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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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

GBHEM Introduces a New Scholarship to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

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 [...]

By |2016-12-08T15:23:32+00:00December 8th, 2016|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

EAST TENNESSEE WILDFIRES

**Courtesy of TNUMC News EAST TENNESSEE WILDFIRES – WHAT YOU CAN DO Angela Overstreet has corresponded with the Disaster Response Coordinator of the Holston Conference, TEMA and the Tennessee VOAD.For now the requests for assistance are being filled by local resources. TNUMC is on stand by to assist any way they need for us [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:24:29+00:00November 30th, 2016|United Methodist General 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+00:00October 26th, 2016|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Memphis Theological Seminary is opening classroom doors to community

Memphis Theological Seminary is opening its classroom doors to the community this fall. Dr. Mitzi Minor will present three classes for individuals who want to expand their knowledge of the Bible in a casual learning environment: "The Gospel of Matthew" -  Sept.  1 - 29, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am "Paul's Letter to the Galatians" - Oct. 13 - Nov. [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:24:29+00:00August 4th, 2016|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 [...]