Golden Cross Sunday Moved to September

Dear Tennessee Conference Pastors and Congregations, Together we are continuing to face an unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all — our families, our churches, our communities, and our way of life. Yet the Golden Cross Foundation, with the aid of all things electronic, continues its mission of funding Tennessee Conference ministries […]

Caring for Older Adults – From a Distance

By Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.   As church leaders, our calling to love our neighbors is not something new, but it is ever evolving and changing as we understand the new normal being realized in our churches and communities as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the coronavirus continues to invade countries, states, counties, […]

BaSE and Safe Sanctuary Classes Available Online

The Boundaries and Sexual Ethics (BaSE), and Safe Sanctuary classes scheduled for April 24 and 25 have been moved to an online pre-work plus zoom meeting delivery. If you have not already completed these courses, then all persons newly appointed and those who are to be licensed, commissioned, or being transferred into the Tennessee or Memphis conferences must take […]

Middle Tennessee United Methodist Churches Reach Out to Older Adult Population During Pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – April 8, 2020 – While much of the state has shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Middle Tennessee United Methodist churches are actively responding to the needs of the most vulnerable population — older adults. “Today, it is more critical than ever that we continue our advocacy work as church leaders in older […]

“I Don’t Even Know What Day It Is!”- Five Tips for Children’s Ministry Leaders During COVID-19

If you are finding yourself feeling a little out of sorts, and maybe even forgetting what day of the week it is, we want you to know you are not alone. This season of doing ministry in light of COVID-19 is one that none of us feel prepared for. There is not a book to […]

Southeastern Jurisdiction Conference Postponed

From a message sent to all SEJ Delegates: The decision has been made to postpone all 2020 U.S. Jurisdictional Conferences scheduled for July. According to our Book of Discipline, all Jurisdictional Conferences occur simultaneously on a date set by the Council of Bishops. As soon as the dates for the rescheduled General Conference are released, the […]

Weekly Devotionals for Children’s Ministry Leaders during this Easter Season.

The pre-launch team of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference is preparing weekly devotionals for leaders during this Easter Season. WEEK OF APRIL 20, 2020 – Change Read: Acts 9:1-17 There have been a lot of changes in our world lately.  We have changed the way that we have church. Kids have changed the way that […]