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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 11

updated: June 6, 2019

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June 6, 2019

Annual Conference News

The Holston Annual Conference was held June 9-11, 2019, at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Please return here to Holston.org/ACNews for related stories in the ...

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Annual Conference News

The Holston Annual Conference was held June 9-11, 2019, at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Please return here to Holston.org/ACNews for related stories in the weeks ahead. Next: Denman Award winner Nate Roark. Contact Annette Spence, editor, at [email protected] For general information, visit AC.Holston.org. June 19, 2019 AC elects younger delegates, gives $411,854 to mission United Methodist News Service overview report June 14, 2019 Final day: Election completed, resolution adopted WEDNESDAY, June 12 Holston elects delegates for conferences in 2020 Ministerial Appointments fixed for coming year Offering totals $129,733 for addiction ministry Hands-on Mission Project exceeds 2018 totals Wednesday on-site newspaper ... Read more

Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Church Street UMC seeks front office Receptionist. See job description. 6.4.19 PULASKI, Va. -- First Pulaski UMC seeks Organist and Piano Accompanist. See job description. 6.3.19 WAYNESVILLE, ... Read more

District Newsletters

Here are the most recent, available editions of district newsletters within the Holston Conference, along with other helpful links. Districts are listed from north to south. NEW RIVER DISTRICT February ... Read more

New partnership will help strengthen 5 black churches

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 5, 2019) -- What can we do to help our African-American churches become stronger? With the help of a new initiative, five churches will soon be chosen ... Read more

It's here! We're doing Annual Conference from A to Z

June 6, 2019 Are we working hard for you or what? What other communicators do you know that would put together an A to Z list of interesting things you ... Read more

Communications office receives pushback after UMCNext email

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 6, 2019) -- The Holston Conference Communications office received 89 email responses to a May 23 statement announcing the participation of 13 church leaders in a recently ... Read more

COSROW applauds female leaders in Holston

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 9, 2019) -- Let us pause to give thanks for progress in the Holston Annual Conference, says the Rev. Sharon Bowers. As two long-time clergy leaders ... Read more

Members covenant to 'focus on mission' amidst disagreement

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 10, 2019) -- The first session of the 2019 Holston Annual Conference began with a covenant and concluded with a ballot. After an afternoon of clouds, ... Read more

Monday voting: Ballard, Goddard, Holley elected

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 10, 2019) -- The Annual Conference elected its first delegate this afternoon with Emily Ballard on the ballot #3 for lay members. Ballard will lead the ... Read more

Lay Leader Del Holley: 'Choose the path of devotion'

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 10, 2019) -- Del Holley, Holston Conference lay leader, shared the following "Lay Leader's Report" today at the Holston Annual Conference. Bishop Taylor, lay and clergy ... Read more

Long day ends with 3 elections, 3 resolutions

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 11, 2019) -- The Annual Conference elected its first three delegates to General Conference on Monday, including a young adult as the leader of the delegation. ... Read more

Tuesday voting: Cantrell, Travis, Eldridge, Mosby elected

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 11, 2019) -- The Rev. Wil Cantrell was elected this morning on clergy ballot #3. Anne Travis was elected on the sixth ballot for laity. John ... Read more

Holston elects delegates for conferences in 2020

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 12, 2109) -- The Holston Annual Conference completed its election for conferences in 2020 tonight at 7:30 p.m. In order of election, the General Conference delegates ... Read more

Offering totals $129,733 for addiction ministry

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 12, 2019) -- Holston Conference took an offering of $129,733 to fight opioid addiction during its Missions Celebration last night in Stuart Auditorium. The offering was ... Read more

Final day: Election completed, resolution adopted, ordination celebrated

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 14, 2019) -- The Holston Annual Conference completed its election, adopted a resolution, fixed the ministerial appointments, and celebrated the ordination and commissioning of clergy on ... Read more

AC elects younger delegates, gives $411,854 total to mission

June 19, 2019 The Holston Annual Conference gathered June 9-12 in Lake Junaluska, N.C., under the leadership of Bishop Mary Virginia “Dindy” Taylor and the theme, “Healing Hands.” Representing 872 ... Read more