Archives and History

Who is your Church Historian?

The new Archivist for the Tennessee Conference wants 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, Read More »

Tennessee Conference Hires New Archivist

“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 Read More »

Hipps Family Donates Collection to West End UMC

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 Read More »

Local Church Historians’ School to be in September

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 Read More »