Events

September 2019

Organization Development Coaching Cohort 1.0

Thursday, September 5, 2019 to Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Online Course
  A 3-month group organizational development coaching series will be offered by Rev. Annete Flynn, President of A Flynn Partnerships. This series will enable you to: Understand the relationship between self-awareness and effective leadership Become...

UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Exec Committee

Friday, October 11, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019
Location: Holston Conference Center
UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Executive Committee

Youth Service Fund Grant Deadline

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Deadline for grant application

Emory & Henry New Trustee Orientation

Thursday, October 31, 2019

TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Friday, November 1, 2019
TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

Emory & Henry Fall Board Meeting

Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, November 2, 2019

CCYM Meeting

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location: To Be Determined
CCYM Meeting

UMVIM Team Leader Training November 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location: First UMC, Oak Ridge
  TRAIN YOUR LEADER! UMVIM TEAM LEADER TRAINING WILL BE OFFERED IN HOLSTON CONFERENCE    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Price: $26 at the door Who Should Attend: UMVIM Team Leaders needing this training and any persons interested ...
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Experiencing the World of the Bible: Elusive Archaeology of Exodus

Monday, November 11, 2019 to Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Location: Foundation for Evangelism
In  this  seminar, sponsored by the Intentional Growth Center and the Foundation for Evangelism and  led by Dr. James Fleming, we  will study the sparse archaeological clues that, with a discerning eye, can be examined to reveal how life would have ...
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Experiencing the World of the Bible II: Biblical Roots of Interfaith Conflict & Understanding

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Foundation for Evangelism
This  seminar, sponsored by the Intentional Growth Center and the Foundation for Evangelism and led by Dr. James Fleming, begins with a foundational understanding of the roots of interfaith conflict and continues with an informed conversation about ...
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Wild and Wonderful Senior Event

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: First UMC, Morristown
Worship, workshops, for senior adults in Mountain View District. Lunch included.

Resurrection Talent Results Due

Friday, November 15, 2019
Resurrection Talent Results Due

SEJ Clergywomen's Conference: Uncharted

Monday, November 18, 2019 to Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville
Ministry is beautiful, challenging, rewarding, and frustrating. Where we end up is often not where we first sought out to be; sometimes that turns out beautifully and sometimes…it doesn’t feel so beautiful. The theme “Uncharted” was chosen with great...
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HOLY SPIRIT SEMINAR

Friday, December 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Christ UMC Dayton, Ohio
God has gifted the church with equipping ministries. Apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists are sent by Jesus to impart and activate gifts and anointings for the work of the ministry. Join us for the 8th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar, “...

Conference Staff Christmas Luncheon

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:00 PM

Holston Home 5th Sunday Offering

Sunday, December 29, 2019
Fifth Sunday offering for Holston Home for Children, Inc.
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Appalachian Ministry Network Hunger and Poverty Grant Application Deadline

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
This is a grant managed by AMN.

Five Things About Dementia from a Faith Perspective

Friday, January 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and that number is climbing. How can churches respond? How can churches equip ...
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SEJ Cabinet Consultation

Monday, January 20, 2020 to Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Epworth By the Sea
Register now to attend the annual SEJ Cabinet Consultation at beautiful Epworth By The Sea! Come worship, fellowship and network with fellow District Superintendents and Director of Connectional Ministries Appointees. Program includes music, plenary ...
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Creativity Orlando

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:00 AM to Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort
What to expect from this Leadership Nexus event: HOPE for the CHURCH from theologians, pastors and experts in creative leadership  INSIGHT into connecting with our ever changing culture  FREEDOM to dream and think outside the box about being the ...
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Winter Conference

Sunday, January 26, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Epworth by the Sea
Keynote Speaker: LEN WILSON, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC, a large church in Plano, TX. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. After GC 2019, each church will need a clear, concise, creative ...
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Proposed resolutions and petitions due to Committee on Petitions and Resolutions

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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   

Five Things for Being a Good Visitor to Someone w/Dementia

Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and that number is climbing. How can churches respond? How can churches equip ...
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Foundation Spring Grants Deadline

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Emory & Henry Founders Day

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Holston Home 5th Sunday Offering

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Fifth Sunday offering for Holston Home for Children, Inc.
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UMW SEJ Meeting

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

TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

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

Foundation Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00 PM

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

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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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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Emory & Henry Summer Board Meeting

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

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

2020 Memorial Service

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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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 ...

Any report or item for inclusion in the 2021 Journal must be in the hands of the Conference Secretary by this date.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Holston Conference Center
To submit an item for inclusion please: Email:      ConferenceSecretary@holston.org Mail:     Holston Conference Center      Attn: Conference Secretary #304     PO Box 850     Alcoa, TN 37701

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 ...

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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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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UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Exec Committee

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

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

CCYM Meeting

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday

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

Holston Home 5th Sunday Offering

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

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

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 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 ...

2022 Printed Book of Report

Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Friday, April 1, 2022
To purchase your Printed Book of Reports, please click here.
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2021 Annual Conference - Hybrid Session

Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
​This is Hybrid Session for ALL Clergy and all Lay members of the Holston Annual Conference. In-Person will gather at MeadowView Convention Center in Kingsport, TN Online will gather via Zoom Doors will open at 10:00 am and we will begin admitting ...

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.

Resurrection 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022 to Sunday, January 23, 2022
Resurrection 2022 will be held January 21-23 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. For more information and to register, please visit resurrectionyouth.com

Feet First 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022 to Sunday, January 30, 2022
A RETREAT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS SPONSORED BY HOLSTON CONFERENCE COLLEGIATE MINISTRIES Featured Speaker: Josh Swanson Director of Augusta University Wesley Foundation Registration Fees $40 per person through January 17 $50 per person beginning ...

Ministers' Convocation: Boundless Hospitality

Monday, February 7, 2022 7:00 PM to Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM
Location: Music Road Resort
Live Convocation is back! Join us at Music Road in February to hear some great speakers and re-connect with your clergy colleagues. Our featured speakers will be Dr. Amy Oden, author and Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality, and Greg ...
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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   

Jubilation 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022 to Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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