Chattanooga District United Methodist Church
Annual Conference News
5-5-2015- In This Issue:
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Lake Junaluska.

You are invited to participate in an Annual Conference choir

This Choir will be composed of Lay and Clergy Members of the Annual Conference. 
They will sing during the Memorial Service on Monday, June 8, 2015, at 2:00 pm. Spouses who are in attendance for the Annual Conference are also welcome to participate. The two anthems will be Give Me Jesus and I Will Rise. Rehearsal will be on Sunday evening, June 7 in the chapel at Lake Junaluska following the evening worship service at 1:00 p.m. immediately preceding the service on Monday at Stuart Auditorium. Dress will be white shirts or blouses and black pants or skirts (No Shorts, please). A recording to the two anthems will be sent to you by email upon request. Please indicate your willingness to participate and whether you would like to be emailed the anthem recordings by responding to Lori Sluder at no later than June 1



foggy Morning Junaluska

Don't Miss these Annual Conference Event Deadlines....... 

  • The deadline to sign up for the 5K Run/1-Mile Walk at Annual Conference to benefit The Conference Mission Offering is May 20.
  • The deadline for registration to attend the Missionaries Dinner at Annual Conference is May 20. The Dinner will be held in Terrace Auditorium on Tuesday, June 8 at 5:15 pm.


Clergy Spouses Luncheon
Please mail payment by May 31 to Rebecca Stapleton, 175 Alpine Ridge Lane, Gate City, VA 24251 or register online at  The cost will be $15.00 and the meal will be catered by the Blue Rooster CafĂ©. For more information please contact Carol Hanshew or call 1865-310-6953.



Prayer Shawls

The deadline for prayer shawls to be delivered to the District office will be extended to Tuesday, May 12.

The Chattanooga District
Pre- Conference Briefing 
Sunday, May  17 , 2015 at 3:30 pm.
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There will be a joint Pre-Conference Briefing for Cleveland and Chattanooga District hosted by Cleveland District at Ooltewah UMC in their Worship Center, Ooltewah UMC is located at 6131 Relocation Way, Ooltewah, Tennessee. All pastors, deacons, district location church lay members and district at large lay members to Annual Conference know of this important meeting. Pastor's please let you Lay members know.  Remember to bring your Book of Report. The download version will be available by May 7.

If you have changes to your lay delegates to Annual Conference please let the District Office know as soon as possible.


Helping Children in Poverty
The Annual Conference Offering Information

Holston Conference Churches have received a challenge from Bishop Taylor for Holston's Children in Poverty. Each church member is challenged to give $10 to help Children in in Holston Conference and to donated 10 hours of service.  Don't forget to bring the check from your church to Annual Conference this year.


2015 Chattanooga District Hands on Mission Project 

Please bring your health kits to the Chattanooga District Office on Tuesday June 2 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm or on Wednesday, June 3 from 10:00am- 2:00 pm
Help is needed sorting kits on June 3rd from 9:00am - noon & 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. If you need brochures please contact the District Office. When you make your delivery make sure to bring one check from your Church representing $5.00 each per the number of kits you bring.

All items must be packed in a 2-gallon Zip-Loc bag. Do not include additional items
1 Washcloth
2 bars soap
2 toothbrushes
2 tubes toothpaste (6.4 oz or less)
1 bottle adult Listerine or Listerine smart rinse for children (250ml or less)
1 box kids chewable Tylenol 80 mg or 160 mg (30. Ct)
1 bottle Tylenol /500 mg (24 ct.)
1 bottle Advil/ibuprofen 200 mg (24 ct.)
1 bottle Delsyum 12 hour for children and adults (3 oz or less) or 1 box adult tabs 24 ct.)( Must Be Delsyum.)
1 bottle Children's Benadryl (4oz or less) or 1 box adult tabs (24ct.)



Other Chattanooga District News


Evangelism Visitation Workshop

Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity at Brainerd United Methodist Church on Thursday evening, June 4 from 6-8 pm. There is no charge to attend.  Those involved in the leadership of this workshop can tell of tangible results and would very much like to share with you the secrets of their success. If you would like additional information please contact the District Office.


Workers Comp Audits

A few churches have not turned in their workers comp Audi to Church Mutual. Please check and make sure that your church has completed this.  You may go online at and check this. If you have not completed it and have questions you may contact Valerie Gallant at the Conference Office. Her phone number is 865-293-4125 or



Please mark your calendar

We will have a welcome gathering for new clergy on August 4 at East Ridge United Methodist Church at 6 pm. 



Chattanooga District United Methodist Church

District Superintendent 
Reverend Brenda Carroll
Melissa Spiers
Administrative Assistant