OUR STORY

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

The mission of

The United Methodist Church is

to create disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Vision

Connection UMC aims to be

an inclusive, God-centered community seeking to embody hospitality and serve authentically.

Our Values

Inclusion

God-centered

Hospitality

Serving

Authenticity

OUR HISTORY

TWO BECAME (A NEW) ONE

Connection United Methodist Church is the product of the merging of two churches: Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church and Hickory Bend United Methodist Church. After a year of conversation and discernment, the churches passed the vote to merge in December of 2019.

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, it took a toll on much of our planning, dreaming, and relationship-building with each other and our community. We have slowly started to emerge again, prayerfully walking with faith to discern what the Holy Spirit might do here at Connection UMC.

OUR  STAFF

Pastor Darren Mayberry Wright

Senior Pastor

Darren was on the staff at Belmont UMC beginning 2015.  He is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College (B.A.) and the University of Missouri, Columbia (M.A in Religious Studies). and Vanderbilt Divinity School (M.A., Religious Studies).  He has lived in Paju, South Korea and Bloomington, IN.

 

Click this link to our Pastor's Page to read his sermons.  Click Here

Our Lay Leadership

 

2022 Connection Leadership Board

 

H.G. Stovall — Board Chair + Lay Leader

Nancy LaSuer — Vice-Chair + Lay Member to Annual Conference

Cathy Carter

Gordon Williams

Jim Leath

Jeff Dungan

Rev. Darren Mayberry Wright — Pastor

 

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