The mission of the Purchase District is to discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders to join Christ's transforming, disciple-making work in and for the world. 
February 18, 2016
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Delegates endorsed candidacy of Rev. Sky McCracken for episcopacy at 2015 Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences. Click link to view website about Sky's episcopal candidacy.
Delegates to the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference - mark your calendar  to attend the 
Pre-Conference Briefing on Tuesday, May 31
, 6:30pm at Murray First UMC. Lodging info now available |  Details

Churches invited to  showshare new video from 'Gen. Board of Higher Ed.and Ministry' about 'Black College Fund' in worship services, gatherings and social media posts so that all UM's can appreciate the fund's mission & history . |  Details
The Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is searching for college students to be summer interns. Deadline to apply is Feb. 26. | Details
The Rethink Church program through UM Communications awards three types of grants each year: Community Event Grants, Digital Advertising Grants, and New Church Start Grants. | Details
Purchase District UMW
Spiritual Growth Mission Study: "Created for Happiness: Understanding Your Life in God" with Dr. Cynthia A. Bond Hopson , Fulton First UMC, Fulton, KY on April 30. Anyone can attend!  | Details
Has your church taken advantage of the FREE & low-cost resources available each season?  Get 100 free customized door hangers, 100 free customized invitation cards, free worship resources and more. Place your 2016 order by March 1. Details
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Lebanon UMC's Gospel Jam has been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 21 due to inclement weather. All are invited to attend. Feel free to bring your instruments!| Flyer
April 15 is deadline to apply for $2,000 music scholarship offered by Lone Oak UMC in Paducah. For qualifications and more information check out the details link. | Details
Have you seen  Mason's Chapel UMC & South Pleasant Grove's UMM in the Circuit Writer , a newspaper of the Memphis Conference? View the latest issue and learn how you can subscribe. |  Details
The Memphis Conference Lenten Hunger Offering is
revising its focus 
this year  to include as beneficiaries more food missions & ministries in our local churches. The annual hunger offering began Wednesday, Feb. 10.  | Details
Not sure what to do during Lent this season? You're invited to join a Lenten photo-a-day practice as you are guided with a word a day. Read more:

Clergy - sehow to prepare and file your 2015 IRS Form 1040 tax return  using Turbo Tax® and similar off-the-shelf software at the Clergy Tax Seminar. For details, check your email inbox for an email sent from the district office on Feb. 15.
There are
20 spots for first time Memphis Conference Clergy Spouses to attend the 2016 Clergy Spouse retreat FREE of charge.

 | Details
Generative Leadership Academy  - developing leaders to renew the Church
Take advantage of the opportunity to attend the Academy while it's still offered in the Purchase District.

One Great Hour of Sharing happens on March 6.   A new Pastor and Leader's Kit with LOTS of resources is available to help with publicity |  Details

Massac UMC Youth Fundraiser will Benefit Paducah Cooperative Ministries. Find out more before the event begins on Feb. 26 |

The dates are set for the 2016 Clergy Spiritual Life Retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park in Tennessee | Details
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"Created for Covenant Living" is the theme for the 2016 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation in Dickson, Tenn. | Details | Online registration
Have you joined Bishop Bill McAlilly yet in his 
Call to Prayer for General  Conference
He is asking of United Methodists in the Nashville Episcopal Area three things. Do you know what they are?  | Details

Attn. delegates -- Boxed lunches and concessions will be for sale by the Northside UMC youth at the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference. Proceeds will go toward  two of the church's 'Student' ministries. | Details
General Conference
May 10-20, 2016
Portland, Ore.
Memphis Annual Conference
June 19-22, 2016
Jackson, Tenn.
Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference
July 13-15, 2016
Lake Junaluska, N.C.
Purchase District of the United Methodist Church
270-527-8282 | 2285 Jack Treas Road, Kirksey, KY 42054

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