Council of Bishops meets post-General Conference

The United Methodist Council of Bishops met on May 21 following the close of General Conference for worship and prayer for the ongoing unity of The United Methodist Church. The Saturday meeting was planned prior to presenting “An Offering for a Way Forward” to the 2016 General Conference, but recognizing the importance of moving forward […]

My Thoughts Tonight | Rev. Harriet Bryan | May 18

My heart is both heavy and hopeful tonight. Like everyone else in the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences who was either present or who watched today’s proceedings when Bishop McAlilly presided, I was stunned by the allegation that our bishop would instruct persons how to vote and furious that his integrity was questioned.  (As I write […]

Delegate message | Jackson Henry | May 16

message sent from TNUMC delegate, Rev Jackson Henry, to deacons and diaconal ministers on May 16 To All Who Serve in the Spirit of Diakonia, Grace and peace to you from General Conference in Portland.  I am honored to be serving as a deacon delegate from the Tennessee Conference, and I am grateful for you […]

May 11 EPISCOPAL ADDRESS by Bishop Gregory Palmer

Let us pray: Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease; take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace. Breathe through the heats of our desire thy coolness and thy balm; let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of […]