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Vol. E16, Number 23

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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$31,485 received for fire relief / Plans for special advertising

Update 5 p.m., Dec. 7: In-kind donations are no longer being accepted at the 149 Cates Lane, Pigeon Forge location. Instead, deliver to Smoky Mountain Jubilee Donation Center (across from Titanic), 2115 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Financial donation options: (1) Give online at (2) Write checks ...

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Gatlinburg memories occupy a big part of our hearts

The Rev. Steve Doyal shared these memories on his blog, The Not Quite Right Reverend, as news began to pour out about the Sevier County wildfires last week. Reprinted with permission. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 5, ...

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New list of needs for fire survivors/ Gatlinburg church escapes destruction

Update 5 p.m., Dec. 7: In-kind donations are no longer being accepted at the 149 Cates Lane, Pigeon Forge location. Instead, deliver to Smoky Mountain Jubilee Donation Center (across from Titanic), 2115 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, ...

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Don't do nothing. Pray and prepare

Dec. 2, 2016 It's Advent, right? The season of hope and waiting. What happens when a crisis hits so big that not one person alone can solve it, so big that it affects a community ...

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In November 2016, the southeastern U.S. suffered from a series of wildfires in the midst of a long period of drought. Holston Conference counties in southwest Virginia, north Georgia, and east Tennessee were among the ...

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District newsletters

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

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Bookwalter UMC seeks part-time Minister of Youth for grades 6-12. This program includes weekly meetings with devotions and fun activities, as well as occasional service projects, mission trips and fundraisers. Experience and ...

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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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