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National Bible Week

Nov. 19 - Nov. 26

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Vol. E17, Number 22

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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Lake Junaluska apologizes for history of racism

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) – An apology for past acts of racism and segregation has been released by Lake Junaluska leaders in response to a resolution passed earlier this year by the Holston Annual Conference. “Statement on Racism,” signed by the Board of Trustees of Lake Junaluska Assembly, acknowledges that Lake Junaluska’s 104-year ...

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Nothing ugly about 'ugly quilts' for Johnson City homeless

PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- Since January, a group of women at Edgefield United Methodist Church have completed 100 bedrolls called “ugly quilts." The bedrolls are given to the homeless in Johnson City. ...

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Giving Tuesday, or just giving because it's what we do

ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- After you eat too much on Thanksgiving Day and shop too much on Thanksgiving weekend, what will you do for the least, the last, and the lost? “Giving Tuesday” ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 874 churches. Here are the most recently provided newsletters for each district: Abingdon July/ August edition Big Stone GapOctober edition Chattanooga************** Cleveland August/ September edition Johnson CityDecember 2016 edition ...

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Job Opportunities

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. -- Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees seeks Executive Director. See complete job description. 11/17/17 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Great Rivers Conference seeks full-time Director of Finance and Administrative Services. Application deadline ...

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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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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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