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March 27 - March 31

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Vol. E17, Number 5

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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Holston gives $125,000 from wildfire donations to build homes

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 20, 2017) – Holston Conference is showing gratitude for the nation’s outpouring of donations for Sevier County wildfire relief by pouring the funds back into the building of 25 new homes for survivors. With a total $400,141 received in donations to date, the Holston treasurer’s office has advanced the first $125,000 to ...

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Listen: Young people may drift from church, but not God

Part 3 of a series: Listen That You May Live KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2017) -- William Wilder, age 27, came to talk at a Mexican restaurant after working a full day at his landscaping ...

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Randy Martin projected to lead Chattanooga District

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 21, 2017) -- Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor announces the projected appointment of the Rev. Randy Martin as Chattanooga District superintendent, effective July 1. Martin, age 69, is currently senior pastor at Broad ...

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960 kids expected at new community camp this summer

ALCOA, Tenn. – (March 21, 2017) More than 900 children in the poorest neighborhoods will experience a United Methodist camp this summer because of a venture that started six years ago as a young woman’s ...

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Camp Bays Mountain postpones summer opening

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – Camp Bays Mountain will not open this summer as anticipated but will open for the fall retreat season, the camp’s board announced. Construction delays interfered with the camp’s first ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 881 churches. Here are the most recent available newsletters for each district: AbingdonMarch / April edition Big Stone GapOctober/ November edition ChattanoogaNot available ClevelandAugust/ September edition Johnson CityDecember edition ...

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Job Opportunities

ATHENS, Tenn. -- Keith Memorial UMC seeks part-time (20 hours/week) Director of Children’s Ministries. Candidates should be enthusiastic, creative, and resourceful with ability to relate well with children from all backgrounds. Experience and desire to ...

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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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