APRIL 4, 2019

Hiwassee College closing in May

Hiwassee College, one of three United Methodist-related colleges in Holston Conference, is closing May 10 for financial reasons. The college's board of trustees voted last week to close the Madisonville, Tennessee, school at the end of this spring semester. From United Methodist News Service. Read the story.


See also:

Tennessee Wesleyan president sends message of support

Local colleges offer help to displaced students (WATE)

United Methodists welcome girls into Scouts BSA 


It’s not easy being one of the first female Scouts BSA troops. But the six girls who formed Troop 1010 in Cleveland didn’t let the naysayers or their lack of experience keep them from making a big impression at their first scouting event. Read the story.

Emory & Henry College chooses new president 


The president of Emory & Henry College is retiring this summer, and his successor has been named. Following Jake Schrum is the current provost and chief academic officer, John Wells. From SWVa Today. Read the story.

Connectional Table seeks 'sustainable peace'


As United Methodists hold conversations about the denomination’s future -- including a potential split -- the Connectional Table wants a place at the table. “This group is one of the few bodies that sees the whole church.” From United Methodist News Service. Read the story.

Denomination's future under discussion -- quietly


Discussions about the UMC's future are occurring after a General Conference that underscored deep divisions over homosexuality. Centrists and progressives are meeting to consider options for the "broad center." From United Methodist News Service. Read the story.

West Virginia Conference confronts opioid crisis


In light of such overwhelming data, it’s hard to see any hope in turning the tide on addiction. But the West Virginia Conference began asking: “What if the church got involved?” From United Methodist News Service. Read the story.

Top 10 reasons why visitors don't come back


The first reason was, "An unfriendly and awkward stand-and-greet time in the worship service." Here are 9 other reasons why visiting guests said they did not return to a particular church. From Lewis Center for Church Leadership. Read the list.


'Engage' for Grades 6-12
Adventure at Bays Mountain: April 5-6


Wesley House Community Center

Golf Tournament: April 6 in Rockford, Tenn.


Camp Wesley Woods
Golf Tournament: April 29 in Rockford, Tenn.


Camp Lookout

Senior Adult Day: April 30 in Rising Fawn, Ga. 


Holston Clergy Services

Sexual Ethics Seminars: April 30-May 8


UM Volunteers in Mission

Team leader training: May 4 in Oak Ridge


The United Methodist Church
Native American Ministries Sunday: May 5


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


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


Holston Youth Ministries
Assembly: June 24-28 at Emory & Henry


Holston Youth Ministries

Youth in Mission: July 7-13 in Swansboro, N.C.


Holston Discipleship Team
Academy of Spiritual Formation: July 14-19 at Emory & Henry


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