May 14, 2019 – United Methodist clergy and laity went to the Tennessee State Capitol to deliver a letter from Bishop Bill McAlilly (Nashville Episcopal Area) and Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor (Holston Conference) asking Governor Bill Lee to spare the life of Donnie Johnson, scheduled to be executed on May Read More »
November 7, 2018 SIMON’S ISLAND, GA. – The Council of Bishops ended its November 2018 meeting by taking the following actions among other decisions: Released a Narrative of Our Leadership, describing the work that bishops have done since 2016 and leading up to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Read More »
Shall we gather at the River? Posted: April 17, 2018 | Author: William T. McAlilly | Bishop’s Blog Map of River Basins Across the Country As a boy, we would camp along the Tennessee River at a place we called “Sycamore Cove.” I used to sit on the banks of the river there between Pickwick Dam Read More »
Council of Bishops | November 9, 2017 LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA _ Placing emphasis on the values of unity, space and contextuality – all for the sake of mission – the Council of Bishops (COB) is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for Read More »
In February, the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences prayed 24 hours/day for a week in a vigil to support Phase 2 of the Praying Our Way Forward initiative. During that week, Bishop Bill McAlilly was asked to share his prayer for this initiative with the world on video. That video is Read More »
Over the last few days there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the executive order banning refugees from seven countries. Within this context, many of our fellow churches are requesting ways they can offer sanctuary to immigrants within our communities. I know this issue is complex, and I believe we, as the Read More »
Bishop McAlilly asks for your prayers for the people of the Congo who have been experiencing increased violence in recent weeks as a result of political unrest in their country. Peaceful protests were planned on September 19, 2016 in Kinshasa, the capital city, as a result of Congolese President Kabila’s Read More »
“God is bigger than this general conference,” Bishop William McAlilly said during the opening worship for the conference.