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The paradox of our time: We are at an end and a beginning

*By Rev. Tom Hazelwood, Director of Connectional Ministries, Memphis Conference The paradox before the United Methodist Church is this: we are in the throes of what some say is death; yet I believe we are actually in the pangs of birth. “Doing church” as we have for the last hundred years is simply not sustainable and […]

Hazelwood moves from UMCOR to Memphis Conference

By Lane Gardner Camp, Special Contributor…Rev. Tom Hazelwood of Springfield, Va., has been named Director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, beginning June 1. The Memphis Conference, part of the Nashville Episcopal Area, includes 425 United Methodist Churches and numerous agencies and ministries in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. […]