Dec. 19, 2018 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications |

“Is Baby Jesus really in that manger?" That’s what Dallas Tynes (back to camera in above photo) asked his grandmother, Roshella Jackson, who took this photo. The two visited the Live Nativity in Murray, KY, presented by the United Methodist churches of Calloway County, KY, Nov. 30-Dec. 1.  "I guess it shows (Dallas) really believes Jesus is in the world," said Roshella, a member of South Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Hazel, KY.


Wishing you a Splendid Advent Season: Watch Dec. 13 video message from Bishop Bill McAlilly on his blog | DETAILS

Holiday Schedule: Memphis Conference office in Jackson, TN | DETAILS

2018 Memphis Conference Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog: Finish shopping with long-lasting gifts to Memphis Conference ministries | DETAILS

Pray for & provide financial support:

  • Memphis Conference mission team going to Allende, Coahuila, Mexico after Christmas. Team includes 12 college students & adult leaders from Memphis Conference | DETAILS
  • Purchase District ‘Project Christmas House’ team going to Hattiesburg, MS, after Christmas. Team will work on a home lost to natural disaster | DETAILS

Community had a need & they responded: Kirksey & Murray First United Methodist Churches | DETAILS

Mobility Worldwide: Mark Griffy of Ellendale United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN, explains life-changing ministry and its current need | DETAILS
Test Your Knowledge:

  • Of Advent & Christmas hymns | DETAILS
  • Of Lesser-Known Christmas tidbits | | DETAILS

Important Upcoming Deadlines

  • Dec. 31: Extended deadline for laity & clergy to register & pay for 2019 Memphis Conference Generative Leadership Academy at Natchez Trace State Park near Lexington, TN (year-long commitment of four quarterly sessions) | DETAILS
  • Jan. 7: Deadline for applications from 20 to 30-year-olds to become Global Mission Fellows via United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries | DETAILS
  • Jan. 10: Deadline for 2018 tithing payments from churches in the Memphis Conference | DETAILS
  • Jan. 15: Deadline for young adults to apply for 'Project Transformation' summer 2019 internships in Memphis, TN (for young people discerning a call to ministry) | DETAILS 
  • Jan. 18: Deadline to register for Feb. 9 Nashville Episcopal Area Orientation to Ministry Winter Retreat in Dickson, TN  | DETAILS

2019 Special Session of General Conference: Feb. 23-26, 2019, St. Louis, MO 

  • Latest news | DETAILS
  • Preregistration for guests & observers | DETAILS
  • Communicate with Memphis Conference delegation | DETAILS
  • Brief summaries of 3 plans | 1-pg PDF
  • Chart of 3 plans (created by Great Plains Conference) | 2-pg PDF
  • Constitutionality of 3 plans | DETAILS
  • Prayer resources | DETAILS
  • Conversation resources | DETAILS
  • Videos of different perspectives | DETAILS 

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