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TWK Leadership Retreat at Cedar Crest

On Saturday, September 9, volunteer leaders from across the TWK Conference were invited to Cedar Crest Camp & Retreat Center for a leadership retreat. It was a Spirit-filled gathering of fellowship, brainstorming, planning, and visioning! Check out more photos and videos on our social media accounts below.




TWK Volunteer leaders participate in an activity led by Rev. Toi King. Photo By Tyler Sprouse.


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.


Special Session of the 2022 Annual Conference was held on May 22, 2023. 
More information and a link to the full consent agenda...
Video from live stream of May Special Session
A Special Session of the 2023 Annual Conference will be held online on November 13 at 7 p.m.


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October 02, 2023

Bailey Foundation Event at Cedar Crest | Reconnect

  Reconnect Reconnecting the Church Reconnecting to the Connection Reconnecting to your Community Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023 Location: Cedar Crest Camp Duration:  10 AM to 3 PM COST= $30 ...

August 28, 2023

TWK Commission on Religion & Race | Statement on Jacksonville, FL Shooting

On Saturday, our nation experienced yet another mass shooting motivated by anti-blackness. This incident has not only robbed us of  innocent lives but also speaks to the enduring sin of ...

August 23, 2023

Rev. Dr. Trey Carey Finds Strength in The Art of WellBeing, Set to Lead September Cohort

By Tyler Sprouse, TWK Communications Specialist Over the past several years, clergy have experienced acute, intersecting traumas. The isolation of COVID, the uncertainty of the church’s future, increased polarization in ...

August 16, 2023

Clergy Spouse Retreat 2023

Grounded in Faith Tennessee – Western Kentucky UMC Conference Clergy Spouse Retreat 2023 The annual retreat will be at Beersheba Springs Assembly, 58 Hege Ave. Beersheba Springs, TN 37305 from ...

August 09, 2023

The Shepherd’s Fund Provides Safety Net for Retired Clergy

August 2023 A few years ago, a generous benefactor created and endowed The Shepherd’s Fund to offer a safety net for retired clergy, their spouses (or widowers/widows), and disabled clergy ...

August 07, 2023

Do No Harm: Tennessee-Western Kentucky United Methodists Discuss Gun Reform

By Tyler Sprouse, TWK Communications Specialist United Methodists in the Tennessee-Western Kentucky (TWK) Conference are taking concrete, meaningful action in the pursuit of gun reform. On Sunday, August 6, at ...

August 07, 2023

Pay It Forward on ENCORE Ministry Sunday

By Kent McNish, Executive Director, ENCORE Ministry “Pay it forward” is a phrase that is often used to encourage people to pay forward acts of kindness. The idea behind paying ...

July 27, 2023

Disaffiliation Deadline Update | TWK Cabinet

While it is our deepest wish for all the TWK congregations to remain within the United Methodist family, we understand that some feel that they are being called to serve ...

July 17, 2023

The Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action (AEWDLA)

The Autura Eason-Williams Day of Lament and Action (AEWDLA) is an annual day established by the Black Methodists for Church Renewal of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference of the UMC. ...

July 12, 2023

Native Moccasins Rock Celebrates 21 Years!

Join the TWK Commission on Native American Ministries (CONAM) on August 11-13 at Lake Benson (6200 HWY 100 Bon Aqua TN 37025) for this year’s Native Moccasins Rock! This year ...