2016 Annual Conference Journal is Now Available!

The 2016 Annual Conference Journal is available for viewing and/or download from the Conference Journal page of the website. This year, a limited number of printed copies were ordered through our District Offices. If you pre-ordered a copy, it will be available for pick-up in your district in a few weeks.  

End-of-Year Financial Deadlines

Just a reminder of some deadlines that are approaching: Wednesday, January 11: last day for churches to remit apportionments for 2016 credit [Tuesday, January 17: last day to pay general church apportionments] Wednesday, January 18: last day to pay expenses from 2016 budgets Susan Lindeman will continue to help us close out 2016, but questions […]

United Theological Seminary Hispanic Christian Academy

HCA Promotional Page This three-year online program in Spanish offers courses in Bible, Theology, Church and Mission, and Ministry. These four areas provide a sound, robust and foundational training to prepare leaders for ministry in the church to work with a pastoral team. Our preference is to work with an already established church organization/group, such […]

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s United Methodist Clergy Discount Program

Eligible Clergy and Clergy Family Members: Active and retired United Methodist Clergy and their legal dependents; immediate family of deceased United Methodist Clergy; United Methodist Diaconal Ministers and their legal dependents; and Certified Candidates who are enrolled in a United Methodist approved seminary and their legal dependents are eligible for a clergy discount. Eligible persons […]

Commissioning of Belmont Mission Team to Mexico

Twelve persons from Belmont UMC and Martin Methodist College were served Holy Communion and commissioned during worship on January 1 at Belmont UMC. They leave January 5 for a 10 day “Alternative Work/Study And Reality Experience” [AWARE] with our neighbors in Mexico. There they will be working, living and learning about many aspects of sustainable […]

Disability Grant Applications Due: Jan. 8, 2017

Disability Grants are designed to help United Methodist disciples of Jesus Christ follow his teachings to love God and to love neighbor, especially the neighbor in need. Love of God bears fruit as love of neighbor through creating an environment accessible for people with disabilities – Physical, Psychological and Emotional. Download 2016 Disability Grant Application […]

“All I want for Christmas is peanut butter” | DS Scott Aleridge

This year for Christmas, Rev. Scott Aleridge, Cumberland District Superintendent, wanted to help feed hungry children in and around the Sumner County area. Bethpage UMC provides between 150-170 food boxes every Friday for families who just need a gap-fix between paychecks, normally towards the end of the month. Peanut Butter is very expensive to get […]

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

  By Michelle Andrews –  December 13, 2016  Courtesy of Kaiser Health News: A national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Since Republicans have plans to repeal the federal health law, should consumers still sign up for next year’s coverage? And if the health law marketplaces disappear, might […]

TNUMC Conference Staff Serves at Last Minute Toy Store

TNUMC Connectional Ministries staff participated in the Last Minute Toy Store at 61st Avenue UMC in West Nashville on Monday. The LMTS, open from December 16-19, is a ministry offering an opportunity for families in need to shop for Christmas gifts for their children. This year, 4,318 Middle Tennessee children were served who otherwise would […]

Gordon Memorial UMC’s Holiday Food Drive Part of Larger 140-Year Legacy of Community Outreach

Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church’s Holiday Food Drive continues a 140-year tradition of feeding the hungry in their North Nashville community. The Gordon Cares ministry provides 150 families of four to six people with a holiday food basket, including a turkey for Thanksgiving and a ham for Christmas. Charles L. White Jr., Senior Pastor of […]