet needs of older adults and caregivers through information, advocacy and education, and by being a catalyst for comprehensive solutions. Rev. Dr. Rick Gentzler is […]
In the light of recent events, there has been a lot of focus on mental illness and it hasn’t been positive. Studies have shown that people living with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of violent crimes than the perpetrators, but that doesn’t stop some in society from blaming us for […]
Shall we gather at the River? Posted: April 17, 2018 | Author: William T. McAlilly | Bishop’s Blog Map of River Basins Across the Country As a boy, we would camp along the Tennessee River at a place we called “Sycamore Cove.” I used to sit on the banks of the river there between Pickwick Dam and JP Coleman State Park. […]
The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of The United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, announces that the recipients of the Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship are Kaitlynn E. Vaughn and Margaret A. Ward. Kaitlynn is a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and is currently enrolled at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, […]
‘Disaster response’ is now a single Episcopal Area ministry for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, coordinated by Rev. Robert Craig By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference Effective Jan. 1, the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences of the Nashville Episcopal Area have combined their disaster response ministries into a single area-wide ministry, according to […]
Bishop William T. McAlilly of the Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church announced today his intention to appoint Rev. Chip Hunter as the District Superintendent of the Stones River District in the Tennessee Conference. Hunter will assume the new role beginning in June of 2018 with the setting of the new appointments at the […]
Best practices in choosing curriculum for ministry with Children and Youth.