Mary’s Story

Mary’s Story

Chances are, if you have been to a community meal, First Recovery, or attended Sunday services, you may have noticed our friend Mary. Mary has been participating in various events at FUMC since early last fall. She struggles with a traumatic brain injury and substance use disorder. Unfortunately, both have been exacerbated by physical abuse….

2023 Holston Annual Conference: A Delegate’s Report

2023 Holston Annual Conference: A Delegate’s Report

(Many thanks to Linda Young for putting together the following reflections on her time as one of our delegates to the Holston Annual Conference from June 4-7.) The atmosphere at the Annual Conference was much calmer than last year. Delegates from the 578 churches of Holston were happy, prayerful, and positive about the future of…

Church Council Denounces Recent Actions By Holston Home for Children
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Church Council Denounces Recent Actions By Holston Home for Children

In response to the recent disturbing actions by the Holston Home for Children, and the lack of clarity that they are no longer affiliated with the United Methodist Church, our Church Council unanimously approved the following resolution: The Church Council of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge,   Whereas the Holston United Methodist Home…

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