May 22, 2019 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications | 

The Memphis Conference includes West Tennessee & Western Kentucky.


June 2-4 | Collierville United Methodist Church | Collierville, TN

TECH-MINDED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | A Tech Help Desk will operate throughout Annual Conference to support electronic voting devices, mobile app, translation headsets and more. Volunteers are especially needed Tuesday, June 4, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. to distribute electronic voting devices to delegates. Please share this information with others who will attend and might be able to volunteer | DETAILS

AGENDA | English | Espanol  (4-page PDF)

The agenda has been carefully and strategically developed (with accompanying audio-visual support) over a six-month period under the direction of Bishop Bill McAlilly. Many weighty items have been scheduled, leaving no time to plan or slot additional business. No more requests for agenda time are being received.



  • Memphis Conference Outreach Agencies/Ministries: The offering will be divided equally among the Memphis Conference's seven outreach agencies/ministries: Hannah's HopeLakeshoreDisaster Response MinistryProject TransformationReelfoot Rural MinistriesUnited Methodist Neighborhood Centers and Western Kentucky United Methodist Family Services. Churches are encouraged to receive an offering at home and bring that offering to Annual Conference. Make checks payable to "Memphis Conference UMC" and designate "Outreach." This offering will be received during Sunday evening worship service and Monday morning laity session.

  • The Jerusalem Fund: The Jerusalem Fund is a confidential ministry of the Memphis Conference that provides assistance to Memphis Conference clergy facing short-term financial hardships. Begun in 1994, the fund is administered out of the Bishop’s Office. District Superintendents receive requests or may make recommendations for grants. Make checks payable to "Memphis Conference UMC" and designate "Jerusalem Fund." This offering will be received during Monday morning clergy session and Monday evening ordination service.


  • More than 40 organizations will have tables & displays in church gym | DETAILS  
  • Check Project 20/20 donation boxes in your churches and communities and bring contents (eyeglasses & sunglasses) to the Project 20/20 table. | DETAILS

BREAKFAST ITEMS, LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS | Proceeds benefit missions and trips of youth of Collierville United Methodist Church | DETAILS

DELEGATE BUSINESS INFORMATION | CLICK HERE and scroll down to "Information for Lay & Clergy Delegates." It's very important to view Orientation Video, review Christian/Holy Conferencing Guidelines, read electronic keypad voting instructions and read/review/prepare documents about subjects on which you will be voting, two of which are the 2020 budget and new conference resolution. 


  • May 25 is deadline to reserve Spanish translation assistance. Email completed PDF form to OR mail completed form to Elyse Bell, Memphis Conference Office, 24 Corporate Blvd., Jackson, TN 38305

  • May 27 is deadline for reservations for Lay Servant Lunch | DETAILS  (Note this event is different from Laity Lunch.)

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May 27 is deadline to support this Memphis Conference agency's summer activities for foster kids & foster families | DETAILS


  • Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day | DETAILS
  • Three days during week of 2019 Memphis Annual Conference | DETAILS

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Memphis Conference UMC | 24 Corporate Blvd, Jackson, TN 38305 | Phone: 731-664-8480