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Unbound

“When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go.’” (John 11:43-44)  Our Lenten journey with Jesus is beginning to draw [...]

By |2020-03-26T16:30:45+00:00March 26th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Updated UM Foundation/Development Fund Protocol

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to [...]

By |2020-03-22T20:39:12+00:00March 22nd, 2020|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

A Word of Reassurance

“Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be [...]

By |2020-03-19T18:07:05+00:00March 19th, 2020|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Gifts

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.’” (I Samuel 16:7)  Continuing on our Lenten journey we [...]

By |2020-03-19T17:56:24+00:00March 19th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

True Freedom

“For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” (Romans 5:10-11)  In my [...]

By |2020-03-19T17:53:14+00:00March 19th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

New Land

“So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him.” (Gen. 12:4a) As we continue to follow Jesus through this season of Lent, we meet one of the first followers of God: Abram.  Abram is often referred to as the “father of the faithful” because of his willingness to leave a [...]

By |2020-03-06T17:12:06+00:00March 6th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Obedience

“Therefore just as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all. For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5:18-19)  In one of the more [...]

By |2020-02-26T13:57:17+00:00February 26th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Statement from the President

Dear Friends, At this time of change in the denomination, we want to assure all of our investors in the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences and UM Development Fund of TN/KY, Inc. that we are well prepared to continue to serve you. Any proposed changes currently under discussion in the United [...]

By |2020-02-19T18:15:26+00:00February 19th, 2020|United Methodist General News|0 Comments