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About UMC

General Conference 2019

GC 2019 NEWS and INFORMATION

COMMENTARY: MY CHILD HAS NO HOME IN THE UMC

RADFORD, Va. (March 7, 2019) -- At the beginning of the summer of 2016, I could swear I had the dreams for my children figured out. I couldn’t have been prouder.  - READ

WHAT HAPPENED IN ST. LOUIS: DELEGATES SHARE GC EXPERIENCE

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 7, 2019) -- Nearly four years after they were elected, Holston Conference delegates returned to their homes after a General Conference that failed miserably to settle the denomination’s disagreements over human sexuality. - READ

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND: 2,600 ATTEND DISTRICT MEETINGS AFTER GC

FIVE DAYS after the conclusion of General Conference, about 2,600 Holstonians gathered to pray and learn how decisions made in St. Louis would affect their local churches. - READ

WHAT CAN I SAY? PASTORS OFFER HEALING WORDS AFTER GC

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 1, 2019) -- Pastors in Holston are aware that actions of General Conference give the impression that some, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, are not welcome in The United Methodist Church. - READ

AS GC BEGINS, HOLSTON CHURCHES ORGANIZE PRAYER SERVICES

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 23, 2019) -- Several congregations in Holston Conference are joining the rest of the denomination in organized prayer over the weekend. - READ

HOLSTON PRAYS FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 21, 2019) -- Holston Conference joins United Methodists all over the world this week praying for and watching the proceedings of General Conference- READ

YOUNG ADULTS SHARE EMOTIONAL CONVERSATION ON 'WAY FORWARD'

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2019) – A lifelong church member, Marlon Johnson knew at age 13 or 14 that he was called to ministry. “There was never a time when I didn’t identify as a United Methodist,” he said. - READ

FORUM SPEAKERS ASK DELEGATES TO SUPPORT TRADITIONAL PLAN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) -- About 90 people attended a Jan. 12 forum to express their views to Holston Conference delegates who will soon vote on a future path for the denomination. - READ

BISHOP TAYLOR: JESUS IS ON THE SIDE OF THE EXCLUDED

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) -- Bishop Dindy Taylor preached during a Grand Pre-Opening Celebration of a new welcome center at Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. - READ

COMMENTARY: THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN IN SERIOUS TIMES

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2018) -- These are challenging times for the church. We rightly wonder what will become of our United Methodist family. Some even cynically ask whether or not we’re really better together  - READ

FRUSTRATION EXPRESSED AT DELEGATE DISCUSSION IN MORRISTOWN

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2018) -- People who participated in the Mountain View District’s discussion about the future of the denomination expressed frustration that upcoming decisions could change the church they know and love. - READ

TWO MORE DISTRICTS ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT CHURCH FUTURE


ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2018) -- About 340 United Methodists gathered for organized discussions earlier this week to learn more about the future of the denomination and its disagreements over human sexuality..... - READ

GODDARD ASKS DISTRICTS TO "HOLD STEADY" IN FIRST DISCUSSION


POWELL, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2018) -- “Hold steady.” That’s what the head of Holston Conference’s delegation told church leaders Sunday during the first of several district discussions about the shaky future of The United Methodist Church...... - READ

PLANS PRAYERFULLY PONDERED BY UNITED METHODISTS - READ

WHAT IS THE DENOMINATION'S POSITION ON HOMESEXUALITY? - READ

HOLSTON DELEGATES PREPARE FOR SPECIAL SESSION

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 11, 2018) -- Sixteen people will represent Holston Conference at a highly anticipated meeting of United Methodist leaders in February 2019. - READ

'WAY FORWARD' LEADS PASTOR TO WRITE BOOK ABOUT UMC FUTURE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2017) -- The Rev. Wil Cantrell has enough to do. He’s a pastor, the father of three small children, a five-time marathon runner and a member of several committees and teams. - READ