news & updates
August 2019
2019 Journals now available
Volumes I and II of the 2019 Holston Annual Conference Journal are complete. You can order your printed copies or download each volume in digital form using the button below.
New Website
With the advent of Holston's new website (launched October 31) we will no longer have a separate website for Three Rivers District. Instead, the district will be utilizing pages on the conference website to offer the info and resources you are accustomed to accessing on our district site. Our new address is Please be patient with us as we work to move the information to the new site.

In the meantime, to keep up with district events, click here to access our Google calendar.
Fresh Expressions Vision Day
Saturday, February 1, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Knoxville, TN
This is a one-day training event that provides an opportunity to discover what it means to be the Church in new and creative ways.
Holston Minister's Spouse Retreat
March 6-8, 2020, Pigeon Forge, TN
Running the Race is the theme of this year's retreat, with guest speaker Rev. Brooke Hartman of Powell UMC, Knoxville. Deadline to register is January 31.
Job Opportunities
Jonesborough UMC Youth Director
Jonesborough United Methodist Church is looking for a new Youth Director to begin January 1st. Their current youth director is retiring on December 31st. This will be a part-time position including 20-25 hours a week; Sunday mornings from 8:30 am - Noon and Wednesday Evenings from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm; and other outings like: Mission Trip, Resurrection, and Parking cars for Jonesborough Days and Storytelling. For more information or to apply please call Pastor Karen Lane at 540-239-9179 or email at
Wheeler UMC Administrative Assistant
Wheeler United Methodist Church in Blountville, Tn. has an opening for a part-time (18 hour/week) Administrative Assistant. The successful applicant would provide administrative support for staff as well as members of Wheeler UMC. The requirements include strong people skills (ability to be welcoming), able to maintain church calendar, bulletin, newsletter, etc. Familiarity with Microsoft Word-processing software, MS Publisher, MS Outlook, MS Excel, and ICON (church management software) would be most helpful. 
Applicants should provide resume to: Search Committee, Wheeler United Methodist Church, 211 N Sanders Street, Blountville, Tn. 37616. Electronic submission may be made at: . The resume must be received by December 12 th
Wheeler UMC Director of Youth Ministry
Wheeler UMC in Blountville, Tn. seeks a Part-Time Director of Youth Ministry (grades 6-12). Flexible hours, to be negotiated with Pastor and Staff Parish Committee—with a minimum of 6 hours per week. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Plan, implement, and attend weekly activities for the youth during the school year that include Bible study, worship, fellowship and fun! The successful applicant will assist the pastor in the teaching of a Confirmation class as needed, work effectively with parents to foster support of the youth program, work alongside other church staff members as a team player. Applicants should provide resume to: Search Committee, Wheeler United Methodist Church, 211 N. Sanders Street, Blountville, Tn. 37616. Electronic submission may be made at . The resume must be received by December 12th.