Events

April 2020

Appointment Cabinet

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Extended Cabinet

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Extended Cabinet

Appointment Cabinet

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

Thursday, April 16, 2020

UMW SEJ Meeting

Friday, April 17, 2020 to Sunday, April 19, 2020
Location: Mobile, AL

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Administrative Professionals Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Friday, April 24, 2020
TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Orientation for Full Connection membership

Friday, April 24, 2020 to Saturday, April 25, 2020
April 24-25, 2020 at Camp Bays Mountain

Foundation Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00 PM

Council of Bishops Meeting

Thursday, April 30, 2020 to Monday, May 4, 2020

Beyond the Basics of Online Church

Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Online - webinar
Ready to take your online worship to the next level? Maybe you started online ministry because of Covid-19 but now you are thinking about how this ministry might reach new people when the pandemic ends? If so then join for a Good Idea Webinar taking ...
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Emory & Henry Commencement

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Practical Strategies for Church-Based Community Transformation

Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:30 AM to 3:30 AM
Location: Online webinar
The global refugee crisis continues to rise at a high rate. Now there are more displaced people around the world than ever in our history. The role of the church to respond to this global crisis remains vital as ever. In this webinar, we will discuss...
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Extended Cabinet Spring Picnic

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Extended Cabinet

Appointment Cabinet BAC Review

Friday, May 22, 2020

Memorial Day - Offices Closed

Monday, May 25, 2020

Book of Reports distribution deadline

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Book of Reports will be distributed to delegates of the Annual Conference in electronic format. http://ac.holston.org  

UMW Finance Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Healthy Stewardship in the Local Church

Monday, June 1, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020
Location: Online Course
Taught by Dr. Ann Michel, this Wesley Seminary course will consist of an Exploration of the biblical and theological basis for healthy congregational stewardship and a survey of best practices for cultivating generosity.. 1.5 CEUs Topics include: ...
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Bishop's Day With Ordinands

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Emory & Henry Summer Board Meeting

Friday, June 5, 2020 to Saturday, June 6, 2020
Location TBA

Full Connection Member Orientation

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Moving Day for Transitioning Pastors

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Father's Day

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Deadline for inclusion in 2020 Journal

Thursday, June 25, 2020
 Any report or item for inclusion in the 2020 Journal must be in the hands of the Conference Secretary by this date

Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Saturday, June 27, 2020
During the Vietnam War the United States lost 58,220 men and women.  The cause of these deaths came about for many reasons: gun shot, drowning, disease, explosions, crashes and the list can go on and on.   In 2017 the United States lost more than ...

2020 Memorial Service

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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2nd Corinthians: Live with Prof. N.T. Wright

Monday, August 3, 2020 11:00 AM to Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: Online Course
How can a church overcome deep divisions? How can you face persecution and become more resilient? How do Christian leaders 'lead' in the face of opposition from within their own congregations? These difficult questions were present for the church in ...
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UMW Social Action Workshop

Saturday, August 8, 2020
Online Live Event - Watch for more information coming soon!

Foundation Legacy Sunday

Sunday, August 16, 2020

TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Friday, August 28, 2020
TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Holiness in the Midst of a Pandemic

Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:00 PM to Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Location: Online
We all know that our usual worship traditions this Fall will not be the same because of COVID-19. This year our worship might be virtual, in family or home gatherings, gathered outside in cars or parks or parking lots, a hybrid mix of virtual and ...

Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, September 11, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020
  Local Pastor Licensing School   We are truly excited to be sharing with you in this important endeavor. This experience, we trust, will launch a life-long journey of growing and learning in ministry in a humble spirit of fellowship and faith.  
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How to Be an Anti-Racist

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Emory University Center for Ethics presents the inaugural James W. Fowler Ethics Event—a special live webcast featuring a key voice in the conversation about race in America, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award winner, 2019 Guggenheim Fellow,...
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Elder and Deacon Written Materials Due

Monday, September 21, 2020

Extended Cabinet

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Extended Cabinet

Appointment Cabinet

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Leadership Institute

Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:00 AM to Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:15 PM
Location: Online Trainnig
 Join Adam Hamilton, Bishop Michael Curry, and Ronald Heifetz and others ONLINE for 2 days of inspiration, practical ministry tools and proven strategies to strengthen your church and your own leadership. 0.6 CEUs for main event. Additional CEUs ...
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Extended Cabinet

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Extended Cabinet

Appointment Cabinet

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Exec Committee

Friday, October 16, 2020 to Saturday, October 17, 2020
UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Executive Committee

Small Group - Anxiety and Spiritual Growth

Monday, October 19, 2020 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom Meeting(s)
Holston Conference is offering a weekly Small Group option for the remaining 6 Sessions in this study. If Mondays do not work for your schedule or you prefer to walk this journey independently simply email BrandyWilliams@holston.org. Weekly Small ...

Holston Webinar on Anxiety and Spiritual Growth

Monday, October 19, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
When:    Mon, Oct 19, 2020 11am – 12pm (Eastern Time) Once you complete your registration you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting details from Dr. Chang.  We are living in anxious times, whether from the pandemic, the election, social unrest,...

TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Friday, October 30, 2020
TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Foundation Board Meeting

Friday, October 30, 2020 12:00 PM

Handicap Accessibility Grant Application Deadline

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Deadline for grant application

CCYM Meeting

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Extended Cabinet

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Extended Cabinet

Appointment Cabinet

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

BOM Fall Meeting

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020

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Friday, November 27, 2020
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Holston Home 5th Sunday Offering

Sunday, November 29, 2020
Fifth Sunday offering for Holston Home for Children, Inc.
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World AIDS Day

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Extended Cabinet Christmas Dinner

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Extended Cabinet

Appointment Cabinet

Friday, December 4, 2020

Conference and District Offices Closed - Christmas Holiday

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Friday, December 25, 2020

Appalachian Ministry Network Hunger and Poverty Grant Application Deadline

Friday, January 15, 2021
This is a grant managed by AMN.

Sermon Academy for Lent

Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Our Lenten Sermon Academy will be led by Mandy Taylor Young, Adam Love, and Jonathan Jonas. Mandy is a clergy member of the South Carolina Conference she has served Mt. Hebron UMC in West Columbia, South Carolina and Faith UMC in Lexington, South ...

Proposed resolutions and petitions due to Committee on Petitions and Resolutions

Monday, March 1, 2021
Any proposed resolution or petition must be in the hands of the Committee on Petitions and Resolutions. This gives the committee time to meet and compile its report for inclusion in the Book of Reports   

Visions of the End: Medieval and Renaissance Apocalyptic Cultures

Friday, March 5, 2021 12:30 PM to Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Location: Online
The Marco Institute’s 17th annual (virtual) symposium will explore apocalyptic themes found in medieval and Renaissance interpretations of the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos and the end-times he predicted. Over the course of three days,...

Book of Reports distribution deadline

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Book of Reports will be distributed to delegates of the Annual Conference in electronic format. http://ac.holston.org  

2021 Pre-Registration for Annual Conference

Thursday, May 13, 2021 to Thursday, June 10, 2021
You must pre-register in order to receive a nametag   https://www.holston.org/annual-conference

2021 Virtual Annual Conference Session

Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
All Lay and Clergy Members must attend https://www.holston.org/annual-conference

2021 New Business Submissions

Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
If you have items of new business, you must email ACNewBusiness@holston.org and submit your business item. Items submitted outside this time frame will not be considered.  

Witness: Spiritual Leadership in Rural America

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:00 PM to Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Location: Online event
On June 22nd & 29th, the Rural Assembly, The On Being Project, Interfaith Youth Corps, and Faith Matters Network will come together to host a set of sessions for spiritual leaders in rural America. This two-part series is intended for rural & Native ...
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All materials/reports deadline announced for 2022 Book of Reports

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Deadline announced for all materials and reports to be submitted for inclusion in the 2022 Book of Reports (BOR). To submit Material(s) / Report(s) for inclusion in the 2022 BOR, email the following information to ConferenceSecretary@holston.org no ...

Independence Day - District and Conference Offices Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021
Independence Day Observance - District and Conference Offices Closed

2021 Mission u

Friday, July 23, 2021 9:30 AM to Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without [God’s] unfolding grace. […] There’s far more here than ...
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2021 Memorial Service

Friday, August 27, 2021 3:00 PM
Invited guests may attend in person. Services will also be live-streamed https://www.holston.org/annual-conference

2021 Service of Commissioning and Ordination

Friday, August 27, 2021 7:00 PM
Invited guests may attend in person. Services will also be live-streamed https://www.holston.org/annual-conference

2021 Annual Conference In-Person Session

Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
​This is IN PERSON for all Lay and Clergy members of the Holston Annual Conference. Doors will open at 10:30 am and we will begin admitting people to the Annual Conference. https://www.holston.org/annual-conference

Labor Day - District and Conference Offices Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
Labor Day Holiday - District and Conference Offices Closed

Handicap Accessibility Grant Application Deadline

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Deadline for grant application

Thanksgiving Holiday - District and Conference Offices Closed

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday - District and Conference Offices Closed

Christmas Eve - District and Conference Offices Closed

Friday, December 24, 2021
Lectionary Reading Links: Isaiah 9:2-7  Psalm 96  (UMH 815) Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) More Resources  
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Christmas Holiday - District and Conference Offices Closed

Monday, December 27, 2021
Conference and District Offices Closed in observance of Christmas

Appalachian Ministry Network Hunger and Poverty Grant Application Deadline

Saturday, January 15, 2022
This is a grant managed by AMN.

Proposed resolutions and petitions due to Committee on Petitions and Resolutions

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Any proposed resolution or petition must be in the hands of the Committee on Petitions and Resolutions. This gives the committee time to meet and compile its report for inclusion in the Book of Reports   

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