News

One Year Later Middle Tennessee Tornadoes’ Destruction and Desolation are Replaced by Help and Hope

by Cindy Solomon for the Tennessee Conference, United Methodist Church Late in the day on March 2, 2020, and into the early morning hours of March 3, deadly tornadoes cut through Middle Tennessee killing 25 people and injuring more 300 others. More than 70,000 people lost power and more than 3,500 buildings were damaged or …

One Year Later Middle Tennessee Tornadoes’ Destruction and Desolation are Replaced by Help and Hope Read More »

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 …

Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference, Issue Timeline Forward Read More »

General Conference Postponed to 2022

Commission on the General ConferenceFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 25, 2021 General Conference Postponed to 2022 Meeting on February 20, the Commission on the General Conference made a decision to further postpone the 2020 General Conference until August 29 – September 6, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minn. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the safety of mass …

General Conference Postponed to 2022 Read More »

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 …

Second Round of PPP Loans Approved Read More »

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 …

Materials for 2020 Annual Conference Consideration Read More »

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 …

New Conference Data Committee / May 2020 Read More »

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 …

New Conference Journal Committee / May 2020 Read More »