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Plans underway for ‘William Pierce Bailey, Jr. Academy of Congregational Leadership’

9/28/2017 Plans are now underway for the William Pierce Bailey, Jr. Academy of Congregational Leadership in memory of Dr. Bailey, who died in January. Bailey was a Memphis Conference elder who retired in 1997 after 43 years of active ministry. A steering committee of lay and clergy friends of Bailey has established a fund for the academy [...]

By | 2017-10-04T13:23:03+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Foundation News, 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 Reverend Dr. David Comperry to Join Foundation Staff

The UM Foundation is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr. David Comperry will be joining the Foundation team as field staff representative on September 1, 2017.   David P. Comperry is retiring after 45 years as a full-time pastor in the Tennessee and Memphis Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church.  The son [...]

Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship Recipient Named

The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of The United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, announces that the recipient of the Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship is Kaitlynn Vaughn of Nashville.  Kaitlynn is a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and is currently enrolled at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. The Tom [...]

By | 2017-06-17T17:24:28+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Stewardship Seminar To Be Held In Purchase District

Indiana University's Lake Institute will be partnering with the United Methodist Foundation to offer a "Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity" Seminar to Purchase District churches in the fall.  This free, informative seminar will be held the weekend of October 6-7 and November 3-4.  Please contact the Foundation at 615-259-2008 for additional details.

By | 2017-05-26T16:16:16+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Development Fund Deposit Rate Increase

We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2017, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 1.25%.  Participation account funds are fully liquid and, unlike certificates of deposit (CD), are not locked in for a particular time period.  The loan rate will remain at 3.99%.

Christ Church Memphis presents No Whispers Spring Conference: Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness

Christ Church Memphis presents No Whispers Spring Conference: Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness Christ Church | Saturday, May 20 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Wilson/Ross 415-416 Join us for a conversation on shame and redemption with Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson, President of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences. Also joining [...]

Lakeshore announces Fall 2016 ‘Legacy of Lakeshore’ campaign, which has three components

Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center has announced its Fall 2016 "Legacy of Lakeshore" campaign. Lakeshore is the camp and retreat ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. It is located in Eva, Tennessee. The campaign has three components: Upgrade cabins Build hammock shelter Bolster campership fund Click on links below for more [...]

By | 2016-10-26T15:06:54+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

Kathryn Nation and Kirk Presley awarded 2016-17 Walter Russell Lambuth undergraduate scholarship

Two Memphis Conference college students were awarded the 2016-17 Walter Russell Lambuth undergraduate scholarship, according to an August announcement from the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office and Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. The scholarship awards are one example of how the Memphis Conference “Invests in young people,” one of its “four areas of [...]

By | 2016-10-26T15:04:06+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Council Executive Committee Affirms Unity, Moves Forward

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 [...]