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“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

Hear the Voice

“Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues for ever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting that [...]

By |2018-10-25T17:24:03+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Leading the Way

“In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source [...]

By |2018-10-23T15:52:07+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments


“but we do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honour because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children [...]

By |2018-10-03T15:26:38+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments