Four areas of focus for the Tennessee Conference are:
Invest in Young People | Engage the Mission Field | Create Transforming Lay and Clergy Leaders | Grow Fruitful and Faithful Churches
We know many churches are planning virtual VBS programs. If you have children’s VBS materials that you wish to share with other churches in our Tennessee Conference connection, please email us at communications@TNUMC.org.
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 they have school. Adults have changed the way they go to work. Many have suddenly found themselves without work. Even routine tasks like going to the grocery store are suddenly major ordeals, filled with face masks and gloves and a general sense of dystopia.
A few months ago, just before life as we knew it began to change, I visited the Frist Art Museum in Nashville. I wanted to see a traveling exhibit with original artwork from the acclaimed children’s book, – click for more
WEEK OF APRIL 13, 2020 – Christ is Risen!
Read: Matthew 28:1-10
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! This opening greeting on Easter Sunday, the sound of trumpets, Easter lilies, crowded pews, everyone in their Easter finest. These are some of the images and sounds that make up my Easter memories. This year is different though. – click for more
WEEK OF APRIL 6, 2020 – Jesus Heals a Blind Man
“He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.” John 9:11
I have read the story of the blind man many times in my life. This week, I reconnected with it as I was prepping my children’s sermon. Reading it this week certainly hit differently. – click for more