24 Hours To Protect Health Care

24 Hours To Protect Health Care We need you to call your member of Congress to let them know the American Health Care Bill creates more problems than it solves. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your congressperson’s office. Or, find your member of Congress here and call their local […]

Health Care Advocacy: Create a Culture of Invitation

From Rev. Merrilee Wineinger– Amy Cooper, a parent of two children with autoimmune diseases, moved to Nashville, Tenn. for access to better healthcare. Amy talked about when her son got a runny nose, which led to a trip to the emergency room. He stayed in the hospital for nine days. Amy has insurance, but still […]

Teleconference Sessions Offered for Faith Community Nurses and Hospital Chaplains

Faith Community Nurse Quarterly Program and Meeting: An Introduction to Creative Thinking | March 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am | Lester Williams Conference Room 4, St. Thomas West Hospital Program: Darren Murphy, RN, MPH, and FCN will present An Introduction to Creative Thinking, an opportunity to learn beginning skills and strategies that apply […]

I Dream A World

In seasons of distress and grief such as in recent days, poetry creates space. Today we need a word. A word that reminds us of who we are and to whom we belong as a people beloved and created in the image of God. We need a poem, a song, a word which pulls us […]

Refusing to Be Comforted: A Methodist Response to Violence

with Bishop Sally Dyck and Bishop Bill McAlilly February 25, 2017 8:00 am to 12:30 pm St. John’s United Methodist Church 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN St. John’s UMC, in collaboration with the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary, invite you for a time of prayerful discernment, discussion, idea sharing, and witness making […]

Alternative Medicaid Financing Proposals Could Jeopardize Cancer Care; Increase States’ Medicaid Costs

ACS CAN Sends Letter to Governors Detailing Medicaid Concerns States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors […]

Bishop’s Blog | Living in a hurting world: Offering prayers for refugees

Over the last few days there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the executive order banning refugees from seven countries. Within this context, many of our fellow churches are requesting ways they can offer sanctuary to immigrants within our communities. I know this issue is complex, and I believe we, as the church, and as United Methodists, […]

McKendree UMC Leads Collaborative Discussion on Mass Incarceration and Race

McKendree United Methodist Church gathered a collaborative group of area churches and ministries to host a viewing and discussion of the documentary 13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment. The event was held at the United Methodist Publishing House and was designed to facilitate conversations of faith and justice and inspire actions of restorative justice in our community.

Take Action Against Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act

Congress started the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act last week. Some in Congress want to repeal the ACA now and figure out the replacement later. Others won’t push for repeal until there’s a replacement plan in place. Still others want to keep the ACA, but make some needed improvements. Meanwhile, President Trump signed […]