DECEMBER 31, 2018

Top 10 stories of 2018 

At the end of another year of writing and sharing news and stories from Holston Conference, it's always telling, and sometimes surprising, to review what readers clicked on the most. See the list.

Remembering influential Christians


United Methodists this past year marked the passing of multiple trailblazing women, a Holocaust survivor, a world-changing evangelist and a Bible popularizer. From United Methodist News Service. Read the story.

Bishops' letter to LGBTQ community


The Council of Bishops shares a letter with the global LGBTQ community as the church approaches General Conference in February 2019. "May we see the image of God in one another, treat one another with tenderness, and love one another fiercely." Read the letter.

14 ways to fail at hospitality


Begin the new year by reviewing how a visitor may experience your church the first time. Here's a checklist of ways your church may unintentionally send signs of unwelcome. From United Methodist Communications. 

Read the list.


Holston Delegation
GC Listening Post: Jan. 12 in Knoxville


United Methodist Communications
Human Relations Sunday: Jan. 20


Holston Youth Ministries

Resurrection: Jan. 25-27 in Pigeon Forge


Holston Young Adult Ministries
Divine Rhythm: Feb. 1-3 in Gatlinburg


Holston Children's Ministries
Change for Children grant applications: Feb. 15


Wesley Leadership Institute
Convocation: Feb. 18-20 in Pigeon Forge


Holston Older Adult Ministries
Jubilation: May 6-8 in Pigeon Forge


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