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OCTOBER 2018

Rev. Brenda Carroll - District Superintendent


brendacarroll@holston.org
MAILING ADDRESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Mary Hawkins - Administrative Assistant P.O. Box 26384 5121 Camelia Road
maryhawkins@holston.org
Knoxville, TN 37912 Knoxville, TN 37912
Lori Hopper - Administrative Assistant, Editor
lorihopper@holston.org Phone : 865.470.7005 and 865.482.3209

Jesus is Good!
Greetings Tennessee Valley District!

I witness to you today that God is stirring hearts and planting visions in our midst! Jesus is good!

In September, I have preached at Knoxville Central, at a combined service of Norris and Sinking Springs, at
the Wesley Foundation, and at Jonesville and Oliver Springs. People are excited about Jesus! I have read of
new ministries beginning, of offerings and flood buckets and health kits being prepared. I have seen strangers
welcomed. I have heard folks tell stories of what is happening in their congregations. God is good! I have
met with struggling churches and thriving churches - and in every instance, Jesus was with us!

Soon Charge Conferences will begin. You have been asked to remember...to notice...when the very goodness
of Jesus overwhelmed your gatherings or your ministries. I cannot wait to hear those who will bear witness
that God is stirring hearts and planting visions!

A part of preparing for Charge Conference is budget time. I must admit that tales of scarcity abound during
these months...and I always wonder if we realize that God is listening...the God of extravagance is listening.
Somehow it seems that praising God for enough is more truthful than spreading tales of woe. I was recently
inspired by the words of the hymn: “God of the Ages.”

Forgive our wavering trust in thee,


Our wild alarms, our trembling fears;
In thy strong hand eternally
Rests the unfolding of the years.
Though there be dark, uncharted space,
With worlds on worlds beyond our sight,
Still may we trust thy love and grace,
and wait thy word, Let there be light.
Elisabeth Burrowes
Jesus is Good!
Brenda
An Event for 55+
Thursday, November 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. thru Lunch
at
Concord United Methodist Church
11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville

Theme: Living with Purpose and Joy at any Age


Keynote Speaker: Bishop Ken Carder

Schedule
9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Gathering and Worship


led by Rev. Wil Cantrell, speaker
and Rev. Mike Stallings, music Registration is now available at
10:00 a.m. Living with Purpose and Joy - holston.org/seasonedsouls
Bishop Ken Carder Cost for the event: $10.00
11:00-11:15 BREAK
(includes lunch)

11:15-12:15 Break-out Groups/Discussion


Menu
12:15 p.m. LUNCH
Chicken Salad

Croissant
View the full registration brochure at: Potato Soup
holston.org/seasonedsouls
Salad with fruit garnish
Reserve your spot today! Dessert
Registration Deadline
October 26, 2018 Water, Tea, Coffee

Seasoned Souls is an event sponsored by the


Tennessee Valley and Smoky Mountain districts of Holston Conference.

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2018 Holston Evangelism Conference
Are you wondering:
• How do we develop relationships
with unchurched people?
• How do I share my own story or
Saturday, November 3rd @ Keith Memorial UMC ~ Athens, TN
experience of Jesus with others?
OR Sunday, November 4th @ State Street UMC ~ Bristol, VA
• How can my church build a culture
Is your congregation seeking new people but unsure about how to attract them? of invitation?
• And how do we know if we as a
If you or your church are asking these questions, come join us at the 2018 Holston Evan-
gelism Conference “Get Their Name” at Keith Memorial UMC in Athens, TN on Saturday,
church are ready to receive those we
November 3 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. or State Street UMC in Bristol, VA on Sunday, No- invite?
vember 4. from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Nationally known United Methodist author, coach
and speaker, Kay Kotan will be leading the conference to help participants discover their
story, prepare them to share their stories outside the church, and ready your church to
receive and retain guests.

The cost for this event is $10 with early registration


Register online at www.holston.org. $15 the day of the conference. Price includes meal. Books
will be available for purchase on site. Childcare will be provided. This training will help every-
one learn how to invite others to our church. This event is sponsored by the
Holston Conference Witness Team and Discipleship Teams.

TRAIN YOUR LEADER!


UNITED METHODIST VOLUNTEERS
IN MISSION (UMVIM)
TEAM LEADER TRAINING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Who Should Attend: UMVIM Team Leaders needing this


training and any persons interested in leading a mission team
on a trip. This course provides you the tools you will need to
confidently lead a mission team from your church congregation
on a successful mission trip either within the USA or through-
out the world. The cost of the course is $26, which is the cost
of the Team Leader Handbook you will receive at the UMVIM
Team Leader Training.

Location: Trinity Outreach Center Fellowship Hall


320 Robertsville Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Please register online soon so that sufficient materials


will be available.
https://holston.org/store/sell/umvim-team-leader-training-
1118/

For questions regarding the event, please contact:


Maxine or Bob Schultz,
(865) 719-4304 or (865) 719-3230
0.2 CEU’S Available

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CARDER TO DISCUSS POVERTY,
RAISE MONEY FOR WESLEY HOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS
Bishop Ken Carder is an authority on eco-
nomic justice and has long ministered to
those who live in poverty. His deep com-
mitment to this work not only comes from
his understanding of God’s call to serve
the “least of these,” but from his own
story of growing up in poverty. That up-
bringing shaped his personhood and led
him to develop a commitment to those
whom society relegates to the margins –
the poor, the vulnerable, and powerless.

On October 16th Bishop Carder, who


served Oak Ridge, Concord, and Church
Street United Methodist Churches prior to
being elected bishop in 1992, will tell his
story and relate it to Jesus’ instruction to
serve the poor. The event will be from
6:00 to 7:30 PM at Concord UMC,
11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville, TN.

Dinner will be served, and proceeds bene-


fit the Wesley House Community Center
scholarship fund.

Tickets are $25 and should be reserved


by calling Ryan at (865) 524-5494.

Wesley House is a National Mission Insti-


tution of the United Methodist Women
and serves inner-city families in the Me-
chanicsville, Lonsdale, and Beaumont
neighborhoods. Its programs focus on
seniors and K-8th grade students. Wesley
House’s after-school a summer programs
provide students a safe place to learn,
play, and growth in Christian faith.

Tuition of less than $20 per week is


charged to families but some cannot af-
ford that amount. That’s where scholar-
ships help to make sure students receive
the high-quality programing regardless of
their ability to pay.

Garrett Wagley
Executive Director
www.wesleyhouse.com

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HOLSTON CONFERENCE BMCR FALL GATHERING

Friday, October 5th through Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, Knoxville


5:00 p.m. Friday – 3:00 p.m. Saturday

Looking to the Future:


The Black Methodist Church 50 Years after Unification

2018 marks the 50-year anniversary of the vote by the UM General Conference of 1968 to begin the unification
process creating the United Methodist Church. Quite a bold claim it was at that time to state that one equitable
and inclusive church could be created from such disparate parts-many of which were separated by and because of
race. Attainment of this goal remains elusive even today…50 years later.

Recalling the words of Rev. Antoine “Tony” Love, BMCR vice chair at a recent gathering: "We give thanks for the past
50 years … but God is declaring there is a next level in our future…" What is that next level for black churches and
black people in the Holston Annual Conference?

In this workshop, we will take an honest look at this question for ourselves as we delve into the origins and structures
of the Methodist denominations of our past. We also will confront the current realities of black churches and black
people in the United Methodist Church. And we will be in dialogue about ways to address the challenging work yet
undone to create that “one equitable and inclusive church” called for by the General Conference in 1968.

Registration forms are available from the district office or by email at BMCRHolston@gmail.com

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS: THEN & NOW


BIBLICAL LECTURE SERIES
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The Rev. Dr. Brent Strawn, Professor of Old Testament and


Director of the D.Min program at Candler School of Theology at
Emory University will be at Church Street UMC, October 27-
28. He will present 4 lectures on the overall theme, “The Ten
Commandments: Then & Now.” These lectures, sponsored by
the Education Committee, are free of charge and will take place
on Saturday morning, Sunday morning & afternoon. Dr. Strawn
will also preach at both worship services. The Rev. Dr. Strawn is
also an ordained Elder in the North GA Conference. Here is the
schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 27 (lectures in room 120 of Church Life Center)


8:30am: Coffee & Refreshments
9:00am: The Ten Commandments in situ or The Settings of
the Ten Commandments
10:30am: The Most Important Word (Commandment 1-2)

Sunday, Oct. 28
9:45am: Life with God (Commandments 1-4)
(Sunday School in gym)
3:00pm: Life with God’s People ( Commandments 5-10)
(afternoon lecture in room 120 of Church Life Center)

0.5 CEUs for full attendance


or 0.125 for each session

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News for Tennessee Valley
District Clergy
DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING
Helpful Tips for
Our next District meeting will be: Charge Conference Preparation
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018
10:00am  Prior to Charge Conference, the Church Council or
(There will be no evening meeting) Administrative Board should vote and approve all
nominations, charge conference recommendations
Martin Chapel UMC
and pastor compensation items. All signatures should
1746 Ohio Avenue, Knoxville
be obtained prior to Charge Conference.
Rev. Kathy Heustess, Director of the Holston Center  Pastor’s Support Worksheet (Form 4). All signatures
for Wellbeing will lead the November program. should be obtained before submitting your completed
It is also our intention to distribute end-of-year report packet. Please call the district office if you have any
packets and information during this time together. questions regarding completion of your PSW.
 The Pastor and Congregation Report (Form 9) is
To allow more time for Charge Conference preparations,
based on the theme of Annual Conference, Jesus is
there will be NO district meeting in October.
Good. Use this report as a benefit rather than a re-
quirement. Remember and celebrate as you and your
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CEU NEWS leaders reflect on times Jesus was good in your


church.
For the latest continuing education news and from the
Wesley Leadership Institute, please visit:  Form 8 consists of three different forms for 1. Lay
https://www.robly.com/archive? Servants, 2. Lay Speakers, 3. Lay Ministers. Please
id=7c8dc442475a8922ffbcb2d949c28043 consult the appropriate flow charts or call the district
office if you have questions.
Email: sueweber@holston.org
Phone: (865) 293-4135
 Even if your church council operates a one committee
structure, you must list at least 3 Trustees and 3
Website: Wesley Leadership Institute
Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee members.
 You do not need to fill out any of the forms in the
packet that do not apply to your church.
 Completed Charge Conference Packets are due in the
District Office on the Monday before your scheduled
OCTOBER 30, 2018 Charge Conference.
10:00am - 4:00pm
HOLSTON CONFERENCE CENTER, ALCOA
0.5 CEU’s
You will receive sermon and worship resources that will MINISTERS FUND
help you prepare for the celebration of Christmas. You
The Tennessee Valley District Ministers Fund has a
will not only gain information but will enjoy the fellow-
suggested donation of $25 - less if need be, more if
ship of colleagues from across the annual conference.
you desire. Funds are voted on and have historically
The cost is $25 and includes lunch and materials.
been used for memorials/flowers, special needs of col-
leagues and area ministries, and special events. Dues
Please register online at https://holston.org/store/sell/
should be made payable to “Tennessee Valley District”
sermon-academy-advent-2018/ by October 22 so that
and can be paid at the November meeting or mailed to
we can make plans for an outstanding Sermon Acade-
Treasurer Pat Polis, Washington Pike UMC, 2241 Wash-
my. You can also register by mail by mailing check
ington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917.
payable to “Holston Conference” to: Holston Confer-
ence, ATTN: Sue, P.O. Box 850, Alcoa, TN 37701

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TENNESSEE VALLEY DISTRICT
2018 CHARGE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
North Knox/Fountain City Powell-Karns-Clinton Northeast
Sunday, October 14 Sunday, October 21 Sunday, October 28
3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm
at Bookwalter UMC at Beaver Ridge UMC at Jacksboro UMC
Bookwalter Asbury, Clinton Andersonville-Mt Pleasant
Cedar Lane Beaver Ridge Fincastle
Christ Bell's Campground Hansard Chapel
Clapps Chapel Bethel Knox Irwin's Chapel
Emerald Avenue Haven Chapel Jacksboro-Caryville
Fairview-Oakwood Memorial, Clinton Jellico
Fountain City Mt Hermon LaFollette
Lincoln Park Powell Miller's Chapel
Lynnwood Solway Moore's Gap
Mascot St. Mark, Clinton Mt. Zion
New Life-Hopewell Valley View-Heiskell Norris-Sinking Springs
Rutherford Memorial Oneida-Rugby Road
St. Paul, Ftn. City Pleasant Grove
Washington Pike Rocky Top-Dutch Valley
Well Spring-Cawood

City West Knox/Oak Ridge Roane County/Northwest


Sunday, November 4 Sunday, November 11 Sunday, November 18
3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm
at Trinity UMC at First Farragut UMC at Kingston UMC
Bethel Amherst Bearden Asbury Chapel
Central, Knoxville Central, Lenoir City Bradbury-Good Shepherd
Church Street Concord Chevront
East Knoxville Circuit First Farragut Cowan Chapel
First, Knoxville First, Oak Ridge Harriman
Lennon Seney Grigsby Chapel Kingston
Lonsdale-Martin Chapel Kern Memorial Midtown Valley
Norwood Middlebrook Pike New Century
Second Oliver Springs Parish Rockwood
Trinity SunOak Parish
Swan Pond
Woods Chapel

All Charge Conference forms can be found online at ccpacket.holston.org or by contacting the district office.
Completed Charge Conference Packets are due in the District Office on the Monday before your scheduled Charge Conference.

FALL LAY SERVANT CLASSES OFFERED IN THE MOUNTAIN VIEW DISTRICT

Lay Servant Classes will be offered in the Mountain View District on Saturday, October 27.
Those in the Tennessee Valley District seeking the following classes are invited and welcome to attend.
Classes to be offered: Basic, Spiritual Gifts (advanced), and Worship (advanced).
Date: October 27, 2018 - Class begins at 8:00am and will run all day
Location: First UMC White Pine TN
Cost: $30 (including lunch)—participant to obtain own textbook.

For complete registration information, please visit:


http://holston.org/media/about/resource/2018_MV_Fall_Training_Flyer_Dp7Oksl.pdf

October 2018 Page 7


NEWS FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES

DISTRICT YOUTH EVENT DISTRICT YOUTH


Tennessee Valley District Youth are invited to attend FESTIVAL OF GIFTS & TALENTS
a District event on October 13, 6:00-8:00pm at
Kern Memorial UMC.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
7:00pm
Kern is located at 451 East Tennessee Ave, Oak
Ridge. CONCORD UNITED WORSHIP CENTER
Begin gathering your group’s talent offering and make plans for
The rock music and message with be delivered by the an evening of worship and fellowship with youth from across the
band The Shine Effect. Tennessee Valley District. A form for registering your group is
available from the district office. One talent offering will be cho-
Pizza and drinks will be provided so please contact sen to represent the Tennessee Valley District at Resurrection
Alisha Balcom at alishab@kernumc.org, or text 865- 2019.
742-4883, to ensure food and seating for your
For more information, contact District Youth Coordinator Alisha
group.
Balcom at (865)742-4883 or alishab@kernumc.org
The Shine Effect | Christian Rock/
Worship Band from Jacksboro,
Tennessee | Matthew 5:14-16
http://theshineeffect.net/

RESURRECTION 2019 Registration Information


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

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:
• December 29 – January 1 New Year’s Weekend: Andy Lambert (Speaker) and Jimmy Atkins (Worship Band)
• January 18–21 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: Lowell McNaney (Speaker), The Advice (Worship Band)
• January 25–27: Charlie Conder (Speaker) and The Advice (Worship Band)
• February 8–10: Stephanie Hand (Speaker) and Zachariah Suggs (Worship Band)
• February 15–18: Presidents Day Weekend: Mark Oestreicher (Speaker) and Cameron Moore (Worship Band)

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

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The Holston Conference Children’s Ministry team invites
children’s ministry staff and/or volunteers to apply for
Looking for childcare over the Christmas holidays? training scholarships in amounts up to $500 per individ-
How about Camp? ual. A maximum of $1,000 will be awarded per church.
 Christmas Day Camp December 8 from 10am to
6pm $55 “We know that these training events provide leaders a
 Winter Camp full session December 27-30 $299 chance to learn new skills and expand their skills in
mini session December 27-28 $149 working with children and families; provide excellent
opportunities to network with other children’s leaders;
Want some fun with your confirmation? How about and to offer a time of renewal and personal growth as
coming to camp? March 1-2, 2019 a leader,” Susan Groseclose said.

Want to use your golf swing to help others? Come In 2018, persons can apply for a Change for Chil-
dren Training Scholarship by October 15, 2018.
to our Golf Tournament April 29, 2019
After 2018, persons may apply for a scholarship by
February 15 or August 15 each year.
For more information about these events visit
www.campwesleywoods.com
For more information or to explore possible training
opportunities, download the application or contact Su-
san Groseclose at susangroseclose@holston.org or at
865-293-4139.

October 2018 Page 10


2019 SPECIAL SESSION of the GENERAL CONFERENCE
You are invited to attend any of the discussions scheduled across Holston Conference in the coming months
and utilize any of the resources listed below.

SCHEDULE FOR DISTRICT DISCUSSIONS ON GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019


Date Time District Location
October 14 3:00pm Hiwassee Cleveland First UMC
October 21 3:30pm Scenic South Christ UMC - Chattanooga
November 11 6:00pm Three Rivers Munsey Memorial UMC

November 12 7:00pm Clinch Mountain State Street UMC

Additional Regional Gatherings


October 7 3:00pm Northern Region Colonial Heights UMC - Kingsport
November 8 7:00pm Central Region Kodak UMC
November 10 10:00am Southern Region Ootlewah UMC

A Holston Delegation video discussion can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/3dR1eriGpjM


This is a 14 minute video providing a history and overview of the three plans put forward by the
Commission on a Way Forward.
The Holston Conference delegation
RESOURCES for GENERAL CONFERENCE invites church members to share
their questions and concerns by
UMC.org emailing delegation@holston.org
Information on the 2019 Special Session of General www.umc.org/topics/general-
Conference and the Final Report from The Commis- conference-2019-special- You are invited to pause and pray
sion on a Way Forward session for your Holston Delegation
to General Conference between
United Methodist News Service 2:23-2:26 a.m. or p.m. each day
www.umnews.org/en/news/
Plans prayerfully pondered by United Methodists between now and the
plans-prayerfully-pondered-by-
Special Session of the
united-methodists
General Conference
UMCprays.org February 23-26, 2019
Join the prayer community for the United Methodist www.umcprays.org St. Louis, Missouri.
Church

Holston.org
Holston Conference delegation prepares for General
Conference http://holston.org/GC2019

Market Square Publishing


Unafraid and Unashamed: Facing the Future of Unit-
www.marketsquarebooks.com
ed Methodism by Wil Cantrell

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FIRST UMC OAK RIDGE TEAM VISITS HURRICANE RESPONSE IN HOLSTON
SAGER BROWN
Response from Holston Conference churches to relief
Sager Brown, our international United Methodist Com- efforts following Hurricane Florence has been won-
mittee on Relief (UMCOR) disaster relief depot in derful. Jesus is Good!
Baldwin, LA, was the home for 16 mission volunteers
from First FUMC, Oak Ridge for the week of Septem- 1,800 Cleaning Kits (Flood Buckets) and 3,500 Hy-
ber 15-22, as they joined with other missioners to giene Kits have been delivered to areas affected by
verify and pack hygiene kits and flood buckets prior to the storm in North Carolina.
the shipment of these supplies to UMCOR disaster
response centers, including those in North and South Now our supplies need to be replenished. Please
Carolina responding to recent flooding there from refer to the lists located on the UMCOR website
Hurricane Florence. The kits had been sent to UMCOR www.umcor.org for contents and assembly instruc-
Sager Brown from across the USA. The team brought tions. UMCOR Cleaning Kits and Hygiene Kits.
with them 201 hygiene kits donated by First UMC,
Oak Ridge members.
Completed kits may be delivered to Cokesbury UMC
While having fun working together, the team was ex- North Campus on Kingston Pike, Knoxville.
tremely productive. They unpacked, verified, re-
stocked, resealed, and shrink-wrapped 1728 flood
buckets, staging them for shipment. They unpacked
and verified 2016 hygiene kits, added toothpaste to SPONSOR A CHURCH IN LATVIA
them, and repacked them for shipment. They spent THROUGH THE
hours counting out 41, 932 handiwipes and rolling “IN MISSION TOGETHER” PROGRAM
them into packets of 18 for use in flood buckets. They
worked the dock, loading and unloading supplies. The The United Methodist Church in Tasi, Latvia needs a
extent and breadth of the operations at the depot are supporting church. The “In Mission Together” Program
truly impressive, and First UMC, Oak Ridge played of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) can
their small part. On Thursday night, all attended a provide a way to develop a healthy relationship be-
tween brothers and sisters in Christ across cultures.
Vespers service planned by members from each team.
The program equips, facilitates, and resources you and
your church in developing a collaborative partnership
over the long term. The IMT program is a sacred cove-
nant between recipient and donor to support one an-
other and participate equally and proportionally – 50/50
– in a ministry.
There are several United Methodist Churches in the
United States, Ireland and Denmark who are supporting
congregations in Latvia through GBGM. Tasi is a small
rural church that has no supporting congregation.
Weekly church services are conducted by Pastor Gunta.
Choir practices and Bible studies also take place weekly.
If your church would like to go beyond mailing your
check for mission work and want to have a personal
connection with the minister and members of a small
Maxine Schultz led the team comprised of Nita congregation in Latvia, let me explain how the In Mis-
Barnes, Janet Cook, Barbara Haymon, Linda Houlberg, sion Together Program can development a covenant
partnership with the Tasi United Methodist in Latvia.
Wayne Houlberg, Evelyn McKamy, Laura McLean,
Contact Jim Hayes at jrhayes46@bellsouth.net to get
Fred Montgomery, Joye Montgomery, Bob Schultz,
more information and to set up a meeting to learn
Cindi Wehrly, Cara Weigel, Janice Williams, Dianne more.
Wilson, and Sandi Wright.
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FUMCOR’s next mission trip to Sager Brown will be DRUM SET FOR SALE
September 21 - 28, 2019. Anyone wishing to be a
member of this mission may call Maxine Schultz at Valley View UMC has a drum set that was once
(865) 482-0080 for more information. used for Celebrate Recovery: $100

Submitted by Linda Houlberg Contact Rev. Linda Bass 423-609-5403

October 2018 Page 12


MEET THE FIRST EVER APPALACHIAN JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
TRAIL CHAPLAIN CIRCUIT HIKER Beaver Ridge UMC, located in the

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heart of the Karns Community, is
This past March, Mary Palmer
seeking to fill a part-time youth
set out to hike a portion of the
director position. This will re-
Appalachian Trail as the first-
quire approximately 20 hours a
ever Appalachian Trail Chap-
week with the possibility of growing
lain circuit hiker, a unique minis-
it into a full-time position with benefits. Focus will be on
try of The United Methodist
Sundays and Wednesdays (additional office hours) and
Church. For one week per
developing other activities for Junior High and Senior
month, Mary, who goes by her
High youth.
trail name “Dr. Mary,” treks
Responsibilities: • Lead and grow a comprehensive min-
along the famous footpath, of-
istry to youth and their parents consistent with church
fering friendship, a listening ear,
vision. • Pastor parents, adult leaders, and youth. • Lead
and her unique brand of trail magic: foot care.
in weekly Sunday worship, and serve on church leader-
ship team.
Mary, is commissioned through the Holston Conference
Expectations: + Grow a youth ministry, integrating youth
of The United Methodist Church and is a member of
into the life of Beaver Ridge UMC. + Build, recruit, and
FUMC Oak Ridge, TN. She is available to speak to con-
gregations, youth groups, community centers or civic train a team of adult leaders. + Meet and connect with
organizations, to share stories of the Appalachian Trail youth and adult leaders "on their turf" - work, school,
and God’s people who travel there, and to explain fur- home. + Embrace the vision and values of BRUMC. + Be
ther about the ministry. a leader at BRUMC. + Maintain healthy margins in life,
integrity, and relationships with youth, parents, and
The Holston Conference has sponsored a thru-hiker leaders + Self-starter, self-directed and able to work in a
Appalachian Trail Chaplain for six years. Born in the team setting. + Clear and timely communication; experi-
trail magic breakfasts of tiny churches in Bland County, ence with social media.
Virginia, it has grown into the Appalachian Trail Out- Send resumes to: pastor@beaverridgeumc.com, or mail
reach Ministry with Chairman Rev. Alan Ashworth, Vice- to: Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, Knox-
Chairman Rev. Bob Hayes, and 24 members. ville, TN 37931, attn: Larry Dial
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First UMC in Oneida has immediate need for Pianist.


Contact (423) 569-8828 or oneida.first.umc@gmail.com.

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Central UMC Knoxville is searching for a Director of


Children and Youth Ministries. This role plans and
directs a dynamic and exciting program to promote spir-
itual growth for children and youth from birth through
high school which incorporates Christian education, wor-
ship, music, mission, recreation, and family activities.
The director works as a member of the paid staff and
with the lay leadership team to fulfill the mission and
vision of Central UMC.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruiting
and supervising staff and volunteers for children and
youth ministry needs; developing programs, curriculum,
and events; ensure appropriate communication with
church congregation and families; planning and supervis-
ing youth retreats and mission trips; develop nurturing
relationships with children, youth, and parents. For full
job description, contact: jimmy@knoxcentralumc.org or
Deanna.unger@gmail.com

October 2018 Page 13


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

OCTOBER 2018
1 DISTRICT RETIREE FELLOWSHIP, 10:30am, Fountain City UMC
1 DISTRICT TRUSTEES/COMMITTEE ON BUILDING & LOCATION, 6:30pm, District Office
5-6 HOLSTON BMCR FALL GATHERING, Lennon-Seney UMC
13 DISTRICT YOUTH EVENT with SHINE EFFECT, 6:00pm, Kern Memorial UMC
14 NORTH KNOX/FOUNTAIN CITY CHARGE CONFERENCE, 3:00pm, Bookwalter UMC
16 WESLEY HOUSE FUNDRAISER, EVENING WITH BISHOP KEN CARDER, 6:00pm, Concord UMC
21 POWELL/KARNS/CLINTON CHARGE CONFERENCE, 3:00pm, Beaver Ridge UMC
22 DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON MISSIONAL STRATEGY & REVITALIZATION, 6:30pm, District Office
28 NORTHEAST CHARGE CONFERENCE, 3:00pm, Jacksboro UMC
30 HOLSTON SERMON ACADEMY, 10:00am-4:00pm, Holston Conference Center, Alcoa

NOVEMBER 2018
1 SEASONED SOULS SENIOR ADULT EVENT, 9:00am, Concord UMC
3 HOLSTON EVANGELISM CONFERENCE, 9:00am-2:00pm, Keith Memorial UMC, Athens, TN
4 CITY CHARGE CONFERENCE, 3:00pm, Trinity UMC
5 DISTRICT BOARD OF LAITY, 6:30pm, District Office
8 REGIONAL DISCUSSION ON GENERAL CONFERENCE, 7:00pm, Kodak UMC
10 UMVIM TEAM LEADER TRAINING, Trinity Outreach Center, Oak Ridge
11 WEST KNOX/OAK RIDGE CHARGE CONFERENCE, 3:00pm, First Farragut UMC
11 DISTRICT YOUTH FESTIVAL OF GIFTS & TALENTS, 7:00pm, Concord UMC
13 DISTRICT TRUSTEES/COMMITTEE ON BUILDING & LOCATION, 6:30pm, District Office
17 DISTRICT UMW GENERAL MEETING, TBA
18 ROANE COUNTY/NORTHWEST CHARGE CONFERENCE, 3:00pm, Kingston UMC
22-23 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
26 DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON MISSIONAL STRATEGY & REVITALIZATION, 6:30pm, District Office
29 DISTRICT CLERGY MEETING, 10:00am, Martin Chapel UMC

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