Announcements

Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference, Issue Timeline Forward

Press ReleaseFebruary 25, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the further postponement of the 2020 General Conference, the Council of Bishops (COB) is calling a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened online on May 8, 2021. According to the call letter signed by COB President Bishop …

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Second Round of PPP Loans Approved

After much political drama, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 has been approved by Congress and signed by the President. It includes $284 billion dollars for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans that churches and nonprofits are eligible to apply for.  In response, Horizons will again partner with CapinCrouse, a leading CPA firm whose practice …

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Materials for 2020 Annual Conference Consideration

The new conference Guide Team presented information for the voting members of our annual conferences on August 25, 2020, via a zoom webinar.  The recording of this webinar is below. The materials referenced during the presentations are linked below the video. https://vimeo.com/454026812 2020 Pre-Conference Materials (updated September 2020) New Conference Vision, Mission, Values & Strategic …

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New Conference Data Committee / May 2020

New Conference Data Committee Team Members: Clare WilsonMelinda ParkerDelores SmithCelena SpivaLynn Taylor The team is composed of assistant treasurer/conference benefits officer (Mem), assistant benefits officer (TN), Tennessee River District administrative assistant (Mem), Red River district administrative assistant, and Nashville Episcopal Area director of missional alignment. Discussed the pros/cons/uses of the databases currently being used (Mission …

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New Conference Journal Committee / May 2020

New Conference Journal Committee Team Members:Jim AllenDean EmersonAmy HurdMonica MowdyMelinda ParkerDavid RussellCindy SolomonNancy Johnston VardenJacob Vaughn The New Conference Journal Committee met on February 5, 2020, prior to the COVID-10 pandemic. Next steps from that meeting are below. NOTE: with the delay of the start of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference, dates listed below need to modified by …

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New Conference Committee, Board of Ordained Ministry / February 2020

Minutes from the Meeting of Representatives from the Board of Ministry (East and West) and Office of Leadership Formation and DevelopmentConvened by Rev. Pat Freudenthal, February 12, 2020 in Jackson, TNPersons present:  Pat Freudenthal, Deborah Owens, Heidi Geib, Jacob Vaughn, Autura Eason-Williams, Mary Beth Bernheisel, Bryan Brooks, Libby Baxter Pat opened the meeting with prayer.  Two …

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Resolution Approving Formation of a New Conference

Whereas: The Nashville Episcopal Area is comprised of the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, andWhereas: In 2014, the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conference delegates adopted the same mission statement: The mission of the Memphis and Tennessee Conference is to discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Jesus Christ to …

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