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About Holston

Children in Poverty: Our Stories

Children in Poverty: Our Stories

At Annual Conference in June 2015, Holston kicked off a year-long mission emphasis for local children in poverty. Our 887 congregations joined to give an initial $150,366 to support new and existing ministries for low-income children in our own communities.

Here and in regular editions of The Call, we will share our stories of how these ministries are changing young lives in Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia.

Find out more about our Way to Give mission effort. Send your own story to thecall@holston.org.

Children in Poverty: Our Stories


100-year-old school becomes dream center [4.6.16]

Hillsville church begins book giveaway for 6,000 [2.8.16]

Hillsville church: A book for every kid in the county [1.5.16]

Johnson City congregation blesses homeless kids [1.4.16]

Second round of grants awarded to 12 groups [12.16.15]

Meadowview teacher begins backpack ministry [11.29.15]

10 tips for great church-to-school partnerships [11.16.15]

Mafair children pack food bags for hungry students [11.4.15]

Wesley's Attic: Farragut ministry clothes children in poverty [10.20.15]

First round of grants awarded; next deadline Nov. 15 [10.6.15]

East Ridge fights to help 72 homeless families [10.6.15]

Arcadia supplies pantry, builds community through speedway [10.4.15]

Jubilee Project receives 10,000-pound food donation [10.1.15]

Munsey closes doors, moves to school for Sunday worship [9.30.15]

Poverty Summit: 4 mistakes made by church members [9.2.15]

11 churches form new partnership with Tazewell school [8.20.15]

Back to school! The church wants you to have a good year [8.17.15]

Kingsport churches provide 'Loving Lunches' for summer kids [8.15.15]

Crop drop at Daisy UMC: 100 hours for kids in poverty [8.5.15]

Jacksboro UMC hosts summer reading camp [7.30.15]