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Vol. E17, Number 23

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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Serving in Tennessee, pastor from Zimbabwe prays for his nation, church

TALBOTT, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2017) -- The Rev. Samuel Dzobo lives off a little country road and is the pastor of two small-town congregations in east Tennessee. At Christmastime, he’s busy with all the things preachers are busy with: Worship, cantatas, parties, outreach. "Pastor Sam" has a lot to celebrate this year, but he won’t ...

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Names chosen for 9 new districts

ALCOA, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2017) -- “The districts have spoken. They’ve made their final decisions.” The Holston Conference Strategy Team learned the new names for the nine new districts today in the Alcoa Center, days ...

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Anniversary of Gatlinburg wildfires: Wadley remembers

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Nov. 28, 2017) -- Gatlinburg is my hometown, and I loved growing up there. I graduated from Pi Beta Phi Elementary and Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and worked in the tourist industry, the police ...

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National UMC tour stops in downtown Knoxville on Dec. 21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2017) -- Those meandering through Market Square with visions of sugarplums might also get a glimpse of the true meaning of Christmas – and it comes with free hot cocoa. An ...

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District newsletters

Holston Conference has 12 districts and 874 churches. Here are the most recently provided newsletters for each district: AbingdonDecember edition Big Stone GapOctober edition Chattanooga************** Cleveland August/ September edition Johnson City*************** KingsportNovember edition KnoxvilleAugust/ September ...

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Job Opportunities

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Trinity UMC seeks part-time Music Director. Duties include directing Chancel Choir on Sundays and rehearsals on Wednesdays. Additional responsibilities with other vocal and handbell choirs can be negotiated. Submit questions or resumes ...

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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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