The Archivists for the Tennessee Conference want to offer support and training for those around the conference who would like to help preserve our church histories. You don’t have to have the formal title of historian – if you just have a strong interest and want to know more, please fill out this form!
The John Abernathy Smith Heritage Center has church kits to help in preserving and sharing the history of your church. The Tennessee Conference Archives has been awarded a grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives to make church history kits available to our churches. Each kit is comprised of archival quality materials that will […]
“We have our own personal ‘great cloud of witnesses’ as United Methodists in Tennessee,” says Gratia Strother, newly appointed Conference Archivist for the Tennessee United Methodist Conference. “The stories of those who have come before us, laying the foundations of Methodism in Tennessee, interweave with our own stories to make a beautiful tapestry of witness […]
By Jacquie Sojourner Chair, History & Archives West End UMC West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, Nashville, Archives and History has been given a repository of Christian Education Fellowship and other Deacon and certifications materials from the Hipps family. The family attended West End UMC the entire time they have lived in Tennessee. […]
ATTENTION : Local Church Historians, members of Local Church Records and History Committees, church archivists, or any United Methodist with a serious interest in caring for the history of the local church. The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church will be offering a School for Local Church Historians, beginning in September. Lessons will be […]
By Lane Gardner Camp, Memphis Conference Director of Communications The Memphis Conference Archives of The United Methodist Church are now housed in Nashville, Tenn., with the Tennessee Conference Archives. The holdings began being moved in the summer of 2016 with the final load leaving Dec. 19 from the Memphis Conference office in Jackson, Tenn. The […]