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About Holston

Digest (print)

Digest (print)


Digest (print)

"Digest" features a story from "The Call" in English and Spanish. "Digest" is produced around the 1st and 15th of every month.

Share "Digest" with your mother who prefers newspapers to the internet. Or with your friend who doesn't have a computer. Or with church members who could benefit from learning more about Holston Conference. Print a few copies for your Sunday school class, or print a whole stack for your congregation.


Download Oct. 15, 2016 edition -- English & Spanish: While other camps close, how do Holston camps stay open? 

Download Oct. 1, 2016 edition -- English & Spanish: Hispanic congregation parades to new home at The Connexion 

Download Sept. 15, 2016 edition -- English & Spanish: Rocky Top: Church changes name, finds new way to serve  

Download May 1, 2016 edition (English & Spanish) [100-year-old school becomes ministry dream center] 

Download April 1, 2016 edition (English & Spanish) [At 90, Jackie Cecil still leads her church into ministry]

Download March 15, 2016 editions (English & Spanish) [New chaplain will share faith, recovery on Appalachian Trail] 

Download March 1, 2016 editions (English & Spanish) [United Methodist teenager killed, becomes hero after saving others]

Download Feb. 15, 2016 editions (English & Spanish) [Lease signed on Sevierville facility with goal of reaching millions]

Download Feb. 1, 2016 editions (English & Spanish) [Resurrection: Snow dents attendance, but hearts warmed]

Download Jan. 15, 2016 editions (English & Spanish) [South Sudan: 4 ministry bright spots for struggling nation]

Download Dec. 15, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Maryville church family fears deportation]

Download Dec. 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Pianist prevails over cancer to play for UMW event]

Download Nov. 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Kingston church becomes family for ailing 91-year-old]

Download Oct. 15, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Munsey closes doors, goes to school for worship]

Download Aug. 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Family of slain Marine calls on Chattanooga church during time of need]

Download July 15, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Holston Home children go on mission trip to Guatemala]

Download July 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Churches gives $205,058 to children's ministries]

Download May 15 editions (English & Spanish) [Feeding hungry school kids in Maryville: Church provides weekend food bags]

Download May 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [28 students head to woods to explore future in ministry]

Download April 15, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Bishop names new leaders for Kingsport, Cleveland, connectional ministries]

Download April 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Husband-and-wife doctor team fights malaria in South Sudan]

Download March 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Grant will help Fairview men complete clean-water project in Hancock Co.]

Download Feb. 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Ceres youth come together for Resurrection performance]

Download Jan. 15, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Clergy gain muscle with workout program]

Download Jan. 1, 2015 editions (English & Spanish) [Knox church blessed by child's Christmas love]

Download Dec. 15, 2014 editions (English & Spanish) [Bishop shares Christmas prayer]

Download Dec. 1, 2014 editions (English & Spanish) [Churches reach out to child with brain tumor]

Download Nov. 15 editions (English & Spanish) [Bishop leads conversation on clergywomen challenges]

Download Nov. 1 editions (English & Spanish) [Holston seeks new partners for churches in South Sudan]

Download Oct. 15, 4014 edition [Knoxville church hopes for comeback / Johnson City pastors collaborate on new special-needs ministry]

Download Oct. 15, 2014 - Spanish edition  [Knoxville church hopes for comeback / Academy celebrates 10 years of shaping young Hispanic leaders]

Download Oct. 1 edition ["Hands-on" supplies arrive in Africa / UMW finds hope in new groups]

Download Oct. 1, 2014 - Spanish edition ["Hands-on" supplies arrive in Africa / Commentary: The "wailing wall" between the U.S. and Mexico]

Download Aug. 1, 2014 edition [Susannah's House helps moms recovering from drug abuse / Kingsporters return from youth conference in Philippines]

Download Aug. 1, 2014 - Spanish edition [Susannah's House helps moms recovering from drug abuse/ United Methodists arrested for immigration-reform advocacy]

Download July 15 edition [New preachers at new appointments: First week / Youth: Assembly is a place to 'find yourself']

Download July 15 - Spanish edition [New preachers at new appointments: First week/ Youth: Assembly is a place to 'find yourself']

Download July 1 edition [Annual Conference: "Holston loses electricity, but not power" / 100-year-old Rev. Wallace Newman]

Download July 1 - Spanish edition["Holston loses electricity, but not power / 100-year-old Rev. Wallace Newman]


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Read about Digest (print) in this story from The Call


In November 2016, the southeastern U.S. suffered from a series of wildfires in the midst of a long period of drought. Holston Conference counties in southwest Virginia, north Georgia, and east Tennessee were among the ...

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