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Vol. E15, Number 13

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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Bishop requests 'acts of compassion' after Chattanooga shootings

July 16, 2015 My dear brothers and sisters: I join with the United Methodist congregations of the Chattanooga area in expressing sympathy for all those affected by today’s tragedy. We pray for healing in the days to come and encourage individuals and congregations to show acts of compassion to our neighbors. May God grant us ...

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Funeral for Marine killed in Chattanooga to be held at Hixson UMC

July 24 update: Funeral for Sgt. Wyatt is today CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 22, 2015) -- Funeral services for one of four Marines who died in a July 16 attack on Chattanooga military facilities will be ...

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See our July 20 email edition

The July 20, 2015, email edition of The Call includes these and other stories: > Churches respond to Chattanooga shootings> Bishop requests 'acts of compassion' after violence> Muslim Outreach Team speaks out after tragedy> 'Cleaning ...

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Sam Roberts receives 2015 Francis Asbury Award

ATHENS, Tenn. (July 2, 2015) -- Tennessee Wesleyan College professor of religion and philosophy Dr. Sam Roberts received the Francis Asbury Award at the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Holston Conference on June ...

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Download our July 15 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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Muslim Outreach Teams speaks out following Chattanooga shootings

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 19, 2015) -- Holston's Muslim Outreach Team released the following statement today: The Muslim Outreach Team of Holston Conference joins the people of Chattanooga in grief and outrage at the murders of ...

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'Cleaning buckets' requested after recent storms deplete supplies

ALCOA, Tenn. (July 16, 2015) -- The coordinator of Holston's disaster response ministries is requesting new "cleaning buckets" to replace those depleted after recent storms. "The winter storms in Wise and Wise County, Va., -- ...

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Bland County pastor has rocky road to the ministry

BLAND, Va. (July 8, 2015) -- Kevin Richardson’s road to becoming a minister was filled with potholes. Troubled teen years, a third-grade reading level, divorce and long-distance truck driving created detours but never put the ...

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'Heart aches for the hometown': Churches respond to #Chattanooga

United Methodist congregations pray, grieve and speak for peace after shootings in their city See complete story on Storify. Jul 18, 2015 6:45 PM EDT -- The 887 churches of Holston Conference are close-knit. Their ...

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Job Opportunities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Central UMC seeks Administrative Assistant. Qualifications: Two or more years college or technical training (college degree preferred); minimum of five years related experience in office administration, preferably in a church; strong organizational ...

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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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