UMVIM SEJ Donor Drive

The pandemic has caused an incredible financial crunch for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission in the Southeast Jurisdiction (UMVIM SEJ) over the last 15 months. The majority of the income that allows UMVIM to vet and support approved ministry sites comes from team registration and insurance. The travel fears and restrictions have reduced this income […]

The Village Nashville | Day of Service

July 29, 2019 500 people of all ages came together yesterday, July 28, to serve their south Nashville neighbors during Sent Sunday, hosted by The Village Church. Volunteers completed 32 projects, worth $30,000, in 10 locations throughout Cane Ridge, Lenox Village, Antioch, south Nashville, and Nolensville: 6 local schools received painting, construction, cleaning, decorating and landscaping work […]

2019 PrimeTimers Events and Scholarships

Global Ministries and the Mission Volunteers Office are pleased to offer twogreat educational and mission service events, one in the Czech Republic and one in Paducah, Kentucky. Both events are designed with less strenuous activities than the traditional UMVIM team. The events will continue to focus on peace and poverty, history and sustainability of resources, […]

Glendale UMC partners with Nashville Launch Pad to provide gloves to homeless youth

Lizzie, a 15-year-old youth member of Glendale UMC has set a goal to provide 500 pairs of new and gently used gloves to homeless LGBTQ youth in Nashville. Donations are appreciated! You also can purchase a $5.50 pair of gloves on an Amazon wishlist which will ship them directly to the church with free shipping […]

Project Transformation Seeking Young Adults Eager to Make an Impact

Project Transformation Tennessee (PT) seeks young adults eager to make an impact through leadership and service to apply for their summer internship. Interns lead a summer day camp for children and youth, live in intentional community with other interns, learn from Christ-inspired church and community leaders, explore faith in action, and represent Project Transformation in […]

Two Tennessee Conference Members to be Commissioned as EarthKeepers

Global Ministries to Commission New United Methodist EarthKeepers for Environmental Stewardship 45 new EarthKeepers will launch creation care projects.  ATLANTA, GA—Global Ministries plans to commission 45 new EarthKeepers in an online service on November 12, 2018 at 8pm ET at This service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation […]

“Giving Hope to the Hopeless”: The Mama Lynn Center for Congolese Women

Written by Quinn Needham, Neelley Hicks, ed. Special thanks to Lynn McAlilly, Bishop Gabriel Yemba and Judith Osongo. Turning a Dream into a Reality In June of 2016, the East Congo Episcopal Area officially teamed up with the Tennessee, Memphis, and California Pacific Annual Conferences and began developing the Mama Lynn Center for Congolese Women. Now, […]