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More than 100 Knoxville veterans along with family and caregivers are hosted at a Veterans Benefits Symposium at Cokesbury United Methodist Church on Jan. 23. Photo by Annette Spence
5 Knoxville churches join to honor, serve veterans

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- It was the “quintessential military exercise,” said one of the organizers, but also, the first “Veterans Benefits Symposium” at Cokesbury United Methodist Church on Jan. 23 was a prime example of United Methodist connectionalism. ...

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Pray for Turkey and Syria

UMCOR Turkey & Syria Earthquake Initial Response from Global Ministries on Vimeo. FROM UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Update: Feb. 21, 2023 Please join us in prayer for the people impacted by the new earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, ...

The Rev. Willie Kitchens (far right) and the praise band from Christ UMC in Chattanooga led worship and balloting music for two days at Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Photo by Annette Spence.
Holston faces shine among SEJ participants

Several persons with Holston Conference ties were among the leaders and servants at Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference Nov. 2-4 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina! Here’s the list and their roles:   Rev. Susan Arnold: Support staff. Answered ...

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'Heart of wisdom': Taylor preaches at SEJ memorial service

BY JESSICA BRODIE LAKE JUNALUSKA, North Carolina -- One of the realities of life is that our days are numbered, so let’s fill our days with wisdom and a faithful heart. That was the word from Bishop Mary Virginia "Dindy" Taylor, who preached the ...

The 2022 session of Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be held in George Stuart Auditorium, located on Lake Junaluska. (Photo courtesty of Lake Junaluska)
Delegates head to Lake Junaluska for SEJ Conference

Update (4:30 p.m., Nov. 1) - Leamon Burl Lawson, lay delegate, also will not be attending Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Because there are no remaining lay alternates available, Holston Conference will be represented by 23 voting delegates ...