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Newsletter - July 2019
July 1:  Peace with Justice Grant application deadline at Holston Conf.
July 1:  Clergy Orientation 3 pm District Office
Jul 2:  District Discipleship team meeting, 6:30 pm District Office
Jul 4Happy Independence Day!  District/Conference offices closed.
Jul 15:  AMN Hunger & Poverty Grant deadline
Jul 16:  Clergy Summer Picnic - Panther Springs UMC Pavilion, 6 pm
Jul 19-20:  UMW Mission U, Abingdon VA
Jul 20:  Family Celebration at Wetlands
July 31:  Deadline to apply as 2020 General Conference Page or Marshal

Aug 5-8:  Festival of Wisdom & Grace
Aug 11-13:  District Revival, Panther Springs UMC, 7 pm nightly
Aug 13:  Clergy meeting, Trinity UMC, Morristown, 9:30 AM
               No PM meeting
Aug 15:  Deadline for Change for Children Grant Application
Aug 26:  Annual Conference At-Large Nominations due to District Office
Sep 3:  District Discipleship team meeting, 6:30 District Office
Sep 8:  District Conference, Trinity UMC Morristown, 3 pm

District Superintendent Reflections

It is my delight to introduce to each of you Mrs. Christine Coley, the newly-hired Administrative Assistant for the Mountain View District.  Mrs. Coley comes to us from a world of corporate and church experience.
I will assure you that the hiring team left no stone unturned to provide the highest quality of professional efficiency in the District Office.
Please stop by, call, or send a note of welcome and show Mrs. Coley Christian Love.
Thank you again, Mrs. Schumann, Rev. Thompson and the entire Superintendency Team.
"faith, hope, love abide, these three, and the greatest of these is love"
Rev. Hardy Cross


Pastors in New Appointments within the District
There will be an orientation on Monday, July 1st at 3 PM at the District Office.  Please try not to miss this!

Pastoral Transitions

July marks pastoral transition time within the Holston Conference.  Mountain View District will send several pastors to continue their ministries elsewhere, will receive several new clergy, and will see several transitions within the district.    Read more

The Mountain View District is sad to announce the passing of Rev. Jacob Beeler of Thompson's Chapel in Tazewell.  Please keep this family and church in your prayers.  Click the link below for the complete obituary.
Jacob Beeler

Lay Servant Academy

Mountain View Lay Servant Ministries announced its June academy --
When:  Saturday, June 29; 8 am to 6 pm
Where:  First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City
Classes:  Basic, Polity, Preaching
Fee:  $30 includes instruction and lunch; student responsible to obtain book
Registration at the training.
Details & Registration - Mountain View
The Tennessee Valley District will have its final Lay Servant Training Session for 2019 --
When:  Saturday August 24, 2019 beginning at 8:30
Where:  Middlebrook Pike U.M.C.
Classes:  Basic, Prayer, Heritage
Fee:  $40 includes book, instruction, and lunch.  
Registration is open now until August 9!
Details & Registration - Tennessee Valley

Make plans now to attend the three-night revival August 11 - 13.
7 PM nightly.
Panther Springs United Methodist Church
Message Spoken By
Rev. Wil Cantrell

Course of Study Announces New Location

Beginning in September 2019 COS courses in East Tennessee (previously held at Hiwassee College) will be held at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Change of Date

Mountain View District
Family Celebration
July 20th / 6 - 8 PM
Free Admission to Wetlands Water Park

Bring a bag/picnic meal for your family.
Drinks will be provided.
RSVP: Kim Brown 423-522-0592

Nominations Open

Members of district leadership teams, like many local church teams, serve in three-year terms.    Each year at District Conference (September 8, 2019), the leadership for these important roles is elected.   Should you have a calling to serve on any district team, please reach out to the district office to discuss.   (telephone 423-586-2942 or email    In September, we will elect for leadership positions on the following teams:
  • Discipleship
  • Board of Trustees
  • Board of Mission and Church Extension
  • Board of Church Location and Building
We will also elect At-Large Members to Annual Conference 2020.  Nominations for At-Large Members are now being received in the district office and are due by Monday, August 26, 2019.   Please download the necessary nomination form:    
Nomination Form - At-Large Member to AC 2020
Only 8 spaces left!  Register now!
Deadline extended to June 30th.
Holston Conference Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
July 14 - 19, 2019
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia

Appalachian District Older Adult Ministries presents:

Roots & Shoots

Annual Senior Adult Luncheon
August 29, 2019
more info

Annual Conference Finale

Annual Conference ended June 12th with the election of delegates to 2020 General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference.  Read all the details in The Call.
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Mountain View District Office. United Methodist Church
PO Box 1592 ~ Morristown, TN  37816-1592
Phone:  423-586-2942

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