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2019 ENCORE Ministry Award Nomination Application

Each year at the Tennessee Annual Conference, Encore Ministry recognizes individuals and congregations that are engaged in exemplary ministry by, with, and for older adults.  You are invited to nominate a United Methodist church and/or a church leader in the Tennessee Conference for the 2019 Encore Ministry Award. The deadline Read More »

ENCORE Awards 2018

The first annual Encore Ministry Awards were presented to seven churches in the Tennessee Conference.  The Awards ceremony was held during the dinner sponsored by the Golden Cross Foundation and Martin Methodist College on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Tennessee Annual Conference at Brentwood United Methodist Church.  Each church Read More »

Golden Cross Foundation Grant / Counseling for Senior Adults

  Introduction In April 2018, The Golden Cross Foundation of the Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church awarded Belle Meade United Methodist Church a grant of $2500 to help provide counseling for adults 65 years & older. Beginning May 1, 2018 (or when the church has physically received the Read More »

Golden Cross Sunday May 13, 2018

Golden Cross Sunday May 13, 2018 Mother’s Day, May 13 is fast approaching as is Golden Cross Sunday, an approved Tennessee Annual Conference Special Sunday with offering. Golden Cross Sunday has been a Mother’s Day tradition in Tennessee Conference churches for almost 50 years. Golden Cross Sunday has had a Read More »

Rev. Jeff Fryer Celebrates 95 Years | July 15 Reception

Rev. Jeff Fryer, a longtime member of the Tennessee Conference residing now at McKendree Manor, Hermitage, will be celebrating his 95th birthday on Saturday, July 15. All are invited to a reception at the Manor’s Towers that afternoon, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. You can send greetings to Rev. Fryer at: Read More »

2017 Annual Conference Laity Luncheon

By Cindy Solomon Conference lay leader, Holly Neal, organized Tuesday’s luncheon where laity were treated to delicious box lunches made by Thistle Farms staff while learning more about the Tennessee Conference’s restructuring and the Mama Lynn Center for Congolese Women. Bishop Bill McAlilly addressed laity on the changes and challenges Read More »

Aging Matters | Abuse & Exploitation

It is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth is we don’t know for certain how many older adults are suffering from abuse. In the eighth edition of Aging Matters, Nashville Public Television explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect Read More »

Franklin First UMC Hosts RAD Self-Defense Class

Ladies ages 12-80 participated in RAD: Rape-Aggression Self-Defense Class in July. This class was held by Franklin First UMC in partnership with the Franklin Police Department. Through these four sessions you will learn how to defend yourself in a variety of situations. Aggression happens in many ways from on a date, in a parking lot or even at work. Defending yourself and getting out of a bad situations is your goal and being prepared is the first step.