Update Regarding the 2020 Annual Conference

The Tennessee Annual Conference Design Team is looking at all options for how to safely convene the 2020 annual conference session. The team, which meets monthly (now via Zoom), already announced that the usual 3-day session would be shortened to a 1½ day format on Friday and Saturday, September 18-19 at Brentwood UMC. This will […]

Kylie Marino Receives UMAC Award

Please join us in congratulating Kylie Marino, who won a 1st place award on May 21, 2020, from the United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC). Kylie serves as the Digital Media Specialist with the TNUMC Communications staff. Her entry, Ebenezer Hispanic Fellowship: Handprints of Change, received 1st place in the Visual Design, Artwork, Annual Conference/Local […]

New Resource Available for Tennessee Tornado Survivors

Physical Distancing Creates New Challenges for Long-Term Recovery An innovative project of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church is virtually linking hands with survivors of the March 3, 2020, tornadoes in Tennessee. The Tornado Recovery Connection (TRC), funded by a grant to the conference from the Middle Tennessee Community Foundation, provides a listening […]

Creation Care Ministry Offers Webinar and Classes for Quarantined Congregations

Webinar: “Climate Justice Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic” | Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm CT   The State Advocacy working group of National UMC Creation Justice will be presenting a webinar on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm Central time. The topic will be “Climate Justice Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic.” During this time of pandemic and […]

Ask the Docs: Preemptive Planning for Public Worship

Presented by: Memphis Conference Black Methodists for Church Renewal Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1 pm via Zoom This one-hour Zoom call is sponsored by Memphis Conference Black Methodists for Church Renewal, but it is for any pastor or key layperson of any faith community considering returning to public worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers:  Rev. […]

Harry Denman Evangelism Award | June 30 Deadline

Nominations for the Harry Denman Evangelism Award are open through June 30, 2020. Please consider nominating a youth, clergy, or layperson that you believe has expressed a great gift for evangelism. Online submission form for Denman nominations. “The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism […]

Learning More About Background Checks

The Nashville Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church offers Safe Gatherings as a resource to help congregations and ministries provide safe places of worship, education, fellowship and missions for everyone they serve. As part of the program, Safe Gatherings processes multiple levels of background checks. But you may be asking, what should I really know […]