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Christmas Joy

“Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for me; in burnt-offerings and sin-offerings you have taken no pleasure.  Then I said, “See, God, I have come to do your will, O God” (in the scroll of the book it is written of me).’ When [...]

By |2019-01-04T15:22:34+00:00January 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments


“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds [...]

By |2018-12-14T13:54:37+00:00December 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments


“Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, [...]

By |2018-12-04T14:28:30+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Love All

“And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.” (I [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:26:36+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments


“Pilate asked him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate asked him, ‘What is truth?’” (John 18:37-38)  On this last [...]

By |2018-11-19T16:23:40+00:00November 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

UM Foundation Offers Scholarships To TN/Memphis Conference Clergy for Seminar

The UM Foundation is proud to offer $500 scholarships to any Tennessee or Memphis Conference Clergy who attend the Lake Institute fundraising training seminar hosted Discipleship Ministries on August 5-8, 2019.  For additional information about this scholarship opportunity, contact Dr. Philip Jamieson, UM Foundation President, at 615-259-2008 or Discipleship Ministries chosen as one of [...]

By |2018-11-14T17:56:15+00:00November 14th, 2018|United Methodist General News|0 Comments


“But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgement, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, [...]

By |2018-11-08T16:44:02+00:00November 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Jerry Flippin Inducted Into Order of St. Andrew

During its service of worship, Sunday, October 28, Milan First United Methodist Church honored Jerry Flippin with the Order of St. Andrew, sponsored by the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. The recognition was presented by Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of the Foundation. This Order honors clergy and laity who have greatly influenced the [...]

By |2018-11-01T18:13:45+00:00November 1st, 2018|United Methodist General News|0 Comments


“But when Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. For if [...]

By |2018-10-31T19:19:54+00:00October 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments