Joint Statement of NASCUMC Member Presidents On the Called General Conference and the Subject of Human Sexuality

January 5, 2019 Embracing the United Methodist Church’s core religious and humanistic values that all persons are of sacred worth and equal standing, the eighty-nine United Methodist (NASCUMC) affiliated colleges/universities and their respective presidents serving over 260,000 students strongly affirm access and inclusion of all students, faculty, and staff on our campuses regardless of their […]

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 […]

Process Developed to Prioritize Legislative Committee Work at Special Session

Nashville, Tennessee: The Commission on the General Conference has devised a process for determining the order in which legislative proposals will be considered by the single legislative committee during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Petitions which compose a plan will be considered together as one unit. Petitions which are not part of a plan […]

Gainesboro First UMC Receives $7,000 Grant to Retro Fit Church

Gainesboro (Tennessee) First United Methodist Church received a grant for $7,000 from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from this grant was used toward installing pew cushions and an upgraded sound and projection system in the sanctuary. “Gainesboro First UMC is […]

UMI and AmVenture Work to Improve Service to UMI Insureds

United Methodist Insurance and AmVenture Work to Improve Service to UMI Insureds Nashville, TN – United Methodist Insurance (UMI) and its partner, AmVenture Insurance Agency, Inc. (AmVenture), are working together to provide more competitive pricing and enhanced coverage for United Methodist churches and other related properties. Unfortunately, those UMI clients with renewal dates in January […]

IRS Standard Mileage Rates for 2019

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the IRS standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: * 58 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3.5 cents from the rate for 2018, * 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 2 cents […]