Events

October 2019

Catalyst Conference 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to Friday, October 4, 2019
Location: Infinite Energy Center
This year's theme is "Give Us This Day." We may scour material that helps us quickly climb the corporate ladder, lose weight, or increase productivity, but there is no quick fix to satisfying the soul. Our aim is, as Eugene Peterson said, “a long ...
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Mujeres en Accion Event

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Location: Pleasant View UMC
Mujeres en Accion Pleasant View UMC Abingdon, VA

Strength for the Journey Retreat

Monday, October 7, 2019 to Friday, October 11, 2019
Strength for the Journey 2019, a retreat for persons dealing with HIV/AIDS. Registration Opens June 1st - September 13, 2019 with limited space. If you would like a brochure mailed to you please send request to Charlotteriggins@holston.org or call ...

Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, October 11, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019
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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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

Columbus Day

Monday, October 14, 2019
Columbus Day

Youth Service Fund Grant Deadline

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Deadline for grant application

Children's Sabbath

Friday, October 18, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019
Children's Sabbath

Future of the Church Summit

Monday, October 21, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Location: GROUP Publishing
Join us for a “think-outside-the-box” opportunity to discuss, learn, and help shape the future of the church. Participate with pastors, church leaders, researchers, and church executives in grappling with present trends and framing solutions. At ...
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Earthkeepers Training - Chicago IL

Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019
EarthKeepers trainings equip participants to develop projects that address environmental concerns in their churches and communities. Every project plan is shaped by training in the following topics: Eco-theology Anti-racism Strategies for ...
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HC Historical Society Meeting

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Location: Tennessee Wesleyan University
Join your fellow clergy at the fall meeting of the Holston Conference Historical Society. Featured speakers will include Sally Ealy on the history of Tennessee Wesleyan University, Professor William MdDonald comparing John Wesley and Martin Luther, ...

Sermon Academy - Advent 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019
Location: Holston Conference Center Event Center 1st floor
This year's Sermon Academy will be led by Charles Maynard and will take place in the event center at the Holston Conference Center in Alcoa. Charles W. Maynard, is a storyteller, author and ordained United Methodist minister. Charles has been a ...

BOM–Full Connection Membership Interviews

Monday, October 28, 2019
Interviews

Holston Conference Foundation Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Holston Conference Foundation Board Meeting
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Reformation Day

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Reformation Day

Emory & Henry New Trustee Orientation

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Emory & Henry Fall Board Meeting

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

World Community Day

Friday, November 1, 2019
World Community Day

TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

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

Election Day

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Election Day

MV - Retired Ministers Fellowship

Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Retired Ministers Fellowship Thursday, November 7⋅12:00 – 2:00pm Davy Crockett Restaurant, 3282 E Morris Blvd, Morristown, TN 37813 Organizer: christinecoley@holston.org  

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

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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National Bible Week

Sunday, November 24, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
National Bible Week

Thanksgiving Holiday - District and Conference Offices Closed

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Friday, November 29, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday - District and Conference Offices Closed

Camp in the Community Host Church Application Deadline for 2020

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

Candidacy Summit Registrations Due

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Candidacy Summit Holston Conference Center Alcoa, TN    

All materials/reports deadline announced for Book of Reports

Sunday, December 1, 2019 to Sunday, March 15, 2020
Deadline announced for all materials and reports to be submitted for inclusion in the 2020 Book of Reports (BOR). To submit Material(s) / Report(s) for inclusion in the 2020 BOR, email the following information to ConferenceSecretary@holston.org no ...

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 ...

2020 Candidacy Summit - Late registration

Monday, December 2, 2019 to Sunday, December 16, 2001
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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, “...

Appointment Cabinet

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

Conference Staff Christmas Luncheon

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:00 PM

Extended Cabinet Dinner

Friday, December 13, 2019
Extended Cabinet Dinner/Picnic

4th Sunday of Advent (Purple or Blue)

Sunday, December 22, 2019
Lectionary Reading Links: Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801) Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25
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Christmas Holiday - Offices Closed

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 to Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Conference and District Offices Closed in observance of Christmas Day

Mountain View District Office Closed

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Mountain View District Office Closed

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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2020 LPLS Registration due

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 to Wednesday, July 1, 2020
2020 LPLS Registration due Questions: ClergyServices@holston.org

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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Launching Leaders: Developing Leaders in the Local Church

Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Online Course
This event will be led by Phil Schroeder and Kay Kotan. Leaders do not develop just because we want leaders developed. Leaders develop because we have an intentional, step-by-step process to ensure the best possible outcome. As you take off on this ...
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UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Exec Committee

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Saturday, February 1, 2020
UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Executive Committee

UMW Finance Committee Meeting

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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   

From Readiness to Launch – Starting a New Worship Service in an Existing Church

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Online Course
Worship is — even now in our 21st century de-churched American culture — the single most important way for your church to reach new people with your understanding of the Gospel. Many new people are interested in giving Christianity a try. Most will ...
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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

Good Friday - Offices Closed

Friday, April 10, 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

Holston Conference Clergy Spouses Luncheon

Monday, June 8, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: TBA

Virtual Clergy Session

Monday, June 8, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Holston Conference Clergy: Join us on Monday, June 8 at 1:00 pm for our 2020 Clergy Session. This year, due to Covid-19, we will conduct our annual clergy session virtually. An email registration will be coming soon. We will be conducting this ...

Full Connection Member Orientation

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Moving Day for Transitioning Pastors

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Father's Day

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Music & Worship Arts Week

Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:30 PM to Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Location: Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Music & Worship Arts Week is a multi-generational event hosted by The Fellowship in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. This annual event is designed for worship leaders, musicians, artists, dancers, actors, and pastors of ...
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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

Holston Annual Conference

Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:00 PM
Dear Holston Friends,   “Let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, So that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” This Covid-19 Pandemic continues to challenge us in ways we cannot imagine. Our pastors find themselves...

SEJ Renfro Trust Fund Grant Application Deadline

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
This is an out-of-conference grant managed by the SEJ.

Church Finances

Monday, July 6, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020
Location: Online Course
Led by Dr. Lovett Weems, this course will feature an exploration of budgets, income, expenses, giving, and administration from both a theological perspective and from the best practices of financial transparency and accountability.   1.5 CEUs ...
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UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Exec Committee

Friday, July 10, 2020 to Saturday, July 11, 2020
UMW Committee Meetings and Conference Executive Committee

Appalachian Ministry Network Hunger and Poverty Grant Application Deadline

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
This is an out-of-conference grant managed by AMN.

SEJ Conference

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Saturday, July 18, 2020

Cabinet Retreat

Monday, July 20, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020

Holston Conference Mission U

Friday, July 24, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020

CCYM Retreat

Friday, July 24, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020

Holy Land and Jordan Experience 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 to Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Holy Land and Jordan
Join Bishop "Dindy" and Rusty Taylor on our 2020 Holy Land Tour and Jordan Experience On the first leg of your tour, August 4 - 13, visit locations where Jesus walked and preached in Galilee, and follow the footsteps of Christ through Bethlehem, ...

Foundation Scholarship Luncheon

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, August 7, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 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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UMW Social Action Workshop

Saturday, August 8, 2020

2020 LPLS Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, August 14, 2020 to Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: TownePlace Suites Knoxville / Oak Ridge
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Foundation Legacy Sunday

Sunday, August 16, 2020

TN Wesleyan University Board of Trustees

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

HIV/AIDS Grant Application Deadline

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Ethnic Local Church Concerns Grant Application Deadline

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
“Brick and Mortar”

Labor Day - Offices Closed

Monday, September 7, 2020

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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2020 LPLS Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, September 11, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: TownePlace Suites Knoxville / Oak Ridge
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Holston Home Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020

UMW Spiritual Enrichment/Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 19, 2020 to Sunday, September 20, 2020
Alumni Meeting and District Officer Training

Elder and Deacon Written Materials Due

Monday, September 21, 2020

Extended Cabinet

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Extended Cabinet

Appointment Cabinet

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Mujeres en Accion - UMW Event

Saturday, October 3, 2020

2020 LPLS Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, October 9, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: TownePlace Suites Knoxville / Oak Ridge
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Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, October 9, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 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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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

UMVIM Team Leader Training October 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First UMC, Oak Ridge
  TRAIN YOUR LEADER! UMVIM TEAM LEADER TRAINING WILL BE OFFERED IN HOLSTON CONFERENCE    SATURDAY, October 17  Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Price: $26 Who Should Attend: UMVIM Team Leaders needing this training and any persons interested in leading ...
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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

Candidacy Summit Registrations Due

Monday, December 7, 2020

Holston Home Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, December 10, 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.

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