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“Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:46:02+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship Provides $1.66 Million to Help United Methodist Clergy Avoid Debt

The UM Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences is pleased to announce income from the Nashville Area Order of St. Andrew Fund will be used to contribute toward the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship program (read below for more information).  Andrew was known as “the bringer”.  All he did was bring his brother, Peter, [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:51:59+00:00 August 10th, 2017|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Kathryn Nation awarded Walter Russell Lambuth scholarship for 2017-18 academic year

Kathryn Nation has been awarded the 2017-18 Walter Russell Lambuth scholarship, according to an announcement by the Memphis Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in June in Collierville, Tennessee. The scholarship is one example of how the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church “invests in young people,” one [...]

By | 2017-07-27T13:58:48+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments

The Sower

“And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow.  And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no [...]

By | 2017-07-17T16:58:52+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments


“‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of [...]

By | 2017-06-28T16:58:18+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Order of St. Andrew Inductees Michael O’Bannon, Sky McCracken, and John Collett

The UM Foundation is pleased to announce the induction of Reverends Michael O'Bannon, Sky McCracken, and John Collett into the Order of St. Andrew. Andrew was known as “the bringer”. All he did was bring his brother, Peter, the little boy with the five loaves and fishes, and the Greeks to Jesus. He was just [...]

By | 2017-06-23T13:11:22+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|United Methodist General News|0 Comments