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Vol. E15, Number 10

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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Shades of Grace: New church with curious name discovers forgotten community

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (May 25, 2015) -- The Rev. Will Shewey was so determined to begin a storefront ministry for forgotten people that he was willing to resign as a United Methodist pastor to make it happen. “Let me follow my dream. This is what I’m supposed to do,” Shewey told church officials for eight years. ...

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Holston celebrates awards for Holley, Wadley, Camp Lookout

Holston Conference celebrates the following awards of its members and ministries: Del Holley, conference lay leader and Knoxville district attorney, was honored for his dedication in helping the elderly in his community. Holley is this ...

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Luminary will provide blessing for nearby boating community

TEN MILE, Tenn. (May 18, 2015) -- Regardless of the kind of boats they may prefer, sailors on Watts Bar Lake will have the opportunity to hear the message “God go with you” Saturday, June ...

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Another Mustard Tree Ministry story: The prodigal son graduates

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 17, 2015) -- In 2011, Destin Sisemore, the smartest kid in high school, was walking across the Lake-view-Fort Oglethorpe graduation stage with valedictory honors and five offers from Ivy League universities. But ...

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Holston Home for Children president speaks at Carson-Newman graduation

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (May 8, 2015) – Carson-Newman University held its 2015 Spring Commencement on Friday, May 8. Bradley Williams, president and CEO of Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville addressed the 260 ...

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10,000! Church members send avalanche of 'pocket prayer shawls' for Annual Conference

ALCOA, Tenn. (May 25, 2015) -- The Board of Laity asked for 1,500 "pocket prayer shawls" to distribute to members of the Annual Conference -- to remind them of prayers being said for them during ...

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Download our May 15 print edition

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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April/ May obituaries

> Rev. Robert Pardue, age 94, April 10 in Knoxville, Tenn. See obituary. > Rev. Pat Bishop, age 73, April 28 in Knoxville, Tenn. See obituary in Knoxville News Sentinel. > Rev. Charles Hurlock, age ...

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Job Opportunities

KODAK, Tenn. -- Kodak UMC seeks part-time (20 hours per week) Director of Student Ministries. Position expectations: 1) Prepare and lead student activities on Sunday and Thursday evenings. 2) Organize and set yearly schedule, including ...

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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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