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Vol. E17, Number 3

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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Pastor assures immigrants, 'You don't have to live in fear'

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2016) -- The chapel at St. John United Methodist Church was packed last Wednesday night. The faces of people from at least five Spanish-speaking nations showed stress, strain, concern -- and perhaps weariness from a long day’s work. However, on this night, the church was a place of safety and reassurance. ...

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Convocation coverage: Podcasts and videos

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2017) -- Convocation, Holston's annual continuing-education for clergy, concludes later today at Music Road Convention Center. Podcast coverage includes pre-interviews with organizers and speakers. Also, videos are available from the ...

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New way to get the news: Podcast launched at #holstonconvo17

Feb. 22 update: See completed podcasts (6). PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2017) -- Holston pastors will have a new way of keeping up with news from The Call through a podcast launched during this ...

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Executive Director wanted for Camp and Retreat Ministries

ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2017) -- The Holston Conference United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries announces a search for an Executive Director. Job responsibilities include: oversight of ministry design and direction for the four United ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 881 churches. Here are the most recent available newsletters for each district: AbingdonJanuary/ February edition Big Stone GapOctober/ November edition ChattanoogaNot available ClevelandAugust/ September edition Johnson CityDecember edition KingsportFebruary ...

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Job Opportunities

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Addilynn Memorial UMC seeks part-time Youth Leader (10-15 hours/week) for Sunday mornings and evenings and other times as needed. Youth Minister will plan, develop, and implement programs including Resurrection outing and summer ...

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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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