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January 10, 2018 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications | communications@memphis-umc.org

Jan. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Conference office closed. | DETAILS
  • Here are resources for churches. | DETAILS

 Jan. 22: Deadline to register for 2018 Generative Leadership Academy (quarterly sessions) at Natchez State Park. | DETAILS

Jan. 29-Feb. 1: Bishop McAlilly to visit Memphis Conference districts.

  • Monday, Jan. 29: Metro District at Bartlett UMC | DETAILS
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30: Tennessee River District at Jackson First UMC | DETAILS
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31: Purchase District at Purchase District Office | DETAILS
  • Thursday, Feb. 1: Mississippi River District at Medina First UMC | DETAILS
Feb. 6: Clergy Tax Seminar (how to prepare & file 2017 returns) will take place in Jackson, TN. | DETAILS
 
Invest in Young People

Important DEADLINES to know & share:

  • Jan. 15: Priority deadline for young adults to apply for 2018 summer internships with Project Transformation | DETAILS
  • Jan. 21: Deadline for young adults to apply to become Global Mission Fellows | DETAILS
  • Jan. 25: Deadline for youth groups to get super early bird rate for Tennessee Conference's Feb. 9-11 Warmth in Winter event in Nashville, TN | DETAILS
  • Jan. 31: Deadline for young people to apply for Summer 2018 internships with Summer Impact 2018 in Cincinnati, OH | DETAILS
Engage the Mission Field
 
Announcing the 2018 Lenten Hunger Offering: Goal is for at least 35% of all Memphis Conference churches to participate -- in recognition of campaign’s 35-year anniversary in 2018. | DETAILS
 
Bishop Bill McAlilly:For 35 years, faithful United Methodists across
the Memphis Conference have given sacrificially to the Lenten Hunger Offering.
It is phenomenal what we can do together for the cause of Christ. This is one of the hallmarks of our connection – that together we are better and can do more to address the needs of the world through our giving. It is my prayer that every congregation
in the Memphis Conference make a gift to the Lenten Hunger Offering.
Your gifts matter and will make a difference.”
 
Create Transforming Lay & Clergy Leaders

July 2018 Wesley Pilgrimage: Jan. 12 is deadline for commissioned provisional elders/deacons, licensed local pastors, lay servants, lay speakers, lay leaders & certified lay ministers to apply for scholarships for July 2018 Wesley Pilgrimage | DETAILS

United Methodists bond with Muslim neighbors. Watch video (produced by United Methodist Communications) about Heartsong United Methodist Church in Cordova, TN. | DETAILS

Grow Fruitful & Faithful Churches

See all the people: That is theme for 2018 Memphis Annual Conference. | DETAILS

Church Training: Check out live, online & do-it-yourself opportunities from United Methodist Communications. | DETAILS

  • Church Marketing: Create a church marketing plan to put into action.
  • Your Church Website: Plan, build & launch a successful online presence.
  • What It Means to Be United Methodist: Learn the history of the denomination, its structure and what United Methodists believe.
  • Connectional Giving: Become a missional storyteller & inspire others to give abundantly.

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