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State of the Church Address

given by Bishop Benjamin Chamness, Nashville Area Episcopal Leader (interim) Watch the entire address on our YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/tnumctv, click the image below): For nine months now I have had the pleasure of serving as your Bishop. It has been a pleasure to get to know many of you and to find ways to strengthen … Continue reading

2012 Annual Conference summary report

For the 2012 Tennessee Annual Conference, the 45th Session to be held in its history, the theme of “Extravagant Generosity” was the culmination of a year-long emphasis that began with the close of last year’s sessions at Brentwood UMC. This focus is also the fifth and final “practice” as described by Bishop Robert Schnase’s book … Continue reading

Kindle winner announced

Yes, there was a giveaway of a brand new Kindle at Annual Conference this year, sponsored by the kind folks of LifeTouch. Contrary to popular belief, there actually was a drawing for the Kindle! Due to the business of Annual Conference and the need for slight schedule changes, the drawing did not occur at the exact … Continue reading

OFFERINGS: Annual Conference gives

Although the bulk of the time spent at the 2012 Annual Conference was devoted to the business of the church and conference, when the body of Christ gathers a reflection of He who gave His life away should be evident. As the most important business conducted during June 10-13 at Brentwood UMC, the members and … Continue reading

MINUTES: Final day CF&A and further resolution discussions

10:55 CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATION: Mr. James Bass gave the CF&A Final Report Rev. Skip Armistead moved to amend the congregational development budget to add $100,000, explaining that the Congregational Development team wanted to also help revitalize existing churches.  He cited the remarkable renewal shared previously at Pleasant View UMC, which received funding for its revitalization. Since … Continue reading

MINUTES: Final day resolution discussions

Resolution discussions as reported by the official minutes on Wednesday, June 13 of the 2012 Tennessee Annual Conference: 8:00 AM: RESOLUTIONS Resolutions 13 & 13a: Resolution 13a – Bishop Chamness pointed out that what the amendment would strike is quoted in the Discipline paragraph 162. Rev. Stewart Orell’s amendment was read after the question was … Continue reading

PHOTO: Images from Tuesday, June 12

The events these images represent happened a week ago, but the memories will last a lifetime! Check out the images from Day 3 (Tuesday) of the 2012 TN Annual Conference!  

Dr. Ted Brown honored with Francis Asbury Award

Martin Methodist College‘s 30th president, Dr. Ted Brown, was the recipient of the Francis Asbury Award at the 2012 TN Annual Conference. The Asbury Award is recognized for excellence in fostering United Methodist ministries in higher education. In a unique twist, this year’s recognition during Annual Conference was especially noteworthy as the Tennessee Conference was … Continue reading

DOWNLOAD: 2012 Appointments

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MINUTES: Resolution #4 as brought to the floor

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tuesday, June 12 – Day 3 of the 2012 TN Annual Conference. Rev. B.J. Brack, Annual Conference Secretary; Rev. Jodi McCullah Asst. Secretary provided the minutes from today’s session below: Bettye Lewis spoke on Resolution #4, deferred from Monday. All the entities involved have agreed on the creation of this Expanded Older Adult Ministry Initiative. … Continue reading