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Vol. E15, Number 8

News for the Holston Conference is reported through The Call. Follow us here for stories of the people of the Holston Conference, our ministries and congregations, and our witness to the world.
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Commentary: Tennesseans, call representatives about tuition equality for undocumented

Update: Tuition bill fails on April 22 CLEVELAND, Tenn. (April 20, 2015) -- On Tuesday, March 24, 15 students and their leaders representing Unity Center, a ministry of Broad Street United Methodist Church, boarded the church bus and headed for Nashville to participate in "Equality Day on the Hill." The event was organized by TIRRC ...

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See our complete April 23 e-mail edition

Our April 23, 2015, e-newsletter edition includes the following stories and links: > 28 students "Discover" future in ministry> Bishop Taylor leads Amis House celebration> Rural/urban ministry: Sneedville kids visit Chattanooga kids> In memoriam: Rev. ...

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Holston seeks Hispanic/Latino children and youth for summer ministries

What are your kids doing this summer? The Holston Conference Hispanic Ministries Team wants to invite Hispanic/Latino students to participate in United Methodist summer programs that will build discipleship for all. The children and youth ...

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Greene County pastor offers prayer for state legislators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2015) -- For the second time in less than a month, a Holston Conference pastor has offered the opening prayer for a legislative group. On April 8, the Rev. Martha Moore ...

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Unity Center honors teachers with tea

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (April 8, 2015) -- Unity Center students were given a rare opportunity to spend time with their teachers outside of the classroom as the after-school program hosted its annual Teacher Tea. Tuesday marked ...

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Jefferson County church offers free prom dresses and prayer

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) – Members of a Jefferson County church helped area high school girls ensure they had a dress to wear to the prom, despite their families’ financial situation. Oakland United Methodist ...

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Discovery: 28 students head for the woods to explore a future in ministry

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (April 21, 2015) – Hunter Cornett and Vanessa Lopez didn’t know what to expect when they arrived for “Discovery” at Camp Wesley Woods. Like the 26 other high-school students invited to spend the ...

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Who is my neighbor? Sneedville kids visit Chattanooga kids to answer Biblical question

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 14, 2015) -- From Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, a group of students from Jubilee Project in Sneedville, Tenn., spent the weekend with students from The Bethlehem Center and left ...

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April obituaries

> Rev. Robert Pardue, age 94, April 10 in Knoxville, Tenn. See complete obituary.

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UMC bishops return to Amis House 225 years after Asbury's visit

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (April 20, 2015) — The Capt. Thomas Amis settlement property near Rogersville wasn’t placed on the United Methodist Church list of historic locations because Bishop Francis Asbury slept there a few times 225 ...

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The Call "Digest" is a mini print version of our regular email news publication. Print it on a regular printer and share it as a bulletin insert or with friends, family or neighbors who might ...

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Job Opportunities

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Wesley Fellowship at Duke University seeks Campus Minister and Executive Director for its collegiate ministry program. Application materials must be submitted by May 15. Download job description and requirements. 4/23/15 KNOXVILLE, ...

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About Holston

Located in the mountains and valleys of east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and northern Georgia, the Holston Conference is named after the Holston River. In this beautiful setting, the 887 congregations serve their communities and the world with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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About UMC

United Methodists are a group of Christians totaling over 7.5 million in the United States alone. The Holston Conference is made up of over 875 congregations in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia and the area of Georgia surrounding Chattanooga.

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Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor

Bishop Taylor was assigned to the Holston Conference in 2012. She presides over the 887 congregations which extend from southwest Virginia, across East Tennessee, and into northern Georgia.

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