Southeastern Jurisdiction Leaders Collaborate in Montgomery

January 16, 2020 The 2020 Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) Leadership Gathering was held in Montgomery, AL, January 7-9. SEJ Bishops, Directors of Connectional Ministries, Lay Leaders and the Committee on Episcopacy gathered from nine states and fourteen conferences to worship, collaborate in ministry, and discuss the current climate of the United Methodist Church. The meeting was […]

Disaster Response – January 2020

Tennessee and Western Kentucky After recent storms, Robert Craig, our Disaster Response Coordinator, talked with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to assess damage state-wide.  It seems that our Conferences were fortunate.  However, there may be small communities in some locations that were overwhelmed and need assistance for cleanup and/or repair.  Please contact Robert if you […]

Golden Cross Foundation Awards $100,000 in 2019 to 18 United Methodist Churches and Organizations

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – January 14, 2020 – The Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC), awarded more than $100,000 to churches and organizations throughout the conference in 2019. Money from the grants has been used toward starting an iPad pilot project for older […]

Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Receives $10,000 Grant for Intergenerational Home Sharing Program

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – January 14, 2020 – The Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC), awarded $10,000 to the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee (COA). Money from the grant is being used by the non-profit organization to help organize and launch an […]

Martin Methodist College Granted 10 Year Reaffirmation

December 2, 2019 PULASKI, Tenn. – The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ Board of Directors at its annual December meeting in Houston, Texas, granted Martin Methodist College its 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation through 2029 without further monitoring and/or recommendations. This is a historic year as we celebrate our 150th, and […]

Golden Cross Foundation Launches Golden Cross Connections

The Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) is launching a free bimonthly electronic newsletter, Golden Cross Connections, in January 2020. Founded in 2013, the GCF is a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. It provides funding assistance for new and ongoing ministries and services with older adults in the […]

Martin Methodist College Rings in the Holidays with Christmas Play

MMC RINGS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH CHRISTMAS PLAY PULASKI, Tenn. – The Martin Methodist College (MMC) Drama Program’s Martin Players will present an original Christmas play, “A Right Jolly Old Elf.” “A Right Jolly Old Elf” presents the adventures of a theatre company performing a children’s play and features the character Virginia O’ Hanlon, drawing from the famous […]

Denominational Website Will Provide Better User Experience

Nashville, Tenn.: UMC.org, the official website of The United Methodist Church, relaunched on December 2 with a new contemporary look and a more mobile-friendly design. In addition, Find-A-Church–the site’s most popular feature–is now international, with more countries continually being added. New geolocation technology makes it possible to display churches that are near the user’s current location. A […]

The Name for Our New Conference!

This email message was sent on 12/01/19 by the Nashville Episcopal Office to all e-news subscribers in the Tennessee Conference and in the Memphis Conference.   Advent greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus the Christ Child! As we work toward the creation of the new conference, we do so with a feeling of […]