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

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.


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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