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Vol. E16, Number 12

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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Once tortured for his faith, Sudanese man becames UMC licensed pastor

ALCOA, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) -- Botrous Tutu has been a preacher for many years -- since the 1990s when he was tortured in Sudan for refusing to renounce his faith -- and for the last four years, in a little church in Alcoa. On June 11, 150 people came from three states to see ...

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See our June 20 email edition

Here are some of the links and stories including in the June 20, 2016, email edition of The Call: > Once tortured for his faith, Sudanese pastor now celebrated> Annual Conference 2016 final report> East ...

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Orlando commentary: Love is there, if you look for it

SODDY DAISY, Tenn. (June 14, 2106) -- If you want to focus on the negative, on the hate, on the evil, it will be all you see. If you shift your focus, you can see ...

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Morristown College's Methodist history highlighted by preservation group

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (May 25, 2016) -- The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance celebrated May as National Preservation Month by issuing a “This Place Matters” special focus on Morristown College. The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This ...

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Cokesbury sends members out to serve the community

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2016) -- The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Cokesbury United Methodist Church closed its doors and challenged its 4,000 members to take the time they would ordinarily spend in church to ...

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Emerald Youth Foundation mentor Steve Diggs honored in Father’s Day tribute

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 14, 2016) -- Steve Diggs is all about faith, family and being a father figure to thousands of kids through the Emerald Youth Foundation and the different programs it offers like summer ...

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Job Opportunities

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. -- Shady Grove UMC seeks Pianist to play traditional music at 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sundays. Pianist may be asked to lead choir in future. Send resume to 6/17/16 KNOXVILLE, ...

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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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