Annual Conference 2016 News

Annual Conference 2016 News

The theme for the 2016 session of Holston Annual Conference was "Bless," with graphic design by Millie Meese reflecting the mission offering designated for children in poverty.

The 2016 session of Holston Annual Conference was held June 5-8 at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
The Call: Sunday, June 5, 2016 print edition


The Call: Monday, June 6, 2016 print edition


The Call: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 print edition


The Call: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 print edition

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ALCOA, Tenn. (June 1, 2016) -- Next week, some 1,962 church leaders representing 883 congregations will gather for their annual meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Here's an alphabetical primer for those attending the June 5-8 meeting ... and for those ...