Love & Justice 2019 Grant Application

DEADLINE: November 22, 2019 LOVE & JUSTICE GRANT 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: 11-22-2019 Grants are gifted to churches, groups of churches or ministries outside the church walls, working to meet the needs of the local community and the recipients of services through love and justice. The recipients and their ministries are Wesleyan in […]

Women’s Prison Outreach Ministry: Apply for 2018 Class of New Mentors & Volunteers

Invitation from Crissy Zitka, Better Decisions Dear Friends, I’d like to share some news that, after more than one year, we have been green-lighted by TPW officials to recruit for new volunteers! ign  Now through June 1st, we are accepting applicants for our fall 2018 class of new mentors!  Volunteer Applications are due by June 15.  Click […]

Tax reform and health care: what’s at risk?

The tax proposal moving through Congress right now would irresponsibly add $1.5 TRILLION to the national debt. Congressional leaders say they will make up that deficit with massive future cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. The tax reform bill passed the House Ways and Means Committee today and could pass the House as early as next week. The Senate will take it up after Thanksgiving […]

What is The United Methodist Church’s position on health care reform?

The United Methodist Church has been a strong advocate for a comprehensive health care system that includes access for all, quality care, and effective management of costs. General Conference charged the General Board of Church and Society with the “primary responsibility for advocating health care for all in the United States Congress and for communicating this […]

Health Care Advocacy: Create a Culture of Invitation

From Rev. Merrilee Wineinger– Amy Cooper, a parent of two children with autoimmune diseases, moved to Nashville, Tenn. for access to better healthcare. Amy talked about when her son got a runny nose, which led to a trip to the emergency room. He stayed in the hospital for nine days. Amy has insurance, but still […]

Refusing to Be Comforted: A Methodist Response to Violence

with Bishop Sally Dyck and Bishop Bill McAlilly February 25, 2017 8:00 am to 12:30 pm St. John’s United Methodist Church 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN St. John’s UMC, in collaboration with the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary, invite you for a time of prayerful discernment, discussion, idea sharing, and witness making […]

What is at Stake if the ACA is Repealed?

For over 50 years, public health care programs have been a bedrock for our nation’s health care coverage to low income and elderly residents. In Tennessee, half of our children and half of our states’ births are covered by TennCare, our state’s Medicaid program, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). More than half of […]

Take Action Against Repealing and Replacing the ACA

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]