Staying connected in a time of disconnect

For the past 10 years or so, I have found myself focusing on a word that I think best describes the work of the church: connection. This began (as I’ve shared before) in reading a Council of Bishop’s report on what they called “vital congregations” (that is, congregations that seemed to be healthy and growing in their … Read more

Thanks to our CDC Staff!

As most of you know now, we had a bit of a COVID scare last week when a couple of folks associated with the program tested positive for the disease. We immediately went into response mode, closing down the Child Development Center, and making provisions for deep cleaning of the facility. Of course, the greatest … Read more

An announcement regarding our Child Development Center

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, we learned that someone at the City Road Chapel Child Development Center has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We immediately responded according to state and federal protocols, shutting down the center, informing families, and making contact with state and federal officials. We are responding in the following ways: All … Read more

A Pastoral Letter from the Southeastern Jurisdiction Bishops

Bishop William McAlilly sent the following letter on June 5, 2020 and asked it to be shared with all of the congregations in the Tennessee and Memphis Annual Conferences: A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern Jurisdiction June 5, 2020 Brothers and Sisters: As president of the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops my … Read more