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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 | 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 [...]
NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 6, 2016 – The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the creation of a new scholarship that launches January 3, 2017, for students enrolled in United Methodist seminaries. The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship was created to help entering United Methodist [...]