2019 ENCORE Ministry Award Nomination Application

Each year at the Tennessee Annual Conference, Encore Ministry recognizes individuals and congregations that are engaged in exemplary ministry by, with, and for older adults.  You are invited to nominate a United Methodist church and/or a church leader in the Tennessee Conference for the 2019 Encore Ministry Award. The deadline for these nominations is January […]

Choirs Needed for 2020 General Conference

Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist choirs and worship ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2020 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, which meets in Minneapolis, Minn. from May 5 -15, 2020. To apply for an invitation to General Conference, groups are asked to […]

Centertown United Methodist Church Receives Second Grant for Food Ministry

Centertown (Tennessee) United Methodist Church received a second grant for $3,000 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 to purchase a storage unit for non-perishable items for the church’s weekly food ministry program. The program started […]

Methodist Educational Leaders Affirm Church Unity and Establish Africa Senate

NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 26, 2018 – Methodist educational leaders and members of the African Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education (AAMIHE) and the African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions (AAUMTI) are gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa this week for a joint conference. The leaders affirmed their commitment to “Church unity” and established the […]

Statement from the Council of Bishops regarding the Judicial Council Decision

October 26, 2018 In service to the delegates of the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference, the Council of Bishops asked for a declaratory decision of the Judicial Council regarding the constitutionality of the three plans contained in the report of the Commission on a Way Forward. In a unanimous decision, the Judicial Council raised questions regarding […]

Tennessee Delegation Prepares for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

The Tennessee Conference delegation met on Wednesday, October 17, to discuss and reflect on the initial pre General Conference Way Forward listening sessions.  The delegation continued discussion on the three proposed plans and are preparing for February 2019’s Special General Conference Session in St. Louis. The three remaining conference wide listening sessions will be held […]

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 www.umcmission.org/live. This service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation […]

Martin Methodist College’s Shakespeare on the Green

**Pictured from left to right:** Back Row: Trevor Ivey-Bodman, Evan Hill, Gavin Stone Center Row: Eli Fisher, Fayth Dennis Front Row: Daarte Matteau, McKinley Heard     This year’s Shakespeare on the Green at Martin Methodist College will feature William Shakespeare’s comedy “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Serving as director of the play is MMC English Professor […]

Gordon Memorial UMC Receives $8,000 Grant for Older Adult Ministry Program

Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, received an $8,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from the grant is used to supplement programming, meals, transportation, and everyday necessities to senior adults attending the church’s weekly Best Years […]