news & updates
July 2019
District Conference - Mark Your Calendars!
Sunday, September 22, 3:00 pm at Elizabeth Chapel UMC
We will gather at Elizabeth Chapel UMC on Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm to hear reports, set a budget and elect leadership for 2020.

If you are interested in serving on one of our district boards or committees, email Betty for details.

If you are interested in serving as an At-Large Lay Member to 2020 Annual Conference, click here for a nomination form.
2020 Hands-on Mission Project
We are doing backpacks!
We have just been notified by the conference mission team that we will be collecting school backpacks for Liberia again in June 2020. This news comes just in time for you to take advantage of those Back to School sales!
Pastoral Transitions in the Three Rivers District
Please pray for these families and congregations in transition
We want to welcome to the following pastors and their families to the Three Rivers District:

Gary and Jodie Ihfe, First UMC Johnson City
John and Gayle Crabtree, First UMC Mountain City-Trade UMC
Caleb and Margaret Frazier, ETSU Wesley Foundation
Tim and Amy Tapp, Limestone Cove UMC
Paul and Cathy Humphrey, Piney Flats UMC
Steve and Hope Reynolds, Pleasant Grove, Valley View and Milburnton UMCs
Crystal and Trevor Smith, Wheeler UMC

The following families have transitioned within the district:

Greg and Rhonda Davis to Baileyton Circuit
Roy Fowler to Chuckey Circuit
Randall and Mitzi Emmert to Fairview UMC
Paul and Rebekkah Longmire to Fairhaven UMC (in addition to continuing at Otterbein and West Market Street)
Linda and Lynn Rozar to Embreeville (in addition to continuing at Mt. Wesley)
Scott and Beth Brady to Sulphur Springs UMC
Michael and Heather Vaughn to Asbury (in addition to continuing at Telford)
In case you missed it...
Here is the complete list of ministerial appointments made at Holston Conference June 12.
Here is a wrap-up of Annual Conference news.
Order 2020 Calendar and 2019-2020 Handbook/Directory
Deadline is September 9
It is time to order your Holston Conference Calendar and Handbook/Directory. Click the buttons below to download the order form to pay by check, or order online with credit or debit card.
Holston Conference UMW Social Action Day
Saturday, August 10 at Gray UMC
Gray United Methodist Church will host the Holston Conference UMW Social Action Day on Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 to 2:00. Topics Include "Pipeline to Prison" with Krystal Gourley and "Elder Abuse" with Carolyn Phillips and Susan J. Sheldon.
Lay Servant/Lay Speaker Training in Tennessee Valley District
Saturday, August 24 at Middlebrook Pike UMC, Knoxville
Classes offered include Basic Course with Del Holley, Prayer with John Justice and U.M. Heritage with Dennie Humphreys.
Roots & Shoots Luncheon for Older Adults
Thursday, August 29 at Colonial Heights UMC, Kingsport
Guest speaker is Charles Maynard. Cost is $11 per person, catered by BJ's. Registration deadline is August 15. Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Adoration Prayer Service
Saturday, September 28 at ETSU Mini Dome
Adoration 2019 is a prayer and worship event. Their offering will go towards supporting opiod addiction ministries. 

Their goal is to gather people from 1,000 churches to pray and worship together. Consider signing up your church for this year's event.

Please note: The Three Rivers District Training will be held in early November. Stay tuned for more details.
Items for Sale
From Sulphur Springs UMC, Jonesborough
For sale or best offer:
Qty. 24, Lithonia Hi-Tek Industrial high intensity light fixtures. Manufacturers model number M58, 250 watt fixture with dual bulbs. Bulb one is a 250 watt metal halide high intensity light. Bulb 2 is a small incandescent light that is suitable for use on a dimmer circuit. An electrical dimmer / control panel is included with the lights. The lights are suitable for use in warehousing, gymnasium, or an entertainment venue.
All lights are offered as is with no warranty. We have no space to store the lights and with the exception of a few blown bulbs, were all working when de-installed.
The successful buyer will be responsible for on site pickup in the Gray TN area and must purchase all 24 lights. Asking price is $650 for all lights with control panel. These lights cost approx $300 each when new.
Contact number is 341-1751 and leave call back number on voice mail.
2005 15 passenger van with roughly 36,000 miles $40,000. Price negotiable.

Call the Sulphur Springs UMC church office at 753-5631.

CEU News Link
Pastors, click on the button below for this month's news from Wesley Leadership Institute.