FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Praying for General Conference

Holston joins United Methodists all over the world in praying for and watching General Conference, which begins Saturday, Feb. 23. During Ministers Convocation earlier this week, clergy gathered to lift up Holston delegates who would depart for St. Louis within hours. “The thing we hope you know the most is that we trust you, because we elected you,” said the Rev. Sarah Varnell. Read the story.

Love letter to Holston Conference


A new video was shown Tuesday morning during a prayer service for delegates attending Convocation on Feb. 19 in Pigeon Forge. "Holston is My Home" is a love letter to our Holston family. Watch the video.

Commentary: 'Gimme shelter' at Convocation


The Rev. Buzz Trexler experiences Ministers Convocation: "While they may have shared off stage which plan they preferred, the speakers had the grace and wisdom not to do so during their plenary time. Had they done so, our pain would have been laid bare." Read the commentary.

Help finally arrives for Magnolia Avenue UMC


The free clinic and other ministries at Magnolia Avenue are celebrating the news! Holston congregational development funds will help repair the leaking roof, and a partnership with Home Depot, the general church, and the community may be in the works. From the Knoxville News Sentinel. See story, photos, video.

MLK interfaith service challenges everyone


We missed this last month and wanted to share it with you. Church Street UMC hosted an interfaith prayer service remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From the Knoxville News Sentinel. Read the story.

Exploring old churches in Chattanooga


John Shearer explores Methodist churches in Chattanooga that have closed or merged. "As both a lifelong United Methodist and lover of architecture, I have been naturally drawn to the denomination’s local places of worship." From The Chattanoogan. Read the column.


The United Methodist Church
General Conference: Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis


Holston Delegation

3/3@3 Worship & GC Briefing: March 3


Holston Clergy Spouses
Annual retreat: March 8-10 in Pigeon Forge


First Broad Street UMC
Missions Celebration: March 8-10 in Kingsport


Holston Conference Foundation
Programming/ Mission grant deadlines: March 15


Wesley House Community Center
Tablescapes: March 30 in Knoxville


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


Holston Connectional Ministries
Annual Conference: June 9-12 in Lake Junaluska


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