Conference Events

Bethlehem Center Appeal for support
See letter below for details on how your unit can help.

May 5, 2018: Hands on Mission Event: Rise Against Hunger
Smyrna First UMC, beginning at 9:30am.

July 12-13, 2018: Mission u

St. Mark's Methodist Church, 1267 North Rutherford Blvd., Murfreesboro 37130.
Begins at 9:30 am, see Registration Form here

September 7-9, 2018: Spiritual Life Rretreat

Beersheba Springs Assembly, 58 Hedge Avenue, Beersheba Springs, TN 37305
Send in your registration now

October 13, 2018: Annual Meeting

Murfreesboro First UMC, Registration 8:30am, meeting 9:30am

Events Around Our Districts

April 19, 2018: Partners in Mission Dinner and Program Harpeth River District
Columbia first UMC in Columbia, 6pm. Pastors and spouses are invited along with two unit members as guests of the district. Everyone is welcome, additional guests are $8. This dinner is held every other year. Miriam's Promise will present the program, and a love offering for this mission will be taken. They also appreciate gift cards (Walmart, Kroger) to help the birth mothers during pregnancy.
Reservations must be in to Peggy Owen (see webpage) by April 9, 2018. We hope to see everyone represented!

April 21, 2018: Stones River Mission Book Study #2 "Missionary Conferences"
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Shelbyville. Registration 9am, program 9:30 - 2:30pm. See details in newsletter.

Cumberland Mission StudyApril 21, 2018: Cumberland River District 2018 Mission Study
Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville
Registration and continental breakfast 8am, study begins at 9am: bring sack lunch. See details in newsletter.

April 28, 2018: Red River District Spiritual Day Apart 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ashland City UMC 2226 Oak Street, Ashland City TN 37015
Program: Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

May 5, 2018: Stones River District
Hands-On Workday: Rise Against Hunger, Smyrna FUMC.

June 23, 2018: Cumberland River District Faith Lift
White House First UMC

June 23, 2018: Harpeth River District Potluck for Local Presidents' Roundtable
Centerville United Methodist Church 10am.

June 23, 2018: Caney Fork River District Mission Study
Cookeville First United Methodist Church

August 17 or 18, 2018: Caney Fork River District Social Action
Wesley House at TTU, Cookeville

August 18, 2018: Red River District Intergenerational Event: Rise Against Hunger event
Hilldale United Methodist Church, Clarksville, brunch begins at 9:00am.

August 25, 2018: Harpeth River District Mission Study
Hohenwald First United Methodist Church. 9:30am.

September 22, 2018: Harpeth River District Annual Meeting
Lawrenceburg First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, 9am.

September 22, 2018: Cumberland River District Annual Meeting
Lafayette United Methodist Church

Septemer 29, 2018: Caney Fork River District Annual Meeting
Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church

Message from our  Conference President:
Happy New Year!

I hope you are all staying warm and dry as we go through this cold, snowy, rainy season! We had a great conference training at Smyrna First UMC and we all left ready to get 2018 off to a good start.

You will see the calendar of events in this newsletter. Please let your units know about these events and we are excited about what we will offer this year! You will see information about the Intergenerational Event, Mission u, the Spiritual Life Retreat and the Annual Meeting, but I would like to call your attention to our hands-on mission event on May 5 at Smyrna First UMC. We will be putting together 10,300 meals for Rise Against Hunger to ship out to different countries. There is something there for everyone to do; if you cannot stand for long, don't worry - you may sit and do this job! I have already heard that we already have some youth groups coming as well. Please feel free to invite folks who aren't in UMW as well as your own units. This is a wonderful global mission project that we can all be a part of. I hope you all can be with us!

Please remember that you can still sign up for Assembly! We will leave by bus on Thursday morning, May 17, and return Sunday evening, May 20. Please contact Eileen Horton if you would like to ride the bus.

I know it seems like we just ended the Advent season (probably because we just did), but the Lenten season is now upon us. As we serve our God, let us be ever mindful of His wonderful gift to us - allowing His son to pay a debt he didn't owe in order for us to be able to have eternal life. May we try to give back to God as much as we can. United Methodist Women do this so well and in so many different ways. Thank you for your hard work and service.

Blessings to you and yours,
Nita Wright,
Tennessee Conference United Methodist Women
Cell 615-828-9279
Home 615-459-9279

Bethlehem Center Logo

November 3, 2017

Dear United Methodist Women,

Bethlehem Center of Nashville takes tremendous pride in its long-standing relationship with United Methodist Women through the Board of Global Ministries. For more than a century, Bethlehem Center's ministry supports and advances the lives of inner-city children, youth and seniors and currently serves over 2,500 individuals each year. Highlights over the past year include:

Childhood and Youth Education
Health and Well-Being of Seniors
It is because of the generosity of United Methodist Women that we are making a difference in the lives of seniors, youth and children whom we serve. We are so very grateful to you for your support and invite you, once again, to consider a gift and invest in the lives of others in need.
UMC Logo
In deepest appreciation,

Steve E. Fleming
Chief Executive Officer

Printable PDF version of letter


end slavery

Our Districts: 

Red River
Harpeth River
-April 2018 Events
Caney Fork
Cumberland River
-Cumberland Express EXTRA January
Stones River
-Decatur UMCOR registration
-Facebook page
-Misson U Scholarship

district map

facebook page link

 Intercept human trafficking


UMW National Facebook Page: umw facebook       UMCOR Home      1.png
Questions or Comments?  Email us!
Note: for files in pdf format, you need Adobe Acrobat reader to view.  Acrobat is a free download from here: get adobe reader