Historical Marker Honors Rev. Bill Barnes

Nashville, July 17, 2019:  Mayor David Briley and members of the Nashville Metro Council joined friends and family of Rev. Bill Barnes for the unveiling of a historical marker honoring the work and memory of Rev. Barnes. Rev. Barnes was well known for his activism and work in Nashville helping those marginalized by race, social […]

Rural Congregations Lead Community Transformation in Henry County

PARIS, Tenn. – Rural congregations are some of the few permanent stakeholders in their communities, and when they work together, they can create meaningful change. Just ask the 19 United Methodist Churches of Henry County. In February, the congregations of Henry County were awarded a $10,000 Community Transformation Grant from the Turner Center at Martin […]

Prevention of Drowning and Water-Related Injuries

The TNUMC Health & Wellness Committee will be sharing monthly articles and information related to the National Health Observances 2019 and seasonal activities. These articles are intended to raise awareness of health and safety related concerns and share some resources. Information shared will be from evidence-based resources. This information is not intended to replace advice […]

A Golf Challenge for the Community

Nashville, TN, (July 15, 2019): The Cooper Golf Challenge brings together two American classics – golf and families. The annual golf fundraiser benefits Miriam’s Promise, the local nonprofit dedicated to forever families. This golf experience is Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. Check-in begins at 8:15, and tee-off is at […]

Our Connection at Work

When thunderstorms with lightning and high winds came through Spring Hill, TN on Wednesday night, June 19th, huge trees fell on Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and their building next door, the Wesley Outreach Center.   The first call that Pastor Deborah Owens made was to the insurance company, the second call was to District […]

Robinson Retires from Miriam’s Promise

Nashville, TN, (2019): Debbie Robinson, the Executive Director of Miriam’s Promise for 31 years, is retired on June 30. She has provided unparalleled servant leadership and heart for pregnancy, parenting, and adoption services throughout Middle Tennessee during her tenure. Most recently she was awarded the J. Allison Social Holiness Award at the Tennessee Annual Conference […]

UMC Bishops pose five questions to Judicial Council on Traditional Plan

June 27, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality, meaning, application and effect of certain petitions adopted as the Traditional Plan by the 2019 General Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, in February. Although the […]

ENCORE Ministry Awards 2019

During the Golden Cross Foundation Dinner at the Tennessee Annual Conference session on June 13, five (5) churches and one (1) individual were presented with the ENCORE Ministry Award for 2019. The awards were presented by the ENCORE Ministry Committee for exemplary ministry by, with, and for older adults in the Tennessee Conference. One church […]