New President/CEO of Miriam’s Promise Starts a New Chapter

Nashville, TN, (July 1, 2019): J. Dietz Osborne is stepping into the role of President/CEO of Miriam’s Promise on July 1. He looks forward to providing a new leadership for pregnancy, parenting, and adoption services to the people of Middle Tennessee. For additional information about the nonprofit, to volunteer, or to donate, visit MiriamsPromise.org. His […]

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 […]

A Brief Recap of the 2019 Tennessee Annual Conference

Members of annual conference and guests were called to remember – through Word, Water, & Witness – their identity as baptized Christians and the firm foundation becoming a disciple in the United Methodist church provides. There were worship services, baptismal water basins, and inspiring witness presentations that intertwined Word, water and witness throughout the conference […]