September 20, 2017 | The United Methodist Church

Memphis Conference Communications |

Storm IRMA: Here’s how Memphis Conference United Methodists are uniting to help survivors. Sept. 25 is the deadline to donate cleaning kits. | DETAILS

God’s Love Multiplied: Bishop McAlilly is thankful for Nashville Episcopal Area’s response for Harvey survivors. Read message and watch video posted on his blog on Sept. 17. | DETAILS

Clergy Benefits Seminar: Oct 11-12 in Memphis, TN | DETAILS

Attention clergy/spouses: Those enrolled in Healthflex must complete HealthQuotient questions before Sept. 30 to receive reduction in deductibles. | DETAILS

Invest in Young People

Love in a Big World: Check out new K-8th grade curriculum from United Methodist Publishing House. | DETAILS

Child refugees from 20 nations: Students from Christ UMC in Memphis, TN, spent time with them at summer camp. | DETAILS

Engage the Mission Field

Gleaners’ House: Henderson First UMC in Henderson, TN, celebrates 20 years of ministry to Chester County. | DETAILS

Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog: Oct. 18 is deadline to submit info to be included in 2017 Memphis Conference catalog. | DETAILS

Create Transforming Lay & Clergy Leaders

Here are recent stories about intersection of religion & race:

  • Memphis area United Methodist clergy are among those calling for relocation of Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Memphis, TN, to a "more historically appropriate site." Read info from office of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. | DETAILS
  • Rev. John Varden of Clinton First and Oakwood UMCs in Clinton, KY, emceed Aug. 20 community candlelight service to demonstrate healing and harmony after hate and violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA, earlier in the month. Read story in West Kentucky Journal. | DETAILS

Grow Fruitful & Faithful Churches

Memphis Conference churches set to interact with communities in coming days:

  • Sept. 21: Yada Sisterhood with speaker Rebekah Lyons at Northside UMC, Jackson, TN | DETAILS
  • Sept. 24-26: Revival at Trinity UMC, Paris, TN | DETAILS
  • Sept. 28: Free computer ministry class- My Smart Phone and Me; Who Will Win? Capleville UMC, Memphis, TN | DETAILS

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