Martin Methodist College – The Best is Yet to Come

by John Collett, MMC Director of Church Relations The 151st class of Martin Methodist College students is now assembled, and Martin will be celebrating its Sesquicentennial during all of 2019–20! This milestone is a remarkable achievement of history and service, with Martin having provided church-related, faith-based higher education for over 7 generations. Celebrations, gatherings, reunions, visits […]

How to Help After ICE Raids

In light of the recent ICE raids in the Mississippi community, local organizations have come together and developed a strategic plan to assist our neighbors who have been affected by the raids. Below is a list of places needing your assistance along with addresses to deliver/mail donations, and additional volunteer opportunities. UPDATED 8/12/2019 Giving Options […]

Back to School Sizzle

By: Michael Rashon Adkins, M.Ed. Michael Rashon Adkins is a member of the Health and Welfare Committee of the Tennessee Conference, a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, and an Educator. Article is from:  healthychildren.org  Each year as summer draws to a close, teachers, parents, guardians, and students alike all begin their back to […]

Council of Bishops Invites Applications for Two Ecumenical Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is inviting applications for the following programs:  2020 Local Initiatives Grants Scholarship to Attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey 2020 Local Initiatives GrantsThe Council of Bishops is offering three (3) grants of $1,000 each to groups within annual conferences for special projects designed […]

The Village Nashville | Day of Service

July 29, 2019 500 people of all ages came together yesterday, July 28, to serve their south Nashville neighbors during Sent Sunday, hosted by The Village Church. Volunteers completed 32 projects, worth $30,000, in 10 locations throughout Cane Ridge, Lenox Village, Antioch, south Nashville, and Nolensville: 6 local schools received painting, construction, cleaning, decorating and landscaping work […]

There Goes the Neighborhood | Ecumenism Starts With One’s Neighbors

by Rev. Nick Baird-ChrisohonCommittee on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relations On a sweltering July evening, members of Rehoboth United Methodist Church and St. Timothy Lutheran Church gathered in the sanctuary of Rehoboth on a Sunday night to celebrate worship. This worship service, the first of what they expect to be a monthly affair, had a […]

2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit Wrap Up

NASHVILLE, TN – Taking place July 11-14 at the Scarritt Bennett Center campus, 250 participants from congregations, annual conferences, agencies, and other organizations gathered eager to find ways to take better care of God’s creation. Attendee’s discussed ways they can facilitate the healing of our planet, strategized how to build a strong movement for creation […]

2019 Charge Conference Forms

FORM INSTRUCTIONS Please read carefully!  If you need instructions on how to utilize the fillable PDF forms, please read  Instructions for 2019 Charge Conference Forms. Note, if you do not download the fillable PDF as indicated in the instructions, the file may not save your information. (1-Click on the form, 2-Download it to your computer, […]

Historical Marker Honors Rev. Bill Barnes

Nashville, July 17, 2019:  Mayor David Briley and members of the Nashville Metro Council joined friends and family of Rev. Bill Barnes for the unveiling of a historical marker honoring the work and memory of Rev. Barnes. Rev. Barnes was well known for his activism and work in Nashville helping those marginalized by race, social […]

Rural Congregations Lead Community Transformation in Henry County

PARIS, Tenn. – Rural congregations are some of the few permanent stakeholders in their communities, and when they work together, they can create meaningful change. Just ask the 19 United Methodist Churches of Henry County. In February, the congregations of Henry County were awarded a $10,000 Community Transformation Grant from the Turner Center at Martin […]