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Vol. E18, Number 6

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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Appointment Making: It's 'be nice to your pastor' week

ALCOA, Tenn. (March 14, 2018) -- You may not know what “Appointment Making Week” is ... or that it’s happening right now in Holston Conference. But you can bet your pastor does. On the first floor of an office building in Alcoa, the Holston Conference Cabinet has been working around the tables since Monday morning, ...

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See our March 15 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in the March 15, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Appointment Week: Be nice to your pastor> Seymour young adults rise to fight hunger> La interpretación ...

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Young adults rise to fight hunger at Seymour UMC

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (March 15, 2018) -- What do you want to do when you turn 21? Instead of seeing her 21st birthday as a reason to indulge, Rylie McClurg felt called to use this milestone ...

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See our March 7 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories in our March 7, 2018, email edition of The Call: > Interpretation opens doors for Hispanic members> La interpretación de idiomas en eventos de la iglesiaabre las ...

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Job Opportunities

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. -- New England Annual Conference seeks Executive Director for Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center. See complete job description. Applications due May 31. 3.14.18 HILLSVILLE, Va. -- Out of the Box Worship Center ...

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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 881 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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