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What We Believe

Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, we are a vibrant and welcoming community dedicated to serving the people of North Nashville. Guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, we strive to spread Christ's message of love, hope, and compassion. Our church is open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds, and we are committed to creating a space where everyone feels valued and accepted. Through our ministries, we aim to provide love, care, and hospitality to all, reflecting the unconditional love of God. We believe in the power of education and learning, as it helps to  equips and empower oursevels and others  to become better disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Join us on this journey of faith and discover the joy of belonging to a loving and supportive church family.

Our History

Clark Memorial United Methodist Church has a rich history that dates back to 1865. Originally known as Clarke Chapel, the church was purchased by the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The intent was to use the building as a house of worship and a school for Negro youth. By 1867, the school had grown so large and its curriculum so strong that it became known as Central Tennessee College. The name was later changed to Walden University. Meharry Medical College became a department at Walden in 1876, before becoming an independent institution in 1915. During this time what we now know as Clark found its own path as vibrant and thriving church community, continuting to grow and develop the rich legacy it has today

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Who We Are

Clark Memorial United Methodist Church is part of the larger United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968 through the merger of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church. With roots dating back to the 1700s, our church has a rich history. Today, we are a global community with over 12 million members worldwide. Despite our diverse languages, cultures, and backgrounds, we are united by a common mission and a shared history that binds us together in powerful ways.

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