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FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Missional-hub training

 
Leaders from all of Holston Conference’s nine districts participated in a “Train the Trainers” event Feb. 8-9 at Hilton Garden Inn in Pigeon Forge. Read the report.

Our new blog for General Conference

 

General Conference will be held Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis. To get news to Holston Conference members as quickly and directly as possible, the communications staff has created a new blog. Sign up for the 'GC News' email which will deliver updates to your inbox every morning beginning Feb. 22. See GCNews.blog.

Chattanooga church hosts 'Night to Shine'

 

For the first time, Wauhatchie UMC hosted a 'Night to Shine' for prom-goers with special needs.The Chattanooga event was celebrated by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and the famous athlete spoke to his guests.

See Times Free Press story.

See WRCB story.

2 churches recover stolen property

 

Two East Tennessee congregations are relieved now that stolen property has been returned. First UMC in Pigeon Forge was in the news for several days after the church van was stolen. At McFerrin UMC in Church Hill, two apple-butter kettles are back in the house. 

See WATE story.  See WBIR story.

See Kingsport Times News story.

Firewood ministry experiencing high needs

 

A ministry started by Christ UMC in Greeneville expects to deliver 1,700 loads of firewood this winter to neighbors who can't afford central heat. WJHL shares stories of three families, then contacts local power boards for their responses. Read the story.

Quiz: Black history in the UMC

 

Historian Carter Woodson proposed a weeklong focus on black history in 1926. The first U.S. celebration of Black History Month happened decades later. Test yourself on history in the UMC. From UM Communications. Take the quiz.

HOLSTON CONFERENCE CALENDAR

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

 

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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