December 20, 2017 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications |

Merry Christmas from Bishop Bill McAlilly: Watch video message on his blog. | DETAILS
Nativity scenes: 3-minute video explains spiritual lessons. | DETAILS

5 Days until Christmas: If you still need a gift, use the Memphis Conference’s 2017 Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog. | DETAILS

Conference office hours: for Christmas and New Year holidays. | DETAILS
Invest in Young People

Youth dodgeball tournament: Six churches in Tennessee River District helped others while having fun. | DETAILS

Registration open for 2018 summer youth opportunities:

  • At Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, TN | DETAILS
  • At Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Lake Junaluska, NC | DETAILS
Engage the Mission Field
Bishop McAlilly’s Dec. 13 blog post. If you missed it, here it is about Mama Lynn Center & Congo Women Arise. | DETAILS
Christmas cards for towboat crews: Ministry of Concord UMC in Paducah, KY, was featured in last issue of Interpreter magazine. | DETAILS
Christmas Shoeboxes: For next Christmas, be familiar with ministry of United Methodists in North Alabama. | DETAILS

Create Transforming Lay & Clergy Leaders

Opportunities for transforming leaders in early 2018:

  • 2018 Generative Leadership Academy: Quarterly sessions (1st one Feb. 23-24) in 2018 near Lexington, TN | DETAILS
  • ‘Not a Youth Retreat’ Youth Lay Servant Training: Feb. 3-4 in Jackson, TN | DETAILS
  • Practice of Pastoral Leadership Conference: Feb. 3 & 5 in Brentwood, TN | DETAILS
  • Interfaith Peace Conference:  March 1-4 in Lake Junaluska, NC| DETAILS
  • Clergy Spouse Retreat: April 13-15 in Eva, TN | DETAILS
  • Clergy Spiritual Life Retreat, April 23-25 in Cadiz, KY | DETAILS

Grow Fruitful & Faithful Churches

Leading Ideas: Top 12 articles of 2017 | DETAILS

Want to update worship & ministry space in 2018? Check out cost-effective, modular buildings from United Methodist ministry partner. | DETAILS

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