Holston Annual Conference

Centrist and progressive candidates sweep General Conference delegate elections in four annual conferences on one day. Read more

UMC Future 13 Comments

United Methodists use social media to track General Conference delegate elections and votes on issues, especially Traditional Plan rejection. Read more

UMC Future

Anna Golladay

Reconciling Ministries Photo

Former licensed local pastor Anna Golladay, fired for performing a same-gender wedding, gives a first-person account of the event. Read more

Local Church

Daniel Castillo

Holston Conference Photo by Annette Spence

Despite new aggressive enforcement policies, undocumented immigrants were reassured by a United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Daniel Castillo, that they have options and need not fear deportation. Read more

Advocating Justice

Wears Valley Fire

Photo Courtesy of The Call, Holston Conference

Holston Conference leaders are beginning to organize help for victims of fires in eastern Tennessee while waiting for the Gatlinburg fire to subside. Read more

In the Church

Wears Valley Fire

Photo Courtesy of The Call, Holston Conference

United Methodist congregations in eastern Tennessee have been affected by rampaging wildfires, and Holston Conference officials ask patience of volunteers while they assess local needs. Read more

Local Church

Cedar Springs Tornado

Photo courtesy of James David Neel

"Scary" tornadoes from a storm that ironically was helping douse Tennessee wildfires struck three counties in Holston Annual Conference, bringing more death and destruction to the hard-hit region. Read more

Local Church