Events

August 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...

Church Evangelism Program Grant Deadline

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Deadline for grant application

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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Lay Servant/Speaker Training - MV

Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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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Board of Ordained Ministry - Fall Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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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Camp in the Community Host Church Application Deadline for 2020

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Camp In The Community Host Church Application Deadline for 2020

Hispanic Ministry Program Grant Application Deadline

Monday, December 2, 2019
The Hispanic/Latino Ministries Team invites local churches to submit grants for Hispanic/Latino ministries and outreach for 2020. Grant applications must be submitted by Monday, December 2, 2019. A signature from your district superintendent is ...

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, “...

Appointment Cabinet

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Holston Conference Center
Appointment Cabinet

Extended Cabinet Dinner

Friday, December 13, 2019
Extended Cabinet Dinner/Picnic

Kwanzaa Begins (through January 1)

Thursday, December 26, 2019
December 26 - January 1
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Holston Home 5th Sunday Offering

Sunday, December 29, 2019
Fifth Sunday offering for Holston Home for Children, Inc.
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Annual Reports due to Conference Secretary

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Reports due from Extension Ministries, Deacons, Medical Leave, Etc    

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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Lay Servant/Speaker Training - TV

Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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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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

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

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!

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

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

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 ...

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,...

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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Discipleship in a Post-Pandemic World

Thursday, September 16, 2021 to Thursday, November 18, 2021
Mark your calendars now, and join us for another re-Connect the Connection training event this Fall. Discipleship in a Post-Pandemic World will take place September 16, October 21, and November 18. You can choose to join at 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm EDT. ...

Handicap Accessibility Grant Application Deadline

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Deadline for grant application

Ultimate Storytelling Conference

Monday, November 8, 2021 to Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Register now for our Ultimate Storytelling Conference on November 8 & 9. This will be a hybrid event: In-person at Dublin UMC and live stream via Zoom.  Join Bishop Richard Looney, Rev. Kim Goddard, and Rev. Charles Maynard for this two-day event to ...
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Thanksgiving Holiday - District and Conference Offices Closed

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

Candidacy Summit Registrations Due

Monday, December 6, 2021 to Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Candidacy Summit Holston Conference Center Alcoa, TN    
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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.

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