Council of Bishops Invites Applications for Two Ecumenical Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is inviting applications for the following programs:  2020 Local Initiatives Grants Scholarship to Attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey 2020 Local Initiatives GrantsThe Council of Bishops is offering three (3) grants of $1,000 each to groups within annual conferences for special projects designed […]

The Village Nashville | Day of Service

July 29, 2019 500 people of all ages came together yesterday, July 28, to serve their south Nashville neighbors during Sent Sunday, hosted by The Village Church. Volunteers completed 32 projects, worth $30,000, in 10 locations throughout Cane Ridge, Lenox Village, Antioch, south Nashville, and Nolensville: 6 local schools received painting, construction, cleaning, decorating and landscaping work […]

There Goes the Neighborhood | Ecumenism Starts With One’s Neighbors

by Rev. Nick Baird-ChrisohonCommittee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relations On a sweltering July evening, members of Rehoboth United Methodist Church and St. Timothy Lutheran Church gathered in the sanctuary of Rehoboth on a Sunday night to celebrate worship. This worship service, the first of what they expect to be a monthly affair, had a […]

2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit Wrap Up

NASHVILLE, TN – Taking place July 11-14 at the Scarritt Bennett Center campus, 250 participants from congregations, annual conferences, agencies, and other organizations gathered eager to find ways to take better care of God’s creation. Attendee’s discussed ways they can facilitate the healing of our planet, strategized how to build a strong movement for creation […]

2019 Charge Conference Forms

FORM INSTRUCTIONS Please read carefully!  If you need instructions on how to utilize the fillable PDF forms, please read  Instructions for 2019 Charge Conference Forms. Note, if you do not download the fillable PDF as indicated in the instructions, the file may not save your information. (1-Click on the form, 2-Download it to your computer, […]

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 […]