TNUMC students receive $88,000 in scholarships

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) awarded 47 students from churches across the Tennessee conference just over $88,000 in scholarship funds in 2020. The amounts for individual awards ranged from $13,000 to $500 over 13 different scholarships. Twenty-nine churches and thirty-three universities and seminaries were represented. Eight of the scholarship recipients are […]

2019 District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries

Caney Fork River District Annette King (Sparta, TN) (931) 212-3832, Email: Becky Kincer, Assistant Director (931) 738-2863, Email: Harpeth River District Dianne D. Holland, District Director & Associate TN Conference Director (Columbia, TN) (Joe Holland, Assistant Director) (931) 540-8411 h, (615) 202-1719 c, Email: Red River District Denise Skidmore, Director (Clarksville, TN) […]

Miriam’s Promise creates informational video for virtual services

Miriam’s Promise has created an informational video for churches to use in their virtual worship services. Miriam’s Promise, founded in 1985 in affiliation with the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, offers pregnancy counseling, parenting coaching, and adoption-related services. As part of the this affiliation, Miriam’s Promise receives funding from the Conference through the […]

Upcoming Extension Ministers Gathering

HELLO EXTENSION MINISTERS!! Bishop William T. McAlilly Is Inviting You To Share In “UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS” Bishop William T. McAlilly, is inviting you to the annual Extension Ministers Gathering for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences.  In the past, we have gathered together for breakfast during the Annual Conference, but as you know, this year’s conferences were conducted in a […]


Glencliff United Methodist Church in Nashville received a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grant funds a variety of retrofitting projects. “While our congregation is faithful and giving, many members are also aging and vulnerable,” said the Rev. Ingrid McIntyre, pastor of […]

Martin Methodist Receives $2 Million Title III Grant

PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College (MMC) is proud to announce it has been awarded a five-year Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant, totaling over 2 million dollars. 7th District Congressman Mark Green (R-TN) visited the MMC campus to present the award in person to MMC President Dr. Mark La Branche and a group of community […]

The Village breaks ground on new 24/7 ministry center

The Village Church is putting down roots via a new, permanent round-the-clock ministry center. The multi-purpose building, expected to be complete in fall 2021, has been designed to host much more than worship services – it includes gathering spaces for community events and support groups, a feeding program and youth and children’s ministries. The church’s […]

Virtual Homecoming Celebrates United Methodist Higher Education & Scholars

On Tuesday, October 27 the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation will host a virtual “homecoming” to celebrate Methodism and higher education, UMHEF scholars, and more.The public is invited to follow UMHEF on Facebook, Instagram, and on their website beginning at 10:00 AM CST on Tuesday, October 27. Festivities will include messages from United Methodist students, […]

John Lewis, The Beloved Community, And Energy Justice

Join Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light for a webinar on how the life of John Lewis informs a faith-based approach to nonviolence, community formation, and energy justice. About this Event For Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light’s October Climate Academy, you are invited to a reflection on the life, principles, and practices of John Lewis and […]