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Vol. E15, Number 12

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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Moving day for pastors: 'Box flaps are the devil's fingers'

United Methodist clergy joke and sweat their way through transition times in Holston Conference ALCOA, Tenn. (June 30, 2015) -- It was a couple of oppressively hot weeks, but then again, "moving day" almost always is for Holston Conference clergy relocating to new appointments every June in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and north Georgia. Here's ...

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Volunteer cooks up comfort for Knoxville recovery center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 25, 2015) -- There's something about a home-cooked meal that brings comfort. Denise Washburn knows that from cooking for her family and for Cokesbury United Methodist Church. When Cokesbury started asking for ...

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'Answered prayer': Holston Home children take mission trip to Guatemala

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2015) -- “I have been praying for an opportunity to take our kids out of the country on a mission trip since I came to Holston Home,” said Abel Carrico, director ...

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Bethlehem-Wiley hosts vigil to honor Charleston shooting victims

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 24, 2015) -- Bethlehem-Wiley United Methodist Church hosted a prayer vigil on June 24, widely covered by the Chattanooga media. Chattanooga Times Free PressPrayers for peace: Dozens gather at Chattanooga church to ...

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Appalachian Trail ministry: Providing homemade breakfasts for 14 years

BASTIAN, Va. (June 26, 2015) -- The Appalachian Trail Outreach Ministry (A.T.O.M.) in Bland County has completed its 14th successful year. Since 2002, the program has fed hot homemade breakfasts to thousands of hikers. “This ...

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Seventeen persons baptized by departing Signal Mountain pastor

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (June 30, 2015) -- Members at Signal Mountain United Methodist Church recently studied the meaning of baptism, discussing the various forms used by church groups. Members learned that several Bible scholars believe ...

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Beaver Ridge celebrates 200th anniversary

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2015) -- On May 3, Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church celebrated a tremendous milestone, the 200th anniversary of the congregation. Hundreds of past and present members and pastors of Beaver Ridge ...

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Kingsport confirmation class helps 'those kids' become 'our kids'

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (June 30, 2015) -- For nine years, Kingsley United Methodist Church has been doing a Wednesday night ministry called Kingsley Kids. We invite children from ages pre-K to high school to come to ...

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Job Opportunities

JARRATT, Va. -- GraceInside (Virginia’s Prison Chaplain Service) seeks Chaplain at Greensville Correctional Center. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position, with private, designated funding for a full-time position (40 hours per week) ...

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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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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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