2020 Clergy Session on August 18

The Clergy Session for the 2020 Tennessee Annual Conference will be held via Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, August 18, at 2:00 p.m. There will be a training session to familiarize clergy with Zoom Webinar and the voting process at 1:00 p.m. prior to the start of the session. There will be additional training sessions on the use of Zoom Webinar and […]

UMW: Light it Up Yellow on August 18 for Women’s Voting Rights

UMW Urges Yellow Ribbons To Celebrate Historic Women’s Voting Rights with Passage of 19th Amendment   All across America women will celebrate August 18th as the date that Tennessee officially ratified the19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. The United Methodist Women (UMW) urges all Tennesseans to “Light It Up […]

CCYM Applications Available

The Tennessee Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) is accepting applications from students between 7th to 12th grade to join the council. There will be various positions to fill for the upcoming year, including the offices of President, Vice President or Secretary.  Please submit your application here by August 14, 2020.

Anti-racism Commission Elects Bishop Moore-Koikoi as Agency President

July 22, 2020 The United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race elected Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of Western Pennsylvania as president of its 21-member board of directors at its July 11, 2020 board meeting. She will replace Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, episcopal leader of the denomination’s Northwest Texas-New Mexico Area. Bledsoe resigned as GCORR president […]

Asian American Language Ministry Plan Announces the COVID-19 Resiliency Fund

The Asian American Language Ministry Plan (AALM), housed at the General Board of Global Ministries, has created the AALM COVID-19 Resiliency Fund in direct response to the current needs facing local Asian American United Methodist churches during these challenging times. AALM seeks to fund churches responding to needs that have emerged due to the COVID-19 […]

Garlinda Burton Named Interim General Secretary of Religion and Race

June 29, 2020 WASHINGTON D.C. — M. Garlinda Burton, a journalist, editor, and justice advocate, has been named interim chief executive for the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), effective September 1, 2020. Burton, a United Methodist deaconess in the Tennessee Annual Conference, will serve as GCORR’s interim general secretary when the current CEO, […]

CARES Act Update — Extension of PPP Deadline

Late on June 30, the final day for businesses to apply for forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Senate approved a bill (S. 4116) to extend the authorization period for applying for PPP loans through August 8, 2020. On July 1, the House […]

Memphis BMCR to Host Anti-Racism Worship Service

  Memphis Conference Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) is planning an area-wide virtual service of worship, From Rebellion to Revolution on June 28, 2020 at 3 pm.  The service is a Pan-Methodist call to anti-racist activism and racial justice in our church and community. The event will be live-streamed on their FaceBook page here.

Golden Cross Foundation offers Safer Worship Grant

Dear Golden Cross Foundation Friends, By now you may have heard that churches in the Nashville Episcopal Area may return to in-person worship once local health officials deem it safe to gather. To ensure proper safety protocols are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the episcopal office of Bishop Bill McAlilly has developed Guidelines for […]