Hope Amid Disaffiliations Continues

As the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference approaches 2024 and adjusts to the impact of disaffiliation, we remain grounded in scripture and anchored by our faith in Jesus Christ. 

We remain a connectional church committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We will continue to offer our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness to the love of Christ.

The TWK Connectional Table and Cabinet leaders are hopeful about our future and remain committed to our mission as United Methodists. The dynamic movement of the Holy Spirit is being revealed in the work around us.


2023 Annual Conference logo

Note: Language translation for this site is located at the bottom right of the page.


A Special Session of the 2023 Annual Conference will be held online on November 13 at 7 p.m. More information
Resolution Affirming the Disaffiliation of Churches & Consent Agenda

Special Session of the 2022 Annual Conference was held on May 22, 2023.
Video from live stream of May Special Session


The second Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference was held in Memphis, TN on June 19-21. Over 1200 voting members participated with one-third joining via Zoom webinar. We thank you all for a truly Spirit-filled and enriching time together!

A full recap of the event, recordings of worship and business sessions, and other annual conference information are now available.

The 2024 TWK Annual Conference will be held June 17-19 at Murfreesboro First UMC.


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Our Vision: Unifying to embody the love of Christ in Spirit-led actions one community at a time.
Our Mission: To discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Christ to a hurting world, one neighborhood at a time.


November 29, 2023

You Are the Conference: How Will You Serve?

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November 28, 2023

Connection UMC Opens New Mobile Housing Navigation Center for Vulnerable Young Adults

By Tyler Sprouse, TWK Communications Specialist Connection UMC now host to 15-bed, Nashville Launch Pad-operated mobile housing unit for young adults, the first year-round YA-specific center in Nashville. Metro Nashville ...

November 22, 2023

Small Membership Churches Thankful for Annual Conference Support

By Tyler Sprouse, TWK Communications Specialist At the 2022 TWK Annual Conference session in Brentwood, TN, there was a discussion concerning how closed church funds might be utilized. As a ...

November 20, 2023

Methodist NOMADS Provide Necessary Repairs at Cedar Crest

By Russell Casteel, Executive Director, Cedar Crest Camp & Retreat Center Methodist Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service (NOMADS) spent the last three weeks at Cedar Crest helping ...

November 01, 2023

Important Information about Annual Elections – November 1-16

Just a friendly reminder that from November 1 to November 16 you’ll select your 2024 HealthFlex benefits. But figuring out what changes to make (if any) isn’t always easy—which is ...

October 27, 2023

General Board of Church and Society Leadership Training Reflection

By Keri Cress In mid September I had the opportunity to make my way to our nation’s capital to attend a Leadership Training with the General Board Church and Society ...

October 25, 2023

Hope Amid Disaffiliations Continues

By Tyler Sprouse, TWK Communications Specialist As the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference approaches 2024 and adjusts to the impact  of disaffiliation, we remain grounded in scripture and anchored by our faith ...

October 24, 2023

The Aloha Spirit is Alive and Well in Hawaii and the UMC

  By Jordan Littrell and Rev. Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland Jordan Littrell and Rev. Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland had the opportunity to attend the UMC’s National Young People’s Ministry (NYPM) Gathering October ...

October 20, 2023

Healthier 901’s Top Seven Health Tips for Getting Fit This Fall

Memphis, Tenn. – As the leaves change colors and the temperature begins to drop, there’s no better time to embrace a healthier, active lifestyle and watch those extra pounds fall off! ...