Tornado Recovery Connection Volunteer Opportunities / Hands on Nashville

Our Tornado Recovery Connection case managers continue to work with survivors of the March tornadoes. As they hear about needs volunteers can assist with now and into the new year, they hand them over to partner organization, Hands On Nashville, to coordinate. Currently, volunteers are being sought for the following important opportunities: General Labor for […]

Faith and Mental Health

Alan Whitley, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist MSSW Candidate- Clinician Evidence-Based Concentration-University of Tennessee Lay Leader at Glendale United Methodist Church – Nashville, TN I grew up where we often did not talk about faith and mental health in the same conversation.  It almost felt like faith was welcomed into conversation but any conversation around mental health […]

TNUMC students receive $88,000 in scholarships

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) awarded 47 students from churches across the Tennessee conference just over $88,000 in scholarship funds in 2020. The amounts for individual awards ranged from $13,000 to $500 over 13 different scholarships. Twenty-nine churches and thirty-three universities and seminaries were represented. Eight of the scholarship recipients are […]

College Students Experience God through Micro Retreats at Cedar Crest

In this season where safety of all is of utmost importance, our camping and campus ministries have successfully found ways to be adaptive in how they create and offer experiences of sabbath and discipleship for young adults.   “One of the most overlooked groups of faith in the midst of this pandemic has been young adults,” […]

Love and Justice Grant Application

Love and Justice Grant Application Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church Church & Society Ministries Applications must arrive via email by the DEADLINE: 12/15/2020 Download Application Fill-out form Keep question answers to approximately 120 words Preferred Method to Submit Application Email as an attachment to Rev. Allison Gossett, Chair Questions? Please contact the […]

Miriam’s Promise creates informational video for virtual services

Miriam’s Promise has created an informational video for churches to use in their virtual worship services. Miriam’s Promise, founded in 1985 in affiliation with the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, offers pregnancy counseling, parenting coaching, and adoption-related services. As part of the this affiliation, Miriam’s Promise receives funding from the Conference through the […]

United Methodist Global AIDS Committee Plans World AIDS Day Service

Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee has announced plans for a special service to commemorate World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM CT. The worship service – held virtually – will be free and available to all online at and worship. The theme of the service […]