Hilldale UMC Celebrates Partnership With F.U.E.L. Program

Hilldale UMC celebrates connection to F.U.E.L. ministry and opportunity to feed hungry children and spread the love of Christ throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Hilldale was featured in local news articles regarding this program and the program itself has been recognized repeatedly for its good work. https://clarksvillenow.com/local/hilldale-umc-supports-partnership-with-f-u-e-l-program/

IRS proposal regarding group exemptions

FROM GCFA’s LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT – UMC Group Ruling Update In May 2020, the IRS released proposed updates to the rules for group exemptions. These proposed updates would make several changes that could negatively impact our denomination’s group exemption, including: A requirement that all subordinate organizations adopt a “uniform governing instrument;” Specific definitions for the […]

2020 Annual Conference Email Updates

This is an archive of the email updates sent to voting members of the 2020 Tennessee Annual Conference. Additional supporting annual conference reminders were available in the weekly E-Connector newsletter as well. 1st Annual Conference 2020 Email (July 10, 2020) 2nd Annual Conference 2020 Email (August 16, 2020) Clergy Session and 2020 Annual Conference Email […]

Cedar Crest Environmental Education Connection

Over the past two school years, the Environmental Education program at Cedar Crest has offered hands-on learning experiences for classrooms, including public schools, private schools, and homeschool pods.  During this season, Cedar Crest Environmental Education is pleased to also announce that they are available to provide family unit programming for hands-on learning this Fall and […]

Council of Bishops offering grants to ecumenical and interreligious ministries

The Council of Bishops is offering 3 grants to groups within annual conferences for projects designed to strengthen ecumenical and/or interreligious relationships, each for $1,000. The application deadline is September 14, 2020. Conference groups elected to lead in ecumenical and interreligious relationships and projects that bring people together while keeping “social distance” are preferred and […]

Young adults gather virtually to discern their calling despite COVID-19

By Meg Young, TNUMC Communications Intern Coronavirus has not deterred Tennessee Conference (TNUMC) leaders from helping young adults discern their calling. When on-site internships and jobs disappeared or moved online, they created an online program to support conference college students and young adults. Russell Casteel, director of camp and retreat ministries in the Tennessee Conference; […]

2020 Clergy Session on August 18

The Clergy Session for the 2020 Tennessee Annual Conference will be held via Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, August 18, at 2:00 p.m. There will be a training session to familiarize clergy with Zoom Webinar and the voting process at 1:00 p.m. prior to the start of the session. There will be additional training sessions on the use of Zoom Webinar and […]