2016 Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog: Choose gifts that help people in need and change lives 10/25/2016 Offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world this Christmas by choosing one or more of the below gift-giving opportunities. Memphis Conference agencies and ministries were invited to submit 2016 gift-giving opportunities by Oct. 18 for the second annual Memphis Conference Alternative Christmas Gift [...]
CANNONBALL! Wayne and Janie Hall Help Pay Off Water Park OCTOBER 25, 2016 | JDICKERSON In 2004, the pool at Lakeshore Camp and Retreat was rusty and outdated and in serious need of a face lift. After much deliberation, and a decision that it was important not only to replace but improve, the Board stepped out [...]
Ready of not, the holidays are nearly upon us. Help your friends and family extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday Nov. 29.
“All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of the land that they [...]
With so much focus on the “big issue” we often forget that the General Conference does all manner of other things. Perhaps one of the most overlooked changes regards an addition to paragraph 340: Responsibilities and Duties of Elders and Licensed Pastors. Currently 340.2.c.(2)(c) reads, “To provide leadership for the funding ministry of the congregation.” [...]
COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AFFIRMS UNITY, MOVES FORWARD July 25, 2016 Nashville, Tenn.: Meeting in Chicago last week, the Council of Bishops’ Executive Committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference in 2018. The Council acknowledged that the landscape of [...]
THE MARY COOPER HONORARY GOLF CHALLENGE (THE COOPER) BENEFITTING MIRIAM’S PROMISE | SEPTEMBER 26 Miriam’s Promise, a pregnancy, parenting and adoption counseling center serving Middles Tennessee, announced today that their 17th annual golf challenge will take place on September 26, 2016 at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro, TN, with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. [...]
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, [...]