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5121 Camelia Road

5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-6" src="pdf-obj-0-6.jpg">

Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent brendacarroll@holston.org

Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org

5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-18" src="pdf-obj-0-18.jpg">

Mary Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org

5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-27" src="pdf-obj-0-27.jpg">
5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-29" src="pdf-obj-0-29.jpg">
By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the
By Eleanor Farjeon
Love, the star, is on the way.
Love, the rose, is on the way.
Love, the Lord, is on the way.
Love, the guest, is on the way.
4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth
3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the
way.”
1. People, look east. The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Christ who brings new life to earth.
Set every peak and valley humming
With the word, the Lord is coming.
People, look east and sing today:
One more light the bowl shall brim,
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People, look east and sing today:
Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
That in course the flower may flourish.
People, look east and sing today:
What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation.
2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare,
One more seed is planted there:
Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year!
People, Look East
5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-33" src="pdf-obj-0-33.jpg">

P.O. Box 26384

MAILING ADDRESS

5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-39" src="pdf-obj-0-39.jpg">

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Knoxville, TN 37912

Knoxville, TN 37912

DECEMBER 2018

Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209

5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-52" src="pdf-obj-0-52.jpg">
5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-54" src="pdf-obj-0-54.jpg">
5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-56" src="pdf-obj-0-56.jpg">
5121 Camelia Road Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent <a href=brendacarroll@holston.org Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor lorihopper@holston.org Mar y Hawkins - Administrative Assistant maryhawkins@holston.org By Eleanor Farjeon Love, the star, is on the way. Love, the rose, is on the way. Love, the Lord, is on the way. Love, the guest, is on the way. 4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth 3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim We are thankful to proclaim with all of you “Love, the Lord, is on the way.” 1. People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Christ who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming With the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today: One more light the bowl shall brim, Shining beyond the frosty weather, Bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today: Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today: What a joy it is to share with you in this season of Advent preparation. 2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there: Peace be yours in this season and in the New Year! People, Look East P.O. Box 26384 MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912 DECEMBER 2018 Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209 " id="pdf-obj-0-58" src="pdf-obj-0-58.jpg">

News for Tennessee Valley District Clergy

DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019

10:00am

(There will be no evening meeting)

News for Tennessee Valley District Clergy DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 10:00am (There willhttps://app.robly.com/archive? id=76e2ccb75003bbc77668892b07af544b Email: sueweber@holston.org Phone: 865-293-4135 Website: Wesley Leadership Institute ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONVOCATION 2019 February 18-20, 2019 Music Road Resort, Pigeon Forge We are excited to present the details, brochure and registration information for Convocation 2019 . This year's theme is "The Pain & Power of Community." The current period in history seems fraught with conflict and uncertainty on all fronts, whether spiritual, social or political. As a denomi- national community we are not immune. The pain of dealing with a challenging environment com- bined with the potential power and support we can receive from our relationship with Christ, our colleagues and our congregations are the focus of this year's event. Please read the following, as there are a few changes and additions for 2019 ... Hotel registration this year will be by phone only. There are apparently some issues at Music Road with group registration software, so please be sure to call well ahead of the event for the best room selection. Remind them that you are with Holston Conference to get our special group rate. Your room fee includes a full hot breakfast. Our plenary speakers this year are: Dr. James Howell - pastor of Myers Park UMC in Charlotte, NC, author and adjunct professor at Duke Divinity School Dr. Kimberly Pope-Seiberling - Teacher at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, elder in West Ohio Conference, speaker and recipient of Asbury Theological Seminary’s Beeson Scholarship Dr. Jerry Russell - retired Holston elder, former pastor of Fairview UMC in Maryville for 25 years and leader of multiple mission trips around the world Our music for worshi p this y ear includes: Jerry Butler & the Smoky Mountain String Band - You may have seen them performing at Dollywood this season. Check the links for info on these g reat musicians and hear them "live and in person" at Monday night worship. They will also provide a short concert after the service . Oros Worship - Led by Travis Wills, this group from Kodak UMC will provide music for Tuesday night's worship. Seth O'Kegley - Seth is the Music Director at First Oak Ridge UMC. He will be coordinating our Wednesday worship and directing our first-ever clergy choir. Our offering this year during Tuesday night worship will go to the Alabama-West Florida Conference where Panama City is located. They have experienced quite a few losses in churches. Bishop Graves has issued a special appeal asking for funds to help pay salaries and other benefits for those ministers whose churches were destroyed. Please give generously for your beleaguered colleagues on the coast. We think Convocation 2019 may be one of our best ever. Great speakers, inspirational worship, fine music, and, as always, the fellowship of friends and colleagues - not to mention a full 2.0 CEUs! Register today at: C O N V O C A T I O N . H O L S T O N . O R G December 2018 Page 2 " id="pdf-obj-1-14" src="pdf-obj-1-14.jpg">

POWELL UMC

323 W. Emory Road, Powell

Completed End-of-Year Report packets are due at this meeting.

CEU NEWS

For the latest continuing education news and from the Wesley Leadership Institute, please visit:

Email: sueweber@holston.org Phone: 865-293-4135 Website: Wesley Leadership Institute

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News for Tennessee Valley District Clergy DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 10:00am (There willhttps://app.robly.com/archive? id=76e2ccb75003bbc77668892b07af544b Email: sueweber@holston.org Phone: 865-293-4135 Website: Wesley Leadership Institute ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONVOCATION 2019 February 18-20, 2019 Music Road Resort, Pigeon Forge We are excited to present the details, brochure and registration information for Convocation 2019 . This year's theme is "The Pain & Power of Community." The current period in history seems fraught with conflict and uncertainty on all fronts, whether spiritual, social or political. As a denomi- national community we are not immune. The pain of dealing with a challenging environment com- bined with the potential power and support we can receive from our relationship with Christ, our colleagues and our congregations are the focus of this year's event. Please read the following, as there are a few changes and additions for 2019 ... Hotel registration this year will be by phone only. There are apparently some issues at Music Road with group registration software, so please be sure to call well ahead of the event for the best room selection. Remind them that you are with Holston Conference to get our special group rate. Your room fee includes a full hot breakfast. Our plenary speakers this year are: Dr. James Howell - pastor of Myers Park UMC in Charlotte, NC, author and adjunct professor at Duke Divinity School Dr. Kimberly Pope-Seiberling - Teacher at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, elder in West Ohio Conference, speaker and recipient of Asbury Theological Seminary’s Beeson Scholarship Dr. Jerry Russell - retired Holston elder, former pastor of Fairview UMC in Maryville for 25 years and leader of multiple mission trips around the world Our music for worshi p this y ear includes: Jerry Butler & the Smoky Mountain String Band - You may have seen them performing at Dollywood this season. Check the links for info on these g reat musicians and hear them "live and in person" at Monday night worship. They will also provide a short concert after the service . Oros Worship - Led by Travis Wills, this group from Kodak UMC will provide music for Tuesday night's worship. Seth O'Kegley - Seth is the Music Director at First Oak Ridge UMC. He will be coordinating our Wednesday worship and directing our first-ever clergy choir. Our offering this year during Tuesday night worship will go to the Alabama-West Florida Conference where Panama City is located. They have experienced quite a few losses in churches. Bishop Graves has issued a special appeal asking for funds to help pay salaries and other benefits for those ministers whose churches were destroyed. Please give generously for your beleaguered colleagues on the coast. We think Convocation 2019 may be one of our best ever. Great speakers, inspirational worship, fine music, and, as always, the fellowship of friends and colleagues - not to mention a full 2.0 CEUs! Register today at: C O N V O C A T I O N . H O L S T O N . O R G December 2018 Page 2 " id="pdf-obj-1-39" src="pdf-obj-1-39.jpg">

CONVOCATION 2019

February 18-20, 2019 Music Road Resort, Pigeon Forge

We are excited to present the details, brochure and registration information for Convocation 2019. This year's theme is "The Pain & Power of Community." The current period in history seems fraught with conflict and uncertainty on all fronts, whether spiritual, social or political. As a denomi- national community we are not immune. The pain of dealing with a challenging environment com- bined with the potential power and support we can receive from our relationship with Christ, our colleagues and our congregations are the focus of this year's event.

Please read the following, as there are a few changes and additions for 2019 ...

Hotel registration this year will be by phone only. There are apparently some issues at Music Road with group registration software, so please be sure to call well ahead of the event for the best room selection. Remind them that you are with Holston Conference to get our special group rate. Your room fee includes a full hot breakfast.

Our plenary speakers this year are:

Dr. James Howell - pastor of Myers Park UMC in Charlotte, NC, author and adjunct professor at

Duke Divinity School Dr. Kimberly Pope-Seiberling - Teacher at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, elder in West Ohio Conference, speaker and recipient of Asbury Theological Seminary’s Beeson Scholarship Dr. Jerry Russell - retired Holston elder, former pastor of Fairview UMC in Maryville for 25 years and leader of multiple mission trips around the world

Our music for worship this year includes:

Jerry Butler & the Smoky Mountain String Band - You may have seen them performing at Dollywood this season. Check the links for info on these great musicians and hear them "live and in person" at Monday night worship. They will also provide a short concert after the service. Oros Worship - Led by Travis Wills, this group from Kodak UMC will provide music for Tuesday night's worship. Seth O'Kegley - Seth is the Music Director at First Oak Ridge UMC. He will be coordinating our Wednesday worship and directing our first-ever clergy choir.

Our offering this year during Tuesday night worship will go to the Alabama-West Florida Conference where Panama City is located. They have experienced quite a few losses in churches. Bishop Graves has issued a special appeal asking for funds to help pay salaries and other benefits for those ministers whose churches were destroyed. Please give generously for your beleaguered colleagues on the coast.

We think Convocation 2019 may be one of our best ever. Great speakers, inspirational worship, fine music, and, as always, the fellowship of friends and colleagues - not to mention a full 2.0 CEUs! Register today at: CONVOCATION.HOLSTON.ORG

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Tennessee Valley District Lay Servant Ministries Information 2019

Lay Servant Training: Saturday, January 12, 2019

(The inclement weather day will be February 2, 2019)

Central United Methodist Church of Lenoir City 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 2, 2019

Basic Course: Rev. John Justice Advanced Courses

United Methodist Polity:

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Rev. Dennie Humphreys

Worship: Rev.Dr. Scott Layer

Registration form is found on Page 4. _____________________________________________________________________

Certified Lay Minister Training will be conducted in the Tennessee Valley District in 2019. Dates to be determined.

To become a Certified Lay Minister, you need to complete the following requirements:

1. Be certified as a lay servant, lay missioner (or equivalent as defined by your central conference).

  • 2. Obtain written recommendation from the pastor and the church council or charge conference of the local church in

which you hold membership.

  • 3. Complete a track of study for certified lay ministers relevant to your assignment as defined by Discipleship Minis-

tries or the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry in collaboration with Discipleship Ministries and the conference committee on lay servant ministries or equivalent structure.

  • 4. Receive a letter of recommendation from your district superintendent.

  • 5. Have all requirements for certification, including appropriate screening and assessment, as defined by the annual

conference, reviewed by the conference committee on lay servant ministries, or equivalent structure, for referral to the district committee on ordained ministry for examination of persons who have applied in writing to be certified lay min-

isters and to make recommendation for certification (see ¶666.10). After the district committee on ordained ministry interviews you, the district committee on ordained ministry will make a recommendation to the conference committee on lay servant ministries for final certification by that committee.

If you are interested in being a Certified Lay Minister, please contact Bobby Stair at bsstair@comcast.net or 865-776-0580

NEWS FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES

FESTIVAL OF GIFTS & TALENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW GENERATION from MIDDLEBROOK PIKE UMC for being chosen at the Novem- ber 11 District Festival of Gifts & Talents held at Concord UMC to represent the Tennessee Valley District at Resurrection 2019.

Special thanks to ALL the beautiful gifts of worship shared:

Solid Rock Youth- Harriman UMC. Stick with God- Central UMC Saving Grace- Christ UMC Kailyn Shipley & Nathan Smith- Fountain City UMC New Generation- Middlebrook Pike

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RESURRECTION 2019 Registration Information January 25-27, 2019 LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge THEME: VOICES UNITED SPEAKER: Jorge
RESURRECTION 2019
Registration Information
January 25-27, 2019
LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge
THEME: VOICES UNITED
SPEAKER: Jorge Acevedo
WORSHIP: I Am They
VERSE: Romans 15:6 “So that you may glorify
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
with one mind and one voice.” (CSB)
Regular registration for Resurrection
2019 is now open! The regular regis-
tration price is $40 per person. Regis-
ter online today at:
etouches.com/rez19 or
download the registration form
and register by mail. The regular
registration price is good until
December 31, 2018. After that
date, you must register at the door
for $55 per person.
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WINTER YOUTH RETREATS AT LAKE JUNALUSKA

Come to a youth group retreat at Lake Junaluska this winter for adventure, spiritual growth and worship in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Energized worship with great bands is built into every program weekend, and groups can choose to ski, do a mission project or participate in other activities during the day.

Dates:

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December 29 – January 1 New Year’s Weekend: Andy Lambert (Speaker) and Jimmy Atkins (Worship Band)

January 1821 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: Lowell McNaney (Speaker), The Advice (Worship Band)

February 810: Stephanie Hand (Speaker) and Zachariah Suggs (Worship Band)

February 1518: Presidents Day Weekend: Mark Oestreicher (Speaker) and Cameron Moore (Worship Band)

Find more information at www.lakejunaluska.com/winteryouth.

Looking for childcare over the Christmas holidays? How about Camp?  Christmas Day Camp December 8www.campwesleywoods.com On behalf of Camp Wesley Woods, we want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, and we want to once again thank you for the support you have shown us as your Camping and Retreat Ministry. Be- cause of your support, we have had the wonderful opportunity to create new relationships and change lives for the kingdom. We would be honored if you would download and view/show the video found at http://holston.org/cwwchristmasvideo to your congregations during this Advent season. May the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of Christ rest upon each of you during this wonderful time of the year. December 2018 Page 7 " id="pdf-obj-6-2" src="pdf-obj-6-2.jpg">

Looking for childcare over the Christmas holidays? How about Camp?

Christmas Day Camp December 8 from 10am to 6pm $55

Winter Camp

Full session December 27-30 $299 Mini session December 27-28 $149 Want some fun with your confirmation? How about coming to camp? March 1-2, 2019 Want to use your golf swing to help others? Come to our Golf Tournament April 29, 2019

For more information about these events visit www.campwesleywoods.com

Looking for childcare over the Christmas holidays? How about Camp?  Christmas Day Camp December 8www.campwesleywoods.com On behalf of Camp Wesley Woods, we want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, and we want to once again thank you for the support you have shown us as your Camping and Retreat Ministry. Be- cause of your support, we have had the wonderful opportunity to create new relationships and change lives for the kingdom. We would be honored if you would download and view/show the video found at http://holston.org/cwwchristmasvideo to your congregations during this Advent season. May the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of Christ rest upon each of you during this wonderful time of the year. December 2018 Page 7 " id="pdf-obj-6-32" src="pdf-obj-6-32.jpg">
Looking for childcare over the Christmas holidays? How about Camp?  Christmas Day Camp December 8www.campwesleywoods.com On behalf of Camp Wesley Woods, we want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, and we want to once again thank you for the support you have shown us as your Camping and Retreat Ministry. Be- cause of your support, we have had the wonderful opportunity to create new relationships and change lives for the kingdom. We would be honored if you would download and view/show the video found at http://holston.org/cwwchristmasvideo to your congregations during this Advent season. May the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of Christ rest upon each of you during this wonderful time of the year. December 2018 Page 7 " id="pdf-obj-6-34" src="pdf-obj-6-34.jpg">

On behalf of Camp Wesley Woods, we want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, and we want to once again thank you for the support you have shown us as your Camping and Retreat Ministry. Be- cause of your support, we have had the wonderful opportunity to create new relationships and change lives for the kingdom. We would be honored if you would download and view/show the video found at http://holston.org/cwwchristmasvideo to your congregations during this Advent season.

May the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of Christ rest upon each of you during this wonderful time of the year.

December 2018 Page 8

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ALL MEN IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY DISTRICT MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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JUBILATION 2019

Registration opens for Jubilation 2019 on January 8, 2019. More information can be found at:

http://holston.org/events/2019/may/06/jubilation-2019/ or by contacting the office of Connectional Ministries of the Holston Conference 865-690-4080.

We will be blessed by the leadership of Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, son of Holston Conference and currently serving as caregiver for his wife, Linda, who is diagnosed with Fronto- temporal Dementia and volunteer chaplain at Bethany Memory Care Center at the Heritage at Lowman. He will provide us a theological understanding of those living with dementia and ways we, as congregations, care for those persons and their families.

HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE JUNE 9-12, 2019

The housing lottery for Lake Junaluska housing will be open February 4 March 1. You can enter the lottery by following the link provided at www.ac.holston.org . If you require a paper copy for the housing lottery you must contact Lake Junaluska at 1-800-222-4930 before March 1.

Camp in the Community will be in charge of childcare during this year’s Annual Con- ference. A link will be provided on www.ac.holston.org to register chil- dren. If you need a paper copy, please contact the conference office to have one mailed to you.

Members to Annual Conference, watch mail and email in mid to late January for more important information and dates re- garding Annual Conference 2019. All links will be live by February 4, 2019.

__________________________________________________________________ ALL MEN IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY DISTRICT MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ___________________________________________________ ____________________________ JUBILATION 2019 Registrationhttp://holston.org/events/2019/may/06/jubilation-2019/ or by contacting the office of Connectional Ministries of the Holston Conference 865-690-4080. We will be blessed by the leadership of Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, son of Holston Conference and currently serving as caregiver for his wife, Linda, who is diagnosed with Fronto- temporal Dementia and volunteer chaplain at Bethany Memory Care Center at the Heritage at Lowman. He will provide us a theological understanding of those living with dementia and ways we, as congregations, care for those persons and their families. HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE JUNE 9-12, 2019 The housing lottery for Lake Junaluska housing will be open February 4 – March 1. You can enter the lottery by following the link provided at www.ac.holston.org . If you require a paper copy for the housing lottery you must contact Lake Junaluska at 1-800-222-4930 before March 1. Camp in the Community will be in charge of childcare during this year’s Annual Con- ference. A link will be provided on www.ac.holston.org to register chil- dren. If you need a paper copy, please contact the conference office to have one mailed to you. Members to Annual Conference, watch mail and email in mid to late January for more important information and dates re- garding Annual Conference 2019. All links will be live by February 4, 2019. December 2018 Page 9 " id="pdf-obj-8-39" src="pdf-obj-8-39.jpg">

MARK YOUR

MARK

YOUR CALENDARS

CALENDARS

JANUARY 2019

 
  • 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY - DISTRICT OFFICE CLOSED

 
  • 6 STAFF PARISH/FINANCE COMMITTEE TRAININGS, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Second UMC

 

10

END-OF-YEAR REPORTS DUE

10

DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING, 10:00am, Powell UMC

 

12

LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES TRAINING, 8:30am-5:00pm, Central UMC, Lenoir City

 

17

DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON ORDAINED MINISTRY, 2:30pm-7:00pm, District Office

20

STAFF PARISH/FINANCE COMMITTEE TRAININGS, 3:00pm-4:30pm, First UMC, Oak Ridge

21

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY - DISTRICT OFFICE CLOSED

25-27

RESURRECTION, VOICES UNITED, LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge

FEBRUARY 2019

 

1-3

DIVINE RHYTHM, Mills Auditorium, Gatlinburg

 

15

MAN UP MEN’S EVENT, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Concord UMC

 

18-20

MINISTERS’ CONVOCATION, Music Road Resort, Pigeon Forge

23-26

GENERAL CONFERENCE, SPECIAL SESSION, St. Louis, MO

The Tennessee Valley District Office

GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019

will be closed December 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019.

will be closed December 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019. You are invited to pause and

You are invited to pause and pray for your Holston Delegation

2:23-2:26 a.m. or p.m. each day

The office will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

to General Conference between

between now and the

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

February 23-26, 2019 St. Louis, Missouri.

 

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