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Vol. E16, 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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GENERAL CONFERENCE 2016 COVERAGE

General Conference is happening May 10-20 in Portland, Ore. Here is a list of ongoing stories, from Holston Conference, through "The Call." For denominational news, visit GC2016.UMC.org. Holston makes its mark on #UMCGC -- May 23 Heading home: Delegates reflect on #UMCGC -- May 20 Wil Cantrell: The UMC from 30,000 feet -- May 20 ...

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Not just delegates: Other Holstonians witness General Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 20, 2016) -- Stroll through the great halls of the Oregon Convention Center during General Conference, and you’ll see many familiar faces. Some are bishops or popular preachers. Some are newsmakers in ...

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May Obituaries

IN MEMORIAM > Rev. Malcolm Wansley, age 68, on May 14 in Plant City, Fla. See obituary.

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Student clean up former church, future museum in Marion

MARION, Va. (May 17, 2016) -- Students and staff from Blue Ridge Job Corps Center in Marion celebrated National Youth Services Day by working at various locations in Smyth County during April. According to William ...

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Holston's gift to General Conference: Pocket prayer shawls!

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 19, 2016) -- If there’s one thing General Conference needs, it’s prayer. When the 864 delegates from around the world arrive at their tables in Oregon Convention Center on Thursday morning, they’ll ...

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Rumors of church split addressed at #UMCGC

Updated 2:45 p.m. (PST) PORTLAND, Ore. (May 17, 2016) -- Following a night of rumors, Holston delegates arrived at Oregon Convention Center this morning to pray and talk about the day’s proceedings. The rumors, shared ...

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Committee shuts down plan to build tiny homes for Chattanooga homeless

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 10, 2016) -- A local ministry to homeless people is facing its own troubles finding a home for a community of tiny houses it wants to develop in Ooltewah where residents can ...

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See our May 6 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the May 6, 2016, email edition of "The Call." > Holston delegates: What are they thinking?> Here we go! General Conference coverage> Delegation says thanks for ...

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Job Opportunities

NEWPORT, Tenn. -- First Newport UMC seeks part-time Youth Director. For complete job description and application, visit www.fumcnewport.org. Email questions to James Bennington at jamesbennington09@gmail.com. 5/3/16 CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Broad Street UMC seeks full-time Director ...

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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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