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Vol. E16, Number 9

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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Leaving for Portland: Delegates share hopes, concerns before #UMCGC

ALCOA, Tenn. (May 5, 2016) -- In a few days, 12 delegates and four alternates will board airplanes and head for Portland, Oregon. Their mission is to represent Holston Conference among 864 total delegates who will set policy for The United Methodist Church over the next four years. Meeting May 10-20, General Conference 2016 is ...

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Here we go! How to follow General Conference

GENERAL CONFERENCE May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon Follow the Holston Conference delegation and other Holston news at: TheCall.Holston.org Facebook.Holston.org Twitter @TheCall_Holston Instagram @thecall_Holston. Follow legislative and denominational news through livestream beginning May 10. This United ...

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Board announces info for retiree plan participants approaching age 70

GLENVIEW, Ill. (May 3, 2106) -- The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has announced information critical to all clergy and lay participants in the Holston retirement plan who are not yet retired but ...

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Delegation says 'thank you' for prayers and support

April 26, 2016 To Members and Friends of the Holston Conference: On behalf of the Holston Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences, I would like to thank each of you for your prayerful support as ...

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Fronteir-era fort and church dedicated in Chuckey

CHUCKEY, Tenn. (May 2, 2016) -- Just as those who gathered in the pioneer days of circuit riders who preached the word of God to settlers on the Tennessee frontier, a crowd of more than ...

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See our May 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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Pastoral Counseling Center announces new name

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 28, 2016) -- The Supervisory Committee of Holston’s Pastoral Counseling Center announces a new name for the ministry: the Holston Center for Wellbeing. The new name explains the positive focus that those ...

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Board announces changes in conference health benefits

ALCOA, Tenn. (April 18, 2016) -- The Holston Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits continues to work hard to provide the best coverage for health care at the most reasonable cost to all participants. ...

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See our April 22 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories included in the April 22, 2016, email edition of The Call. > Hundreds ring bells, pray for #GCUMC> Buffalo Mtn. Camp sold to nature group> Agencies approve ...

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Job Opportunities

NEWPORT, Tenn. -- First Newport UMC seeks part-time Youth Director. For complete job description and application, visit www.fumcnewport.org. Email questions to James Bennington at jamesbennington09@gmail.com. 5/3/16 CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Broad Street UMC seeks full-time Director ...

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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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