Faith and Mental Health

Alan Whitley, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist MSSW Candidate- Clinician Evidence-Based Concentration-University of Tennessee Lay Leader at Glendale United Methodist Church – Nashville, TN I grew up where we often did not talk about faith and mental health in the same conversation.  It almost felt like faith was welcomed into conversation but any conversation around mental health […]

United Methodist Global AIDS Committee Plans World AIDS Day Service

Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee has announced plans for a special service to commemorate World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM CT. The worship service – held virtually – will be free and available to all online at and worship. The theme of the service […]

United Methodist Global AIDS Committee Set to Host Free Webinar Series

United Methodist Global AIDS Committee   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee has announced plans to host a series of educational webinars that will be made available at UMCglobalaidsfund and archived on their website. The webinar series will be held during the following months: October […]

Caring for Kids in a Socially Distant World: Five Strategies for Pastoral Care

Caring for Kids in a Socially Distant World: Five Strategies for Pastoral Care developed by the pre-launch Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference Children’s Ministry Team We are created and wired for connection with God and with others…so finding ourselves less connected in the world of “social” or “physical” distancing is difficult. As we serve our churches, […]

5 Tips for Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety

In her video report, “Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety,” Washington Post reporter Nicole Ellis and Dr. Jennifer Yip, executive director at the Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief, discuss five tips to preserve your mental health in this time of confusion and uncertainty. The fear that many people feel right now, said Dr. Yip, is […]

Be Prepared for the Possible Spread of Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the collaboration of Faith-Based and Community Organizations with public health agencies will be essential in protecting the public’s health and safety if and when a  pandemic occurs. The CDC checklist linked below provides guidance for religious and community organizations in developing and improving influenza pandemic […]