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Tennessee Conference Advance Specials are designed to provide an opportunity to promote second-mile giving and support exceptional missional outreach programs. These ministries and programs serve persons in the name of Jesus Christ within the bounds of the Tennessee Conference. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the designated ministry.

If your Tennessee Conference ministry, agency, local church or United Methodist related agency has an exceptional missional outreach program, we encourage you to apply for designation as a Tennessee Conference Advance Special and/or a Mercy & Mission grant.

In 2018, this area will be under review.  Applications will not be available until there is an updated procedure in place to manage the granting process.


 

2017 Conference Advance Specials

Agape PreSchool of Monterey UMC

Agape Preschool is a place where staff, together with parents and the church, provide a positive and trusting educational environment that nurtures the whole child.  Children receive the highest quality of care and education to prepare them cognitively, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to enter Kindergarten.

Contact: Elaine Pierce
elaine.pierce@montereyumc.com

124 North Holly Street
Monterey, TN 38574

BETHLEHEM CENTERS OF NASHVILLE

Bethlehem Centers of NashvilleBethlehem Centers of Nashville promotes self-reliance and positive life choices for children, teens, adults and families in Middle Tennessee by delivering and advocating for quality programs and services, especially with the poor and marginalized.

Contact: Steve Fleming
sfleming@bethlehemcenters.org

1417 Charlotte Avenue,
Nashville, TN 37203

CIRCLE OF GRACE UM MINISTRIES

Inspired by the ministry of Grace Place at the women’s prison in Memphis, this ministry was started by two women who felt there should be a United Methodist presence at the Tennessee Prison for Women. The ministry has grown to four worship services a month and a weekly Bible Study. We create relationships and share God’s love with a hurting group of women who have and continue to suffer much.

Contact: Lisa Gwock
lgwock@westendumc.org

2200 West End Avenue,
Nashville, TN 37206

GALLATIN CARES

Gallatin Cares2Gallatin CARES is a missional congregation that serves those in need within the Gallatin community, seeking to provide spiritual, physical, nutritional and emotional assistance to the homeless, disabled, chronically unemployed and the general community.

Contact: Dave Murray
davemurray1945@gmail.com

241 West Eastland St.
Gallatin, TN 37066

GALLATIN SHALOM ZONE

Shalom ZoneShalom Zone’s mission is to empower and enrich the lives of individuals and families in the diverse community by providing meaningful assistance and quality programs. This ministry was born out of local United Methodist congregations in Gallatin as a part of the General Board of Global Ministries Shalom Initiative.

Contact: PJ Davis
PJD@gallatinshalomzone.net

600 Small Street Suite 107,
Gallatin, TN 37066

MIRIAM’S PROMISE

Miriam's PromiseMiriam’s Promise is a full-service non-profit agency serving families and children in Middle Tennessee, promoting healing and emotional health by providing pregnancy counseling, mentoring, child and family counseling and adoption services.

Contact: Debbie Robinson
drobinson@miriamspromise.org

522 Russell Street,
Nashville, TN 37206

MOUNTAIN T.O.P.

Mountain TOPMountain T.O.P. is an interdenominational service mission experience in which the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the Middle Tennessee Cumberland Mountain families are met. Major home repair helps address substandard housing issues.

Contact: Brooke Freeman
brooke@mountain-top.org

P.O. Box 128,
Altamont, TN 37301

OPEN TABLE NASHVILLE

Open Table Nashville 2Open Table Nashville is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness. OTN’s focus is on relationships and addressing the specific needs of those they serve, including housing, rent, utility assistance, counseling, job training, transportation, emergency shelter, clothing and community awareness.

Contact: Ingrid McIntyre
Ingrid@opentablenashville.org

210 Morton Ave,
Nashville, TN 37211

PROJECT TRANSFORMATION

Project TransformationThe mission of Project Transformation Tennessee is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry exploration by building life-impacting relationships, serving under-served children and families, and connecting churches to under-served communities.

Contact: Courtney Aldrich
Aldrich@pttennessee.org

522 Russell Street,
Nashville, TN 37206

TN CONFERENCE CAMP AND RETREAT MINISTRIES

kids_bgThe Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries operates two facilities.  Beersheba Springs Assembly hosts groups for conferences, retreats, seminars and events that are church related or for non-profit groups and families.    Cedar Crest Camp offers a full summer program of camp for elementary and younger youth as well as host retreats.  Volunteer opportunities are available at both.  Nomads are always welcome.

Beersheba Springs
Contact: Dickie Hinton, Beersheba Springs
tnumcamps@tnumc.org

P.O. Box 577,
Beersheba Springs, TN 37305

Cedar Crest Camp
Contact: Russell Casteel, Cedar Crest Camp
Russell.casteel@tnumc.com

7900 Cedar Crest Camp Road,
Lyles, TN 37098

URBAN MINISTRIES

Clarksville Urban MinistriesUrban Ministries provides services to families within the Clarksville District who face poverty, hunger, homelessness and violence. They have programs that provide a variety of ministries to families in crisis: food, shelter, utilities, prescription medications, transportation and other needs.

Contact: Beverly Dycus
beverlydycus@urbanministries.us

217 South Third Street,
Clarksville, TN 37041