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Vol. E15, 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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Commentary: We need more holy conversations like the one at Clergy Gathering

CLINTON, Tenn. (March 2, 2015) -- For 43 years, the United Methodist Church has been fighting over the biblical interpretation of marriage and sexuality. On Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Holston Conference’s “Clergy Gathering,” Bishop Dindy Taylor gave us clergy a break from the fight. Instead, she blessed us with the opportunity to begin a ...

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Megachurch pastor shares 'Renegade Gospel' in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 4, 2015) – Convocation, Holston Conference’s annual continuing education opportunity for preachers, experienced the highest attendance in over a decade with a new location and popular speaker. The Wesley Leadership Institute, ...

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Download our March 1 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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Bearden youth pastor fractures back during sledding accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2015) – It was a snowy day and Brad Clower was sledding with a friend on a north Knoxville golf course. He noticed a manhole cover and was careful to miss ...

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Roof collapses on Big Stone Gap District office

See complete story. BIG STONE GAP, Va. (Feb. 22, 2015) -- The Rev. Jeff Wright went to his office this morning to gather his work supplies before departing for a week of continuing education and ...

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Job Opportunities

DOTHAN, Ala. -- First United Methodist Church, a 2,300-member congregation, seeks Director of Children's Ministry. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Rudy Heintzelman, Application deadline is March 20. 3/1/15 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ...

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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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