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Vol. E15, Number 20

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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When churches love schools: 10 tips for great partnerships

Posted Nov. 16, 2016 In Hiltons, Va., a church began a reading program and built an outdoor classroom. In Maryville, Tenn., three churches are partnering to offer semi-weekly suppers and homework help. In Abingdon, Va., a congregation gave out new backpacks filled with school supplies at the beginning of the year. Now, they’re sending needy ...

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See our Nov. 19 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories for the Nov. 19, 2015 email edition of The Call: > United Methodists wrestle with emotions after Paris> 10 tips for great church-to-school partnerships> Holston leads SEJ ...

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Get ready for Giving Tuesday: Holston leads SEJ in first-half participation

ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2015) -- As Holston members approach “Giving Tuesday” on Dec. 1, they can be proud their conference leads others throughout the Southeast in participation and per capita giving to United Methodist ...

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United Methodists pray, wrestle with emotions after Paris attacks

See complete story on Storify ... ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2016) -- Church members in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia reel between faith and fear after terrorist news. Here are samples of social-media posts between ...

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Mafair children raise money, pack food bags for hungry students

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2015) -- It's hard to believe that a year has gone since Mafair United Methodist Church began our Kidz Helping Kidz mission project. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have embraced ...

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Open enrollment for Holston health plan ends Nov. 30

Things you need to know: • The “High” plan and the “Middle” plan are being combined into a single PPO plan effective January 1, 2016. You do not need to do anything unless you wish ...

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Cokesbury's donations to flood victims amaze coordinator of project

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2015) -- Shortly after Larry Langford decided to send supplies to South Carolina residents affected by the recent flooding, he enlisted the help of the congregation at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, ...

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Job Opportunities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- St. Luke UMC seeks part-time Custodian. Position opens first week of January 2016. Send resume or relevant job experience to st.lukeumchurch@gmail. See complete job description. 11/13/15 DURHAM, N.C. -- Wesley Fellowship at ...

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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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