Conference Histories to be Celebrated during Annual Conferences

The rich histories of both the Memphis Conference and the Tennessee Conference will be celebrated with video presentations during the 2021 annual conference sessions.

“BY FAITH…” Memphis Conference History Film Debut on June 3rd

A “Memphis Conference Home Video” will be shown at approximately 4:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, as part of the virtual 2021 Memphis Annual Conference session. Please tune in to see this glimpse at 200 years of history during this 181st and final Annual Conference gathering.

Invited and sponsored by the annual conference planning committee, “By Faith…” was created by filmmaker Jacob Taylor of St. Luke’s UMC-Memphis and volunteer producer/director Mark Matheny, who says, “It was a great challenge and great joy to pull this together with dozens of UM team members sharing their time and talents!”

Viewers can watch at www.memphis-umc.net/streaming.  Facebook and YouTube links will also be posted when they become available.

Mini-Documentaries of Tennessee Conference History will be Shown at Annual Conference on June 10 & 11

A series of mini-documentary videos illustrating the history of the Tennessee Conference will be interspersed throughout the 2021 Tennessee Annual Conference. The team has put together a transparent look at the lives of the Tennesseeans called Methodists as they spread the gospel and navigated the challenges of their times.

Some of our history is disturbing. A Call to Lamentation and Action will be offered during the Tennessee Annual Conference.

In the spirit of the annual conference focus on Hebrews 12:1, “By Faith,” these people are part of our “great cloud of witnesses.” Their stories can inform our work of faith as we “run with perseverance the race marked out for us” and start a new chapter as the Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference.

Check out the first of these videos, showing some of the artifacts from the Conference archives: