December 4, 2019 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications |
The Memphis Conference includes West Tennessee & Western Kentucky  
Name Announced for New Conference 
Read Dec. 1 message that announces new name & explains how name was chosen. The new conference combines the Memphis & Tennessee Conferences and will launch in January, 2021 | DETAILS
Holiday Schedule for Conference Office 
Be aware of dates office will be closed | DETAILS 
Sing We Now of Christmas
  • 2019 Online Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog - Even if you missed Giving Tuesday, it's not too late to "give" by shopping for meaningful gifts from 14 Memphis Conference ministries | DETAILS
  • A Right Jolly Old Elf - Free Christmas play is Dec. 8-9 at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN | DETAILS
  • Reelfoot Rural Ministries Christmas Toy Store - Toys, money, volunteers & prayer are needed for Dec. 9-12 event in Obion, TN | DETAILS
  • Purchase District Christmas Events | Western Kentucky United Methodist Churches are offering many events in December | DETAILS
  • Purchase District 2019 Project Christmas House - Become sponsor or volunteer to serve in late December | DETAILS
  • Reverse Advent Calendar - Meaningful giving tool is available from Golden Cross Senior Ministries | DETAILS

Church Gets Creative to Kick Off Advent
Aldersgate UMC in Jackson, TN, uses art to begin season | DETAILS

Churches Join for Thanksgiving Worship Service
East Trinity UMC in Jackson, TN, hosted event | DETAILS

December is about HIV & AIDS Awareness
Free bulletin inserts available from Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare | DETAILS

Make Plans for January

  • Jan. 8: The Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour (benefit for Memphis Friendship Foundation), Memphis, TN | DETAILS
  • Jan. 9: Susan Sparks Workshop, Germantown UMC, Germantown, TN | DETAILS
  • Jan. 19: Human Relations Sunday | DETAILS
  • Jan. 26: Chamber Music Concert at Collierville UMC's Sanctuary on the Square, Collierville, TN | DETAILS
  • Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Warmth in Winter (youth ministry gathering), Nashville, TN | DETAILS

Deadlines: Be Aware & Share

  • Jan. 1: Deadline for rural churches to apply for Community Transformation GrantsDETAILS
  • Jan. 7: Deadline for young adults to apply for Global Mission FellowsDETAILS
  • Jan. 10: Deadline for churches to make 2019 tithing paymentsDETAILS
  • Jan. 15: Priority deadline for young people to apply for Summer 2020 Project Transformation internships in Memphis | DETAILS

Denominational Website Now Offers Better User Experience
Official website of The United Methodist Church relaunched Dec. 2 with new contemporary look & more mobile-friendly design | DETAILS

2020 Conferences of The United Methodist Church

  • Pre-General Conference Briefing: Jan. 22-24, Nashville, TN | DETAILS
  • General Conference: May 5-15, Minneapolis, MN | DETAILS
  • Annual Conference: June 8-10, Germantown, TN | DETAILS 
  • Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference: July 15-17, Lake Junaluska, NC | DETAILS

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