Cedar Crest Environmental Education Connection

Over the past two school years, the Environmental Education program at Cedar Crest has offered hands-on learning experiences for classrooms, including public schools, private schools, and homeschool pods.  During this season, Cedar Crest Environmental Education is pleased to also announce that they are available to provide family unit programming for hands-on learning this Fall and […]

Young adults gather virtually to discern their calling despite COVID-19

By Meg Young, TNUMC Communications Intern Coronavirus has not deterred Tennessee Conference (TNUMC) leaders from helping young adults discern their calling. When on-site internships and jobs disappeared or moved online, they created an online program to support conference college students and young adults. Russell Casteel, director of camp and retreat ministries in the Tennessee Conference; […]

Cedar Crest Camp | 5 year impact report

Cedar Crest Camp will end 2017 having served thousands of children, youth, and adults in the Tennessee Conference through summer camp and retreat programming. More than 70 local churches were represented in Cedar Crest’s 2017 summer season campership, and a host of other churches and conference connectional ministries contributed to spring and fall retreat seasons […]

Christmas at Beersheba

Christmas at Beersheba is right around the corner! Join new friends for Hors D’oeurves and Christams carols, you’ll enjoy a hearty home-cooked Christmas dinner and everyone will focus on the reason for the season during a spirit filled worship service. Space is limited, so get your reservation in now! Day Events: November 30th, December 4th, […]

Newest Cedar Crest Camper!

  Russell and Callie Casteel welcomed Cormac Brown Casteel (Brown) on Friday, September 22. A Ninth Generation Methodist, Brown and his family are home, healthy and grateful for the love and support of the Tennessee Conference and the United Methodist Connection! Russell is Director at Cedar Crest and the Incoming Executive Director of TNUMC Camp […]

Expired: New Director Announced for Beersheba Springs Assembly

The Tennessee Conference Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries is pleased to announce that Sarah Ratz will start as the new director at Beersheba Springs Assembly in September. The Director of Beersheba Springs Assembly is responsible for the overall management of the conference center, including hospitality, food service, maintenance, program development and office management.  The […]

Young Clergy Initiative Grants for Aldrich and Casteel 

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) as part of their strategy to enable and resource leadership within the church has selected the 2017 Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) grant, recipients. This year, applications were received from every United Methodist jurisdictional conference, and of those applications, 34 grants were awarded. Congratulations to recipients from our […]