A New Resource Available to Aid the Discussion of Sexuality in the Church

Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church, a DVD video resource released this past fall, is now available at Cokesbury. This resource has sold over 900 copies nationally. Many pastors and laity have expressed a desire for resources to help their congregation learn about and discuss the current issue of sexuality […]

Historical Marker Unveiled at Clark Memorial UMC

by Wanda Clay This was a spectacular day as Clark begins their 155th year Anniversary celebration. On a journey that began quite some time ago, Sunday, February 9th, the Historical Marker from the Metro Historical Commission was unveiled on the corner of 14th & Phillips Street in recognition of Clark Memorial United Methodist Church.  Clark […]

Warmth in Winter — the Ultimate Jesus Experience for Tennessee Youth

By Megan Young, Communications Intern Over the weekend of January 31-February 2, over 1,900 youth and adult leaders packed into Nashville’s Opryland Hotel and Convention Center for Warmth in Winter, a youth event sponsored by the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. Students and their church youth group leaders spent time in worship and […]

SEJ Heads of Delegations Release Statement of Support for “Protocol” Proposal

Many of the Southeast Jurisdiction (SEJ) Heads of Delegations signed the below statement of support for the proposed Protocol of Grace & Reconciliation Through Separation. The heads of the Tennessee Conference delegation, Rev. Harriet Bryan and Jim Allen are among those who signed the statement. The SEJ Heads of Delegations have had three face-to-face meetings. […]

Martin Methodist Hosts Human Trafficking Lecture

PULASKI, Tenn. – In coordination with Human Trafficking Awareness month, Martin Methodist College ’s (MMC) Criminal Justice Department is honored to host a lecture by Hope for Justice, a global nonprofit dedicated to combatting human trafficking. Spearheading this lecture is MMC Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Richard Schoeberl. Along with over 20 years of terrorism and law enforcement experience, […]

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 […]